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
SIX two-hour sessions from August to November 2023
About the 2023 Programme in Auckland
Developed by the INFINZ Emerging Leaders Group, the programme is now in its third 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 2023.
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
BENEFITS & OUTCOMES
BENEFITS & OUTCOMES
1. SETTING THE SCENE
Thursday 10 August
Opening breakfast, meet your fellow participants; look at your career direction; mentoring and programme expectations.
2. GOVERNANCE 101
Thursday 31 August
Best practice; director obligations; corporate governance principles & rules.
3. THE MANY FORMS OF A BOARD
Wednesday 13 September
From advisory board, not-for-profit, or sub-committee, to the dynamics and different roles of the board.
4. THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE CEO
Thursday 19 October
What does the board expect from their CEO and how can the Senior Leadership Team assist?
5. THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE CHAIR
Keeping up with diversity & culture; governance leadership; and the Chair's expectations of the CEO and management team.
6. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?
Tuesday 28 November
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.
The Next Directors Programme includes six two-hour sessions commencing from August until November 2023, plus a mentorship for twelve months.
$1750* + GST for INFINZ Members
* To be eligible for the Members discount, the applicant must be a financial member for the Membership Year 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024
HOW TO APPLY
CLICK HERE for the APPLICATION FORM.
Return application form to Faith Robertson at email@example.com and include your LinkedIn Profile or CV
Please note the Criteria on the Application Form.
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 Brew on Quay, Auckland City from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 28 November 2023.
"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."
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."
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”
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