BWN: Women in Governance - Navigating Uncertainty

Wednesday, 14 August 2024 (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (NZST)


BWN / Institute of Directors joint event:

Women in Governance - Navigating Uncertainty

How diversity within boards can help charter a better path for organisations in uncertain times.

Join us to celebrate women in governance with an insightful panel discussion on the importance of gender diversity and representation at the head of our organisations. MC'ed by IoD chief executive, Kirsten Patterson, our distinguished panel of speakers will share their experiences, insights and strategies on increasing women's participation in governance, the challenges women face in leadership positions, and the benefits of having more women in decision-making roles.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from industry leaders and influential women in governance and be part of the conversation on advancing gender equality in leadership. Register now and be part of this empowering, and fun event, which includes:

  • Bubbles and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Hors d'oeuvre catering
  • Insightful speakers and panel conversation
  • Plenty of networking with other women leaders


  • Kirsten Patterson

KP is the Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors. She is a qualified lawyer and a Distinguished Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand. With extensive governance and leadership experience, Kirsten will add some entertaining flare with the guest panelists, ensuring the audience leaves with thought-provoking insight

Our Speakers:

  • Ana Morrison

Ana Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa, Pākehā) is an experienced governor and executive leader with expertise in Te Ao Māori, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Equity within governance and organisational practice.

With 13 years of governance experience across local, regional, and national organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand, Ana brings a wealth of knowledge in corporate services, tertiary education, legal risk management, and health & social services. She is currently also the Chair of the Rotorua District Licensing Committee.

Ana holds a BSc/LLB from the University of Auckland, a Postgraduate Certificate in Corporate Governance from Victoria University of Wellington, and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

  • Fiona Carrick

Across her governance portfolio, Fiona is a Member of Te Nehenehenui Trust Group Investment Committee and serves on the boards of Kiwifruit Vine Health Inc, Stihl Shop, JerseyNZ, Maugnahururu Tangiutū Ltd, Kaiwaka JV, and the Home of Cycling Charitable Trust (Grassroots Velodrome).

Fiona brings deep commercial, risk, financial and strategic skills, and her emphasis on sustained and authentic stakeholder engagement shapes the effective partnerships she forges and leads within organisations and across industries.

Fiona’s commercial experience includes roles as Chief Executive of Te Waka (the Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency) and GM Risk at Fonterra.

  • Watch this space for the third speaker, will be announced soon!

Terms & Conditions:

Payment Term

To confirm your registration for this event, your payment needs to be completed at least 3-working days prior to the event. If your payment is not fully completed 3-working days prior to the event, your registration will automatically be cancelled. Contact if you have any questions.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received prior to 10am the day before the event. Any cancellation and/or changes must be made in writing to

Cancellations after this time or non-attendance will require payment, however substitutions are welcome.

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Business Card Draw

This event may include a business card draw, which event attendee is eligible to enter. Please note, by entering your card in the draw, you consent to your contact details being given to our event hosts, and you may be contacted by them regarding future events and opportunities.

Event Cinemas Tauranga Crossing
2 Tauriko Drive Tauriko
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 3110 New Zealand
Event Contact
Elin Jones
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Wednesday, 14 August 2024 (2:00 PM - 6:00 PM) (NZST)

Join us for networking and stunning speakers from 2.00pm, closing with a drink and nibble in the bar till 6.00pm

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