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Directors – What’s a fair rate of pay?

05 December 2011

Published: Dominion Post
Ralph Chivers, CEO of the Institute of Directors (IoD) addresses the vexed question of directors’ remuneration

It has become something of an annual ritual. Directors of some large companies ask for fees increases - some are approved and others are not - occasionally to harrumphing from various quarters. The focus tends to be on a few exceptional cases, all the while avoiding a proper discussion of the reality for most directors.

Trust, confidence essential for success

26 September 2011

Pucblished: Dominion Post
"The whole point of rugby is that it is, first and foremost, a state of mind," said Jean-Pierre Rives, mercurial French rugby captain of the 1970s. It's a risky business, quoting a Frenchman after an All Black-France clash, but in the heat of Rugby World Cup fever you can see what he means.

Board ready women: IoD Mentoring for Diversity applications open

21 September 2011

The Institute of Directors (IoD) invites applications from women directors interested in being mentees in its new Mentoring for Diversity programme. Starting from January 2012, this year-long scheme will match up to 30 experienced and qualified women with chairs and senior directors who will act as mentors.

IoD to launch mentoring programme for women

09 August 2011

Press release
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has given the go ahead to a new mentoring scheme aimed at increasing the number of women on NZX-listed boards. The IoD’s Chairmen Mentoring Programme will enlist up to 30 chairmen and senior directors of major companies to work with experienced and qualified women in a year-long programme.

Firms miss out on half of talent pool

04 August 2011

Published: Dominion Post
You could say it's a little embarassing. The first country to give women the vote lags behind the rest of the world in terms of women's participation on the boards of its top listed companies.

The Institute of Directors appoints a new CEO

04 August 2011

Press release
The Institute of Directors (IoD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ralph Chivers as its new CEO. The inaugural CEO of the Telecommunications Carriers Forum, Ralph has spent most of his working life in the telecommunications industry.

Due diligence a necessity

24 July 2011

Published: Sunday Star Times
Raising the bar for directors or placing a heavy burden on an already pressured profession? That’s the question posed by two legal decisions dished out to directors on either side of the Tasman this month.