Good Governance in a Crisis

The Canterbury Branch of Governance New Zealand invite you to join us for this virtual event where the Canterbury Branch Chair, Jodie Flowerday will moderate a discussion on good governance in a crisis.

The discussion will provide insight on:

  • what crises organisations have faced and what potential crises are looming
  • what the key differences are between governing in a crisis and during business as usual
  • how governance bodies are supported by their organisations at the operational level to help them govern well.

The discussion will draw from the varied experiences of guest panellists from public, private and charitable organisations which span across multiple industries.


Jodie Flowerday, Canterbury Branch Chair - Moderator

Sarah Anderson

Sarah accepted the position as President of the Friends of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in June 2020. The Friends are a charitable membership-based organisation whose purpose is to support the Gallery and provide ‘value added’ activities for its members. The Friends also actively fundraise in order to support Christchurch Art Gallery acquisitions, publications, and professional development funds.

Sarah's entire tenure as President thus far can rightly be described as a tenure of "crisis" with the focus being on navigating the Friends through such uncertain times.

Sarah has worked in volunteer roles for most of her adult life and was previously Chair of the Waikato Sculpture Trust, another charitable arts organisation of which she was involved with from inception.

Jeff Field

Jeff Field is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and has had more than 30 years’ experience in governance, culminating in 15 years as Secretary to the University of Canterbury Council and its Committees in the role of Registrar. His Board experience is broad, predominantly in the Not-For-Profit sector. As Registrar he also had responsibility for UC’s risk and emergency management portfolios and led its earthquake insurance claims, culminating in a $637 million settlement.

Alex Skinner

IoD Chartered Fellow Alex Skinner has gained extensive experience across many industries through his 29 years in the chartered accounting environment and more recently as a professional director.

Alex left KPMG in 2016 after 20 years, 12 as a Partner, to take on his next career challenge and has successfully built a portfolio of governance roles. He is a strong believer in diversity of thought and inclusion, and the role governance plays in sustainability.

Alex is currently an Independent Director for Christchurch City Holdings and Effectus Limited; an Independent Chair for Anchorage Trustee Services; a Director of Quotable Value and Wild in Art; a Trustee and inaugural Chair of Otautahi Community Housing Trust; and a Trustee of the Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust.


This event will be held virtually. You will be sent a zoom link to attend once registered.


Members $25 (incl GST)
Non Members $35 (incl GST)


Governance New Zealand confirms this event qualifies for 1 CPD structured credit per hour based on 1 credit per hour of attendance

Refund Policy: No refunds can be issued in respect of cancellations received within 48 hours of the event occurring.

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