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BoardTalk, 19 November 2015

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti: Business of the Year, governance framework now final, women in governance 2016, incorporated societies act reform, problems at VW start in the boardroom and governance communities.

SPORT GISBORNE TAIRAWHITI: BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti took three awards including the supreme award at the the 2015 Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards. The citation noted “exemplary leadership, strategic management and an excellent needs-based approach to the community”. Chair Prue Younger (centre of photo) is currently part of the Sport New Zealand women in governance mentor programme.

GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK NOW FINAL

The governance framework for the sport and recreation sector in New Zealand is now final. Organisations are encouraged to work towards alignment in the medium term. We would be pleased to discuss this with you, please email: governance@sportnz.org.nz.

WOMEN IN GOVERNANCE 2016

Applications for scholarships and mentor support under the Sport NZ women in governance programme are now open. Deadline 27 November.

INCORPORATED SOCIETIES ACT REFORM

The consultation draft of the new Bill has just been released. Sport NZ will provide an initial assessment in the very near future. Submissions not due until 30 July 2016.

PROBLEMS AT VW START IN THE BOARD ROOM

New York Times piece on the extraordinary revelations about the car maker.

GOVERNANCE COMMUNITIES

There is interest in establishing specialist governance communities. We are keen to support but not lead. This might include seed funding for events, IT platform for discussion groups etc. Could be regional or national. Might go across chairing the board, women in governance, RST specific etc. Anyone keen to take a lead contact; governance@sportnz.org.nz.

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