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  • New CEO and Directors

    13 Jan 2022

    Governance NZ Inc is delighted to announce that Graham Hill has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation. A highly experienced senior leader and CEO, Graham will assume his new responsibilities on 8 February 2022...

  • Honouring our 2021 Milestone Members

    10 Jan 2022

    In 2021 we had 64 members who reached membership milestones including one member who celebrated an impressive 70 years membership, 11 members who celebrated 60 years and 18 members who celebrated 50 years...

  • Our 2021 New Associates

    05 Oct 2021

    Congratulations to our 20 new Associate members
    for 2021...

  • Governance NZ signs MoU with RiskNZ

    15 Nov 2021

    Governance New Zealand is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RiskNZ, a leading sector and professional body in New Zealand that brings together people and organisations managing risk...

  • Governance Training Online

    07 Aug 2019

    Two new titles available...Getting Board Ready
    and Governance, Boards & Directorships

  • Top Student Award for Susan

    09 Apr 2019

    Congratulations to Susan Webb, Semester One
    2021 Top Student Award recipient...

  • Some big shoes to fill?

    21 Jan 2020

    As NZ's leading independent professional body with
    a sole focus on the practice of governance, we are
    well-placed to assist.

    Find out more about advertising your governance roles with Governance NZ & Women on Boards...

  • ​Women in the boardroom: International governance stocktake

    23 Mar 2021

    Authored by Governance NZ Fellow, Dr Rosanne Hawarden FCG FGNZ, this thought leadership paper examines the status of women on boards from a truly international perspective...

  • Congratulations to our Award Winners!

    11 Jun 2021

    Our Women in Governance Award winners have been announced...find out who they are!

  • Awards Gala Dinner 2021

    08 Apr 2021

    Tickets for this event have now sold out!
    Enjoy a night of celebration and inspiration as we acknowledge all of our Women in Governance Awards finalists...and reveal who this year's Award winners are! Register for the waitlist...

  • Vera Halligan Awards 2019-20

    24 Nov 2020

    Levana Jackson (left) with Rosanne Hawarden FCG

    We are pleased to announce the 2019 and 2020 Award recipients....

  • Governance NZ Prizes for Top Waikato students

    15 Nov 2018

    Each year Governance NZ sponsors the Governance New Zealand Prizes in Business Law awarded to two high-achieving students from Waikato University’s Management School. Congratulations to Gina Butler and Iris Chang...

    Gina Butler

  • INFINZ Award for Hayley Cassidy

    09 Nov 2020

    Congratulations to Auckland Member, Hayley Cassidy ACG, who was honoured with the University of Auckland - Emerging Leader Award at this year’s INFINZ Awards held in Auckland on 20 October...

  • A Welcome New Face for Women on Boards

    21 Aug 2020

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Tania Te Whenua BA/LLB ACG (Tūhoe, Whakatōhea) to the Women on Boards Executive Committee...

  • Post-nominal update

    23 Jul 2020

    Following re-branding of the global Institute to The Chartered Governance Institute, Member's global post-nominals have been updated...

  • Accelerate your Governance Career in 2020

    13 Dec 2017

    Develop the skills, resources and knowledge to equip you in your role as a governance professional!

  • Grants available to Canterbury students

    03 Jun 2020

    The Vera Halligan Trust provides grants of up to $1,000 to recipients in the Canterbury Province. Get your entry in now...applications close 30 June 2020!

  • Easter Greeting

    09 Apr 2020

    The Board and staff wish all Members happiness and good health as we sail into a very different kind of Easter break this year...

  • Presidential Update

    19 Mar 2020

    Our President, Dr Denis Mowbray FCG FGNZ has released an update for Members regarding the impacts of COVID-19...

  • Super Rugby drops the ball on female board representation

    18 Mar 2020

    New Zealand Super Rugby franchises have dropped the ball on female board representation, with four out of five only having one female board member, while the Highlanders have no women. CE Linda Noble was invited to comment ...

  • 2019 New Members & Fellows

    19 Dec 2018

    We would like to acknowledge and congratulate all of our new Associate Members and Fellows...

    New Fellow, Paul Town FCIS, with
    Board Member and 2020 President, Dr Denis Mowbray

  • Honouring our 2019 Milestone Members

    09 Dec 2019

    We are delighted to have so many loyal members who have achieved long-service milestone memberships during 2019!

  • Governance NZ Prizes for Waikato University students

    26 Nov 2019

  • CE attends reception for HRH Prince Charles

    20 Nov 2019

    Our CE, Linda Noble, attended a reception for Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Government House...

  • Governance Lessons Learned

    02 Oct 2019

    Keynote speaker, Dame Jenny Shipley, offered some wise and cautionary words for attendees to think about in the Boardroom when she spoke at the recent National Governance Conference...

  • New doors are about to open for governance professionals!

    14 May 2019

    From August 2019 a new professional designation of
    Chartered Governance Professional will sit alongside that of Chartered Secretary...

  • 2019 Award winners revealed

    21 Jun 2019

    Our Women in Governance Award winners were announced at a Gala Dinner held in Auckland last Thursday...find out who came away with a trophy!

  • Kate Reid FCIS receives Queen's Service Medal

    10 Jun 2019

    Governance NZ Board Member, Kate Reid FCIS, has been recognised in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours...

  • Award Finalists announced!

    24 May 2019

    The judging is complete...find out who the Finalists are for this year's Women in Governance Awards!

  • CE in the field...ILANZ Conference Exhibition

    17 May 2019

    Exhibiting at the ILANZ Conference in Dunedin last week was a first for Governance NZ and a great opportunity to raise the profile of our governance training and professional education programme...

  • Good Governance under the spotlight

    01 Mar 2019

    The Mainzeal High Court decision has attracted attention from the governance community and is a timely reminder for all governance professionals to be cognisant of their responsibilities as guardians of good governance...

  • Honorary degree for David Mace FCIS

    08 Feb 2019

    The University of Auckland has conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree on David Mace ONZM, long-time Fellow of Governance NZ...

  • Congratulations to Andrée Talbot CNZM

    29 Jan 2019

    Women on Boards Member, Andrée Talbot CNZM, has been honoured in the New Year Honours List 2019 for services to the Plunket Society...

  • Honouring our Milestone Members!

    19 Dec 2018

    Auckland Branch Chair, Jayne Atherton,
    with 70-year member Don Caradus FCIS

    We are delighted to honour the many loyal members who have achieved long-service milestone
    memberships during 2018...

  • Dr Tony Ellis FCIS to join Harvard

    12 Dec 2018

    Wellington human rights barrister, Dr Tony Ellis FCIS, will join the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program community as a Visiting Fellow for the Spring Semester, January to July 2019...

  • Wellington Chair a Mandarin superstar!

    06 Dec 2018

    Shane Bidois FCIS, the Chair of Wellington Branch Committee, has won a Prime Minister's scholarship to study Chinese at Peking University...

  • Stewart Germann FCIS receives Australian honour

    06 Nov 2018

    New Zealand franchise lawyer Stewart Germann has been honoured in Melbourne, Australia at this year’s Franchise Council of Australia Legal Symposium for his ‘outstanding contribution to franchising’...

  • Minister to present Awards this week!

    18 Jun 2019

    The Minister for Women, Hon Julie Anne Genter, will be in attendance at the Women in Governance Awards Gala Dinner to present trophies to all Award winners following a brief ministerial speech...

  • The Effective Director Series

    05 Feb 2020

    Designed for all directors, including those in SME's and Not-for-Profits, who want to gain skills and knowledge but who cannot afford a full week out of the business...

  • In remembrance: Chris Luoni FCIS FGNZ

    05 Jun 2020

    It is with great sadness, that we have learned of the passing of Chris Luoni FCIS FGNZ, Past President and Chair of Governance New Zealand...

  • Dr Ashley Bloomfield to present at Governance Conference

    05 Aug 2020

    We are very excited to have Dr Ashley Bloomfield as our key note presenter at this year's National Governance Conference on 16 September...

  • Annual General Meetings

    23 Oct 2020

    View dates and details for the upcoming 2020 Governance NZ Inc. National and Branch AGMs...

  • Celebrating International Women's Day!

    08 Mar 2021

    Women on Boards NZ is celebrating International Women's Day...
    We can choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity. We can choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let's all #ChooseToChallenge

  • Global webinar: Women in the Boardroom

    04 Mar 2021

    Join us at 9pm (NZST) on 11 March for a live webinar discussion on Women in the Boardroom: An international governance stocktake.

    Hear global perspectives from a panel of industry champions including NZ Fellow, Dr Rosanne Hawarden FCG, reinforcing their commitment to actively forge gender equality...

  • Board & Committee Vacancies 2022

    25 Aug 2021

    We are currently seeking nominations for vacancies in the Northern, Central and Southern Electoral Areas effective 1 January 2022. Nominations must be lodged in confidence by midnight on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

  • 2021 Governance Conference Programme

    21 Oct 2021

    View the 2021 National Governance Conference programme!

  • Happy Holidays!

    22 Dec 2015

    We wish everyone a very safe and enjoyable Christmas holiday season as you take time out to relax with family and friends!

    The Governance NZ office will be closed from 5pm Wednesday 22 December 2021 and will reopen on Monday 10 January 2022.