Governance NZ

About us

Who we are...

Governance New Zealand Inc., (formerly Chartered Secretaries New Zealand Inc.), is New Zealand's leading independent professional body with a sole focus on the practice of governance and is dedicated to providing leadership in the areas of governance, compliance and risk management. Members enjoy global recognition and are supported through ongoing professional development, advocacy and technical updates to advance the best international practices and standards.

a sole focus on the practice of governance...

Our accredited and internationally recognised Professional Education Programme provides governance and risk practitioners with the skills they need to improve their organisations’ performance and is the gateway to qualifying for membership of Governance New Zealand Inc. and the Chartered Secretary qualification.

Governance New Zealand Inc. is the New Zealand Division of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA Global). ICSA Global is an international professional body with 39,000 members and 6,000 students across 72 countries. It was founded in England in 1891 and granted its Royal Charter in 1902. The New Zealand Division of the Institute was formed in 1937.