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Board Matters

English, Finance, 1 season, 22 episodes, 5 hours, 33 minutes
Join Steven Moe in conversation with leading directors in Aotearoa New Zealand and find out what makes them tick. In each episode, Steven and his guest discuss their governance journey, what motivates them and their vision for the future of governance. All of the directors interviewed in the series were participants on the Institute of Directors' Advanced Directors Course held in May 2022. As part of the course, participants were asked "what would the title of your own book on governance be, and why?" Find out more at
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"Translating Monuments and Buildings to Governance" - with Natasha Cockerell CMInstD

Natasha Cockerell CMInstD comes from a background in architecture and is involved in a variety of residential, commercial and educational projects with a passion for creating great spaces for learning. Her governance roles include Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at Beachlands School and the MoE Weathertightness Review Panel (WRP), Passive House NZ (PHINZ) Board, Chair of Prendos NZ Ltd / Respond Architects. In this episode, she shares the value of upskilling when it comes to board roles, and why architects don’t necessarily make the best directors. 
12/10/202317 minutes, 15 seconds
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"Built Heritage and High Risk Industries" - with Murray Dickinson CMInstD

What do construction and the Christchurch Arts Centre have in common? Both are a focus for Murray Dickinson CMInstD who is the Executive Director for Naylor Love Construction and Chair of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora. Murray has extensive experience across a wide range of industries which include construction, infrastructure, transport, retail, waste management and financial institutions, with expertise in financial management, risk management, strategic planning and sustainability.In this episode, he shares how he brings his love of buildings and the arts together and why strong governance is essential for all Kiwi businesses and organisations. 
12/3/202318 minutes, 8 seconds
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"Family Governance and the Role of Relationship Building" - with Raveen Jaduram CMInstD

Raveen Jaduram CMinstD is a dedicated infrastructure leader with over 38 years’ experience in the water environment and infrastructure. He shares his experience of working in the industry, why having too many board roles is counter productive, and whether the Kiwi attitude makes governance in Aotearoa too laid back. 
11/26/202316 minutes, 17 seconds
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"Things to Know About SMEs and NFPs" - with David Glover CMInstD

David Glover CMinstD is an experienced director, chair and CEO with over 35 years’ experience working in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and Europe. He is currently on eight boards including the new national board of the Institute of Directors, chair of Trust Horizon, DevAcademy Aotearoa, and Synapsys. A chartered director, and business advisor, he co-wrote ‘Don’t worry about the Robots’ a book on technology and the future of work. In this episode, he shares why his path to governance started with a desire to help start-ups. 
11/19/202316 minutes, 11 seconds
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"Collective Decision Making and the Future of Whānau" - with Marama Royal MInstD

Marama Royal MInstD is passionate about achieving positive outcomes for whānau, especially for tamariki (children) and mokopuna (grandchildren), and has experience in strategic planning, relationship management, leadership, governance and organisational change and holds various directorship and trusteeship roles. In this episode, she explains why seconding a motion doesn’t exist in Whanau and Iwi governance, and how she developed her governance lens through ‘learning by doing’. 
11/12/202317 minutes, 26 seconds
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"Accurate Minute Taking and Navigating Conflicts of Interest" - with Julie Read MInstD

Lawyer Julie Read QSO MInstD, arrived in New Zealand from Australia in 2013 to work for the Serious Fraud Office. She tells Steven Moe why it's an issue when directors take on too many board roles, what happens when conflicts of interest are at play, and why minute-taking is more complex than you might think, and the importance of accuracy and timing.   
11/5/202323 minutes, 46 seconds
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"Expensive Lessons and Seeing the Forest for the Trees" - with Glenn Moir CMInstD

Glenn Moir (CMinstD) will be the first person to tell you what failure looks like when you can’t see the forest for the trees. He discusses why expensive lessons have contributed to better long-term decisions. Starting his career, first with the NZ Forest Service in Hokitika (1985), Glenn later pursued a Ranger Certification and a Commerce Degree and was also involved in the formation of the Forest Management Group (1993) - a business involved in forest investment, management, harvesting and consulting throughout New Zealand.As well as a partner in numerous forests throughout the Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Canterbury, Otago and Southland, Glenn is also a partner in a family-owned pet food business in Southland. 
10/29/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
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Board Matters Season Two Trailer

What makes governance unique in New Zealand and what needs to change? That’s the premise of the new season of Board Matters hosted by Steven Moe. Over seven episodes, Steven explores the ins and outs of issues that are top of mind for directors across a range of industries from forestry to architecture, the arts and construction to infrastructure and law, with topics that include future strategies, effective decision making, resourcing for not-for-profits, risk, the role of health and safety, and the mistakes made far too often by SMEs. Board Matters is brought to you by the Institute of Directors with support from the Advanced Directors Course. 
10/22/20231 minute, 32 seconds