February 2020

An invitation to develop the next generation of governance talent

Cooperative Business New Zealand’s members face a unique set of challenges, one being governance. With a mixture of shareholder and independent directors sitting on our boards, it provides a level of complexity, but also great opportunities. Our members have requested that we extend our service offering to include establishing a Board Observer Programme. The purpose

January 2020

2020 – The Year Ahead!!

2020 is an awaking to the challenges we face nationally and globally. Watching what is happening in Australia along with international tensions escalating, it gives an appreciation of how fragile we are to powers beyond our control. However, for such a small nation we play a significant role in driving change and are often at the forefront for other nations.

News from the Asia-Pacific

As members of the International Cooperative Alliance, Cooperative Business NZ is part of ICA’s growing Asia-Pacific (AP) region – and our colleagues at ICA-AP wish all Kiwi co-ops and mutuals a happy and prosperous 2020. The greeting card above captures the diversity of both the ICA-AP team and the region with many countries and cultures represented. What pulls us together is our common purpose – advancing the people-centred model of business – co-operatives!

November 2019

Farmlander interviews Roz

The November edition of The Farmlander featured an article, “5 minutes with Roz Henry”. Our Cooperative Business NZ CEO answered seven questions in the published interview, ranging from her induction to her observations four months into the role. In another recent article, international news channel Co-operative News also interviewed Roz. READ MORE

October 2019

Future-proof your co-op

Co-operatives have a strong history and a collaborative working model that many businesses should strive to achieve. But will this be enough to ensure success going forward? Fintechs and Big Techs are moving into the financial services sector at pace.

Talking co-ops with Chinese

Cooperative Business NZ CEO Roz Henry, pictured, this week addressed a delegation of government officials from the Chinese province of Tianjin. Her presentation covered the co-op model and New Zealand co-operatives.

New co-op leadership programmes: Book now!

Christchurch 18th & 19th November Hosted by: Farmlands 535 Wairakei Road, Burnside, Time: Commencing 8.30am – 5pm Wellington 25th & 26th November Hosted by: Buddle Findlay, Aon Centre, 1 Willis Street, Time: Commencing 8.30am – 5pm Co-operative Business New Zealand is pleased to extend its professional

Global co-op movement meets in Rwanda

Co-operative News reports that the Global Conference of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), Cooperatives for Development, is under way in Kigali, Rwanda. An estimated 1,000 representatives from 94 countries will explore how the movement can help to drive sustainable development. READ MORE

August 2019

Welcome to our new CEO, Roz Henry

Roz Henry, pictured, is our new Chief Executive Officer of Cooperative Business NZ, starting her new role in time to meet Members at our recent AGM and Annual Awards Dinner in Wellington.

Scaling up to score big

The New Zealand game industry has experienced 39% annual growth for the last six years and now there’s a Hawkes Bay worker co-op scaling up to score big, while promoting Māori economic development.