Governance Articles

Governance requires proactive stewardship

14 March 2019

by Bernie McKendrey
Deputy Chair
The Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand

‘Me Three … are we conspiring to be silent?

Enough, it is time.  Time to be bold, stand up, speak up and lead by example.

New Zealand recently dropped from 1st equal to number 2 on the Corruption Perception Index. 

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Reserve Bank Act Phase 2 – TINZ Submission

30 January 2019

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Transparency International New Zealand’s submission as part of Phase 2 of the review of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989: Safeguarding the future of our financial system: the role of the Reserve Bank and how it should be governed.

In preparing this submission TINZ has consulted with its Board and selected Members with Delegated Authority (MDA) who have specific experience in this topic. Leading contributors are Sarah Mead, Member with delegated authority for environmental matters; and Julie Haggie, Chief Executive Officer.

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Time for governance boards to step up

14 December 2018

Bernie McKendrey
Deputy Chair
The Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand

“Governance Board steps in to address cultural and ethical issues negatively affecting performance… They are concerned over the organisation’s reputation and performance”.

Did you see this recent headline?  Me neither…

Unfortunately, we are bereft of good examples where a governance body has acted proactively and stepped up. 

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A New Zealand failure of governance – facing the reality

14 December 2018

Tod Cooper

Tod Cooper
Member with delegated authority for
Procurement/ Online Training/ Whistleblowing

by Tod Cooper

TINZ Director

Writing for Employers and Manufacturers Association

BusinessPlus Magazine

 

Peter Thomas, the NZ Managing Director of scandal-ridden print giant Fuji Xerox spoke at a recent Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply event in Wellington.

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Long term outcomes vs short term goals

10 November 2018

by Lyn McMorran
Lyn thanked Adrian Orr for his presentation

The members of TINZ were very lucky to have the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), Adrian Orr, speak to them about what transparency means to him and how to achieve it, at their AGM held in Wellington on Monday 29 October.

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Is our Governance up to scratch or have we become complacent?

7 September 2018

Bernie McKendrey
Deputy Chair
The Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand

It’s time for us all to look in the mirror and ask ourselves some tough questions.

As a country we place a lot of trust and confidence in the governing bodies of our financial institutions and social service organisations. We want to trust that they ensure that everything runs as it should,

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Opportunities and Challenges for Ethical Leadership

14 July 2018

New Zealand may consistently score first on Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index, but it should not be complacent and could still aim higher. So said Professor Karin Lasthuizen in her inaugural public lecture at Victoria University of Wellington’s Brian Picot Chair in Ethical Leadership.

“There are new risks to our integrity that we should not be naïve about,” Lasthuizen told her audience at Victoria Business School,

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The importance of culture with AML/CFT Phase 2

14 July 2018

Nicholas Gilmour

Financial crime consultant

Guest author

Nicholas was involved in the development of the ‘Phase 2’ legislation as a member of the New Zealand Police Financial Intelligence Unit.

New Zealand is adopting new money laundering and terrorist financing preventative measures. The Phase 2 implementation programme – which extends existing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legislation – introduces new reporting entities into a compliance regime.

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SDG Summit on 23 April 2018

12 March 2018

David Dunsheath

David Dunsheath
Board Member with delegated Authority for SDG’s

Nearly two and a half years into the United Nation’s 15-year Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programme, wide spread public awareness of these SDGs is only now dawning in New Zealand.  Government, civil society and business institutions have only recently begun to align their policy settings with specific SDGs of relevance to them.

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TINZ New Year’s Wishes

10 November 2017

TINZ Staff

New Governments tend to bring with them fresh optimism and hope for further reform, and New Zealand is no exception.  We are very pleased with the commitments this government has made for better practices around issues of transparency.  Several Members of Parliament have promised to work directly with Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) in advancing our mutual corruption prevention interests.

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