Reporting to the Board

This course explores how the quality of reporting can influence the success of your organisation and how to create effective board reports.

4 CPD points

Does preparing for board meetings and doing monthly reports chew up more time than it should? Do you know what to report and when?

Course/workshop category: Focused short course

Duration: Workshop, half day

Content covered

At this workshop you will:

  • explore how the quality of your reporting can influence the success of your organisation
  • come away with 10 top tips on creating effective board reports
  • gain a greater understanding on how to exceed your boards' expectations

Who should attend?

Senior executives who want to interact with their board more effectively and in-turn improve their career prospects.

​Members: $510 incl GST
Non-members: $585 incl GST

Not a member? Join online now to receive the member rate.

“The way to build trust between board and management is for CEO’s to be honest and upfront instead of making things seem rosy.”
Mark HamiltonMark Hamilton, former CEO, Brew Group



Reporting to the Board is facilitated by:

  • George Adams, FCA, CMInstD

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    George is an independent company director and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors. George sits on the board of both public and private companies. He is a former CEO of Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand, Finance Director of British Telecom Northern Ireland and Group Finance Director of Molino Beverages Group. He is also chair of both the Occupational Health Advisory Group, an expert panel that advises WorkSafe on Occupational Health strategy and the Business Leaders Health and Safety Forum. Being a director and chair on multiple boards has given George an excellent insight into what a good board paper should look like and how excellence in report writing and delivery is not only helpful for effective board business, it is essential to career progression.   

  • Jo Cribb

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    Jo has had a long career working on some of the toughest issues facing New Zealand – child poverty, violence against women and entrenched unemployment. She was a senior public servant, leading the Office of the Children’s Commission and most recently as chief executive of the Ministry for Women. She is an experienced NGO governor with roles including Royal New Zealand Navy, IHC, VSA, Literacy Aotearoa and was chair of Scots College. Jo recently published research into the governance capability of social sector NGOs.  Her current portfolio includes leading an NGO focused on improving literacy rates and running her consulting business where she works with leaders in New Zealand and internationally to achieve their diversity goals.

  • Jo Brosnahan QSO, MA Hons, FCILT, FNZIM, CFInstD

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    Jo is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Chair of Northpower Fibre (ultra-fast broadband), Chair of Maritime NZ, Chair of Rotorua Lakes Audit and Risk Committee, Chair of Harrison Grierson and also on the Auckland Museum Trust Board and Principal of Leaders for the Future.   She is Chair of the Taitokerau Education Trust, supporting digital learning in low decile schools in Northland, a member of the Centre for Brain Research Advisory Board, and of other trusts. She is the Founder and Advisory Trustee of Leadership NZ, was Chair for more than a decade and has had an extensive governance career.  She was previously CEO of the Northland Regional Council and of the Auckland Regional Council. 

    As a Harkness Fellow and Aspen Scholar, Jo spent a year researching leadership in the USA.