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ASB and the Institute of Directors partner up

21 April 2015

Media release
ASB and the Institute of Directors partner up

ASB has partnered with the Institute of Directors (IoD), representing the bank’s commitment to supporting businesses to achieve well-informed governance.

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.

GLC thought corner: Harnessing people capability and talent

30 January 2015

What does the 21st century mean to you?

Earthquakes, tsunamis, technological change, volatile commodity prices, terrorist attacks and security breaches leave millions out of pocket or vulnerable to misuse of personal data. The risks are reputational, financial, competitive, environmental, social, geo-political and legal. 

New Year Honours 2015

13 January 2015

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

IoD partners University of Otago for Executive MBA

01 October 2014

The Institute of Directors is to work with the University of Otago on its Executive MBA programme.

Aimed at senior managers and aspiring directors, the course is contextualised for governance and utilises The Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice as a core resource. The IoD will also review all case studies used in the course.