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Institute of Directors announces new Chief Executive

28 February 2017

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand (IoD) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kirsten Patterson as its new Chief Executive.

Ms Patterson is currently the Country Head of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Ms Patterson, a qualified lawyer and Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, brings extensive governance and leadership experience, alongside advocacy on diversity issues.

Cyber risk remains a key focus for directors

20 February 2017

Media release

Directors perceive cyber-attacks to be the biggest threat to New Zealand businesses in 2017, with 79% of those surveyed rating the impact on their organisations strategic growth, operational efficiency and legal/ contractual compliance as medium or high.

New Years Honours 2017

09 January 2017

The Institute of Directors congratulates the following members who have received honours in recognition of the contribution made in their respective fields.

Former IoD president, Denham Shale dies

26 October 2016


The IoD would like to offer its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Distinguished Fellow, past President and business leader Denham Shale who died suddenly on 24 October 2016 in Auckland.

Artificial Intelligence’s growing dominance

14 October 2016

Media release

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to be smarter than humans within 24 years, so it’s critical New Zealand acts now, says the Institute of Directors (IoD) and Chapman Tripp who are calling on the government to take the lead.