New Zealand

About Governance New Zealand

Governance New Zealand Inc is the New Zealand Division of ICSA and was formed in 1937.

As the premier professional association in New Zealand with a sole focus on the practice of governance, we are dedicated to providing leadership in the areas of governance, compliance and risk management.

Governance New Zealand members are well-known for their high ethical standards, excellence in business leadership and influence as governance professionals.  At Governance New Zealand, we support our members to build successful governance careers through ongoing professional development, resources, products and services and promotion of the Chartered Secretary designation.

Our Professional Education Programme is unrivalled in its breadth and depth of coverage, and sets the standard for entry to the profession as well as to the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA Global). The programme provides comprehensive knowledge and skills in the essential elements of good governance principles, and is valuable preparation for any professional aspiring to a senior career in governance, compliance and risk management.

Our Vision

To be the professional body of choice for executives and managers involved in efficient and effective corporate management and governance.

Our Mission

To identify Governance New Zealand as the foremost body in New Zealand dedicated to enhancing the professional skills and ethics of members who are executives and managers involved in efficient and effective corporate management and governance.

About Women on Boards

Women on Boards is a recently acquired business unit of Governance NZ. It was established to promote and advocate for greater gender diversity at the executive and board level in the belief that boards of companies across all sectors benefit from the diversity that a gender-balanced board brings.

Our Vision

Achieve equality by elevating women in governance and leadership.

Our Mission

Educate, develop, connect and support women in their governance and leadership journey.

Dr Rosanne Hawarden FCIS

Divisional President

Linda Noble


Governance New Zealand Inc.
Administrator House l Level 2,
44 Anzac Avenue
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
PO Box 444
Auckland 1140
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 377 0130