Chairing Fundamentals

Join this interactive webinar focused on the fundamental role of the chair.

2 CPD points

Are you new to the chair role, or thinking about taking that next step? Join our experienced chair facilitator who will provide you with fundamental knowledge of the chair role. In this interactive one-hour webinar you’ll explore practical examples and come away ready to take on this important role in governance.

Course/workshop category: Focused webinar

Duration: One hour

Content covered

  • The role of the chair and how to be effective
  • Preparing for, and chairing board meetings
  • Board processes
  • Working with the board, the CEO and other stakeholders

Who should attend?

Directors who are new to the chair role or thinking about taking that next step, who would benefit from the guidance of an experienced chair. 

​Members: $200 incl GST
Non-members: $245 incl GST

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Chairing Fundamentals is facilitated by:

  • Jo Brosnahan QSO, MA Hons, FCILT, FNZIM, CFInstD

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    Jo is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Chair of Northpower Fibre (ultra-fast broadband), on the Auckland Museum Trust Board and Maritime NZ, Chair of Rotorua Lakes Audit and Risk Comm and Principal of Leaders for the Future.   She is Chair of the Taitokerau Education Trust, supporting digital learning in low decile schools in Northland, a member of the Centre for Brain Research Advisory Board, and of other trusts. She is the Founder and Advisory Trustee of Leadership NZ, was Chair for more than a decade and has had an extensive governance career.  She was previously CEO of the Northland Regional Council and of the Auckland Regional Council. 
    As a Harkness Fellow and Aspen Scholar, Jo spent a year researching leadership in the USA.  In addition to her governance roles, she develops and facilitates leadership and governance programmes.

  • 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 chairman of DTS Food Assurance Ltd, East Health Services Ltd, The Kennedy’s Ltd, and a director of Restaurant Brands Ltd, AsureQuality Ltd, Pharmaco Ltd, Counties Power Ltd, 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 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.

  • Margaret Devlin BA (Hons), Ch Enviro, FIWO, CFInstD

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    Margaret Is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD. She is chairman of Harrison Grierson, WEL Networks and Watercare Services. Margaret is also a director of Waikato Regional Airport Ltd, Titanium Park Ltd, City Care, Meteorological Services of New Zealand and IT Partners Group.  Margaret is the independent Chair of Waikato District Council audit committee, a member of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and the University of Waikato’s Finance and Risk Committee.