The Auckland Branch Committee is pleased to announce Rachel Hopkins as winner of the 2016 Emerging Director Award.
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.
2016 Emerging Director Award
The Auckland Branch of the Institute of Directors is calling for applications for its 2016 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 this award have now closed.