You'll be introduced to listed company rules (both main board and NXT listings), discuss the differences between operating as a private company and as a listed company and learn invaluable lessons on your disclosure obligations, both during an Initial Public Offering (IPO) process and on a continuous basis, to help you avoid a disclosure breach.
1.5 hour introductory webinar (can be attended online or listened to before the workshop in your own time)
- What is an IPO and what's involved?
- What impact does going public have on a company?
- IPO readiness – from a business, market and governance point of view. Cameron Partners, corporate finance advisors, lend their expertise to this important issue
- Choosing the right advisers and understanding their roles
- Overview of new duties
Full day workshop:
- How to choose the right advisors and understanding what makes their roles unique
- Information for investors
- Managing the relationship with the regulators
- Board readiness - governance and diversity
Who should attend
Current, new or aspiring directors who have ambitions to sit on a listed company board, and directors of organisations considering or preparing to list. As a pre-requisite you should have governance experience or have attended Governance Essentials.
Members: $1,165 incl GST
Non-members: $1,455 incl GST
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“Anyone interested in becoming a director of a public company should be aware of the content discussed in this workshop. They can't afford not to know these things.” – Testimonial from a past Public Company Directorship attendee.
Auckland 6 December workshop:
Joanna Perry CMInstD
Joanna Perry (MNZM) is an experienced listed company director, as well as holding a portfolio of other directorships and governance roles. She is currently Deputy Chair of Genesis Energy, and an independent director of both Kiwi Property Group and TradeMe. She chaired the Due Diligence Committee for the Genesis Energy IPO in April 2014, and was a board member during the TradeMe IPO in 2011. She is also an independent director of Partners Life. Partners Life has indicated to the market that it is looking to list within the next 18 months. Joanna is also currently the chairman of the IFRS Advisory Council and was previously a KPMG partner (for 17 years), a member of the Securities Commission (for 11 years) and chairman of the Financial Reporting Standards Board (for 8 years).
Mark Verbiest CFInstD
Mark is an experienced company director, Chairman of Spark New Zealand Limited, Chairman of Transpower New Zealand Ltd, a director of ANZ Bank New Zealand Ltd and Freightways Ltd, Chairman of Willis Bond Capital Partners Ltd and Willis Bond General Partner Ltd, a member of the Commercial Operations Advisory Board of the New Zealand Treasury and he is a former board member of the Financial Markets Authority. Mark is also a trustee of the Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust and a consultant to national law firm Simpson Grierson. Mark has a law degree from Victoria University of Wellington.
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