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Fully booked



Live governance snapshot

Leading director Ross Butler discusses leveraging COVID-19 learnings in the boardroom.

Ross Butler
4:30pm — 5:30pm, 1 July 2020
River Kitchen
81 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010
Price members
$15.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$30.00 incl GST


Our second Live governance snapshot – and first event where Nelson Marlborough Branch can freely socialise again over drinks and nibbles – will feature local leading director Ross Butler discussing the opportunities for directors to improve governance processes, board and director behaviour, board/executive dynamics, shareholder and stakeholder engagement, values, culture and purpose as a result of recent experiences.

His talk will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session with questions from the floor encouraged.

Ross Butler

Ross Butler has extensive governance experience in NZ and Australia in business, Crown, Iwi and community sectors. His current roles include the chairmanship of Mercer Investments Australia, YHA NZ, TANZ eCampus, director of Hockey NZ Major Events, and FMA appointed member of the Financial Services Code Committee. His former roles have included Chairmanship of NMIT over 10 years, Mercer NZ, Rangitane Treaty Settlement investment companies, the Crown’s Insurance and Rebuild Agencies after the Christchurch earthquakes, Swimming NZ, Nelson Bays Football,  and deputy chair of GNS Science. Ross is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

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.


Karen Goodger
Nelson Marlborough Branch Manager

+64 27 525 7400
+64 3 922 7301

Our sponsors

The Nelson Marlborough Branch acknowledges the generous support of

Duncan Cotterill
New Zealand King Salmon
Port Nelson

Book this event

  • Fully booked


    1 Jul 2020
    Members — $15.00
    Non-members — $30.00
    Please ph 04 499 0076 to be placed on the waitlist