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What is the Institute of Directors?
The Institute of Directors (IoD) is the only organisation in the country to both represent directors’ interests and promote professionalism in the boardroom through education and training.


About the IoD

IoD membership is currently over 8,000 members and includes directors from all sectors of the economy - from manufacturing to agriculture, e-business to the public sector. Members include chairmen, directors and CEOs of large corporations as well as executive and independent directors of small to medium enterprises.

The IoD supports members by providing them with the knowledge of best practice in governance and leadership. It runs professional development courses designed to meet the needs of directors at each career stage.

It maintains a register of accredited directors who have met high professional standards of skill and experience, and provides specialist board services that include governance advice and review, director recruitment, board evaluation and remuneration advice.

An advocate of directors’ interests, the IoD has worked in partnership with organisations such as New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Business New Zealand.

The IoD strongly supports good governance in the SME sector, and has initiated a Fresh Thinking: First Boards programme encouraging companies to establish an independent board.

The IoD maintains strong international links. In association with seven other leading director institutes from around the world, the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) is a member of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI) and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). It also has associations with the UK’s Institute of Business Ethics.

Please direct all media enquiries to:

Phoebe Fletcher
Manager Communications

Phone: 04 474 7639

For further information about the IoD please click here.