Institute of Directors presentation - Do communities get best value from the current board appointment system?

Governance is usually regarded as being involved with commercial businesses with the all-important bottom line seen as a measure of success.

At this lunch event, IoD Chartered Fellow Rex Williams will lead an interactive discussion, seeking to get your views on the quality of governance across a whole range of community activities, and poses the question “does the Community get the best value from the current system for appointing board members (whether it be for kindy committees, tennis clubs or health boards)?”

IoD are also delighted to be making presentations to the winners of their West Coast First Steps in Governance Award and Emerging Director Award, and acknowledge the support of Development West Coast and Westroads Ltd who have provided governance internships as part of these awards.

Presenter: Rex Williams

Rex Williams, trained as a civil engineer, had a 30 year management career with Holcim NZ Ltd.

For the past 15 years he has held a number of governance roles including chairing the West Coast District Health Board, Chancellor University of Canterbury and as a Commissioner, Environment Canterbury. He presently chairs the Te Tai Poutini Planning Committee, responsible for creating a single document to support planning by the West Coast District Councils.

In the past Rex has chaired Cycling Action Network, a national cycling advocacy group and he presently chairs Styx Living Laboratory Trust, a river care group.

In the commercial sector, he has held director roles in New Zealand and the Pacific including 12 years as chair of HW Richardson Group, a national logistics company based in Invercargill.

Additional information

IoD have been monitoring the government updates regarding COVID-19 and are keeping up to date with Ministry of Health guidance with regards to events and public gatherings. For the last updates on face to face courses and our safety planning see IoD response to COVID-19 page.

Date: Thursday, 25 March 2021
Time: 12.15pm - 1.45pm (drinks and nibbles provided)
Venue: Monteith's Brewing Co - 60 Herbert Street, Greymouth

Sharynn Johnson - Canterbury Branch Manager
+64 3 968 6468
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2020 IOD