14 episodes

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 iod.org.nz

Board Matters Steven Moe

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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 iod.org.nz

    "Wayfinding Pae Ora" with Chris Webber MInstD

    "Wayfinding Pae Ora" with Chris Webber MInstD

    In this episode Steven talks with Chris Webber MInstD  who sits on the board of health provider Te Rau Matatini (Te Rau Ora) and is a strong advocate for Māori-run health programmes. 

    In this podcast, Webber talks about wayfinding, a concept which comes from the Pacific navigation methodology. In this context, wayfinding is about how you maintain your waka, he says. 

    “You point it in the right direction, you take notice of all the signs that come, that you have trained to be aware of, and the island comes towards you. It’s another way of thinking about things.”

    Boards need to choose a destination and take notice of signs – be they changes in the world, transformations in communities or legal and regulatory challenges – as they navigate their organisations, Webber says. 


    Chris Webber is a Member of the Institute of Directors.
    Connect with Chris: linkedin.com/in/chris-webber-05aaa89/
    Find out more about the Advanced Directors Course:
    https://www.iod.org.nz/governance-courses/advanced-directors-course-2/
    Find out more about the Institute of Directors: https://www.iod.org.nz/ 

    • 14 min
    "Value creation" with Jonathan Mason CFInstD

    "Value creation" with Jonathan Mason CFInstD

    In this episode Steven talks with Jonathan Mason CFInstD who is the chair of Vector and sits on the boards of Air New Zealand and the University of Auckland Foundation. 
    Jonathan talks about the importance of careful scrutiny of the financials of the organisation to keep it in a sound state and the key to protecting shareholder value. He also notes that directors must also identify, and understand the needs of, a wider group of stakeholders when making decisions. 

    He says that there have been arguments, historically, to just look at shareholders but, today, directors must recognise that a sustainable business strategy includes a stakeholder strategy.
    Jonathan Mason is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
    Connect with Jonathan: linkedin.com/in/jonathan-mason-40665a16/
    Find out more about the Advanced Directors Course:
    https://www.iod.org.nz/governance-courses/advanced-directors-course-2/
    Find out more about the Institute of Directors: https://www.iod.org.nz/ 

    • 16 min
    "The relative pace of governance" with Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau CMInstD

    "The relative pace of governance" with Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau CMInstD

    In this episode Steven Moe talks with Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau CMInstD about the "relative pace of Governance."

    Rachel is chair of the Tonga Business Council and her governance roles include sitting on the board of Ember Wellbeing Trust and the advisory board of the Auckland Council Waterfront TAG Place Committee.

    Rachel understands the challenges of developing in governance, based on 20 years as a “Pasifika” presence at the board table.
    “I did become that one woman at the table, and the table was men who were all pakeha. I became the youngest person at the table, the young female.”
    It is important to keep that young and open mindset as you gain experience in order to govern well in fast-changing times, rather than become set in your thinking, she says.

    Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
    Connect with Rachel: linkedin.com/in/rachel-afeaki-taumoepeau-cminstd-6b335b48/
    Find out more about the Advanced Directors Course:
    https://www.iod.org.nz/governance-courses/advanced-directors-course-2/
    Find out more about the Institute of Directors: https://www.iod.org.nz/ 

    • 17 min
    "The accidental director" with Julia Chambers CMInstD

    "The accidental director" with Julia Chambers CMInstD

    In this episode Steven talks with Julia Chambers CMInstD  who is Chair of Humble Bee ltd, a company focussed on replacing petrochemical plastics with bio-plastic substitutes. She is also a non-executive director on Lincoln Agritech Limited.

    Working in the start-up sector, Julia found herself shoulder-tapped to join boards. One of her big learnings was to continue to be true and to “honour the things that are important” when she moved into the boardroom.
    “The rate of change is accelerating,” she says, challenging directors to reflect on their personal suitability for board roles in the modern world. 
    “If it’s not you anymore, then step aside and let someone else fill that seat. The boards I am involved with, I tell you, we are really precious about those seats and who sits in them because of the impact that having the right person, the right team, can have.”
    Julia Chambers is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
    Connect with Julia: linkedin.com/in/julia-chambers-04a3471/
    Find out more about the Advanced Directors Course:
    https://www.iod.org.nz/governance-courses/advanced-directors-course-2/
    Find out more about the Institute of Directors: https://www.iod.org.nz/ 

    • 18 min
    "Why are we here?" with Samantha Sharif CMInstD

    "Why are we here?" with Samantha Sharif CMInstD

    In this episode of Board Matters Steven talks with Samantha Sharif CMInstD. Samantha is a director of ASX-listed New Talisman Gold, SIL/MFL Mutual Funds, Motor Trades Association and is deputy chair of the NZ Shareholders Association.  

    Samantha says understanding purpose is imperative to good governance.
    “The question is part of a bigger conversation around purpose and that is the lens you have got to bring to the table,” she says. 
    It can be difficult when involved in a complex debate to keep sight of the decision you are trying to make...When that happens, bring up the “why?”

    Samantha Sharif is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
    Connect with Samantha: linkedin.com/in/samantha-sharif-a502bb7/
    Find out more about the Advanced Directors Course:
    https://www.iod.org.nz/governance-courses/advanced-directors-course-2/
    Find out more about the Institute of Directors: https://www.iod.org.nz/ 

    • 14 min
    "The place of te reo and tikanga Māori in the boardroom" with Ngahihi o te ra Bidois MInstD

    "The place of te reo and tikanga Māori in the boardroom" with Ngahihi o te ra Bidois MInstD

    With Māori language week coming mid September, Steven Moe sat down with Ngahihi o te ra Bidois t talk about Māori perspectives at the board table and embedding te reo and tikanga Māori in the boardroom.

    Among his governance roles, Bidois is the chair of the Eastern Region Fish and Game Council and the Tauhara North No. 2 Trust. He is an internationally recognised inspirational speaker. 

    Te reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand and should be heard in our boardrooms, says Ngahihi.
    He says Māori would be more likely to join the governance community, and enhance its diversity, if they saw it was welcoming of Māori perspectives. 
    Ngahihi o te ra Bidois is a Member of the Institute of Directors.
    Connect with Ngahihi:
    thefaceofnewzealand.com
    linkedin.com/in/ngahihibidois/
    Find out more about the Advanced Directors Course:
    https://www.iod.org.nz/governance-courses/advanced-directors-course-2/
    Find out more about the Institute of Directors: https://www.iod.org.nz/ 

    • 17 min

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nmkona ,

Great governance insights

Really enjoyed these conversations. Thank you.

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