About us

Good governance for a strong New Zealand

The Institute of Directors is the professional body for directors and is at the heart of New Zealand's governance community.

We support and enable directors to add value to their organisations and wider communities and prepare them to positively transform the future.


The IoD in New Zealand began over 40 years ago as a division of the Institute of Directors in the UK. In 1989, the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) adopted its own constitution and became a separate legal entity.

Today, we have more than 9000 members connected through our regional branch network and national headquarters.

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Together we can build a strong, fair and sustainable New Zealand powered by best practice governance