Company Directors' Course Refresher

Refresh your Company Directors’ Course knowledge, and stay on top of new governance developments.

16 CPD points

This intensive course is for those who have previously attended the Company Directors' Course or are preparing for the Chartered Member Assessment. You’ll update your director knowledge and ensure you are across the new issues and challenges facing directors. You’ll also look forward, addressing what’s on the horizon from a governance perspective. An important course for those who are wanting to ensure they stay at the forefront of governance developments, and/or who are preparing for the Chartered Member Assessment.

Course/workshop category: Focused short course

Duration: Two days, 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

10% discount, total cost only $2547, if you choose to do the CDC Refresher course and the Chartered Member Assessment within 6 months.

When registering use the promotion code INCLUDECMA to claim your discounted rate.

Content covered

  • Company Directors’ Course debrief
  • Beyond the horizon – future trends in governance
  • Corporate governance
  • Law and compliance
  • Finance
  • Risk governance

Who should attend?

For those who have previously attended the Company Directors course and are preparing for the Chartered Member assessment. Also for Chartered Members and Chartered Fellows who would like to update their governance knowledge.

Members: $2,240 incl GST
Non-members: $2,680 incl GST

Not a member? Join online now to receive the member rate.

Our facilitators

Company Directors' Course Refresher facilitators include:

  • Denise Bovaird BCom, FCA, MInstD

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    Denise Bovaird has had a number of governance and risk management roles. She is currently the Chair of Surf Lifesaving Northern region .  She has been a director on the board of the Real Estate Agents Authority and a Commissioner on the Earthquake Commission and  has chaired the Audit and Risk Committees of both these Crown Entities.   She has served on the Board of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants  and was the chair and President  in 2017.  Denise has had a number of corporate and consultancy risk management roles over the last 20 years and is now a risk management consultant with Navigatus Consulting specialising in strategic and organisational risk with private and public sector clients throughout New Zealand. She has a passion for assisting clients to establish risk management frameworks that add value to their organisation and help achieve strategy.  Denise has developed the Institute of Directors Risk Essentials course and facilitates a number of risk and strategy sessions.

  • Simon Jensen MInstD, LLB, BCom

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    Simon is a partner at Buddle Findlay. He has over 25 years’ corporate governance experience and has been on the Boards of Visa New Zealand, The Warehouse Financial Services Ltd (where he Chaired the Board) and AGC New Zealand. He regularly advises boards and management of listed companies, banks, Crown entities, trusts and public issuers on governance. Prior to working at Buddle Findlay, Simon spent 15 years as general counsel for Westpac Banking Corporation in New Zealand, followed by four years acting as a consultant on pan-industry projects in the banking and finance sector. 

  • Hamish Stevens MCom, MBA, CA, CMInstD

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    Hamish is an Auckland based independent director and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. He is an experienced board chair and holds several board committee chair positions.  Hamish is currently chair of East Health Services Ltd and The Kennedy’s Ltd, and a director of Restaurant Brands Ltd, Marsden Maritime Holdings Ltd, Pacific Radiology Group Ltd, Pharmaco Ltd, and Counties Power Ltd.  He is also the Independent Chair of the Waikato Regional Council Audit and Risk committee.  Prior to his governance career, Hamish held senior executive positions within some of New Zealand’s largest companies, including Tip Top Ice Cream, Heinz Wattie’s, and DB Breweries. Hamish has an M.Com (Hons.) and MBA from the University of Auckland and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.

  • Alastair Hercus BA (Hons), LLB, CMInstD

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    Alastair is a partner with Buddle Findlay in Wellington and has practised corporate and public law for over 20 years, advising a variety of public and private sector clients on corporate governance and directors' duties. He has specific expertise in the health and primary sectors and is an expert on cooperative and mutual company structures. Alastair is currently deputy chair of Medical Assurance Society Ltd, a director of Medical Securities Limited and a member of the Advisory Board of Cancer Trials New Zealand. He also serves on the board of Buddle Findlay, and has chaired the Latin America New Zealand Business Council, and spent nine years as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

  • Mark Odlin CMInstD

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    Mark is a partner at Buddle Findlay.  He joined Buddle Findlay in 2002 and has been practising law since 1995.  Prior to working with Buddle Findlay, Mark worked as in-house counsel at T-Mobile UK.  He regularly advises boards and management on governance issues – including boards of listed companies, council controlled organisations, trusts and public issuers.  Mark is currently a director of Isight Properties Limited which operates the Christchurch Eye Surgery facility and Buddle Findlay's in-house IT services company, Lawtech Services Limited.

  • David Sutton MInstD

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    David is an Internal Audit Partner at KPMG Auckland. He was most recently chief audit executive (CAE) for Telecom NZ, a SEC registered company with approximately $NZ4b in revenues, leading the risk, internal audit, and compliance teams. David has been working as a CAE of listed entities for the past seven years. He has international Sarbanes-Oxley experience with Shell Corporation and Microsoft and 11 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in New Zealand providing risk management, internal and external audit services to a wide range of clients. David is currently president of the Institute of Internal Auditors of New Zealand and was New Zealand Internal Auditor of the Year in 2011.