Meet the team
Felicity Caird, Governance Leadership Centre Manager
Felicity leads the Governance Leadership Centre, which keeps members up-to-date on key governance developments, current best practice and issues affecting directors and their roles. Felicity has a public sector background, and has worked at the Office of the Auditor-General where she reported to Parliament on the performance of public entities, and at the State Services Commission on governance in the wider state sector. Felicity has an MA in history from the University of Canterbury and a DipLib from Victoria University.
Selwyn Eathorne, Governance Leadership Centre Senior Advisor
Selwyn has a background in law most recently working for Alexandra Low & Associates, a boutique dispute resolution and litigation law firm. Prior to that Selwyn worked for Buddle Findlay and the Office of the Chief Tax Counsel, Inland Revenue. Selwyn has advised boards, directors, officers and management across various industries and all types of organisations (including large corporates, SMEs, charities and NFPs) on governance matters and many areas of law including company, commercial, insolvency, tax, litigation, and charities matters.
Jane Peterson, Governance Leadership Centre Policy Advisor
Jane has a background in law, working initially for Bell Gully in their commercial and commercial property divisions and then for Telecom NZ (now Spark NZ) where she managed a team of legal and commercial advisors working alongside the corporate sales teams. Most recently Jane has managed the Nelson Marlborough branch of the IoD working closely with local boards and directors across all industries and organisations (including corporates, SMEs, charities and NFPs). Jane has experience advising boards and directors on a wide range of governance matters and has held governance roles with SMEs and local trusts.