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  • Good Governance under the spotlight

    01 Mar 2019

    The Mainzeal High Court decision has attracted attention from the governance community and is a timely reminder for all governance professionals to be cognisant of their responsibilities as guardians of good governance...

  • Accelerate your Governance Career in 2019

    13 Dec 2017

    Develop the skills, resources and knowledge to equip you in your role as a governance professional!

  • Honorary degree for David Mace FCIS

    08 Feb 2019

    The University of Auckland has conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree on David Mace ONZM, long-time Fellow of Governance NZ...

  • Congratulations to Andrée Talbot CNZM

    29 Jan 2019

    Women on Boards Member, Andrée Talbot CNZM, has been honoured in the New Year Honours List 2019 for services to the Plunket Society...

  • 2018 New Members & Fellows

    19 Dec 2018

    New Fellow Taufil Omar FCIS with
    Jayne Atherton, Chair of Auckland Branch

    We would like to acknowledge and congratulate all of our new Associate Members and Fellows...

  • Honouring our Milestone Members!

    19 Dec 2018

    Auckland Branch Chair, Jayne Atherton,
    with 70-year member Don Caradus FCIS

    We are delighted to honour the many loyal members who have achieved long-service milestone
    memberships during 2018...

  • Dr Tony Ellis FCIS to join Harvard

    12 Dec 2018

    Wellington human rights barrister, Dr Tony Ellis FCIS, will join the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program community as a Visiting Fellow for the Spring Semester, January to July 2019...

  • Wellington Chair a Mandarin superstar!

    06 Dec 2018

    Shane Bidois FCIS, the Chair of Wellington Branch Committee, has won a Prime Minister's scholarship to study Chinese at Peking University...

  • Governance NZ Prizes for Top Waikato students

    15 Nov 2018

    Each year Governance NZ sponsors the Governance New Zealand Prize in Business Law awarded to two high-achieving students from Waikato University’s Management School. Congratulations to Logan King and Sam Woolerton...

    Sam Woolerton with Shelley Bird ACIS

  • Stewart Germann FCIS receives Australian honour

    06 Nov 2018

    New Zealand franchise lawyer Stewart Germann has been honoured in Melbourne, Australia at this year’s Franchise Council of Australia Legal Symposium for his ‘outstanding contribution to franchising’...

  • Women on Boards Networking Event Series

    12 Oct 2018

    In this our 125th year of women’s suffrage, this nationwide series of panel discussion will take a critical look at how far we have come in achieving gender equality – both in the workplace and around the board table – and what still needs to be done...

  • Congratulations to our Top Student!

    14 Sep 2017

    Each semester a prize for academic excellence is awarded to the student achieving the highest overall mark. The Semester One 2018 award went to Hayley Denoual of Wellington...

  • Boost your governance tool kit!

    22 Aug 2018

    The National Governance Conference is NZ's premier governance conference and provides a day of energy, expertise and experience designed to add extra skills and resources to your governance toolkit...register now!

  • The winners are revealed!

    24 Mar 2016

    Congratulations to all winners and finalists in the 2018 Women in Governance Awards!

  • Minister opens Women on Boards Conference

    11 May 2018

    Hon. Julie Anne Genter provided the opening address at the recent annual Women on Boards Conference...

    L-R Julie Hardaker; Hon Julie Anne Genter - Minister for Women; Dr Rosanne Hawarden and Linda Noble

  • Minister for Women visits Women on Boards

    27 Feb 2018

    (Left to right - Julie Hardaker, Hon Julie Anne Genter, Linda Noble)

    Minister for Women, the Hon Julie Anne Genter, recently met with Linda Noble, Women on Boards Chief Executive and Julie Hardaker, the new Chair of Women on Boards...

  • NZ ranked among worst in world for women on boards

    08 Mar 2018

    New Women on Boards Chair, Julie Hardaker, says she is saddened at the findings of the latest report revealing the decline of women at the top in NZ companies...

  • Antony Gough delights and dazzles at Canterbury event

    07 Sep 2017

    Canterbury Branch held a very successful lunch event at Christchurch Golf Club this week.

    Antony (far right) is pictured above with (L to R) Linda Noble, Peter Randle and Jean Barr.

    Antony Gough, Managing Director of The Terrace development, captivated an audience of close to fifty with the colourful tale of events in his life and how they have shaped his diverse career and business interests.

  • Governance NZ Awards Prizes to Waikato Students

    28 Aug 2017

    Each year Governance NZ sponsors the Governance New Zealand Prize in Business Law awarded to two high-achieving students from Waikato University’s Management School.

    This year the prizes went to Sandra Toner (pictured above left) and Nikkyta Lulu. The prizes were presented by Governance NZ’s Member & Communications Executive, Lee Edmands, at the Waikato Business School Prize Giving Awards Ceremony held on 16 August.

  • NZ's 2018 Diversity Champions revealed!

    09 May 2017

    Congratulations to all Women in Governance Award Winners and Finalists...

  • Professor Mervyn King awarded Honorary Fellowship

    27 Mar 2017

    Professor Mervyn King (front row, 3rd from right) was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship of ICSA in recognition for his extensive work in corporate governance.

  • President attends Waitangi celebration at Government House

    16 Feb 2017

    President, Dr Rosanne Hawarden, was invited to attend the 177th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi at Government House on 6 February.

    Dr Rosanne Hawarden (right) with Rachael Manson, Ministry for Women

  • CE interviewed by media on declining female director numbers

    19 Jan 2017

    Chief Executive, Linda Noble, was recently interviewed by Radio NZ and the NZ Herald to comment on the declining number of female directors. This was prompted by the release of NZX data revealing that, in the December quarter, the proportion of male directors rose to 87 per cent, with female director numbers falling to 13 per cent...

  • New Patron for Governance NZ

    29 Nov 2016

    Newly appointed Governor-General of New Zealand, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO has accepted Governance New Zealand's invitation for Vice-Regal patronage...

  • Congratulations Helen Robinson...

    20 Oct 2016

    Helen Robinson, Director for Organic Initiative Ltd, was announced Supreme Award Winner at the recent 2016 Women of Influence Awards. Auckland members had an opportunity to meet Helen recently when she presented at the Auckland Women on Boards Networking Breakfast which is part of the Women on Boards Networking Breakfast Series which ran nationally throughout November...

  • 2016 Annual General Meetings

    19 Oct 2016

    View dates and details for the upcoming 2016 Governance NZ National and Branch AGMs...

  • Who are Governance NZ's Top Achieving students?

    20 Sep 2016

    Each semester a prize for academic excellence is awarded to the student achieving the highest overall mark...congratulations to Dawn Handforth of Auckland who was presented with her certificate and prize by tutor, Wilfred Kurukulasuriya FCIS...

  • Patronage Reception

    15 Jul 2016

    Vice-Regal patron of Governance New Zealand and Governor-General of New Zealand, His Excellency Lieutenant General The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO hosted a reception at Government House on 14 July to thank and acknowledge the work carried out by Chief Executive, Linda Noble and President, Chris Luoni on behalf of Governance New Zealand.

  • Women in Governance Awards winners announced!

    10 Jun 2016

    Congratulations to the winners of the Women In Governance Awards which were announced at an Awards Gala Dinner on 30 June....

  • Latest CSIA publication

    29 Mar 2016

    Global Governance Voice is the half yearly magazine of the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), of which Governance New Zealand is a member. View page 42 for a roundup of NZ events...

  • Global Governance Voice - The Shareholder Engagement Issue

    19 Aug 2015

    Global Governance Voice is the half yearly magazine of the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), of which Governance New Zealand is a member...

  • Corporate governance - the tone from the top

    31 Jul 2015

    This report draws on 1,865 telephone interviews with business leaders in 36 countries through our International Business Report (IBR), and includes 86 in-depth interviews...

  • Introducing Women on Boards

    24 Jun 2015

    We are pleased to announce that Women on Boards NZ is soon to be associated with Governance New Zealand. The transition process is currently underway and we anticipate this to be completed in July, closely followed by a formal announcement.

  • Groups and consolidations: new financial reporting challenges for charities

    26 Jun 2015

    If registered charities are in a control relationship, the controlling entity will have to prepare consolidated financial statements, consolidating the financial information of their entity with the financial information of all the entities they control.

  • Director remuneration: finding the right balance

    24 Jun 2015

    Minter Ellison commissioned an independent survey of 31 selected NZ and Australian members of the institutional investment community. The results reveal that it’s certainly not a cut-and-dried matter...

  • Lease available - Level 1, 44 Anzac Ave

    08 Jun 2015

    Governance New Zealand is seeking new tenants for Level 1, 44 Anzac Avenue, Auckland CBD...

  • Sporadic - BNZ Weekly Overview

    08 Jun 2015

    View the latest BNZ Weekly Overview - Sporadic Report...

  • Limited partnerships in New Zealand

    02 Jun 2015

    New Zealand's relatively new limited partnership regime aims to provide a convenient, flexible and internationally recognised structure...

  • 2015 Annual General Meetings

    05 Oct 2015

    The 2015 regional and national Annual General Meetings will be held during November...

  • Women in Governance Awards Gala Dinner

    08 Jun 2016

    The Women in Governance Award winners in all seven categories will be announced at a special Gala Dinner being held at the Stamford Plaza in Auckland on the evening of Thursday 30 June 2016.

    All Awards will be presented by Hon. Louise Upston Minister for Women...

  • Linda Noble to present at Better Boards Conference

    27 Jul 2017

    Governance NZ Chief Executive, Linda Noble, has been invited to speak at the Better Boards Conference in Brisbane this weekend...

  • Study grants available for Canterbury students

    30 Oct 2017

    Applications for the 2017 Vera Halligan Trust Study Grant close Friday 1 December 2017...

    2016 Grant Recipient, Sophia Fenwick

  • Mervyn King to visit NZ

    18 Oct 2017

    It is with great excitement that we announce that Professor Mervyn King, internationally renowned expert on corporate governance and sustainability, is to visit our shores and will make a special presentation on the evening of 11 December...

  • 2018 National Governance Conference

    12 Jul 2017

    The draft programme is now available and registrations will soon be open for NZ's premier event for governance professionals. Make sure you note Thursday 13 September in your diaries!

  • Report released on diverse thinking capability of NZ boards

    23 Aug 2018

    The report was published by the Superdiversity Centre for Law, Policy and Business and launched by Hon Grant Robertson at an event in Auckland 22 August...

  • Gender Equality: Are we there yet?

    19 Sep 2018

    Women on Boards Chair, Julie Hardaker, releases article to mark 125 years of women's suffrage in NZ...

  • Happy Holidays!

    22 Dec 2015

    The Governance NZ office will be closed from midday Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen on Monday 14 January 2019. We wish everyone a very happy Christmas and holiday season as you take time out to relax with family and friends...

  • 2019 Women in Governance Awards

    22 Feb 2019

    Why not make this the year to stand out from the crowd?

    Nominate yourself, a colleague or your organisation and take this opportunity to be rewarded for achievements made in the promotion of excellence in governance and leadership...

  • It's International Women's Day!

    07 Mar 2019