Governance NZ:

  • Organisational assessment and restructuring
  • Governance strategy and advice
  • Day-to-day role execution

The Situation

Governance New Zealand is a membership organisation which has been operating for over 100 years. They were looking to overcome a number of challenges, including a declining membership base. The Board knew they needed to make impactful changes. Malcolm was engaged to carry out a comprehensive assessment of their organisational strategy, and to then propose and execute the necessary changes. 

Our Role

Malcolm provided a complete package of support. He diagnosed areas for improvement, as well as assessed their clause, strategy and business execution. He then developed a restructuring plan, and executed it. This involved making decisions such as selling the organisation’s commercial property in the Auckland CBD, restructuring staff, creating a new CEO position, and assisting with the recruitment process.

The Result

With Malcolm’s guidance, Governance New Zealand has responded to their challenges. They started better utilising their capital by moving away from an underperforming commercial property, and moving to remote workspaces. In doing so, they’ve also opened up their geographical reach and reduced operational costs. The organisation has also bolstered its value proposition and support offering for members. They’ve reinvigorated their focus on offering valuable education and training, and strengthened their Women on Boards brand which provides an accessible and practical forum for women to support each other’s growth in their governance work.