Time to farewell 2020

Come and celebrate (or commiserate) the end of a very challenging 2020 with IoD CEO Kirsten Patterson and the Waikato branch of the IoD.

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Kirsten (KP) Patterson
5:30pm — 7:30pm, 1 December 2020
FMG Stadium Waikato
Gate 5, 128 Seddon Road, Hamilton
$0.00 incl GST


Whilst 2020 has been dominated by covid-19, directors have still faced other governance issues including cyber security and privacy, climate-change impacts, board leadership and resilience, and how to govern with purpose. 

Join our end of year event and hear from IoD chief executive Kirsten Patterson on how boards and organisations are adapting to rapid change and what issues will shape governance in the future.

Kirsten Patterson

Kirsten Patterson (known as KP) is the Institute of Directors Chief Executive. She is a qualified lawyer and a Chartered Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand. She has extensive governance and leadership experience, and is actively involved in community initiatives.

A strong advocate of diversity, KP was one of the founding members of Global Women’s ‘Champions for Change’, a group of senior executives and directors who commit to diversity in the workplace. She is also a founding member of WiSPA, an organisation promoting women in sport, and mentors a number of business leaders.

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.


Megan Beveridge
Waikato Branch Manager

+64 21 358 772

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