The Future of Work – implications and challenges for Boards of Directors

Governance New Zealand Auckland Branch invite you to attend the The Future of Work – implications and challenges for Boards of Directors event powered by EMA.

Led by a presentation from Jarrod Harr, a leading researcher in the field of Future of Work, the discussion will explore current and future trends, the impact on individual and organisational wellbeing and the role and responsibilities of Boards of Directors in this challenging environment.

There will follow a panel discussion addressing issues and questions raised by Jarrod, at which we hope to explore some broad perspectives and commentary from directors on boards with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Malcolm Fraser, Chief Data Steward |i4 Institute & The Collaborative

Malcolm believes that the ultimate role of a board is to create a future for the organisations they serve, using timely and high-quality decisions as tools to get there.

With extensive global experience in the technology, government, and education sectors, Malcom's mission is to help fellow governance professionals better understand the challenges, digital shifts, and emergent organisational forms of the 4th Industrial Age.

Read Malcom's full bio


Dr Jarrod Haar – Professor and researcher in the field of the future of work

Jarrod Haar is a Professor of Human Resource Management at Auckland University of Technology, with tribal affiliations of Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Mahuta. He researches employees (e.g., burnout, great resignation) and organisations (innovation, performance).

Read Jarrod's full bio.

Charlotte Lockhart - Director, Coulthard Barnes (The four-day work week)

Charlotte Lockhart is a business advocate, investor, and philanthropist with more than 25 years’ experience in multiple industries locally and overseas.

As founder and managing director for the 4 Day Week Global campaign she works promoting internationally the benefits of a productivity-focused and reduced-hour workplace.

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Brett O’Riley – CEO, EMA and board member of various organisations

Brett O’Riley is the Chief Executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, and a member of the Board of BusinessNZ, having commenced in these roles in January 2019.

Brett is co-chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Transformation Plan. Read Brett's full bio.

Ruth Young – GM, Creative HQ (The gift of the tenth)

Ruth Young is the General Manager for People and Practice at Wellington’s Innovation Hub, Creative HQ. Since July 2022 Creative HQ has trialed ‘The Gift of the Tenth’ - For every nine days worked (standard eight-hour days) the tenth is gifted to the employee.

Ruth has over 20 years of experience designing inspiring workplaces at fast-growth start-ups and scale-ups across NZ, Australia, and the UK.

Read Ruth's full bio.


AUT, WG308
Auckland City
Map of AUT

5.30pm Networking | 6.00pm Event commences | 7.00pm-7.30pm Networking


Members: $45 (Incl GST)
Non Members: $55 (Incl GST)


Governance New Zealand confirms this event qualifies for 1 CPD structured credits per day 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.

  • 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm

  • 26 Oct 2022

  • AUT, Room WG308

  • Auckland Branch Committee
    $ 55.00