The Next Directors

The Next Directors Programme

The Next Directors Programme has been designed to develop and mentor individuals looking for a pathway to senior leadership and governance roles.

AUCKLAND - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN : click here for the application form

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 27TH JUNE 2024

SIX two-hour sessions from August to November 2024

About the 2024 Programme in Auckland

Developed by the INFINZ Emerging Leaders Group, the programme is now in its fourth year in Auckland and has been designed to develop and mentor individuals looking for a pathway to senior leadership and governance roles.

The programme provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals associated with the role of the board, being a director and the boards expectation of the senior management.

Attendees will also gain an understanding on how to become more influential and impactful in meeting the needs of senior management. The sessions will include topics on board principles and rules; governance and strategy; the role of the senior leadership team; and practical examples from industry leaders.

Each participant will be matched with a board/director Mentor who will guide them for a twelve-month period.

Each session is expertly facilitated by Lee Marshall, Managing Partner at Hunter Campbell, Recruitment Specialists.

The programme sessions will be delivered over a four-month period, with six two-hour sessions running from August to November 2024.

The participants will be a small group of like-minded individuals, with the integrity of the programme based on the calibre of the alumni.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Professionals looking at ways to add value to the board and senior management
  • Individuals between 32 - 45 years of age who wish to prepare themselves for senior leadership and governance roles
  • Those early in their governance career who wish to further develop their directorship capability

BENEFITS & OUTCOMES
- PARTICIPANT

  • Learn the fundamentals of what it takes to be a director and plan your path
  • Gain the confidence and knowledge to more effectively contribute to the board and senior management
  • Benefit from the guidance of a matched mentor skilled in the areas you wish to develop for twelve months
  • Develop a wider network through the broader industry eco-system via the alumni, speakers, and mentors
  • 12 CPD Hours in total
  • Plus a year of mentoring from an experienced Board Director

BENEFITS & OUTCOMES
- SPONSORING EMPLOYER

  • Employee who is more effective at supporting the SLT and board
  • Supports retention of rising star
  • Provides significant growth and development opportunity
  • Exceptional value professional development

Programme Format

1. SETTING THE SCENE

Thursday 15th August 2024
7.30 am - 9.30 am

Opening breakfast, meet your fellow participants; look at your career direction; mentoring and programme expectations.

FACILITATOR:
Lee Marshall, Managing Partner
Hunter Campbell

2. GOVERNANCE 101

Wednesday 28th August 2024
7.30 am - 9.30 am

Best practice; director obligations; corporate governance principles & rules.

SPEAKER
Kevin McCaffrey
Director: My Governance. Formerly Associate Partner EY People, Advisory Services; governance & change management at EY, IBM, PwC, IOD. Master of Governance, Massey University

3. THE MANY FORMS OF A BOARD

Wednesday 25th September 2024
7.30 am - 9.30 am

From advisory board, not-for-profit, or sub-committee, to the dynamics and different roles of the board.

SPEAKER:
MJ Daly
Independent Director

4. THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE CEO

Thursday 24th October 2024
7.30 am - 9.30 am

What does the board expect from their CEO and how can the Senior Leadership Team assist?

SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Thomas
CEO, Mint Asset Management
Grant Webster
CEO, Tourism Holdings Limited

5. THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE CHAIR

7th November 2024
7.30 am - 9.30 am

Keeping up with diversity & culture; governance leadership; and the Chair's expectations of the CEO and management team.

SPEAKERS
Pip Greenwood
Chair, Westpac NZ
Second Speaker TBC

6. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Thursday 14th November 2024
Venue to be announced

Graduation. Participants will share with the group their learnings from the programme and how they plan to apply them. Followed by networking with the mentors and their fellow participants.


COST

The Next Directors Programme includes six two-hour sessions commencing from August until November 2024, plus a mentorship for twelve months.

$1750* + GST for INFINZ Members
$2350+ GST for Non-members

* To be eligible for the Members discount, the applicant must be a financial member for the Membership Year 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS CLOSE
Thursday 27th June 2024

CLICK HERE for the APPLICATION FORM.



Return application form to Faith Robertson at support@infinz.com and include your LinkedIn Profile or CV

Please note the Criteria on the Application Form.

WHERE

The first five sessions will be held at Hunter Campbell office, Level 3, 13 Blake Street, Ponsonby.  Sessions include breakfast, tea and coffee.

The final session, Graduation, will be held at at a venue within the Auckland CBD.

TESTIMONIALS

  • "The Next Director experience provided me with a highly applicable and focused programme to help me develop knowledge of governance, tools and insights to help work with senior executives. The programme had a real community feel, with like-minded individuals from across our industry. I strongly feel that being part of this programme had a positive influence on being appointed to my current role."

    NIGEL GRANT
    HEAD OF WEALTH PRODUCT, ASB

  • "From the advice I received from well-respected industry leaders to the friends I’ve made, joining INFINZ has been an invaluable experience. I can only say that I wish I’d become an INFINZ member sooner."

    LOURDAIZ AH CHONG
    RETAIL SALES TRADER, FORSYTH BARR

  • "The organisation upholds values that I hold dear - honesty, integrity and professionalism."

    CARMEL FISHER
    FOUNDER FISHER FUNDS AND INFINZ FELLOW

  • "Healthy capital markets are vital to the NZ economy, and INFINZ plays a unique and important role in developing and maintaining that health”

    DAVID MCLEAN
    FORMER CEO WESTPAC AND INFINZ DISINGUISHED FELLOW

  • “INFINZ has enabled me to expand beyond my everyday network, with the range of members never failing to impress me, which I find valuable. The events and training INFINZ provided have been top notch, I walk away with practical knowledge from growing my career to how different parts of the financial service sector work.”

    MEI ZI HO
    SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST NIKKO ASSET MANAGEMENT

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