Governance Seminar 2019

Independent/private schools in New Zealand are governed independently of each other and are not required to comply with the Education Act 1989 in the appointment/election of Board members.

The majority of Independent Schools are separate entities and self-managing. The majority, but not all, are owned and governed by Boards of Trustees and are not-for-profit organisations. School Boards are charged with the responsibility of holding the school, its mission and its future “in trust”. There are some Independent Schools in New Zealand that are for-profit, commercial entities run by a directorship.

Whilst each Independent School has its own unique governance structure there are enough commonalities for a seminar of this nature to provide professional development on principles of effective governance that apply to all schools. There is a strong focus in the 2019 Governance Seminar programme on employment law, education law, the Charities Act review, and the Government's tax policy agenda and the potential impact for private schools.

The Governance Seminar draws on the expertise of external speakers but also has a strong component of interactive, in-house discussion on issues that delegates would like to raise. This seminar will provide Boards with current, relevant updates for Member Schools and as such we would encourage you to send at least one of your Board Members to this seminar.

Target Audience: Board Chairs, Board Members

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations will incur a $50 administration fee.

6/14/2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New Zealand Standard Time
Sofitel 11 Bolton Street Wellington, 6011 NEW ZEALAND

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Friday, 14 June 2019

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
6/14/2019 9:00 AM
Deborah James, Executive Director, Independent Schools of New Zealand
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
6/14/2019 9:10 AM
Shan Wilson, Partner, Simpson Grierson
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
6/14/2019 9:30 AM
ISNZ Gold Sponsor
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
6/14/2019 10:30 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
6/14/2019 10:45 AM
Sally McKechnie, Partner, Simpson Grierson
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
6/14/2019 11:15 AM
Rebecca Armour, Partner - Tax, KPMG
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
6/14/2019 12:15 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
6/14/2019 1:00 PM
Rebecca Armour, Partner - Tax, KPMG
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
6/14/2019 1:45 PM
Steve Kerr, Policy Manager, Department of Internal Affairs
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
6/14/2019 2:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
6/14/2019 3:45 PM
6/14/2019 4:15 PM