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Otago Southland Director Dialogue: Tone at the top

All boards have a core role in overseeing corporate culture, conduct risk and ethical behaviour. How do they set the tone from the top?

Richard Klipin
10:00am — 11:00am, 19 August 2020
Price members
$20.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$30.00 incl GST


Boards need to think beyond compliance and take the lead and set the tone. Failure in this responsibility exposes customers, banks and the wider economy to unnecessary risk and can ultimately cause significant financial and reputational damage. 

Richard Klipin is the CEO of the Financial Services Council (FSC). The FSC is an industry body representing the wealth management sector with a focus on life insurers, wealth managers (Kiwisaver & Super) and fund managers. The FSC represents the interests of the financial services industry with a clear focus on articulating the voice of its members to consumers, regulators, Government and the media

Richard will look at the responsibilities of the board in the financial services area and will discuss how boards can set the tone of culture and conduct from the top. He will also discuss what COVID-19 means in terms of conduct.

The Director Dialogue series provides those at the early to mid-stage of their governance career with an opportunity to discuss various topics relevant to the boardroom in an informal setting and to develop their networks across the Otago Southland business community.

These sessions provide valuable insights that will assist your governance journey.

Richard Klipin

Richard has extensive experience in leading and transforming industry associations, Life Insurance manufacturers and financial advice businesses, having held senior leadership roles in all sectors over the past 16 years. Organisations include Sovereign Assurance, ANZ Banking Group, Millennium 3, Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)and ING. He recently joined the Board of Trustees Executors.

Richard is known as a community builder and his skill in engaging and influencing a diverse range of stakeholders to create common purpose, connection and enable collaboration. He holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education from Macquarie University and recently completed the Denison Miller Senior Executive leadership program as well as the innovative ‘Rethinking Leadership’ program with the Hunger Project in India.

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.


Philippa Murrell
Otago Southland Branch Manager

+64 3 955 5899
+64 27 772 2013

Our sponsors

The Otago Southland Branch acknowledges the generous support of

Anderson Lloyd

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  • Online

    19 Aug 2020
    Members — $20.00
    Non-members — $30.00