Governance NZ

Previous Conferences

2020 National Governance Conference

The 2020 conference was held virtually on Wednesday 16 September and attracted 125 virtual attendees with many others opting in to watch on demand later.

Conference theme:
Triumph over Adversity – a fireworks of governance ideas

Key note speaker:
Dr Ashley Bloomfield: Director-General of Health and Chief Executive for the Ministry of Health

During lockdown Ashley appeared every day at 1pm in our living rooms providing guidance and reassurance during an exceptionally difficult time for the people of New Zealand.

We were thrilled to welcome Ashley as keynote presenter to kick off our National Governance Conference this year!

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.

Here's what one attendee had to say about the 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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