Future Directors

Designed to help develop the next generation of directors, the Future Directors initiative allows candidates to gain valuable experience by sitting at the board table of a New Zealand company for a 12 month period. The initiative was formally launched by Sir Stephen Tindall (The Warehouse/Tindall Foundation), Michael Stiassny (Vector/Korda Mentha/IoD) and Des Hunt (NZ Shareholders Association) on 20 March 2013.

Are you a Future Director?

Future Directors is a great way to widen the pool of future directors and give those with an interest in a governance career a great start. Participants will attend all board meetings and will be assigned an experienced mentor. While they will participate in discussions around the board table, they will not be involved in decision making.

If you would like to apply to be a Future Director, please go to www.futuredirectors.co.nz and complete an online application.

Host boards

Interested in being a host board? Being a Future Directors host board will bring a young and fresh perspective to your boardroom and tap into the skill sets of a generation that does things differently.

Find out more about becoming a Host Board.

Latest news

The Institute of Directors welcomes Future Directors expansion
29 June 2016

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is pleased with the government’s announcement that its Future Directors programme will be extended to state sector boards, further strengthening New Zealand’s director pool. Minister for Women Louise Upston announced the extension saying public sector boards and committees would benefit from the programme, as well as develop a larger and more diverse pipeline. Read more


Money with AMP - Companies promoting diversity in the boardroom – Paul Henry TV3

Paul Henry and Tony Field talk money issues, thanks to AMP. Today: Companies promoting diversity in the boardroom – about IoD and the Future Directors programme.