Values and ethics in public-sector governance – is it relevant to a Spirit of Service?

Tuesday 13 April, Wellington, 5.30-6.30pm

Public sector governance covers a wide range of policy areas and portfolios - and recent public sector reform has focused on incorporating values more centrally into governance. Embedding and then living an organisation’s values and ethics is one of the most pressing issues for governance professionals today. Especially so for public sector boards when the focus may vary, depending on the government of the day. Does this focus on values support and enhance service delivery or is it just words?

The Public Service Commission will talk to us about the reforms and how values can support a spirit of service. Follow-up discussion will examine other challenges for public sector governance, and provide time for networking. Come grow your knowledge and networks and help integrate values into governance practice.

Speaker: Hugo Vitalis
Manager, Strategy and Policy, Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission

Speaker: Dr Denis Mowbray FCG FGNZ
President, Governance New Zealand

Panel chair: Lola Toppin-Casserly
PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington
‘What is ethical leadership in boards and how can we measure it?’


Rutherford House, RHMZ02
23 Lambton Quay, Pipitea


There is no cost to attend but registration is required for catering purposes as light refreshments will be served. Please register here!

A cash bar will be available. Eftpos and credit card only please...

Governance New Zealand confirms this event qualifies for CPD structured Credits based on 1 credit per hour of attendance.

  • 05:30 pm - 06:30 pm

  • 13 Apr 2021

  • Rutherford House, Wellington