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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 8,500 members and includes directors from all sectors of the economy - from manufacturing to agriculture, e-business to the public sector. Members include chairs, 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.

The Chartered designation offers stakeholders an assurance that directors have met professional standards of knowledge and skill that supports them to carry out their duties as a director. Their knowledge, background, character and experience make them role models for other members, their organisations and the community as a whole.

The IoD also 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 First Boards programme encouraging companies to establish an independent board.

The IoD maintains strong international links. 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:

Chris Wilson
Manager, Communications

Mobile: 027 957 0315
Phone: 04 470 2642

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