Ian Fitzgerald


A Chartered Fellow of the IoD, Ian brings strong governance, business and digital transformation experience in large organisations. A well respected board member and chair, Ian has a sound understanding of the IoD and branch network, a high level of curiosity and a strong focus on building capability within an organisation.

He has experience introducing similar new governance arrangements in other organisations and been involved in a number of sectors including membership, not for profit, commercial, local and central government, iwi and Pasifika-based organisations.

Ian resides in Blenheim, providing a regional perspective, while maintaining his strong relationships in Wellington and nationally. Ian has a long history with the IoD, joining in 2003 and was a Mentoring for Diversity mentor over a three year period.

Ian’s current governance roles are:

  • Public Trust, Chair
  • Niue-based directorships - Chair Matavai Niue Ltd; Chair Niue Development Bank; Director, Telecom Niue
  • World of Wearable Arts (WOW), Director
  • Ngati Apa ki te Ra To Investment Committee, Member
  • Marlborough Hospice Trust, Trustee
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Audit and Risk Committee, Member.