Governance NZ

Report released on diverse thinking capability of NZ boards


In the Diverse Thinking Capability Audit of New Zealand Board Rooms 2018 ©, Mai Chen, Chair and Founder, Superdiversity Centre, NZ Asian Leaders and SUPERdiverse WOMEN interviews over fifty of New Zealand’s key governance chairs, directors and executive search firms to assess New Zealand’s current diverse thinking capability, what we can do better, how diverse thinking directors can be more influential and how leadership needs to be taken to improve diverse thinking in New Zealand board rooms.

The Honourable Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance, Minister of Sport and Recreation, and Associate Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage, launched the Capability Audit report on 22 August at an event held in Auckland.

Over 200 attendees heard the key wisdom from top directors interviewed about why diverse thinking matters and how best to improve such thinking in New Zealand board rooms.

Mai Chen presented on new tools to measure and to grow diverse thinking in the board room.

View a copy of the full report
View video of insights from the launch of the capability audit report