2016 Wellington Emerging Director Award
The talent of future governance in the Wellington region was so strong, that even after reference checks, two candidates couldn’t be spilt for the title of 2016 Institute of Directors (IoD) Wellington Branch Emerging Director Award winner.
Jason McDonald and Melanie Templeton were both recognised as emerging talents in governance at the IoD Wellington branches annual dinner on 26 October.
Institute of Directors Wellington Branch Chair Helen Anderson says the judges were impressed by the candidate’s commitment to developing their governance abilities and drive to want to develop their own governance pathways. Read more.
About the Award
The Award, at the discretion of the Wellington 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 merit in terms of the following criteria:
- demonstrates a desire to follow a directorship path and advance in corporate governance
- displays the professional experience and abilities that would be useful to a board
- has had some governance experience, for example with a community organisation
- displays an understanding of the meaning of good governance
- has already taken personal and material steps to advance a directorship career.
The winner will receive:
- $2,000 (GST exclusive) towards an IoD course/s of their choice, to be taken in the following 12 months;
- 8-10 one on one interviews with experienced senior directors;
- mentoring opportunities;
- one year’s complimentary membership of the IoD;
- six complimentary attendances for Wellington Branch breakfast, lunch or cocktail functions;
- 6-12 month apprenticeship with an appropriate board;
- commitment by the Wellington Branch to keep in touch with the recipient for the next two years to ensure they are progressing with their objectives; and
- an invitation to speak at the following year’s Emerging Director Award presentation
Applications have now closed