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Marina Hirst-Tristram wins Nelson Branch Aspiring Director Award

Dec 05 2013

Marina Hirst-Tristram has been awarded the 2013 Duncan Cotterill Nelson Marlborough Aspiring Director Award.

Selected from an exceptional group of applicants, Marina impressed the selection committee with her career experience, business skills and understanding of governance.

Marina is currently Executive Director - Operations and Marketing Manager at Tasman Bay Food Group and is actively involved in a number of governance roles in the region. While Marina already has considerable practical experience in governance, she sees the Aspiring Director Award as a springboard for her to perform at her best on any board and for any business or organisation.

“I’m pleased the award has been presented to such a talented aspiring director,” said Dr William Whittaker, Institute of Directors (IoD) CEO. “The Aspiring Director Award has been instrumental in not only bringing fresh perspectives into the boardroom but also offering a step on the ladder for a new generation of directors.”

The Aspiring Director Award package includes $1000 towards an IoD Director Development Course, a year’s complimentary membership of the IoD, mentoring sessions with an experienced director, and a year’s internship with a local board.

Duncan Cotterill welcomed the opportunity to actively support the award. “There is great value in developing the next generation of directors so that we can ensure a high standard of governance around the board table, which will contribute to the success of any company and therefore its shareholders,” said Jeremy Barton, Partner at Duncan Cotterill in Nelson.

Marina was presented with the award by Jeremy Barton at the IoD Nelson Marlborough branch AGM and dinner on Friday night, along with the two runners-up, Martin Bryne and David Johnston. Bronwyn Monopoli  was awarded with a Fellowship in recognition of her distinguished career in governance roles.

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