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Smith To Speak At FIA On Board, Management Working Together

The level of involvement of boards in the day-to-day running of a business has always been a contentious issue. A chief executive would like to run the business according to
14 May 2015 09:06
Smith To Speak At FIA On Board, Management Working Together
Janine Smith

The level of involvement of boards in the day-to-day running of a business has always been a contentious issue.

A chief executive would like to run the business according to his/her capabilities.

Then there are the board directors who approve/disapprove the proposals by the management.

So where can the line be drawn? The board and management both feel they are doing what is best for the company.

This is what Janine Smith, with her wide ranging knowledge and expertise as a result of her experience as a CEO, executive/independent director, will be shedding light during a forum tomorrow.

She is one of the international speakers during the 2015 Fiji Institute of Accountants FIA Congress which starts tomorrow at the Shangri-La’s Fiji Resort.

She’ll be speaking on the theme: ‘Board and Management Working Together’.

Her expertise

Ms Smith has been involved in various companies in the commercial, arts and education sectors, both in New Zealand and other countries.

She is Director of the Warehouse Group Limited, Director of Steel and Tube Holdings Limited, Deputy Chair of Cordia Group Limited, Chair of AsureQuality Limited and Chair of McLarens Young New Zealand Limited.

Ms Smith’s executive roles include GM/CEO and Executive Director of Arnott’s New Zealand Limited, part of the Campbell Soup Company of the USA.

She is also the executive director of Telecom Directories Limited, a part of Telecom Corporation of New Zealand.

She is a well-known judge and convenor of the New Zealand and Australasian Marketing and Advertising awards and a judge of the Deloittes Top 200 awards in 2010.

Ms Smith is an alumnus of the London Business School and the University of Auckland and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

She specialises in boardroom practice, strategic planning, organisational development and organisational change issues for boards and management.

Ms Smith has completed a Master of Philosophy, research only, on Effective Boards, which is the first study of its type in Australasia.

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