Public Company Directorship

Understand the aspects of directorship which are distinct to public companies and essential to being a successful public company director. 

12 CPD points

Directing on the board of a publicly listed company provides a unique set of challenges. This course will help you understand the aspects of directorship which are distinct to public companies and essential to being a successful public company director. 

Course/workshop category: Focused short course

Duration: 1.5 hour webinar followed by a one day workshop 9.00am - 4.30pm

Content covered

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: $1,195 incl GST
Non-members: $1,495 incl GST

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

“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.

Guest speakers

Auckland 12 September workshop:

Liz Coutts BMS, CA, CFInstD​, ONZM
Liz Coutts
Liz is a director of EBOS Group Ltd, Skellerup Holdings Ltd, Yellow Pages Group, Ports of Auckland Ltd, Sanford Ltd and Tennis Auckland Region Inc. She is chair of Urwin & Co Ltd, Inland Revenue’s Risk and Assurance Committee, and Oceania Healthcare Limited, a member of the Marsh New Zealand Advisory Board and trustee of the Youthline Auckland Charitable Trust. She has previously been the chief executive of Caxton Group, chair and director of a number of public and private companies, and commissioner and/or member of a number of government bodies. Liz is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD, an IoD councillor, sits on the IoD Limited board and is President of the IoD.

Alan Isaac CNZM CFInstD
Alan IsaacAlan is a Chartered Fellow and Vice President of the IoD. He is also Chair of the New Zealand Community Trust and McGrathNicol.  Alan’s Directorships include Opus International Consultants Ltd, Scales Corporation Limited, Fliway Group Limited, Skellerup Holdings Limited, Oceania Healthcare Limited, Isaac Advisory Services Ltd, New Zealand Vault Ltd, Murray Capital General Partner Ltd. and the Wellington Free Ambulance. He is also the past President of the International Cricket Council, president of the Johnsonville Cricket Club and a Life Member of NZ Cricket and Wellington Cricket.

Supported by




Public Company Directorship is facilitated by:

  • Sue Brown MInstD

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    Sue is an experienced governance, regulatory and legal adviser.  She has more 25 years' experience as an adviser to corporates and financial market participants in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. Previously a member of the Financial Markets Authority's leadership team, she played a lead role in shaping and delivering its approach to recent regulatory reforms, including the Financial Advisers Act and the Financial Markets Conduct Act. Sue is a Fellow of the Institute of Finance Professionals of New Zealand, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.