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Panel Discussion

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Director Dialogue - Ask me anything about NFP governance

Governing for passion and purpose – how do I get started? What does good governance look like? What is the focus for governance in the NFP sector?

Clare Kearney, Deborah Manning, Stephanie Pettigrew
12:30pm — 1:30pm, 20 October 2020
ASB Dunedin
Level 1, 248 Cumberland Street, Dunedin
Price members
$25.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$35.00 incl GST


Join our panel of directors for this informal and interactive “Ask Me Anything” event.  This is your opportunity to ask those burning questions you have about governance in the Not For Profit sector.  Our panel at this event will be Clare Kearney, Deborah Manning and Stephanie Pettigrew and will be chaired by Trish Oakley.  Numbers are strictly limited to enable good interaction with the group. 


Clare Kearney

Clare’s background is in Agriculture and Farm Business Management Consulting.  She has a degree in agricultural science and holds a masters of professional studies, having completed her masters’ thesis on governance in 2013.  She was the winner of the IoD Otago Southland Branch Emerging Director Award in 2014. In recognition of this award she acted as an observer director to the Dunedin City Holdings subsidiary company Taieri Gorge Railway Ltd during 2015.  Clare is currently an independent director with South Port Ltd, Chairperson of both Sport Otago and the Waitaki Safer Community Trust.  She has been the Chair of Network Waitaki Ltd, a Trustee with the Waitaki Community Garden Trust and St Joseph's School Oamaru Board of Trustees. Clare is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has assisted with IOD governance training events.

Deborah Manning

Deborah Manning is a lawyer, physiotherapist, and social entrepreneur.  She is the Founder of KiwiHarvest, a national food rescue organisation, bringing the concept to life in Dunedin in 2012 and then expanding it into other areas around the country. Deborah is also the Founder of the New Zealand Food Network, a government supported organisation built in response to the impact of COVID-19, that distributes donated food to food banks, iwi and other community groups throughout New Zealand. She is co-chair of New Zealand Food Waste Champions 12.3, an advisory board member of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre, and a mentor for the University of Otago student initiative Ignite Consulting.

Stephanie Pettigrew

Stephanie is a partner at Marks & Worth Lawyers and she leads their personal client services team and specialises in trusts, relationship property and elder law. She has been involved in governance roles in the charitable and social services/not for profit sector for over 10 years. She is a trustee of Presbyterian Support Otago, where she is the deputy chairperson. Stephanie has recently completed a director internship with the board of Port Otago Limited. She has previously been a trustee and chairperson of the Able Charitable Trust and SF Otago, both charities which support families and individuals affected by mental illness.  Stephanie is a member of the Institute of Directors and was runner-up for the 2020 Otago Southland branch Emerging Director Award.

Additional information


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Branch event cancellation policy

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Philippa Murrell
Otago Southland Branch Manager

+64 3 955 5899
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    20 Oct 2020
    Members — $25.00
    Non-members — $35.00
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