Joan Withers

Professional chairwoman Joan Withers says chief executives must learn how to ask the right questions (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

The lonely world of a new CEO

Thu 2 Nov 1

What's keeping CEOs up at night?: New chief executives need help from their board and chairpeople but they also must listen to the vibrations of the company.

Sir John Key will join the board in October

Former PM John Key tapped to take over as ANZ New Zealand chair

Wed 18 Oct 24

Sir John's appointment is his second high-profile position since leaving Parliament.

Warehouse chairwoman Joan Withers said "We have made significant headway in transforming the business over the last year" (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Warehouse beats annual profit forecast, keeps dividend unchanged

Fri 22 Sep

Under the leadership of chief executive Nick Grayston Warehouse has embarked on a three-year strategy to lift profitability.

Warehouse chairwoman Joan Withers says the retail business is its top priority (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Warehouse agrees to sell financial services unit to SBS for $18m

Mon 24 Jul 7

The retailer wants to focus its capital and people resources on its core retail business.

JOAN WITHERS: 2015's Chairperson of the Year no longer personally shoulder-taps potential board candidates (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

From shoulder-tapped mates to meritocracy

Fri 21 Jul

An extract from professional director Joan Withers new book, A Woman’s Place.

Joan Withers (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

JOAN WITHERS: Could the Feltex collapse have been avoided?


Ms Withers broaches the subject of the NZX continuous disclosure rules on Sunday Business with Andrew Patterson.


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