Institute of Directors announces new Chief Executive

February 2017

The Institute of Directors in New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of Kirsten Patterson as its new Chief Executive.

Ms Patterson is currently the Country Head of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Ms Patterson, a qualified lawyer and Fellow of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand, brings extensive governance and leadership experience, alongside advocacy on diversity issues.

Previously Ms Patterson was the General Manager, Corporate Services at New Zealand Rugby Union where she was responsible for the stakeholder relationship between NZRU, the Government and Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd to host the Rugby World Cup 2011.

Ms Patterson has also held other roles in Human Resource management with Stagecoach New Zealand and Employers and Manufacturers Association (Central) Inc.