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Former IoD president, Denham Shale dies

26 October 2016


The IoD would like to offer its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Distinguished Fellow, past President and business leader Denham Shale who died suddenly on 24 October 2016 in Auckland.

Artificial Intelligence’s growing dominance

14 October 2016

Media release

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to be smarter than humans within 24 years, so it’s critical New Zealand acts now, says the Institute of Directors (IoD) and Chapman Tripp who are calling on the government to take the lead.

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.