Services for boards

Services for boards

Whether establishing a board, recruiting new board members, looking to retain them through the right remuneration or reviewing their performance, the IoD offers a range of services aimed at ensuring boards are the best they can be.


Building better boards

Throughout the lifecycle of a board, the IoD provides practical services and advice. Think of the IoD as that extra resource that can manage your board requirements while ensuring best practice is followed throughout the process. In our experience there is real commitment from the director community to uphold good governance, best practice and continuous improvement. It’s about rising above the rest, going from good to great and adding value.

Board Services

  • BetterBoards

    BetterBoards is an online evaluation and appraisal tool that helps boards identify their strengths and weaknesses, assess their performance, as individuals and as a whole, and determine opportunities to become better at what they do.

    Regular performance evaluation and appraisal for a board is a feature of best practice. BetterBoards can help your board achieve a greater understanding of its performance.

  • DirectorSearch

    When looking for a new director, you should cast the net wide enough to ensure you find the best person for the job while achieving the optimal skills balance for the board as a whole.

    The IoD maintains New Zealand’s largest database of independent directors. We can help you recruit the best people by searching this database and matching individuals’ skills and experience with just what you’re looking for.

  • DirectorRem

    Increasing demands are being placed on directors to perform. Remuneration needs to be set at the right level to attract, motivate and retain the best people who can drive growth and performance for your organisation.

    With our DirectorRem services, we provide tailored benchmarking analyses which help you to determine the appropriate level of remuneration for your directors.

  • DirectorVacancies

    Advertise your governance role to IoD members. It's a cost effective way to reach New Zealand’s largest pool of director talent.

    Vacancies are advertised to IoD members in the monthly DirectorVacancies email, on our website and in boardroom magazine. There is no time limit. We will list your vacancy until the application deadline closes, or until you find a suitable candidate.

  • Governance Advice

    Recognising that every board is different and face a range of issues unique to their operating environment, the IoD provides tailored advice on all aspects of governance.

    With a core team of governance professionals, the IoD can also call on a wide range of skills from within the membership for requirements that need specific skill sets or experience.

  • Boardroom Training

    Each board has a unique set of challenges depending on their composition and the environment in which they operate. To address this we offer contextualised, facilitated training for your whole board which is tailored to your needs and requirements.

    Bespoke courses and workshops can run from a half day through to a full week and we offer one-off training or on-going capability programmes, as well as one-on-one coaching for individuals (generally at chair level).