This course will provide you with a sound understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a board and directors, including business culture and what directorship really involves.
• Governance vs Management
• The legal framework
• Core roles of the Board including strategy and performance
• Audit and Risk responsibility
• Setting Business culture
• Key attributes of the ideal Director
• Common traps
• Training for Directors
• Where to find the ideal Director
Relevant to you?
• Individuals looking to move into directorship roles
• Business owners looking to set up a Governance or Advisory Board
• Directors wishing to strengthen their contribution at the board table.
Presenter: Quentin Hix, Quentin Hix Legal
A member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors since 2002, Quentin’s main governance role is as a director of Ngai Tahu Holdings Corporation Limited, an investment company with net assets over $1 billion spanning a variety of businesses such as property development, tourism and transport.
Other key roles include a director of Hunter Downs Irrigation Limited, chairing a central North Island investment company, Ngati Manawa Development Limited and being a director on Westland Holdings Limited, the commercial asset holding arm of the Westland District Council.
Previous governance roles include chairing Trust Aoraki Limited, chairing a local private service company and being a director of Health South Canterbury Limited before becoming a member of its successor, the South Canterbury District Health Board. As the majority owner and a director of Quentin Hix Legal Limited, Quentin takes governance seriously, with the company’s board being chaired by an independent, experienced governor from outside the legal profession. He is a keen advocate for the considerable benefits that can be achieved with independent governors as part of your team.