Welcome to the Governance Leadership Centre

The Governance Leadership Centre (GLC) is the IoD's research, policy and thought leadership hub.

Meet the team

Felicity CairdFelicity 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 EathorneSelwyn 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.

Amanda ReidAmanda Reid, Governance Leadership Centre Research Analyst
Amanda has experience in not-for-profit and small business management and governance.  She has a MPhil in psychology from AUT focusing on wellbeing measures and a PGDip in Health Science from the University of Otago, and qualifications in Integrative Research Methodologies and Quantitative Research from AUT. Amanda has extensive experience in internal auditing, quality management and programme evaluation, and has held governance roles with several trusts and incorporated societies.