Kirsten Patterson

Chief Executive, Institute of Directors in NZ

Kirsten leads New Zealand’s professional body for governance, the Institute of Directors (IoD).

The IoD is at the heart of New Zealand’s governance community. It supports directors to add value to their organisations and wider communities, and prepares them to positively transform the future.

She is a qualified lawyer, a Chartered Member of the IoD and a Distinguished Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand.

Her governance roles include:
  • co-deputy Chair, Global Network of Directors Institutes (GNDI)
  • chair, Brian Picot Ethical Leadership advisory board
  • trustee, Voices of Hope
  • board member, XRAP Advisory Panel, External Reporting Board (XRB)
  • ambassador, Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust.

A strong advocate of diversity, Kirsten was a founding member of Global Women’s “Champions for Change”, a group of senior executives and directors who commit to diversity in the workplace, and a founding member of WiSPA, an organisation promoting women in sport.


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