Christchurch City Holdings Limited (CCHL) set up an intern
director scheme in 2014 to give potential directors an opportunity
to gain experience, by working alongside the boards of each of the
CCHL group companies.
Elizabeth Kirby was one of those selected for the internship
scheme and has been attending our board meetings for the past 18
months. Elizabeth is currently a Microsoft NZ Small and Medium
Enterprises (SME) business manager whose role is to assist
Microsoft partners to grow their businesses. She has
previously been the South Island Regional Manager for Microsoft,
where she has worked since 1995. She has a BCom from the
University of Otago and experience working in London for Solomon
Brothers and Credit Suisse.
Bob Lineham, CEO of CCHL, says all the interns have found the
experience valuable. "We hope their time with our companies will
enable them to further their interest in other governance
opportunities. CCHL is planning to appoint another group of interns
to each subsidiary company in mid-2016."