2020 National Governance Conference

Announcing our key note speaker...
Dr Ashley Bloomfield

During lockdown Ashley appeared every day at 1pm in our living rooms providing guidance and reassurance during an exceptionally difficult time for the people of New Zealand. Now we are thrilled to welcome Ashley in person as keynote presenter at our National Governance Conference.

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

Programme now live!

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Conference theme:
Triumph over Adversity - a fireworks of governance ideas

This year’s National Governance Conference offers you the chance to:

  • hear from a range of expert speakers
  • build your network with business leaders from New Zealand and beyond
  • gain up to 7.5 CPD hours.


Time Activity
8.30-8.45am Welcome - Ngaio Merrick, MC
8.45-8.55am Conference opening address - Dr Denis Mowbray, President GNZ
9.00-9.30am The Eliminator - a true story of leadership and resilience - Dr Ashley Bloomfield
9.30-10.30am Panel Discussion: When just being kind is not enough
Chair - Rob Campbell. Panel - Kirk Hope, Tania Te Whenua
10.30-11.00am Morning break
11.00-11.45am COVID-19 Case Study
11.45am -12.30pm Compliance versus Creativity
Presenter - Silvana Schenone, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
12.30-1.30pm Lunch break
1.30-2.15pm Breakout Session 1
Year of the New Privacy Act
Hesketh Henry
Breakout Session 2
Charting the future in the NFP/Charity sector
Presenter - Craig Fisher, RSM New Zealand
2.15-3.00pm Breakout Session 1
Covid-19: Accelerating Kiwi businesses into digital
Presenter - Andy Hamilton

Breakout Session 2
Championing and embedding diversity within your boardroom
Presenter - Earle Wilkes
3.00-3.30pm Afternoon break
3.30-4.15pm Point of convergence: a perspective for leaders on the strategy, risk and compliance nexus
Presenter - Dr Christopher Theunissen
4.15-4.50pm Future Directors - the challenges and opportunities of under 30's in the boardroom
Presenter - Shannon Scown
4.50-5.00pm Closing remarks
Linda Noble, Chief Executive
5.00pm Drinks & networking


Early Bird pricing ends Monday 10 August
Governance New Zealand & Women on Boards Member: $650 (incl GST)
Non-Member: $750 (incl GST)

Standard pricing from Tuesday 11 August
Governance New Zealand & Women on Boards Member: $750 (incl GST)
Non-Member: $850 (incl GST)


Cordis Hotel
83 Symonds Street
Auckland City
Accommodation discount code


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 Partners

  • 08:30 am - 05:00 pm

  • 16 Sep 2020

  • Cordis Hotel

  • 750.00