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Can yesterday’s models work for today’s directors?

Do you want to hear from an experienced mediator and arbitrator, barrister, reviewer and director about the challenges of being a director in the 21st century? The world is ever-changing and the role of a director is no different. But are the models of the past still fit for purpose?

Miriam Dean
12:00pm — 2:00pm, 24 February 2021
FMG Stadium Waikato
Gate 5, 128 Seddon Road, Hamilton
Price members
$50.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$65.00 incl GST


Join us to hear from Miriam Dean, a highly experienced director who will be interviewed on how to get onto a board and the challenges she has faced. There’s no prescribed route to success, but there are some key decisions you’ll be faced with as you make your way in the world of governance. As an experienced director, Miriam will give her take on what you need to be looking at, listening for and acting on if you aim to make a positive contribution.

Miriam Dean

Queens Counsel, director, mediator, reviewer and a judge of the Pitcairn Islands Court of Appeal.  Miriam is currently chair of the Banking Ombudsman Scheme and a director of Otakaro Ltd and Real Estate Institute of New Zealand Ltd.  She is the past chair of New Zealand on Air and a former director of Crown Infrastructure Partners, Auckland Council Investments and the Auckland Transition Agency. 
Miriam has led many independent reviews including as chair of the Ministerial inquiry into the Fonterra botulinum scare, the Government’s Electricity Pricing Review and most recently the Auckland Council’s review of its council-controlled organisations.  She also led the Department of Corrections 2019 review into prisoners’ mail.  Miriam is a passionate supporter of women in the law running a one day workshop, Leading Your Career, drawing heavily on her own experiences  including as Russell McVeagh’s first woman partner in 1987 and the New Zealand Bar Association’s first woman president in 2011. Miriam is a distinguished alumnus of Waikato University and was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2011 for services to law and business.

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Waikato Branch Manager

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