Emerging Director Award

The Auckland Branch of the Institute of Directors Emerging Director Award is open to Auckland Branch members in the very early stages of their governance career, ie with less than five years’ governance experience, and no independent directorships on a commercial board.

Emerging Director

The Auckland Branch of the Institute of Directors is calling for applications for its 2017 Emerging Director Award. The Award is open to Auckland Branch members in the very early stages of their governance career, ie with less than five years’ governance experience and no independent directorships on a commercial board, and who have not previously undertaken or are currently enrolled in the IoD mentoring programme.

The Award, at the discretion of the Auckland Branch Committee, will be awarded to the member who, in the view of the judging panel, most clearly shows the potential to develop as a director and, among other things, meets the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates commitment to developing a career in governance
  • Has skills and experience that would be useful to a board
  • Has had either senior executive, leadership or governance experience
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of sound governance

The winner of the Award will receive:

  • $2,000 (GST exclusive) towards an IoD professional development course of their choice, to be taken in the following 12 months
  • A year’s complimentary membership of the Institute of Directors
  • Complimentary attendance at all branch functions for 12 months
  • Access to a senior director as mentor

To apply for the Award

The applicant must email the following to the Auckland Branch committee at the address below:

  • A resume that includes details of any governance, leadership and executive experience
  • Details of two referees
  • A written submission addressing each of the following subjects (no more than 500 words per subject)
    • What motivates you to aspire to pursue a career in governance
    • What value you believe you will bring to a board
    • What steps you have taken towards a career in governance

Applications for 2017 close 14 July

To download the application form, click here

Please submit your application by email to:
shirley.hastings@iod.org.nz

Past winners

The Auckland Branch Committee is pleased to announce Rachel Hopkins as winner of the 2016 Emerging Director Award.

Rachel Hopkins

Rachel has spent twenty years working in professional services marketing and tertiary education. She has owned her own business in Sydney, worked for a global law firm in London and led marketing teams and initiatives in Wellington and Auckland, including three years as marketing director at The ICEHOUSE.

Rachel is part of the senior leadership team at industry training organisation (ITO) Competenz. In 2015, she was the founding chair of social marketing collaboration Got a Trade? Got it Made! to promote trades and services careers to young people, particularly young women.

She recently completed the Customer Innovation Programme at Stanford D.School and spent a year with the board of public company AWF Madison Group, as part of the IoD’s Future Directors’ Programme. Rachel is a Member of the IoD, has BA and LLB degrees, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of International Marketing. Read more.

The Auckland Branch Committee is pleased to announce Paul Adams as winner of the 2015 Emerging Director Award.

Paul Adams is the CEO of EverEdge IP, a global intangible asset advisory and transaction specialist. EverEdgeIP assists senior management, boards and investors to identify, manage and generate value from intangible assets.

Since embarking upon his technology commercialisation career in the late 1990s, Paul has worked with some of the world’s leading technology companies.

Paul holds degrees in Law (Honours) specialising in software licensing law and Arts (major: Economics and History) from the University of Auckland.

The Auckland Branch Committee is pleased to announce Shane McMahon as winner of the 2014 Emerging Director Award.

Shane is an experienced leader with a strong background in infrastructure and technology. He was involved with the New Zealand success story, Navman, for five years in senior international sales and marketing roles. Shane has been with NZ Bus (Infratil) for the last five years, where he is currently the Chief Operating Officer Northern, leading a team of 1200 focused on excellence in a complex operating environment. He is an executive director with NZ Bus and a non-executive director of Auckland's CBD business association, Heart of the City.

Shane has a BCom in Economics from Canterbury University and is a Member of the IoD. He and his wife spend most of their spare time with their two boys playing sport or enjoying the great outdoors.

As winner of the Award, Shane will receive:

  • $2000 (GST excl) towards an IoD professional development course of his choice
  • A year's complimentary membership of the IoD
  • Complimentary attendance at all branch functions for 12 months
  • Access to a senior director as mentor during the coming year

Please do join us in congratulating Shane!

2013

Nicky Duggan and Warren DalzellThe Institute of Directors (IoD) Auckland Branch has announced Nicola Duggan as the recipient of its inaugural Emerging Director Study Award (pictured with Warren Dalzell after receiving her award at a special cocktail function earlier this month, 4 November).

Nicky is Executive Director and a shareholder in Evolution of Surfaces Ltd, and has already made contributions in sports, community and commercial governance.

Her background combines a blue chip career path with exposure to best-practice strategy, sales, marketing and commercial processes, complimented by a range of entrepreneurial business experiences. She is currently a board director of Auckland Rugby Union and her own businesses, and a former director of Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Lifeline NZ and Hell Pizza.