IoD - Climate Change: preparing your board for the risks, opportunities and innovation

20 October, 2022
$30 - members, $50 - non-members
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Join IoD's panellists as they share real-life insights from their collaboration with New Zealand businesses.


Climate and broader sustainability considerations are now mainstream. Whether through carbon pricing, regulation or shifting customer expectations; businesses across Aotearoa New Zealand will need to adapt more rapidly than many expect to survive, let alone thrive. 

Board leadership and best practice governance can be a driving force when facing these challenges. To support your journey, we’ve brought together an outstanding panel to share real-life insights from their collaboration with New Zealand businesses. 

Our panel will tackle themes including strategic implications, managing climate risks, sustainability reporting and the role of innovation. 

Whether your board has climate change firmly on its agenda, or you are unsure how it’s really relevant to you, this event will level-up your ability to contribute to your organisation’s success.

This panel discussion is being livestreamed from Christchurch and is kindly supported by national partner ASB.


Dr Rod Carr

Climate Change Commissioner
Dr Rod Carr is an independent director and has extensive experience in both public and private sector governance and leadership.  Current roles include Chair of He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commission and member of the United Nations High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities (HLEG).

Previously he served as chair and non-executive director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and served as Deputy Governor and for a time Acting Governor of the Bank.

Dr Carr was the founding chair of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and for over a decade was a non-executive director of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. He led the University of Canterbury as Vice Chancellor for ten years, and holds a PhD in Insurance and Risk Management, an MA in Applied Economics and Managerial Science, an MBA in Money and Finance and honours degrees in law and economics. 

Tim Deane

Executive General Manager Business Banking, ASB
Tim joined ASB in June 2019 as the Executive General Manager of Business Banking. He has almost 30 years' corporate experience, including 15 years in the domestic and export food sector, seven years in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology and seven years in the financial services sector. 

Prior to his role at ASB, Tim was Managing Director of Goodman Fielder NZ, New Zealand's largest FMCG business. He has also held senior positions at Fonterra including Managing Director Fonterra Brands NZ and Director Global Sales for Fonterra's global ingredients business. 

Tim has a special interest in the development of the New Zealand Food and Fibre sector and its role both at home, and as an emerging global leader. He also has a strong interest in the role of entrepreneurship and how small start-ups can have a big influence on the sectors they operate in.  He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours from Lincoln University. 

From 2015 to 2019, Tim was on the Board of the NZ Food and Grocery Council serving as Chairman for the last two years of his term.  Tim is also a Steering Committee member of Te Hono - a partnership between the leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand's food and fibre sector companies, iwi and government agencies.

Abby Foote

Chapter Zero New Zealand steering committee
Abby is a professional director. She has over 12 years’ governance experience as a full time independent director, having served on both NZX listed and Crown companies. She brings a strong analytical and strategic focus, coupled with a critical awareness of corporate governance, risk management and ESG issues. 

Abby a member of the Steering Committee of Chapter Zero New Zealand and is currently a director of KMD Brands Limited (previously known as Kathmandu Holdings), Freightways Limited and Sanford Limited. Previous roles include Chair of Z Energy Limited and as a director of TVNZ; Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa; Transpower; Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA). 

Event Details

  • Thursday, 20 October
  • 5.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Livestream event
  • $30 members, $50 non-members


Additional information

Covid-19 precautions

By registering for this event you are confirming that you agree to adhere to our Covid-19 health and safety measures. If you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms please do not attend this event.

Branch event cancellation policy

Regrettably, registration fees cannot be refunded when cancellations are received within two working days prior to any branch event.

See our standard terms and conditions for more information.


Sharynn Johnson
Canterbury Branch Manager

  • 03 968 6468

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20 October, 2022
$30 - members, $50 - non-members
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