About Directors Inc

Directors Inc was established in response to an age old quandary; after completing formal training, in this case governance, how does one land that first, real, directorship opportunity?

After completing the IoD’s Governance Development Programme, a small group of enthusiastic individuals from the Waikato, passionate about the regiojn, establishing their governance careers, began meeting regularly.  During these informal sessions they heard from experienced practitioners, completed boardroom simulations and examined board case studies, to further their professional development. ‘The Forum’ as it was then known, was born, and numbers grew as further cohorts from IoD professional development  joined.

With the success of The Forum, plus the growing confidence and experience of its members, another quandary surfaced.  As some members secured directorship appointments, the questions of succession and sustainability arose… and that’s where some No.8 thinking came in.

A limited liability company, FBP Nominees Limited (now trading as Directors Inc.), was formed in 2013, to provide real life opportunities for the group’s members (now shareholders) to experience the challenges of governance, while launching a small business developed to support organisations (particularly SMEs, Not for Profits & NGOs) looking to establish or strengthen their governance practices.

Fast forward to today and Directors Inc. NZ has now been established to create a platform for regional Directors Inc. licenced shareholder owned companies to be established throughout the country – the first of which is Directors Inc. Waikato.

Who better to take you through the journey to governance best practice, and improved organisational performance, than a group of committed and capable Directors who have been through this journey themselves?

Contact us now to find out how we can assist your business or organisation.

What Makes Directors Inc Unique

Collective Expertise

Comprised of emerging directors, all of whom are members of the Institute of Directors (IoD), Directors Inc offers a single point of contact with the benefit of access to a diverse team with wide ranging functional and industry experience.


Our team are passionate about good governance – we know it can transform organisations and we are committed to doing our best to help you succeed. As such, we continue to invest in professional development and follow the IoD’s Four Pillars of Governance Best Practice.

Exceptional Value

We recognize that for many businesses, great advice comes at great expense. We don’t claim to be the best, but we know that our competitive pricing model, expertise and passion will deliver great value for your organization.

For Companies / Organisations:

  • Unique expertise / wide range of functional and industry experience

  • Support and advice to establish or strengthen governance practices

  • Access to collective wisdom/ confidential sounding board

  • Exceptional value

  • Lift organisational performance

For Emerging Directors:

  • ‘Hands on’ professional development (not training courses or lectures!)

  • Gain practical experience

  • Professional profile

  • Supportive and collegial network

  • Pathway to directorships

New Zealand Board

Michael Crawford (Chair)

Sarah Morton-Johnson

Erica Amon

Mark Brown

Grant Coombes

Sarah Pratt


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