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

Open Source // Open Society - Full Coverage

Gordon Campbell:
On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable.

So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer – who used unusually frank language in his speech and subsequent interviews yesterday to call for a capital gains tax, and to generally chastise central and local government for their inaction on a threat to the country’s economic health and financial stability.

That threat has been real for some time. The housing price bubble has already created a currency bubble... Undaunted, the government keeps calling this situation a success story. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Bangladesh: GCSB Dragging NZ Into Human Rights Abuses

The New Zealand government should stop providing intelligence assistance to Bangladeshi security agencies that are known to systematically engage in human rights abuses, said the Green Party today. More>>

ALSO:

Troops Heading To Iraq: Government Must Come Clean On Deployment

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “News from Australia that Kiwi troops are on their way to Iraq this week is another example of the culture of secrecy and unknown protections around the deployment.” More>>

ALSO:

Image: Strikers And Protestors Join Outside McDonald's

A group of protestors took to McDonald’s Manners St today as a part of the international fast food workers day of action to end zero hour contracts. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Special Education Funds Not Spent

More than $32 million of funding for children with special needs has not been spent by the Government, despite families of children with special needs complaining for years that they’ve been denied the support they deserve. More>>

ALSO:

John Key: Pre-Budget Speech To Business NZ

So this Government will remain relentlessly focused on improving the competitiveness of our economy... We will continue to give businesses a platform to invest, grow and create jobs in the knowledge they will be backed by a clear and consistent government policy programme. More>>

ALSO:

Multimedia: Andrew Little’s Response To John Key’s Pre-Budget Address

Labour Party leader Andrew Little spoke today on John Key’s pre-budget address this afternoon in Wellington. Little said National has had seven years to achieve a surplus and Kiwis have “fufilled their end of the bargain.” More>>

Surplus Baggage: Key Backs Off ‘Artificial Target’

John Key’s attempt to redefine his cornerstone promise of two election campaigns as an artificial target suggests his other promises are works of fiction, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On UE Pass Rates And University Dropout Rates

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach university... Unfortunately the two problems seem related. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news