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

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 would like to update their director knowledge, or are preparing for the Chartered Member Assessment.


Members: $2,185 incl GST
Non-members: $2,615 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 a director on the board of the Real Estate Agents Authority and from 2010 to 2013 a Commissioner on the Earthquake Commission. She has chaired the Audit and Risk Committees of both these Crown Entities. Denise is also 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 set up risk management frameworks that add value to their organisation. She has had a number of corporate and consultancy risk management roles over the last 20 years. In 2007 Denise was the President of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants during which time she chaired the Institute’s Board after serving for six years on the Board.

  • 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.

  • Sam Maling LLB, CFInstD

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    Sam is a Christchurch barrister with over 40 years’ experience in court, mediation and arbitration work. He is an accredited Arbitrator and Mediator (AMINZ and NZDRC).  

    Sam has extensive business experience including chair and director roles with New Zealand listed companies Pyne Gould Corporation, PGGWrightson, and NZ Farming Systems Ltd. Other governance roles include Financial Services (MARAC), Agribusiness and Trustee Services. He was executive chairman of Lane Neave Lawyers for some years, and held governance roles with the New Zealand Law Society both in Canterbury and nationally. He is a former chair of the Broadcasting Standards Authority.

    He currently serves on the council of Legal Education, and The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal. He chairs a Queenstown Body Corporate with over 400 New Zealand and overseas owners. He is also a director for a number of private companies.

  • 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.

  • Nick Dangerfield BCom, FCA, CMA, MInstD

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    Nick is currently a director of Boardroom 360, a company that specialises in helping boards enhance their performance. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Canterbury University and is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as being a qualified cost and management accountant. Nick has had over 25 years senior management experience which include six years as company secretary of Peterson Chemicals Ltd, 14 years as an executive director of the Interlock Group and five years as general manager operations for Presbyterian Support Central running rest homes and hospitals and has held a number of directorships and chairmanships in both the SME market and not-for-profit sector. He is currently treasurer Parkinsonism Society of New Zealand and a member of the Port Nicholson Rotary Club.

  • Simon Jensen MInstD

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    Simon is a partner at Buddle Findlay. He joined Buddle Findlay on 1 February 2011 and has been practising law since 1983. Prior to working with Buddle Findlay, Simon had 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. Simon has had over 20 years corporate governance experience including throughout his career at Westpac, during the years he was consulting and as a partner at Buddle Findlay. Simon has been on the boards of Visa New Zealand Limited, The Warehouse Financial Services Limited (where he chaired the board) and AGC New Zealand Limited (prior to its acquisition by GE). He regularly advises boards and management on governance issues – including boards of listed companies, banks, crown entities, trusts and public issuers.

  • 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.