Network Waitaki chairwoman Clare Kearney was last night
named as the winner of the 2014 Aspiring Director award
organised by the Otago-Southland branch of the Institute of
Mrs Kearney, who is overseas, said in a statement the
challenges of governance demanded the best she could give and
it was her responsibility to do everything she could to
enhance her performance.
She serves as chairwoman of Network Waitaki, is the deputy
chairwoman of Sports Otago and is on the board of the Waitaki
Community Garden Trust.
Otago-Southland branch chairman Geoff Thomas said he was
impressed with the effort Mrs Kearney put into developing
herself for board roles.
''Clare brings a strong suite of skills to the board table,
developed through a conscious focus on governance. Not only
has she undertaken mentoring and professional development,
but she has also gained practical experience in the
Mrs Kearney receives a year's complimentary membership of the
institute, $1500 towards institute director development
courses, complimentary attendance at four Otago Southland
events and mentoring from an experienced director.
Crowe Horwath principal Paul Moodie was runner-up and would
also receive mentoring from an experienced director.
Mr Moodie is a board member of the Otago Rescue Helicopter
Trust, Otago Rescue Helicopter Ltd and the Healthcare Otago