Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Waikato IoD announce Emerging Director Award

Media release
15 May 2014

Sarah Morton-Johnson awarded Emerging Director Award by Waikato Institute of Directors

The Waikato branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has announced that Sarah Morton-Johnson was awarded its fifth annual Emerging Director Award.

The award includes a 12 month Director Development position with the Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology) Council.

Additionally, Mrs Morton-Johnson is provided with a complimentary 12-month IoD membership, professional development opportunities to a value of $2,000 and will be mentored by an experienced director for one year.

Chair of the Waikato Institute of Directors, Margaret Devlin, said Sarah stood out amongst nominees as a person well-suited for a directorship career.

“Sarah has a promising career as a director. She has had governance exposure on a range of boards in various industries including manufacturing, hospitality, education, training and social services, and she has used her commercial background and experience in human resources to help groups and organisations in the not-for-profit sector, in particular organisations that work with youth,” said Devlin.

Wintec Chair, Mary Cave-Palmer said the Wintec Council is proud to sponsor the IoD Emerging Director award because it is an opportunity to demonstrate the important part of the Wintec culture at a governance level.

“At Wintec the focus is on applied tertiary education and we are very fortunate to have many employer and industry partners who not only help to ensure our programmes are relevant, but they also provide work placement opportunities for our students.

“We are delighted to welcome Sarah Morton-Johnson to our Council for a year to help her further develop the potential that made her application stand out from the very strong competition,” said Cave-Palmer.

Morton-Johnson has more than 10 years’ experience in human resource management working with Skycity Entertainment Group and the Vertex Pacific Group.

She has been developing a career in governance since 2005 and held the chairperson role for Lifeline Waikato from 2007 to 2012.

She has also served on the Lifeline New Zealand board, Hub Youth Charitable Trust board, and chaired the Waikato Engineering Careers Association from 2005 – 2008.

Morton-Johnson said she never aspired to be a director, but from her early teens was chosen for or found herself opting into roles and being given opportunities where she was charged with overseeing or directing activities.

In recent years, since having a break from her career to raise a young family, she has had the opportunity to consider what her contribution to the wider community might look like, and begin a journey of formalising and building on the governance skills and competencies she already possessed, and seeking opportunities to exercise these with larger, more commercially focused organisations.

Morton-Johnson has completed the IoD’s Regional Director Development Programme and undertaken an assessment of her capabilities using the IoD’s ‘Four Pillars of Effective Board Governance’.

In her application summary Morton-Johnson said she has a sound understanding of governance principles and had experienced the challenges of breaking into a governance career. If successful, she said she would use her skills and experience to help other aspiring directors achieve their goals and help make the pathway a little easier for those who follow.

The Waikato branch of the Institute of Directors initiated its Emerging Director Award in 2010. The purpose of the award is to provide a valuable training and networking opportunity for senior managers, community or business leaders who would like to strengthen their knowledge of governance issues.

The branch is extremely grateful to the host companies for supporting the Waikato’s emerging directors, acknowledging that this is a significant investment in terms of their time and commitment.

The Waikato branch of the Institute of Directors is one of the most active in the country with more than 400 members.

-ENDS-


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river.

“Despite an explicit assurance from Minister Smith that the new water standards would provide for human and ecosystem health, he has failed to deliver on either of these things,” says Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Immigration: Clampdown On Rogue Employers Good First Step

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More>>

ALSO:

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington (Over A Decade)

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:


Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news