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National Governance Conference

The National Governance Conference is held annually and is New Zealand's premier event for governance professionals...

2020 National Governance Conference

The 2020 conference will be held on Tuesday 8 September at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.

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.

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

  • hear from 20 expert speakers — including internationals
  • build your network with business leaders from New Zealand and beyond
  • gain up to 7.5 CPD hours.

Mark your diaries with this date, registrations open July 2020.

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2019 National Governance Conference

The 2019 conference was held 1 October at the Pullman in Auckland.

Keynote speaker, Dame Jenny Shipley, invited attendees to think about guarding their independence, not to succumb to group think, and to be absolutely clear on their leadership intent. She also challenged Board members to seek independent 3rd party advice when a situation in the Boardroom just didn't feel feel right.

Dame Jenny Shipley was one of 15 national and international thought leaders presenting at the annual national Governance Conference in Auckland. The event was well attended with 115 delegates from throughout New Zealand and overseas gathering to hear presentations on a diverse range of governance-related topics including diversity of thought in the boardroom, crisis management, the role of modern boards, AI and cyber-security.

We were also exceptionally privileged to have Edith Shih FCIS, President of The Governance Institute, (previously The Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators) open the conference and deliver a presentation on the global future of governance. Edith is in New Zealand for the Institute's International Council Meeting and Annual General Meeting which Governance New Zealand is hosting.

Here's what one attendee had to say about this year's conference...

"I enjoyed the National Governance Conference and glad I made the trip up to Auckland! A great balance between technical, strategic and inspiring content. Thank you to you and the team for bringing it all together and making it such a worthwhile event. I’ll definitely be there again next year."
Lola Toppin-Casserly

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2018 National Governance Conference

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2017 National Governance Conference

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2016 National Governance Conference

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2015 National Governance Conference

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2014 National Governance Conference

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