The IoD website has recently experienced a security breach. Currently this is affecting payments when using a credit card on the website. If you wish to book a course or event, an invoice will be sent to you and payment can be made via internet banking or our phone credit card payment service 0800 846 369. IoD members can find updates on the breach here.

Carol Scholes


Carol has over 30 years of management experience in commercial and not-for-profit organisations in New Zealand and Australia, and eight years in CEO roles.  She has a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management, a Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Mediation), and Certificate IV in Executive Coaching, is a qualified trainer using accelerated learning techniques, is a Master NLP practitioner, International Master Coach, Master Clinical Hypnotherapist and a certified mBit coach. 

Now a governance and leadership consultant, Carol is currently the chair of CanTeen New Zealand, the Auckland University Students Association advisory board and Health Connections Ltd.

Carol is involved in the governance space as she passionately believes that all organisations and communities need effective leadership.  Exceptional boards set the tone and expectations for high achievement while valuing people and positively impacting communities.

Hiking the beautiful mountains of Aotearoa with her family is one of Carol’s favourite activities.