Governance NZ

Our Teaching Faculty

The Professional Education Programme is designed and taught by leading law and business academics and expert practitioners in corporate and public sector governance.

John Horsley FCG

John Horsley teaches and researches in the areas of governance, ethics, corporate and commercial law. John is an academic at the MIT Manukau School of Business and has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in law.

John is a Fellow of Governance New Zealand and is the writer and lecturer for the Corporate Governance paper for the postgraduate Governance New Zealand Professional Education Programme.

Andrea McLachlan

Andrea is a qualified barrister and solicitor who has spent many years working in different fields including Government departments, private practice, and as an academic. She holds a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) from Waikato University and is aiming to complete a Phd in the Corporate Law field one day.

Company Law is one of Andrea's favourite areas to study because of its essential nature in doing business. She encourages students to immerse themselves in what is currently happening in the corporate world and apply this knowledge to their study during the semester. Andrea is the lecturer for the Corporate Law paper.

Bill Ross

Bill is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has been involved in teaching Auditing, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance, Strategy and International Business at under-graduate and post-graduate level at various tertiary institutions. He has also been involved in delivering MBA modules for both Henley Management College (UK) in New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Africa, the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology. He is closely involved with CAANZ’s professional accounting qualifications, being a workshop facilitator, examiner and examination marker as well as preparing study materials on various accounting topics. He holds a BA in Accounting and Finance and an MBA. Bill is the lecturer for the Finance for Decision Making paper.

Dr Christopher Theunissen

Christopher’s career has included roles as diverse as police officer and academic, with experience in management, training and educational leadership. He has led various MBA executive education programmes in the public and private sectors, and has lectured and provided training to audiences across an array of subjects including strategy, leadership and management.

He is a qualified adult trainer and holds a BAdmin (International Relations), a BAdmin (Hons) (Public Administration), a MAdmin (Public Administration) and a DLitt et Phil (Political Studies).

Christopher is the lecturer for the Development of Strategy and Risk & Compliance papers.