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Leading governance now at your fingertips

04 September 2017

Directors need to thrive rather than just survive in today’s disruptive and challenging environment; to help navigate through these volatile and uncertain times the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) cornerstone publication has been updated to reflect today’s new normal.

Directors’ fees – gender pay gap closing

04 August 2017

The gender pay disparity between male and female non-executive directors has dropped by more than half over the last three years, according to the Institute of Directors’ 2017 Directors’ Fees Report out today.

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.