The Committee for New Zealand and Board of Governance New Zealand has undertaken a review of the Rules in respect of the Committee for New Zealand and the New Zealand Division, and of the Governance New Zealand Incorporated Society Rules.
This review followed a similar review undertaken by the Chartered Governance Insitute over the past two years resulting in Council approval of the new Charter and Byelaws in 2020 and formal Privy Council approval in April 2023.
Many of the changes are to modernise the Rules and bring them into line with accepted best practice, the Chartered Governance Institute’s changes and requirements, and the new Incorporated Societies Act 2022. In many cases, the intent remains the same, with rewording for clarity and brevity.
There are new Rules relating to representation on the Committee for New Zealand from geographical areas, the flexibility to co-opt members to the Governance New Zealand board and extending the term available to the President/Chairperson to three years. The Governance New Zealand Rules introduce a new membership category, the corporate member.
As required by the Charter for the Chartered Governance Institute, the proposed changes have been reviewed by the Constitutional Advisory Committee and approved by the Council.
The changes are now presented to members for approval.
If you cannot attend the meeting/s, please complete the proxy form/s for the New Zealand Division of the Chartered Governance Institute Special General Meeting and/or the Governance new Zealand Incorporated Society Special General Meeting. Details of where to send the form/s are on the proxy form.
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