Governance NZ

What we do

Governance New Zealand Inc. is New Zealand's leading independent professional body with a sole focus on the practice of governance and is dedicated to providing leadership in the areas of governance, compliance and risk management.


  • Provide education, training and support for practicing Chartered Secretaries, governance advisers and risk managers to drive responsible performance in their organisations
  • Provide the qualification framework and professional education pathway to qualify Chartered Secretaries
  • Support corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors with professional resources and best practice guidance
  • Keep members updated on new developments in the areas of corporate governance, company secretarial practice and company law
  • Provide ongoing professional development opportunities via courses, workshops and our annual National Governance Conference
  • Ensure members abide by the Governance New Zealand Inc. Code of Professional Ethics and Conduct