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Learn how to build your governance capability in an interactive environment

You are qualified to take on the challenge of a directorship, but what does that really mean? What are the most critical things you need to know and look out for?

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Alan Isaac, Samantha Sharif, Helen Anderson, Fran Wilde
5:00pm — 8:30pm, 29 September 2022
Marsh Wellington
Level 2, 20 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
$75.00 incl GST


Are you considering governance or actively seeking a board role? Do you want to invest in yourself and grow your skills? 

The IoD is committed to bringing through the next generation of talented, skilled, and diverse directors. This interactive session will give you access to some of the IoD’s experienced directors who will expose you to some real-life governance situations. Throughout the evening you will have quality discussions based on the Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice and spend time with our experienced panel of directors who will share their governance journeys and help prepare you to serve on or work with boards.

Spaces are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.


Thank you to our event host Marsh. 


Alan Isaac 

Alan has a strong governance background with roles across sporting, not for profit organisations and New Zealand commercial entities, including as Chair of KPMG.

He is the most recent, former President of the IoD, currently chairs the New Zealand Community Trust and is a director on the board of Selacs Insurance Ltd.  He is also a director on the boards and Chairs the Audit & Risk committees of Oceania Healthcare Ltd, Skellerup Holdings Ltd, Scales Corp Ltd and the Wellington Free Ambulance.

Alan’s experience in sporting governance has seen him serve as President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and prior to this; he was on the board of New Zealand Cricket for 20 years, two of these as Chair.  His current community sporting roles include Chair of the Basin Reserve Trust and as Trustee on both the Wellington Cricket Trust and Wellington Cricket Foundation.

Alan is an IoD Chartered Fellow and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants. He was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in 2013 for services to business and cricket. In 2015, he received the distinguished alumni award from Victoria University of Wellington.

Dame Fran Wilde 

Fran has had an extensive leadership career in the public and private sectors. In politics she was a former Minister, former Mayor of Wellington and former chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council. She was also the CEO of the NZ Trade Development board and is an experienced company director, having served on and chaired private sector, local government and central government boards. She has also served as a Chief Crown Negotiator for Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

Fran is currently chair of Te Papa Tongarewa – Museum of New Zealand, the Asia New Zealand Foundation, the Remuneration Authority, the Urban Development Institute of NZ (UDINZ) and Wellington Lifelines, and is a director of Frequency Ltd. She is a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors.

Dr Helen Anderson 

Helen’s current and recent directorships include Studio Pacific Architecture, ClearPoint, BRANZ, Scion, Antarctica NZ, NIWA, DairyNZ and Massey University. She recently chaired Wellington Branch of IoD and she is a Chartered Fellow.  She is a member of several government advisory boards and has chaired and participated in several government inquiries and reviews.

Helen has a PhD in Geophysics from Cambridge University and her former roles include Chief Scientific Adviser and CEO of the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology.  She is a Companion of the Queens Service Order and a Companion of the Royal Society of New Zealand.  She is Patron of Wing 297 of NZ Police recruits and Patron of the NZ International Science Festival.  Helen is also a Chartered Fellow of the NZ Institute of Directors. She is never bored.

Samantha Sharif 

Samantha is a professional director with key strengths in investment, infrastructure, logistics and safety critical industries. She has a background in CEO and leadership roles in the commercial aviation industry globally, as well as previously practising internationally as a commercial lawyer and with post-graduate qualifications in finance and governance.

Her current governance roles include: Director New Talisman Gold (ASX, NZX listed), Deputy Chair NZ Shareholders Association, Director SIL/MFL Mutual Funds, Director Motor Trades Association Group, Director MOTAT, Director Flirtey Ltd and External Member of the Dept of Corrections Audit & Risk Committee. 



Additional information

Covid-19 precautions

By registering for this event you are confirming that you agree to adhere to our Covid-19 health and safety measures. If you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms please do not attend this event.

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.


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