Ron Hamilton - Founding Member and former Principal

Ron Hamilton - Founding Member and former Principal Mr Ron Hamilton brings to the Practice a unique knowledge of Directorship, as well as stakeholder and regulatory issues for state owned and crown entities, having worked with New Zealand and other governments at a senior level in governance policy and regulatory areas. He has spent over 20 years with the Treasury and related organisations such as the Asian Development Bank (where he was the New Zealand Alternate Director on the Board) and the State Owned Enterprises Unit. Ron was previously with the Crown Company Monitoring Advisory Unit where he was, until June 2003, the Director of Appointments and Governance. He has implemented a range of important governance oriented projects for Government. In his former position, Ron advised shareholding ministers on the appointment of appropriately qualified people and on issues underpinning "Best Practice" in the role, functions and responsibilities of Boards.

With the other Principals, Ron shares a strong commitment to resolving governance and risk issues in today’s highly challenged boards.

Since 1991, Ron has been involved in providing corporate governance and corporate monitoring guidance to ministers and officials from other countries. In addition to working closely with governments, Ron had given governance presentations to academic, governance and government institutions in several parts of the world.. He has completed SOE ownership strategies, governance and related projects for the World Bank (PRC, Zambia, Serbia, The Seychelles and Afghanistan). Ron also advised on the formation of an SOE Monitoring Unit in Fiji. Other assignments have been in Africa, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, for the Commonwealth Association for Corporate Governance. The government of Fiji sought his services in regard to forming an SOE monitoring agency. More recently, he was a co-leader of a seminar in Delhi for directors on the boards of public sector enterprises. And was subsequently invited to chair a panel at an SOE Conference in Kerala.. In addition to a current assignment in Afghanistan, he is working with the Samoan Ministry of Finance on SOE reforms. The development of robust ownership strategies is a key tool a number of assignments.

Ron has been a member of the Institute of Directors and is a former member and President of the NZ Institute of Public Administration 

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