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Recorded webcast: Unlocking the potential of NFP Governance in Aotearoa

Watch this recorded webcast. An interview with Jo Cribb, facilitated by Guy Beatson.

Jo Cribb, Guy Beatson
5:00pm — 5:45pm, 31 January 2023
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While many of us feel helpless in the face of increasing social, economic and climate issues, more than half a million of us are doing something about it as members of boards and committees of community organisations.  High performing boards are key to unlocking even more impact for community organisations and for those they serve.  However, not-for-profit governance is complex and there is limited investment in the development of community governance leaders. 

The panel discussed Jo Cribb's report Learning for Purpose: Increasing the governance capability of not-for-profit organisations, based on her recent Winston Churchill Fellowship research in Aotearoa, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Jo Cribb CFInstD

Jo has had a long career working on some of the toughest issues facing New Zealand – child poverty, violence against women and entrenched unemployment. She has been a senior public servant, leading the Office of the Children’s Commission and most recently as chief executive of the Ministry for Women.

She is an experienced NGO governor with roles including Royal New Zealand Navy, IHC, VSA, Literacy Aotearoa and was chair of Scots College.  Jo recently published research into the governance capability of social sector NGOs.  Her current portfolio includes working with leaders in New Zealand and internationally to achieve their diversity goals.

Jo believes good governance is the anchor for our organisations across all sectors.  Good governance is the work of a diverse team of directors working to add value to the organisation's kaupapa, and so adding value to communities.

Jo has perfected distilling her own gin and is completing her advanced qualifications in wine.  When not studying obscure Greek grape varieties, she can be found with her nose in a historical novel or trying her hand at adventure races.

Guy Beatson MInstD

Guy Beatson is the General Manager, Governance Leadership Centre at the IoD. He is an experienced senior leader who has worked with public, private and not-for-profit entities in New Zealand, Fiji, Mongolia, Australia and the United States. His previous senior roles include Deputy Chief Executive, Strategy and Organisation Performance at Te Puni Kōkiri; Deputy Secretary Natural Resources Policy at Ministry for the Environment. Most recently, he ran his own freelance consultancy practice supporting public sector senior executives and their teams to deliver high quality decision-making, advice and policy implementation. In each of these roles, he engaged on a range of natural resource, environmental and other issues with iwi/hapū and other Māori interests. 


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