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First case on the director residence requirement in the Companies Act 1993

05 August 2016

The High Court recently considered when a director lives in New Zealand for the purposes of the Companies Act 1993. The Court accepted that a director will live here where they meet the Registrar of Companies’ interpretation, ie where a director is personally present here for more than 183 days in total in a 12-month period

The Institute of Directors welcomes Future Directors expansion

29 June 2016

Media release

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is pleased with the government’s announcement that its Future Directors programme will be extended to state sector boards, further strengthening New Zealand’s director pool.

Minister for Women Louise Upston announced the extension saying public sector boards and committees would benefit from the programme, as well as develop a larger and more diverse pipeline.

Putting youth to work in the boardroom

03 June 2016

Published: NZ Herald

31-year-old director says people his age bring a new perspective.

When Hamish Walker sits at the board table, what's going through his mind is the famous line from yachtsman Sir Peter Blake: will it make the boat go faster?