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.

Craig Rust


Craig is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant (receiving the 2005 Young Accountant of the Year Award for South Region) and member of both the Chartered Accountants of New Zealand / Australia and the Institute of Directors (IoD).

Living in Christchurch, he was heavily involved in turning around and saving businesses following the Christchurch earthquakes by calling on his vast experience in the food, manufacturing, wholesaling, retail and hospitality industries. Today he provides ongoing director, chair and advisory board services, including regularly facilitating director level training for the IoD.

Craig believes good governance is all about improving the overall state of an organisation – improving performance, productivity, stability and risk management. Right now, New Zealand is the land of opportunity and it’s time for strong governance to challenge business leaders and industries to make change and unlock new opportunities so setting our country up to be leaders in economic recovery.

In his down time Craig likes to enjoy New Zealand’s amazing outdoors - freedom camping, waterskiing, road cycling and mountain biking all over the country.