Institute of Directors announces two new roles

Key leadership roles filled.
Institute of Directors new general managers, Dr Michael Fraser and Sarah Deans.

The Institute of Directors has filled key leadership roles with the appointments of Sarah Deans as general manager, people and culture and Dr Michael Fraser as general manager, learning and commercial.

Prior to joining IoD, Deans was human resource manager at Beef + Lamb New Zealand. Previous to that, she was a specialist recruiter for Rob LawMax Recruitment. She was general manager at Anise Restaurant and restaurant manager at one of New Zealand’s top fine dining restaurants, Logan Brown.

She holds a BCA in Organisational behaviour, management and marketing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human resources management from Victoria University of Wellington.

Deans will oversee IoD’s people plan and the development of initiatives to continually improve our culture, staff engagement and productivity.   

Fraser, a chartered accountant, was previously a senior lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. He has also worked for the then New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) as technical adviser and later as director of its technical services team.  He later became general manager for learning and content at Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ), the new entity formed after NZICA’s merger with its Australian counterpart.

He holds a BCA(hons) in accounting, BSc in Psychology and a PhD in Accounting from Victoria University of Wellington. He also attended the Stanford-NUS Executive Programme in International Management.

Fraser will lead the development and delivery of quality governance learning products and services for IoD and will work to ensure IoD’s learning and commercial group has the right profile and is strategically positioned in the market.

The IoD is New Zealand’s pre-eminent organisation for directors and has more than 9000 members drawn from listed companies, large private organisations, state and public sector entities, small and medium enterprises, not-for-profit organisations and charities.

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