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  • Start using your GNZ Member Benefits app today

    21 Sep 2022

    It is now easier to access GNZ member benefits, whether you’re purchasing in store or online, the GNZ app is easily accessible with all the latest deals and discounts.

  • Top Students for Semester One 2022

    20 Sep 2022

    Congratulations to Danel le Roux and Grant Deeney who jointly achieved the Prize for Academic Excellence for Semester One 2022...

  • What are the key challenges faced by female directors?

    23 Mar 2021

    Limited opportunities to network, mum-guilt and unconscious biases were some of the biggest challenges faced by women in governance, according to three award-winning women board directors.

  • Women on Boards ExCo Seeking Members

    20 Sep 2022

    Do you believe in achieving equality for women in governance and leadership? If so, consider becoming an Executive Committee member of Women on Boards New Zealand.

  • Queen Elizabeth II

    09 Sep 2022

    It is with profound sadness that we learnt of the death of Queen Elizabeth ll. We will greatly mourn her passing.

    As Patron of The Chartered Governance Institute, she has been an inspiration to our members for many decades...

  • NZ’s Women in Governance Award Winners Revealed!

    04 Aug 2022

    Women on Boards NZ and Governance NZ are thrilled to reveal the winners for this year’s Women in Governance Awards!

  • Truth about Governance: From the founder of Women on Boards NZ

    10 Aug 2022

    Founder of Women on Boards NZ and past president of Governance New Zealand, Dr Rosanne Hawarden shares her thoughts on why women were not getting onto boards.

  • Advertising with Governance New Zealand and Women on Boards

    21 Jan 2020

    As NZ's leading independent professional body with a sole focus on the practice of governance, we are well-placed to assist. Find out more about advertising your governance roles with Governance NZ & Women on Boards.

  • Jo Kelly awarded the top student award for Semester Two 2021

    26 Apr 2022

    Each semester a prize for academic excellence is awarded to the student achieving the highest overall mark.

  • New directors appointed to the Governance NZ board

    24 Jan 2022

    Governance New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Hardaker FCG FGNZ as its new President.

  • Reflections from the outgoing President

    25 Jan 2022

    Outgoing President, Dr Denis Mowbray FCG FGNZ, reflects on the his tenure over the last two years...

  • Graham Hill appointed as CEO of Governance NZ

    13 Jan 2022

    Governance NZ Inc is delighted to announce that Graham Hill has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation.

  • Honouring our 2021 Milestone Members

    10 Jan 2022

    In 2021 we had 64 members who reached membership milestones including one member who celebrated an impressive 70 years membership, 11 members who celebrated 60 years and 18 members who celebrated 50 years...

  • Introducing our 2021 Associate Members

    05 Oct 2021

    Congratulations to our newest 20 new Associate Members, who have recently graduated from the Professional Education Programme and have achieved chartered status.

  • Governance NZ signs MoU with RiskNZ

    15 Nov 2021

    Governance New Zealand is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RiskNZ, a leading sector and professional body in New Zealand that brings together people and organisations managing risk...

  • The New Incorporated Societies Act – Changes and Governance Impact

    05 Dec 2022

    Two new titles available - Getting Board Ready and Governance, Boards & Directorships


  • Susan Webb awarded top student for Semester One 2021

    01 Jun 2021

    Congratulations to Susan Webb, Semester One 2021 Top Student Award recipient...

  • Post-nominal update

    23 Jul 2020

    Following re-branding of the global Institute to The Chartered Governance Institute, Member's global post-nominals have been updated...

  • One advice that helped you on your leadership journey

    03 Jan 2023


  • The New Incorporated Societies Act – Officer Duties

    09 Jan 2023

    Governance New Zealand hosted Robert Clarke, Acting Principal Policy Advisor, MBIE to talk about the new Incorporated Societies Act, a few weeks ago.

    The aim of the event was to not only increase knowledge of the new Act but also stimulate questions around governance of incorporated societies by focusing on the changes - financial and non-financial, officer duties and its governance impacts.

  • How to Bring Diversity and Inclusion to the Boardroom: two NZ directors share their insights

    17 Jan 2023

    Speaking to a room full of governance leaders, award-winning director Cassandra Crowley and director on multiple boards and former MP Steve Maharey covered a range of topic during a panel discussion with MC Ziena Jalil at the Women in Governance Awards 2022.

  • New doors are about to open for governance professionals!

    14 May 2019

    From August 2019 a new professional designation of Chartered Governance Professional will sit alongside that of Chartered Secretary.

  • Challenges faced by women directors today: two directors share their insights

    08 Dec 2022

    Speaking to a room full of governance leaders, award-winning director Cassandra Crowley and director on multiple boards and former MP Steve Maharey covered a range of topic during a panel discussion with MC Ziena Jalil at the Women in Governance Awards 2022.

  • ‘I wish I had known…’ – What four award winning directors want you to know about governance

    23 Nov 2022


  • Being a minority on a board: two directors share their insights

    22 Dec 2022

    Speaking to a room full of governance leaders, award-winning director Cassandra Crowley and director on multiple boards and former MP Steve Maharey covered a range of topic during a panel discussion with MC Ziena Jalil at the Women in Governance Awards 2022.