Our thoughts are with our members and their organisations impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. Boards have a key role to play in the wake of any crisis. See guidance for chairs and directors

Our thoughts are with our members and their organisations impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. Boards have a key role to play in the wake of any crisis. See guidance for chairs and directors


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Governance in Māori entities, not-for-profits, start-ups and family businesses

Build your governance capability in an interactive environment and be better equipped to serve on or work with boards.

Jane Huria, Alex Skinner, Mads Moller, Mark Jordan
4:30pm — 7:00pm, 28 March 2023
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
52 Cathedral Square
Price members
$40.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$70.00 incl GST


Calling all next generation directors.  Are you considering governance or actively seeking a board role? Do you want to invest in yourself and grow your skills? 

The IoD is committed to bringing through the next generation of talented, skilled, and diverse directors. This interactive session will give you access to some of the IoD’s experienced directors. Absorb their experiences, learn from their journeys and shape your governance future

The objective of this session is to build governance awareness and assist in developing a pipeline of talent for governance roles. You will be exposed to real-life case studies and discussions while working alongside experienced directors to be better equipped to serve on or work with boards.

Previous sessions have focused on the IoD’s Four Pillars of Governance Best PracticeThis session also draws on the Four Pillars but is centred on governance case studies of four different entity types:

  • Māori
  • Not-for-profit
  • Start-up
  • Family business

So, whether you’re currently involved in or just starting your governance journey, this session will be a great option for you. 

Spaces are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment. 

Jane Huria 

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 Ngai Tahu, affiliates to Ngai 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.

Alex Skinner 

IoD Chartered Fellow Alex Skinner has gained extensive experience across many industries through his 29 years in the chartered accounting environment and more recently as a professional director. 

Alex left KPMG in 2016 after 20 years, 12 as a Partner, to take on his next career challenge and has successfully built a portfolio of governance roles.  He is a strong believer in the role governance plays in supporting entities. 

Alex is currently an Independent Director for Christchurch City Holdings and Effectus Limited; an Independent Chair for Assurity Consulting and Anchorage Trustee Services; a Director of Quotable Value and Wild in Art; a Trustee and inaugural Chair of Otautahi Community Housing Trust; and a Trustee of the Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust.

Mads Moller 

Mads is a professional director with more than 20 years of governance experience and over 30 years of international experience in leading roles in private and public companies in the technology industry.  He is also a serial entrepreneur who has built and traded 15 high-tech start-ups and started over 70 start-ups in Denmark, UK, USA, and New Zealand. 

Being Danish and living in the UK for 10 years prior to moving to New Zealand in 2010, Mads successfully held Senior Director commercial positions with blue chip companies like IBM, Vodafone, Google, Juniper Networks, and Computer Associates. He has also been involved in a number of significant international mergers and acquisitions in leading roles.
Mads is on the board of Quotable Value, Education Payroll, Christchurch Symphony Orchestre, OrbViz, FuseIT, Virtual Medical Coaching, Fleetpin, Webtools, and Vertical Group (Norway). He is also Chairing the board of five of his own tech companies based in the USA, UK, and Denmark.

Mads has been a Member of the Institute of Directors for eight years.

Mark Jordan 

After graduating from Lincoln University, Mark spent 30 years working in publicly listed and privately owned companies across many sectors.

In his time as CEO/Executive Director for Allied Concrete and Petroleum, he gained governance experience in joint venture companies with multi-nationals and family owned organisations. During this time, Mark attended governance and strategy programmes at Harvard and London Business Schools.

His current directorships include Keith Andrews Trucks and Eco Central Waste and Recycling. He also specialises in family business governance with roles on advisory boards, and he guides business leaders as an accredited Executive Coach.  Mark is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.

For relaxation (and occasionally frustration) Mark is a keen fly fisherman and golfer.

Additional information

Covid-19 precautions

By registering for this event you are confirming that you agree to adhere to our Covid-19 health and safety measures. If you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms please do not attend this event.

Additional requirements

Should you have any particular dietary, mobility, cultural or other requirements, you can let us know on the registration form.

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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Book this event

  • Fully booked


    28 Mar 2023

    Members — $40.00

    Non-members — $70.00

    Please ph 04 499 0076 to be placed on the waitlist