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Consultation paper: Updated Corporate Governance Handbook


First published 14 November 2017

Final date for submissions

5pm, Friday 8 December 2017

Consultation document

Consultation paper FMA Corporate Governance handbook

Submission form

Feedback form

E-mail for submission consultation@fma.govt.nz (please use the title of the consultation paper for the subject line)
Resulting documents

Corporate Governance Handbook 2018

Submissions report


28 February 2018

Our refreshed corporate governance handbook has now been published along with a submissions report (see above).  The handbook is designed as a guide for a wide range of companies and businesses.  We would like to thank all those that took part in the consultation for their contributions.  

14 November 2017

We welcome your feedback on our draft Corporate Governance handbook (handbook). The revised version updates our 2014 handbook and includes developments in corporate governance since then - including non-financial reporting, director and executive remuneration, and auditors.

Earlier this year, the NZX published an updated corporate governance code (NZX Code) for companies listed on its markets. Based closely on the principles of our Corporate Governance handbook 2014, we see the NZX Code as the primary guidance on corporate governance practices for NZX-listed companies.

The focus in our revised handbook shifts away from listed companies, but remains a practical guide for directors and executives of New Zealand-based companies and entities of various types and size, to help them apply corporate governance principles effectively.

Please let us know what you think about the handbook’s intent, content and presentation using the form at the back of the consultation document.

Submissions closed on Friday 8 December 2017.

If you have questions, please contact us at questions@fma.govt.nz