Faces of Governance

We’ve recently hit a major milestone with our 10,000th member joining the Institute of Directors. 

To celebrate this achievement, we have launched Faces of Governance featuring our 10,000 members – who are at the heart of governance in New Zealand. 

Faces of Governance


Why good governance matters

See our members' perspectives on why good governance matters to them.

Associate

Linda Stewart

"Good governance means to me fostering a culture of integrity, that leads to a positive, performing and sustainable business. Guiding good decisions today, and setting up for good decisions into the future."

 

Dr Jerome Ng

"Good governance enables the achievement of better and more equitable health outcomes & healthcare experiences for the whānau and communities we serve."

Morgan Walker

"Good governance provides oversight, transparency and trust for the betterment of all stakeholders."

 

Caroline Batley

"Good governance is essential to achieve the objectives of a company, to monitor financial and operational performance and to foster an effective governance culture".

Arpit Joshi

"Good governance matters to me because it helps uplifting the mana and get the best outcome for stakeholders".

   
Member (MInstD)
   

William Li
MInstD

"Good governance results in increased trust in the organisation and its actions. In today's highly regulated and compliance-driven market, where there is a greater demand for responsibility, excellent governance helps in the establishment of an integrity culture, which leads to exceptional performance and long-term business success."

Elizabeth Elkins
MInstD

"Good governance allows an organisation to meet its outcomes and fulfil its obligations in a structured and transparent manner."

 

Hugo Bedford
MInstD

"I think good governance is very important, it's a big responsibility, especially in a big company, and even more so, in a company with lots of shareholders who are hoping for the best."

Suzanne Charles
MInstD

"A good governance structure in sport and recreation produces better results and gives stakeholders and directors greater confidence."

 

Dr. Georgi Toma
MInstD

"Good governance creates mentally healthy workplaces, knowing that business grows sustainably only if its people thrive."

Franky Wang
MInstD

"Good governance matters because boards make decisions based on our plant, people and prosperity guided by good principals of governance leading out to both financial and non-financial outcomes that will eventually have significant impact on each one of us as a collective in many decades to come."

 

Nurain Janah
MInstD

"Good governance matters because one of the most crucial avenues for creating an equitable world and fostering intergenerational justice is making good, effective decisions today with a broad view of long-term implications."

Monique Cairns
MInstD

"To me, good governance is a collaboration of diverse people focussed on ensuring a sustainable and better business today for a better tomorrow. People who care about the responsibility they have to balance and make a difference for all the stakeholders they serve, including the community, economy, environment and future generations."

 

Wi Pere Mita
MInstD

"Good governance matters because it provides opportunity for innovation, growth, diversity and inclusion that, when balanced right, can have profound and meaningful impacts on communities, individuals, shareholders and stakeholders alike."

Ngahihi-o-te-ra Bidois
MInstD

"Governance is important to me because governors lead and Leaders govern."

 

Kristy Christensen
MInstD

"Good governance is about the having the people who represent a good cross section of society seated around the table, making decisions that benefit the people across the business and community, the environment and wider society to deliver good returns for a prosperous world."

Lorraine Thomson
MInstD

"Governance is not just about being good, but being great – and that means showing empathy, tenacity and proactivity."

 

Stefan Speller
MInstD

"Good governance matters because it provides to a clear and unique direction for an organisation, fulfilling the needs of those it caters to."

Steven Moe
MInstD

"Good governance matters because we need purpose focussed companies who focus on solutions and that mindset starts at the boardroom table."

 

Virginia Nicholls
MInstD

"Boards are facing new challenges and are adjusting to new conditions. Part of this is to ensure there are voices around the table from diverse backgrounds along with different skill sets."

Annabel Davies
MInstD

"It matters to me that directors keep themselves relevant in these fast changing times."

 

Anchali Anandanayagam
MInstD

"Good governance provides the foundation required for purpose driven organisations to have real impact and make a tangible difference to the communities they serve."

Ziena Jalil
MInstD

"Good governance is central to an organisation meeting its purpose now and in the future - delivering for all its stakeholders, contributing to a fair and transparent business environment, and a more sustainable and inclusive society."

 

Anna Wilson
MInstD

"I believe in good governance to create great working environments, successful entities and to ensure the longevity of business for the future generations."

Trish Oakley
MInstD

"Good governance matters because it facilitates the sharing of ideas and knowledge, it leads to innovation,  productive outcomes and organisations that are resilient and sustainable."

 

Katie Bhreatnach
MInstD

"Good governance to me is unlocking the magic of diversity of thought and great culture. "

Stephen Broad-Paul
MInstD

"Good governance is important as it not only impacts profitability and sustainability it is also about creating a positive reputation and a healthy culture within the organisation so that  staff and customers identify strongly with the organisation and develop a sense of loyalty to the brand – simply creating the right tone and culture inside the organisation so everyone can win, comes from the top."

 

Peter Fa'afiu
MInstD

"Good governance is about leaving the ladder down for the next person. This can be done through mentoring and providing a safe environment where a person can be at their best."

Tracy Johnston
MInstD

"Good governance matters because it’s important that we proactively contribute in driving purposeful, positive outcomes for our shareholders and communities."

 

Caren Rangi
MInstD

"Good governance matters because boards make decisions every day that affect peoples' lives and livelihoods, and in this complex world we now live in, robust  decisions help keep us all safe."

Daniel Wong
MInstD

"Good governance matters to me because boards are responsible to shareholders and other stakeholders for creating sustainable, long-term value, thereby contributing to New Zealand's economic and social wellbeing."

 

Dr Areti Metuamate
MInstD

"Good governance matters because our tamariki and future generations need robust, effective, and resilient, organisations that serve our people well."

Phil Caffyn
MInstD

"Good governance puts a strong framework of values, beliefs and principles in place that empowers and encourages people to face the toughest of challenges".

 

Tatum Crisp
MInstD

"Good governance matters to me because company directors hold management accountable and monitor how customers are kept safe from cyber attacks and technology disruptions".

Amanda Hema
MInstD

"Good governance has the power to drive positive outcomes for our businesses… and our communities. By providing considered guidance, thoughtful leadership and strategic insight, boards have the ability to shape impactful organisations that create generational change".

 

Dr Brinda Mahadeo
MInstD

"Good governance is the ethical fabric of the nation, specifically, its belief systems, culture, sustainability; and promotes improvement within its society at large, that is, all stakeholders".

Janey Haringa
MInstD

"Good governance matters to me because it gets businesses, even the small ones, to think about the big picture in order to readily identify risks to mitigate and opportunities to leverage for their stakeholders".

   
Chartered Member (CMInstD)
   

Simon Berry
CMInstD

"Good governance provides a platform to ensure a sustainable direction for any scale business, aspirations can be met with the necessary tools and resources being provided to support and achieve desirable outcomes. Providing better outcomes for both the business and perhaps more importantly our wider community. "

Carol Scholes
CMInstD

"Good governance is the key to ensuring an organisation can stay nimble, effective and deliver great results."

 

Erica Amon
CMInstD

"Good governance ensures we are doing the right things right, for the right reasons."

David Glover
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because it helps the organisation thrive for the benefit of its stakeholders."

 

Mike Arand
CMInstD

"Good governance matters to me because people matter, and people need strong thriving economies, and strong thriving economies need strong sustainable companies... and those companies need a strong purpose, a strategy fit for purpose with the resources and people to implement that strategy, and good oversight."

Jane Wrightson
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because it champions skilful surfing of an ever-changing environment: ethical, financial, strategic, and stakeholder. It helps the organisation and management be the best they can be."

 

Rich Easton
CMInstD

"Ensures we get the best outcomes for Kiwi’s from all the non-profit organisations working to improve life in Aotearoa."

Helen Mexted
CMInstD

"Good governance allows organisations to chart their direction, provide a framework to lead and perform, and enable organisations to fulfil their purpose – for shareholders, stakeholders, staff, and communities."

 

Geraldine McBride
CMInstD

"Whether you are a start-up or a listed company, good governance is a critical component of ensuring business success and delivering the right outcomes for all stakeholders. Stakeholders include our shareholders or investors, our employees, our customers, our role in society as well as the biodiversity and sustainability of our planet. Good governance contributes to the balance and outcomes which are achieved when growing value in a business. Good governance is also allowing innovation to thrive. We live in a fast-moving, changing world and technology helps unlock hidden value essential for sustainable business success."

Tarita Hutchinson
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because our communities have a right to trust that our institutions and organisations are making decisions that keep us safe and prosperous."

 

Gordon Shaw
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because the decisions we make and the actions that result leave behind a legacy for the future. Governors take this responsibility seriously!"

Sam Brock-Smith
CMInstD

"Good governance sets the foundation for an organisation to achieve their best."

 

Dr Caroline Christie
CMInstD

"Good governance for me is about being kaitiaki/guardians. It is the ethical use of finite resources to ensure a sustainable future for the organisation and its people."

Paul Moodie
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because it provides a framework for business leadership, success and accountability."

 

Patricia Mitchell
CMInstD

"I believe good governance is the foundation of innovative and sustainable organisations in Aotearoa. Being part of good governance is my passion!"

Rick Shera
CMInstD

"Good governance matters to me because it enhances the strategic vision of the enterprise by ensuring it is operated legally and ethically, for the good of all its stakeholders."

 

Paul Bennett
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because it establishes trust in any organisation and provides confidence in how it operates. This is true whether the organisation is large or small, public or private, NFP or in the voluntary sector, a school board or a sports governing body."

Kerry Friend
CMInstD

"Good governance creates an environment of trust, confidence and credibility for all stakeholders, from business counterparties to staff, which enables the organisation to perform to its full potential, and which in itself will drive enterprise and social value."

 

Jon Foote
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because it helps an organisation with guidance and oversight, to achieve sustainable performance."

Rachel Sanson
CMInstD

"In the face of inequity, climate change, biodiversity collapse, and global disruption, I am keenly aware of the privilege of having a seat at decision-making tables at such a pivotal time, and conscious of the significant responsibility that comes with this, to guide outcomes that contribute to a just and sustainable future for people and planet.

I believe nurturing a governance environment that embraces difference and diversity in all its forms, allows people to bring their whole selves to the table – their unique perspective, lived experience, innovation, and connection to people and place – strengthening governance effectiveness and outcomes."

 

Mel Hewitson
CMInstD

"Good governance increases the likelihood of organisations fulfilling their purpose and objectives in a sustainable way that also benefits society and our planet."

Natasha Cockerell
CMInstD

"Good governance has the power to not only influence the governed entity, and the outcomes for it’s stakeholders, employees and clients, but also to make a difference in broader outcomes for whole industries and communities and lead the charge for positive change."

 

Ross Buckley
CMInstD

"Good governance results in successful and sustainable businesses which in turns results in stronger communities – and we all benefit."

Meleane Burgess 
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because it supports sustainable growth, financial stability and economic efficiency."

 

Michael Wallmannsberger
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because the decisions our organisations make today will shape the world that we live in tomorrow and the choices available to future generations."

Kirikaiahi Mahutariki 
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because at the end of the day, our decisions impact people, whether they are our clients or customers, our staff, shareholders, business partners, or fellow board members, our families and our communities.  As governors we have an obligation to put in place robust and relevant processes to ensure we make good decisions."

 

Lyn Lim
CMInstD

"Good governance is about leading and enabling a culture that optimises talents and opportunities, creating a business that is sustainable, a business that impacts positively and a business that prospers."

Hannah Doney  
CMInstD

"Good Governance = Greater opportunity to achieve maximum potential."

 

Tony Allison
CMInstD

"Good governance matters because it provides a variety of challenging perspectives that create better collective outcomes."

Lloyd Mander
CMInstD

"Good governance ensures that we’re bringing together the right skills, applying robust processes and leveraging diverse perspectives, to face complexity with confidence."

 

Simon Lockwood
CMInstD

"Good governance matters to me because good governance matters!"

Chartered Fellow (CFInstD)

Bill McLeod
CFInstD

"Good governance comes from professional development and is vital to the future of NZ as it will deal with not only our prosperity, but be responsible for many other important facets such culture and equity, climate change and employee welfare, to name a few."

 

Vincent Pooch
CFInstD

"Good governance is the personal challenge at the heart of three circles of influence: helping people grow and be the best they can be; creatively meeting the needs of customers; and last but not least making our corner of the planet a better place for my grandchildren to live in."

Ken Williamson
CFInstD

"Business success and sustainability invariably starts with good governance. Governance works ‘on’ the business, by developing and employing effective strategy, then monitoring performance, and of course by employing and supporting an outstanding manager."

 

Ian John William McInnes
CFInstD

"Without good governance we remove accountability and invite mediocre performance to grow."

Sarah-Jane Weir
CFInstD

"Good governance keeps every organisation, whether for profit or for purpose, safe and able to achieve its objectives over the long term."

 

Sarah Ottrey
CFInstD

"For me, organisational growth and resilience are at the core of successful governance  - and a hand up for our people and planet."

How to take part

We’d love to hear why good governance is important to you and hope you'll particpate in the Faces of Governance campaign*.

To contribute, please email the following to marketing@iod.org.nz:

  1. First name, surname, and your IoD postnominals
  2. A high-quality, unedited and uncropped profile photo (preferably against a neutral background)
  3. In a short sentence please answer the question: ‘Why does good governance matter to you?’


*By participating in the Faces of Governance campaign, you consent to the use of your name, photo and sentence for marketing purposes by the IoD. Your profile will be shown on a rotational basis on the Faces of Governance webpage and the campaign will be shared across IoD channels including, but not limited to, social media, email and Boardroom magazine.