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Listed company directors to gain new skills

26 May 2015

Media release
Directors new to a listed company board will soon be able to learn the ins and outs of the listing process from some of New Zealand’s highest profile directors, thanks to a new initiative from the Institute of Directors and DLA Piper.

At the top table

09 April 2015

Published: Safeguard March / April 2015: Issue 150

Company directors are paying attention to health and safety like never before. Simon Arcus, acting CEO, offers advice on getting the best out of the new boardroom focus.

A woman of influence

26 February 2015

[boardroom magazine - February/March issue]
An ambition to help others drove Traci Houpapa to take on a series of tough leadership roles in her varied career. Winner of the Women of Influence Award in the management and board category for 2014, and the first woman to chair the Federation of Maori Authorities, she talks to Sharon Stephenson.

Cyber risk: a contemporary case study

25 February 2015

Cyber risk is a contemporary challenge for almost every business and refers to any risk of financial loss, disruption or damage to an organisation from a failure in the proper functioning of information technology systems.

More than ever before, cyber security is a risk issue appearing on board agendas. Traditionally thought of as a specialist technical matter, cyber security is a critical consideration for the modern corporation and should be treated consistently with other risks that boards oversee and take strategic decisions over.