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Fireside chat: perspectives on iwi and Ngāi Tahu governance

Join us in Timaru for a fireside chat with experienced director Jane Huria

Jane Huria
5:30pm — 7:30pm, 8 March 2022
The Grosvenor Hotel
26 Cains Terrace, Timaru, 7910
Price members
$25.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$50.00 incl GST


What are the aspects of working with mana whenua that directors need to know about?  How can directors develop successful relationships with their iwi?

Jane will share her perspectives on working with iwi and Ngāi Tahu, as well as her own experiences from her many years in governance, sharing a snapshot of Ngāi Tahu history and providing practical guidance on building effective and reciprocal relationships with iwi.

Fireside chats are story-based, small group events where questions and discussion are actively encouraged. Due to the potentially sensitive nature of matters discussed, the Chatham House Rule will apply.  Numbers are strictly limited. 

If you have an interest in not-for-profit governance, Jane will be facilitating our NFP Governance Essentials course in Timaru the following day, 9 March. For more information and to register

Jane Huria CNZM, LLB, CFInstD

Jane has broad-based commercial experience including law, insurance, market research and the financial markets. Directorships over the past 25 years in the electricity, technology, dairying, business development, health, insurance, property development, Crown and sport/recreation sectors have resulted in many years of governance, strategy and organisation development experience. Jane is NgāiTahu, affiliates to Ngāi Tuahuriri and participates in her Marae activities at Tuahiwi, North Canterbury.

Jane is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. She has worked in the field of governance throughout the Commonwealth for the Commonwealth Secretariat and was a faculty member of the World Bank’s Global Corporate Governance Forum. In 2012 Jane was awarded Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to governance.

 Her current roles include Chair, Unimed; Director, Naylor Love; Director, Pegasus Health; Trustee, Nurse Maude; Trustee, Canterbury Cricket Trust; and Member, Greater Christchurch Partnership. 

Additional information


All attendees at IoD events must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and show a My Vaccine Pass on arrival at the event.

If you have a medical exemption and a My Vaccine Pass you may still be able to attend. For more information on our vaccine policy and safety plan see our Covid-19 updates' 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.


Sharynn Johnson
Canterbury Branch Manager

+64 3 968 6468

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