Page last updated: 05 September 2022

Directors

Good corporate governance supports investor confidence. To enable companies to grow and thrive, directors need to be both risk managers and responsible risk takers. Being a director is more than just a title. The office of a director carries with it a wide range of ethical, legal and commercial duties and obligations.

This page provides a range of guidance and resources to assist directors in their duties.

Directors

Guidance and resources

Audit quality – A director’s guide
Audit quality – A director’s guide is aimed at directors of FMC reporting entities. It sets out how you, as a director can contribute to the audit ...
Thinking beyond shareholders
Presentation by Rob Everett at the NZ Capital Markets Forum, March 2019
Going Public: A Director’s Guide
The number of companies looking to access the equity markets continues to grow. This guide is intended to help directors assess whether going public i ...
The essentials of being a director (English version)
This joint publication with the Institute of Directors is intended to provide company directors and prospective directors with a quick reference and o ...
Ngā mea waiwai o te tūranga whakataka (The essentials of being a director)
This is a te reo Māori translation of The Essentials of Being a Director guide - which recognises the relevance of te reo Māori in New Zealand’s e ...
Corporate governance handbook
We recognise the vital role good corporate governance plays in contributing to markets that are fair, efficient and transparent, and to ensuring stake ...

Latest

Consultation: Class exemption renewal for disclosure of relevant interests by directors and senior managers, and NZCDC Settlement System
Have your say on the renewal of exemptions for disclosures of relevant interests by directors and senior managers, and in relation to NZCDC Settlement ...
AML/CFT enhanced customer due diligence guideline
The AML/CFT enhanced customer due diligence guideline assists you to conduct enhanced customer due diligence (EDD) on your customers under the Anti-Mo ...
Ease of Doing Business Survey
This research helps us to better understand the impact that our work has on market participants and stakeholders. It informs the way we work and our f ...
Audit Quality Monitoring Report
The Audit Quality Monitoring Report 2023 emphasises that high-quality audits are vital to ensuring investors can make active choices based on clear, c ...
Consultation: Proposed fair outcomes for consumers and markets
Have your say on the proposed fair outcomes and approach that will form the basis of how the FMA engages with financial service providers. Submissions ...
Governance Thematic Review
A joint RBNZ and FMA thematic review examining the policies, processes and operational practices of boards of financial institutions in key areas of g ...