Today's governance professional

Why become a governance professional?

As the need for high corporate governance standards gains increasing recognition in the market, the opportunities for governance, risk and compliance professionals has never been greater.

Membership of Governance New Zealand provides the framework and support for members to equip themselves with the relevant skills, knowledge and resources to develop a successful career in corporate governance.

What does a governance professional do?

Provide expertise in the areas of:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Risk management
  • Corporate reporting
  • Board support
  • Business ethics
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Internal control

View full description of the duties of a governance professional

New doors opening for governance professionals!

Following a review of the International Qualifying Standard – the framework that underpins our qualification in New Zealand - we are pleased to announce some significant changes to our education offering. A new professional designation of Chartered Governance Professional will sit alongside that of Chartered Secretary.

A new non-chartered intermediary qualification known as Affiliated membership is also being introduced for those not wishing to complete the full chartered pathway.

The new qualifying programme trains students in more relevant subject areas, offers greater support by design and will create graduates eligible to use both chartered designations on achieving the requisite work experience.

We believe that these changes will open more doors for more people into the growing world of governance.

Visit the Education pages for full curriculum details, or contact the Education & Training Manager, Sandra Cohen.