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Having something at stake

08 May 2013

Published: NZ Herald

Which Kiwi directors have got 'skin in the game' and does it really matter? Alexander Speirs and Brierley Penn report

Callaghan a chance to get innovation right

17 April 2013

Published: Unlimited
Callaghan Innovation, with the support of business leaders, has a chance to lift our innovation performance after more than two decades of government tinkering, say veteran directors Rick Christie and Helen Anderson.

Michael Stiassny praises finance director jailing

17 April 2013

Published: NBR
Insolvency specialist Michael Stiassny has opened the Institute of Directors national conference this morning by tipping his hat to a High Court judge who locked up the first finance company directors.

Ngai Tahu boss urges collaboration with iwi

17 April 2013

Published: Unlimited
Ngai Tahu chair Mark Solomon told directors in Auckland yesterday they could help maximise the potential of the $37 billion Maori economy by supporting that ethnicity's young workers and joining forces with iwi.

Directors must 'turn their brains on'

17 April 2013

Published: Business Day
A High Court judge who presided over one of the country's most high-profile finance company cases has reminded directors to "turn their brains on" when it comes to running their companies.

Institute of Directors conference attracts US Futurist

27 March 2013

Media release
The Institute of Directors (IoD) is holding a two-day conference in Auckland based on the theme of leadership beyond the boardroom. Conference speakers include corporate and business leaders, industry strategists and thinkers who will share their experiences and insights into the future with the focus on expanding delegate’s critical strategic awareness.

Future Directors Initiative Launched

20 March 2013

Media Release: New Zealand Shareholders' Association (NZSA)
Sir Stephen Tindall (The Warehouse/Tindall Foundation), Michael Stiassny (Vector/Korda Mentha/IOD) and Des Hunt (NZ Shareholders Association) have today formally announced the launch of a broad-based joint initiative called Future Directors.

Boardroom re-launches in April

13 March 2013

Media release
Following last month’s membership survey, we will be re-designing and re-launching boardroom, with the next issue scheduled for April.

Directors require skills, not a high profile

10 March 2013

Published: Business Day
As tens of thousands of investors line up to become share owners with the Mighty River Power listing, assessing companies' boards of directors is likely to become a popular pastime.

New Zealand’s first governance qualification

18 February 2013

The Institute of Directors (IoD) today congratulated the University of Waikato on developing New Zealand’s first postgraduate certificate in governance. The University of Waikato has worked with the IoD to deliver the postgraduate governance qualification which was officially launched by the Prime Minister on Friday. Known as G3, the postgraduate certificate is aimed at serving the needs of directors, trustees, board members and elected local government officials.