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Understanding the digital revolution

20 February 2017

boardroom February/March 2017 issue

Is your organisation agile? Are you ahead of the curve or behind it and do you have the capability to take a leading role? Do you as a director understand the convergence of technology that is upon us and the exponential rate of change society is experiencing? 

Sue Suckling, Victoria Crone and Murray Strong share their expertise on this topic as boardroom explores the age of digital and why directors need to think differently and prepare for what comes next. 

Board portals – Moving to a paperless boardroom

19 February 2017

Many large corporate boards have been using online board papers and board portals for years. 

Board portals are a digital governance tool primarily for directors. Portals allow board, committee and governance documents to be accessed digitally (eg board agenda, papers, minutes and policies). Other board portal features can include annual board plans, calendar management and meeting scheduling, email and discussion tools, news and updates, and board survey and voting tools. 

Taking a stand at the bottom of the world

21 October 2016

boardroom October/November 2016 issue

Amidst the allegations of wrongdoing and corruption in international sports, what is being done in New Zealand to ensure that our integrity remains? Boardroom speaks to IoD council member Alan Isaac, David Howman and Peter Miskimmin about the international sports landscape and the impact of good governance practices.

A quiet champion for diversity

22 August 2016

boardroom August/September 2016 issue

Whaimutu Dewes is chairman of Aotearoa Fisheries Limited and a non-executive director on the Treasury Board and with Contact Energy. Dewes has been a mentor on the Mentoring for Diversity programme for the past four years; here he speaks to boardroom about why he got involved with the programme and why diversity of thought is so important.

Lessons from across the Tasman

20 April 2016

Elizabeth Proust is a busy woman; but generous with her time. Having spoken at the IoD’s Leading Directors’ Forum in September last year, she now speaks to boardroom magazine from Sydney. The recently appointed Chairman of the Australian Institute of Company Directors discusses having her eyes on the future and offers up some sage advice on the issues facing boards both here in New Zealand and her homeland across the Tasman.

Are you revisiting your offer due diligence?

19 April 2016

boardroom April/May 2016 issue

The time is now for directors of continuous issuers such as banks, fund managers and finance companies to review their offer due diligence processes. The Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (FMCA) creates an opportunity to tailor the way directors undertake due diligence on their offer materials. It could also allow board agendas to be de-cluttered.

Trends and developments in corporate reporting

01 March 2016

Boardroom Feb/Mar 2016 issue

Felicity Caird, Manager Governance Leadership Centre discusses trends and developments in corporate reporting and why this should be top of mind for boards in 2016.

Demand from consumers, stakeholders and investors for greater transparency about corporate activities and for more holistic reporting is gaining global traction. The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) highlighted the need for more comprehensive information in corporate reporting so that investors and other stakeholders have a clear sense of the risks and opportunities companies face.