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The essentials of being a director

Page last updated: 11 September 2019

This guide is intended to provide company directors and prospective directors with a quick reference and overview of some of the key things they should think about. It outlines some of the legal requirements, ethical considerations and best practice areas for directors to consider, to be effective in their role. It is not intended to be comprehensive and includes links to more detailed resources.

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Guidance: Ngā mea waiwai o te tūranga whakataka (The essentials of being a director) The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and Institute of Directors (IoD) have released a te reo Māori translation of The Essentials of Being a Director guide - which recognises the relevance of te reo Māori in New Zealand’s economy.