Governance Development Programme

A modular alternative to Governance Essentials, offering the opportunity to experience learning over an extended time span.

12 CPD points

This dynamic learning experience means you can reflect and apply learnings in your board roles between sessions and come back to the next session with questions, discussion topics, and further real-life applications. The different perspectives and personal experiences shared by both the facilitators and other attendees take you well beyond the textbook into true experiential learning.

Course/workshop category: Fundamental course

Duration: Six sessions, 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Content covered

  • Governance, legal and regulatory framework essentials
  • Board charters, the role of the board, culture and ethics, board composition
  • Board protocols, meetings and papers
  • Board and management relationships and succession planning

Who should attend?

In addition to being appropriate for aspiring and new directors and senior executives, the GDP is also suited to small and medium enterprise (SME) organisations, managers of Not-for-Profits who wish to explore a governance function, and professionals who work with boards. The style of the GDP is particularly useful if you wish to establish local networks.

2019 Dunedin dates
1 April
6 May
10 June
1 July
5 August
2 September
Location: The Dunedin Club

To register your interest, please email Otago Southland Branch Manager Philippa Murrell

2019 Presenters
As well as national presenters, we also have a range of local senior directors who will present and share their governance experiences. These local senior directors include:

John Gallaher
Martin Dippie
Susie Johnstone

... more presenters still to be announced. 

Members: $1,980 incl GST
Non-members: $2,655 incl GST

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

A 10% discount is available if you are booking this course under the Essentials of Directorship package.

“The Governance Development Programme was excellent – with real life lessons and anecdotes shared by experienced, knowledgeable directors and a chance to create, and develop, our own networks at a regional level.” – testimonial from a GDP attendee

Our facilitators

Governance Development Programme 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.

  • Phillip Meyer FAIM, Life FNZIM, FFIN, CFInstD

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    Phil is an experienced company director and investment banker. His governance experience extends across banking, infrastructure, health, insurance, telecommunications, broadcasting, education, peak industry bodies, investment management, arts, central and local government and Maori affairs. He has a strong reputation for improving business performance through effective collaborative strategic governance.  He also has a strong commitment to building an improved economy for New Zealand through public service. His extensive experience covers retail and wholesale banking, international capital markets, derivatives, project finance, particularly in the areas of the funding of public infrastructure by the private sector, minerals and energy, capital raising, funds management and technology relating to financial services.

  • Tony Allison, CMInstD

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    Tony is a director of Smiths City Group Ltd and Delta Utilities Limited as well as the chair of Mornington Health Centre and Dunedin International Airport Ltd, an appointment that led on from his original placement on that board with the IoD’s Future Directors’ Programme. Tony is a Chartered Member of the IoD and he was the winner of the Otago Southland IoD 2013 Aspiring Director Award. Tony Allison recently finished as CE of Night ‘n Day Foodstores to concentrate on his governance roles and other consultancy work.

  • Philip Broughton CMInstD

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    Philip is a consultant with Polson Higgs, Dunedin and specialises in the development of strategic plans, business plans and conducts a Maori business mentoring programme. He also has extensive experience in training including course development and presentation. His governance positions include chair of Well Dunedin Health Trust, deputy chair of Advertising Standards Complaints Board, board member of Education New Zealand, board member of Ngai Tahu Tourism Ltd, trustee of the Todd Foundation and he is the past president of Business New Zealand. After 33 years as a Chartered Accountant, Philip is supposed to be semi-retired. He can be found still at his desk in Dunedin or at the Balmacewen Course or relaxing in Bannockburn.