National Governance Conference 2019

Come together with New Zealand's foremost business leaders for our premier annual gathering to explore the latest insights on the future of governance and risk management across key industry sectors.

The National Governance Conference offers you the chance to:

  • hear from 15 expert speakers — including three internationals
  • build your network with business leaders from New Zealand and beyond
  • gain up to 7.5 CPD hours.

Prize Draw!

Register for the National Governance Conference before Wednesday 21 August and go into the draw to win a night for two with breakfast at the Pullman Hotel.

The Future of Governance: Leadership, Good Conduct and Ethics

This year's conference theme is built around the future of governance incorporating the core values of Leadership, Good Conduct and Ethics. We explore the concept that organisations, and therefore boards and management, are successful when these three key business attributes are aligned.


AI and Governance: Being fit for purpose in our intelligent future

Global Future of GovernanceEdith Shih FCIS, President - ICSA
10 Governance Lessons from my CareerDame Jenny Shipley
Crisis Management: Identifying and managing an organisation in crisisMichael Stiassny
Panel Discussion: What makes a great BoardChair: Dr Lee Mathias
Panelists: Rob Campbell, Chelsea Grootveld & Paul Devereux
AI & Governance: Being fit for purpose in our intelligent futureStu Christie, Consultant - Stu Christie & Associates
Diversity of ThoughtLloyd Mander, DOT Scorecard
Harassment, culture, ethics and integrity: Lessons from government and sporting reviewsSpeaker to be confirmed
Complexities of "for-purpose" MissionsCraig Fisher, Consultant - RSM New Zealand
Cyber SecurityPhilip Adamson, CE - Outsource IT and Jeff Herbert, Cybercraft Ltd
The Role of Modern Boards: An interactive case studyJohn Horsley FCIS, Senior Lecturer - MIT
Perspective from across the TasmanMegan Motto, CE - Governance Institute of Australia

Conference Format

The plenary sessions offer a timely opportunity to hear from international and local thought leaders, and governance and risk management experts who will share their wisdom on international perspectives, local lessons learnt, coping in a crisis, achieving diversity of thought and much, much more...

The two concurrent sessions allow delegates to break into corporate and not-for-profit streams to hear about artificial intelligence, culture creation, leading for change and cyber security.

Register now...this year's conference is shaping up to be a day full of thought-provoking inspiration, fresh perspectives and new concepts around governance!


Member Early-Bird: $650 (incl GST)
Non-Member Early-Bird: $750 (incl GST)
(Early-Bird closes 21 August 2019)


The Pullman
Corner Princes Street and Waterloo Quadrant
Auckland City


Governance New Zealand confirms this event qualifies for 7.5 CPD structured credits per day based on 1 credit per hour of attendance

Major Business Partner

  • 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

  • 01 Oct 2019

  • The Pullman Hotel

  • 750.00