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Foreword

Kia ora and welcome

He aha te kai a te rangatira? He kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero.

What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge. It is communication.

The critical need and importance for robust governance and board leadership have been accentuated by the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic on business, communities and nations. High-performing boards with sound governance practices are better-placed to respond effectively to ensure the long-term sustainability of their organisations.

The IoD believes in the power of governance to create a strong, fair and sustainable future for New Zealand. To thrive now and in the future, directors need to be courageous, committed and resilient - willing to learn and stay current and connected.

The Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice for New Zealand Directors provides IoD members with essential guidance on governance best practice and global trends. This new edition incorporates important developments including in relation to climate change, privacy, mental health and wellbeing, culture and conduct, and other stakeholder and ESG matters.

Our role is to support and enable you with the latest governance thinking, practice and knowledge to add value to your organisations and wider communities. We hope that you find this new edition helpful.

Nga mihi

The Governance Leadership Centre