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Build your governance capability

Learn how to build your governance capability in this interactive session.

Andrew Evans, Lindsay Corban, Carolyn Steele, Ross Buckley
4:00pm — 7:30pm, 15 March 2021
KPMG Auckland
18 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
Price members
$70.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$125.00 incl GST


This session is designed to assist in the development of emerging directors by way of an introduction to governance. On completion of the session, participants will have a sound fundamental understanding of governance best practice which should boost confidence to undertake more formal governance training such as the essential one-day courses for aspiring and new directors.


The objective of the session is to build governance awareness in an interactive environment. Experienced directors will guide discussions around the Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice. 


A workbook will be emailed two weeks prior and it is expected of each participant to familiarise themselves with the reading and exercises around each of the Pillars (please bring your workbook – either electronic or hardcopy – to the session). Additional online reading will be recommended and it will be assumed you have read and considered this also.

Book prize

The Fish Rots from the HEAD by Bob Garratt will be given to the person who best answers the questions around Pillar Four.

Who should register?

The workshop is ideally suited for mid to senior-level executives and new directors on commercial, not-for-profit (NFP) and Crown-owned boards. It will provide a unique opportunity to learn from a number of New Zealand’s senior director practitioners, share experience and network with other like-minded business people. You should ideally have some governance experience, but not have completed any of the IoD Governance Development courses.


The session is limited to 28 participants and four senior directors.


Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans (BBS, GDipBus (Fin), MBA (Dist), ANZIV, FPINZ, CFInstD) has over 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate and asset management, previously holding executive positions with listed and unlisted real estate investment businesses. 

Andrew has been a professional director for the past 15 years and is chair of Accessible Properties NZ Ltd and Infinity Investment Group Holdings Ltd, an independent director on Vital Healthcare Property Trust, Holmes Group Limited, Holmes Fire Limited and Trust Investments. He is also a former director on Argosy Property Limited. In addition, Andrew serves on various board committees including audit and risk, director appointments and remuneration.

He is a past national president of the Property Council of New Zealand, a foundation member of the New Zealand Property Institute and a government appointee to the Land Valuation Tribunal (Waikato No.1). He is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD and joined the Auckland Branch Committee in 2014.

Lindsay Corban

Lindsay (ONZM, MA Hons, CFInstD) has served on the boards of a range of companies and community organisations. She is a former director of KPMG, and has had a long-term involvement in the education and not-for-profit sectors serving in governance roles as the deputy chair of the Auckland College of Education Council, the Pro Chancellor of University of Auckland Council and the deputy chair of Learning Media. Lindsay was the deputy chair of the Foundation for Youth Development, is a currently a member of the MOTAT Board and the chair of Languages International Ltd.

Lindsay also has her own consultancy that specialises in change management, working with governance bodies, assisting with the work of board appointments and CEO mentoring.

Carolyn Steele

Carolyn is currently the chair of the Halberg Foundation, WEL Networks, Ultrafast Fibre, Green Cross Health and a Trustee of New Zealand Football Foundation. She was previously on the board of Metlifecare and Datacom Group Limited. Carolyn was previously a Portfolio Manager at Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, the Crown entity which manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Prior to joining the Guardians in 2010, Carolyn spent more than 10 years in investment banking at Forsyth Barr and Credit Suisse.

Ross Buckley

Following his recent retirement from KPMG Ross has just commenced his non-executive director career. Ross joined the board of ASB Bank effective 1 October 2020 and is on the Auckland Branch committee of the IoD.

Ross had a 38 year career with KPMG, 27 years as a Partner and has managed the firm’s Audit, Risk and Tax practices in addition to the firms’ People, Performance and Culture function. Over the last 9 years Ross was the Executive Chairman of KPMG New Zealand and a member of KPMG’s Asia Pacific Board and KPMG’s Global Council.

Ross was brought up in the Wairarapa and attained a Bachelor of Business from Massey University. Ross joined KPMG in 1983 and has seen the world from many different perspectives having worked in KPMG’s Amsterdam, Toronto, International and Wellington offices before moving to Auckland in 2008.

Ross believes education is a foundation for NZs prosperity and has been a member of the Massey School of Business Advisory Board since 2013 and chaired it since 2016.

Ross is married to Irma and father to 20 year old triplets Zachary, Michaela and Jordan. In his free time, Ross is an active family man and now that he has semi-retired he enjoys cycling and social running.

Additional information


We have been monitoring government updates regarding COVID-19 and are keeping up to date with Ministry of Health guidance with regard to events and public gatherings.

For the latest updates on face to face courses and our safety planning see our response to COVID-19 page

Branch event cancellation policy

Regrettably, registration fees cannot be refunded when cancellations are received within two working days prior to any branch event.

See our standard terms and conditions for more information.


Jill Steffert
Auckland Branch Manager

+64 27 403 0148
+64 9 905 4804

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    15 Mar 2021
    Members — $70.00
    Non-members — $125.00
    Please ph 04 499 0076 to be placed on the waitlist

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