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Annual General Meeting

28 April 2010

Around 80 members attended the Institute of Directors' Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 15 April 2010 at the IoD's offices, 50 Customhouse Quay, Wellington.

Public will benefit from directors raising the bar on standards

06 April 2010

Published: Dominion Post
Most analyses of negative events, be they corporate failures, the global financial crisis (GFC) or the New Zealand finance industry meltdown, will at some stage focus attention on standards. The conclusion drawn will almost always be that either the system failed its users or vice versa. Sometimes both.

The principle and practice of diversity

05 March 2010

Published: NBR
If the job of a board is to think strategically, looking to improve company performance, create shareholder value and position itself for greater sustainability and growth, then the best diversity target would be to stock the board with smart people who are challenging yet complementary.

Fresh Thinking on SME Governance

09 February 2010

An easy–to–use website will shortly offer small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) practical guidance for improving their systems of governance.