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New Zealand boards and frontier firms - Take on board breakfast

Take on Board
4 November 2020

9.30 - 11.00am

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Boards with the right mix of skills and experience can help management build high-performing firms. Jo Smith from the New Zealand Productivity Commission co-authored the recent report New Zealand Boards and frontier firms. Learn about the key findings from Jo's research and how skilful boards can best overcome challenges and succeed. Jo will share what directors told her, through interviews, about their roles in helping firms grow. 

Take on Board is a podcast for all things Boards and governance for women directors and those aspiring to be Directors. 

Meet some of the Take on Board community from Australia and across the world. Come and join the conversation! Book here.

Jo Smith New Zealand Productivity CommissionSpeaker - Jo Smith
Jo Smith provides applied research and analysis to support data-informed decision-making. Her strengths lie in qualitative and mixed methods research, and in triangulating data across multiple information sources. Jo has extensive experience in designing and implementing evaluations of programmes and services, across the government, business and community sectors.
Principal Advisor at New Zealand Productivity Commission.

Helga SvendsenHost - Helga Svendsen
Helga Svendsen is a connector: ideas to strategy to plans to action. She revels in connecting people and organisations.  Helga specialises in governance, strategy, planning and stakeholder engagement. Building on her leadership roles in government, not-for-profit and membership organisations, Helga is a dynamic facilitator, a supportive and challenging coach, an effective trainer and an engaging speaker. She is a Board member of the Royal Women's Hospital and the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service. She founded the Board KickStarter and Board Accelerator programs, two group-coaching programs to support women into and in Non Executive Director roles. Host of Take on Board podcast.