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Governance 101

Overview of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of a board and individual directors.


This workshop will look at board relationships, processes, decision making and the key elements of the operations of the board, including the new liability for health and safety under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015.


Directors of companies, particularly new or inexperienced directors and senior executives who want to interact with their board more effectively.

  • Governance, legal and regulatory framework essentials

  • Role of the board, culture and ethics, board composition

  • Board protocols, meetings and papers

  • The key health and safety duties of Directors in the Health and Safety at Work Act


Half day


Diana Hudson

Diana has extensive governance, legal and practical experience in employment law and human resources.

Initially Diana worked in general practice undertaking mainly criminal, family and employment law. She has had many roles within Employers' Association having been an employment lawyer, Board Member and now Managing Solicitor. Having worked with Employers' Association as an employment lawyer from 1998 to 2001 she joined the Mainland Poultry Group as its Human Resources and Compliance Manager. She took the lead in collective negotiations for that company in Auckland and Dunedin and gained wide experience in the practical application of all aspects of employment law in a national setting. It was during this time that Diana became a Board Member for the Employers' Association. In 2008 she was invited to return to the Association as its Managing Solicitor.

A Chartered member of the Institute of Directors, Diana is currently a member of the Dunedin Kindergarten, Anglican Family Care and Otago Hockey Association Boards, President of YWCA and a past member of the Competenz Board, Employers’ Association Board and Otago Polytechnic Council. Diana is also an accredited LEADR mediator. 


This workshop has qualified for the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme
| Regional Business Partner Network event reference OSEA557

Small and medium size businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. Approved businesses will receive a voucher for up to 50% of the course investment fee.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development voucher programme or to find your local Regional Business Partner please visit

Dunedin 3 August 2018 9.00am - 12.30pm OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin 03/08/2018 09:00 03/08/2018 14:30 96 Governance 101 Dunedin - OSEA, 16 McBride Street, Dunedin dd-mm-YYYY
Invercargill 27 June 2018 9.30am - 1.00pm OSEA, 5/64 Arena Ave, Invercargill 27/06/2018 09:30 27/06/2018 13:00 96 Governance 101 Invercargill - OSEA, 5/64 Arena Ave, Invercargill dd-mm-YYYY


$ 325.00 + GST for members
$ 455.00 + GST for non members

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