Around the branches

Blog: Around the branches

BDO Sponsors Breakfast with Sir Stephen Tindall

04 October 2017

Canterbury Branch

Although Sir Stephen Tindall is such as well-known and esteemed New Zealander, it is difficult to appreciate how engaged he is across the breadth of his interests. These include the Warehouse Group, the philanthropic Tindall Foundation, the K1W1 venture capital fund and our America’s Cup team. On 28 September over 90 attendees were privileged to hear Stephen’s governance-related perspective on these in addition to his candid responses to questions from the floor.

Chairman’s Report – October 2017

03 October 2017

Canterbury Branch

"In a society of abundance the survival of those on top of the pile will very probably hang upon their ability to accomplish changes in systems and equitable redistribution of our new wealth such that no doors of opportunity are closed to any citizen simply by reason of where he was born, or how much money his parents had, or because of his race or religion"

- from a 1971 speech by Cummins Engine Co Chairman (at the time) and lifetime philanthropist J Irwin Miller

Chairman’s Report – September 2017

04 September 2017

Canterbury Branch

An exciting month for us in IoD Canterbury; I am pleased to introduce some winners further below.

For starters, I liked this recent quote from Australian Financial Review Chanticleer column on the Threat and Opportunity from a more digital world:

"The Amazon threat is not confined to what it does so well today. Its huge R&D budget means that it will remain at the forefront of the use of artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality. It's ownership of the world’s largest cloud computing business means it will also lead the world in data analytics.

There has not been much discussion yet about what these technological advances will mean in the hands of Amazon…" 

John Palmer receives top award

04 September 2017

Nelson Marlborough Branch

Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency chairman John Palmer has been awarded a Distinguished Fellow by the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Auckland Emerging Director Award announced

29 August 2017

Auckland Branch

An experienced business advisor and Chinese business specialist has been recognised as an emerging talent in governance, taking out the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Auckland Branch 2017 Emerging Director Award.

Waikato Emerging Director Award announced

17 August 2017

Waikato Branch

Diversity advocate, Daniel Shore, has been recognised as an emerging talent in governance, taking out the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) Waikato Branch Emerging Director Award on 16 August 2017.