Denise Bovaird has had a number of governance and risk management roles. She is currently the Chair of Surf Lifesaving Northern region. She has been a director on the board of the Real Estate Agents Authority and a Commissioner on the Earthquake Commission and has chaired the Audit and Risk Committees of both these Crown Entities. She has served on the Board of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and was the chair and President in 2017.
Denise has had a number of corporate and consultancy risk management roles over the last 20 years and is now a risk management consultant with Navigatus Consulting specialising in strategic and organisational risk with private and public sector clients throughout New Zealand. She has a passion for assisting clients to establish risk management frameworks that add value to their organisation and help achieve strategy.
Denise has developed the Institute of Directors Risk Essentials course and facilitates a number of risk and strategy sessions.