Institute of Directors - A second look at transparent governance

21 September, 2022
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There is a lot of discussion about pay gaps in the media at present. Several research reports have been released that show most of the drivers of pay gaps are within the control of firms. That is, they are not based on the individual characteristics and job choices of individual workers. The Government has in principle committed to pay transparency measures including compulsory pay gap reporting for businesses.  This means that pay gaps are evolving feature in the governance environment and are something directors should be aware of and monitoring.  

Join a panel of directors, facilitated by Kirsten (KP) Patterson, as they discuss how their boards have engaged with the pay gap issue and what practical steps they took.  There will be also be time available for Q&A with the panel. 


Jo Cribb

Jo has had a long career working on some of the toughest issues facing New Zealand – child poverty, violence against women and entrenched unemployment. She has been a senior public servant, leading the Office of the Children’s Commission and most recently as chief executive of the Ministry for Women.

She is an experienced NGO governor with roles including Royal New Zealand Navy, IHC, VSA, Literacy Aotearoa and was chair of Scots College.  Jo recently published research into the governance capability of social sector NGOs.  Her current portfolio includes working with leaders in New Zealand and internationally to achieve their diversity goals.

Jo believes good governance is the anchor for our organisations across all sectors.  Good governance is the work of a diverse team of directors working to add value to the organisation's kaupapa, and so adding value to communities.

Jo has perfected distilling her own gin and is completing her advanced qualifications in wine.  When not studying obscure Greek grape varieties, she can be found with her nose in a historical novel or trying her hand at adventure races.

Matthew Pritchard

Matt is Executive Chair of KPMG in New Zealand, a board member of World Vision New Zealand, Deputy Chair of the Aotearoa Circle’s Mana Kai (National Food Strategy) initiative, and a volunteer facilitator with Springboard Trust.

Matt is married to Leanne and is a father of five under 13. 

Susan Peterson

Susan is an experienced business leader with a particular interest in helping companies to drive growth through technology, innovation, and organisational culture. Susan is currently the chair of Vista Group and a director on the boards of Xero, Arvida and Property for Industry. Susan is a Tribunal Member of the NZ Markets Disciplinary Tribunal.

Susan’s past directorships include Trustpower, ASB Bank, The NZ Merino Company Limited and Compac Sorting Solutions. Susan is also a past member of the IHC board and the National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women.

Susan was a finalist in the 2014 Westpac New Zealand Women of Influence Awards.

Event Details

  • Wednesday, 21 September
  • 5.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Online event
  • Members - $0, Non-members - $30


21 September, 2022
Members - $0, Non-members - $30
Visit website

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