• 30 May 2017
  • 18:30

Growing companies through high-performance boards

Speaker carl bates

Carl Bates

Global entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Mentor and Director

Do you have a board? Do you need a board? Should you sit on a board? There are many things to consider when it comes to making the decision to join a board or create a board of directors. Carl Bates, international author, speaker, entrepreneur and professional board director, discusses the skills a good board member needs, how to become one and how to look for one.

Join us for a masterclass with Carl Bates as he shares his insights and discusses the following topics:

  • The principles encapsulated within Traversing the Avalanche

  • Why you should have a board or how to make yours a high-performance one

  • The foundations of a value-adding board

  • Who should be a director and how to select them

  • Key rhythms of a high-performance board

  • How you can make small practical changes to your board process and get significant result


Carl Bates

He is passionate about empowering business owners to break through the barriers that confine them to a life of long hours, hard work and little reward. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs has inspired and enabled Carl to transform the attitudes and practices of business owners around the world. He challenges them to create a business legacy they can be proud of and supports them to see the potential and the possibilities for their own business. Carl is always focused on ensuring areas of growth are identified and shareholder value is maximised.

Considered an international expert on the education and implementation of enterprise governance in small and medium businesses and privately-held companies, Carl is a sought after keynote speaker and strategic advisor for a variety of organisations and companies. Carl has conducted seminars for diverse audiences, from MBA students and university graduates to industry associations and chambers of commerce. He has also spoken globally at many conferences and business expos.

Carl graduated with a Bachelor Business Studies First Class Honours Degree (Accountancy) and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Finance) from Massey University, New Zealand. He was named a Massey Alumni and a Freemason Scholar and was awarded the Allan Gibson and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Wanganui Branch Scholarships. Carl is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

While his depth of understanding and insight leaves his audiences inspired and motivated to climb to new heights. Widely travelled, and with a huge variety of interesting life experiences, his array of anecdotes adds to his colourful ability to share knowledge and provide value.

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