Hot topics for SME directors Webcast

This webcast offers the best of moments and questions from the Hot topics for SME directors webinars held in 2016. 

2 CPD points

This recording is the best of three webinars distilled into one webcast. Just like the original webinar it covers the challenges directors are facing,  how you can improve governance, and how as a director you can add value and help grow the business.

Course/workshop category: Online learning

Duration: One hour

Content covered

  • Adding value
  • Questions you should be asking as a small business director
  • Examples of effective and ineffective boards
  • Your hot topic questions answered

Who is the webcast for?
Directors of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with boards, who are seeking guidance on SME governance issues.

Members: $95 incl GST
Non-members: $135 incl GST

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Credit card payment is required on registration. We accept all major credit cards.

We will send you your username and password for the online module. These details will be sent to the email address that you provided on registration.

Device compatibility
The online module will function with the following browser and operating system combinations:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above (Windows XP, Windows 7, OSX)
  • Firefox 4 and above (Windows XP, Windows 7, OSX)
  • Google Chrome (Windows XP, Windows 7, OSX)
  • Safari 5.x (Windows 7, OSX)

Common mobile and tablet screen sizes will also be supported:

  • iPad 1024x768
  • Galaxy and other mobiles 1280x800
  • ETI 1024x600


Hot topics for SME directors' is facilitated by:

  • 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 chairman of East Health Services Ltd, and a director of Restaurant Brands Ltd, AsureQuality Ltd, Counties Power, and Smart Environmental Ltd.  He is also the independent chairman 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 chief financial officer roles with Tip Top Ice Cream, Heinz Wattie’s, and DB Breweries. Hamish has a MCom and MBA from the University of Auckland and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Hamish has a strong background in corporate strategy and finance and appreciates the critical importance of finance to the work of the director and effective corporate governance. Hamish has recently completed a research project with the University of Auckland around factors that encourage and discourage the appointment of outside directors in larger private companies in New Zealand.