Governance NZ

Our governance


Good governance makes great organisations

Being the professional home for all governance professionals; senior executives, company secretaries and directors involved in efficient and effective governance, compliance and risk management.


To develop excellence in governance professionals

To be the foremost body in New Zealand setting governance standards, and enhancing the professional skills and ethics of members and governance professionals to promote efficient and effective corporate management and governance.

Code of Ethics

View a copy of the Governance New Zealand Inc. Code of Ethics

Royal Charter

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (of which Governance New Zealand is a division of) was founded in 1891 and incorporated by Royal Charter on 4 November 1902. Its Patron is Her Majesty the Queen. A Supplemental Charter was granted in 1971.

ICSA Royal Charter and Byelaws

Read more on the history and significance of Royal Charters

Annual Report

Download a copy of the Annual Report 2018