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CANTERBURY : Career Pathway – Management to Boardroom

You are invited to attend the last of our June Career Pathway sessions – Management to Boardroom. This seminar is especially developed for those HR Professionals that are currently mid to late career and who want to know what it takes to step from a management position into the boardroom.

Our expert panel members will be sharing with you their journey from management into the boardroom and are here to answer your questions on how to take the next step in your career.

Our Panelists include:

Denise Hartley-Wilkins

Denise has been dedicated to championing better workplaces and working lives for the last 25 years. Working globally at an executive and board level, she has helped to set the benchmark for excellence in people development. Working in top-level management roles and at the coalface of businesses has given her the insight and real-world experience to help make sustainable change.

Kirsten Patterson

Kirsten is the Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors. She is a qualified lawyer and a Distinguished Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, Co-deputy Chair of the Global Network of Directors Institutes (GNDI), Chair of the Brian Picot Ethical Leadership advisory board and was previously Chair of the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust. She currently serves on the Boards of the New Zealand Rugby Foundation and Voices of Hope.

Belinda de Zwart

Belinda (B) is a highly experienced People and Culture leader who is well regarded as a talented and contemporary thinker within the human resources space and is an accomplished business strategist.

With a strong track record for partnering with leaders and teams to continually evolve organisations’ cultures and employee experiences, she has been aptly described as a ‘cultural architect’.

Currently working at Landpower, she has worked in some large organisations including Ansett Airlines, Carter Holt Harvey, Downer, Fulton Hogan and Ara Institute of Canterbury but cites her time working in disaster recovery alliances (SCIRT and NCTIR) as the time that she learned the most about the power of People and Culture partnering to create peak performance environments where teams deliver beyond everyone’s expectations.

Susan Lowe

Susan is passionate about all things people within the organisations she works within knowing that Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging is a critically important part of any culture.

She feels that culture is at the heart of any organisation and a great culture is about enabling people to bring their whole selves to work and be their best self, for themselves, the business, and their whanau. Susan strongly believes that organisations with great culture attract the best talent, have better capability, and are more innovative in their approaches.

Susan is the Chief People & Sustainability Officer at Fuel50, the world’s fastest growing Talent & Opportunity Marketplace. Having previously worked for many award-winning Best Employers Susan’s passion and personal purpose led her to join Fuel50 as a business striving to enable outstanding employee experiences globally with their clients.

Cancellations and Refunds

To receive a full refund cancellations must be received by HRNZ by email to [email protected] two working days before the day of the event.

Cancellations after this time and/or 'no shows' on the day will be payable in full.

Appropriate substitutions are welcome - please email [email protected] with their details.