South Island | Women in Property Governance vs. Management Lunch

12:00pm Wednesday, 24 May 2017
2:00pm Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Women in Property
The George Hotel
50 Park Terrace
Christchurch, Canterbury 8013
New Zealand

In this fast-paced world, where multi-tasking is commonplace and job roles can be ambiguous, understanding the distinction between “governance” and “management” is particularly important for any aspiring leader. While many start their career in management, often a move into governance becomes more attractive as their career progresses; so how do we get a "foot in the door" and what can we learn from those who have gone before us?

Join us to hear from two highly-respected local professionals, as they provide an overview of the basic roles and responsibilities of a board/governing body, explore the key differences between management and governance and share their experiences, opinions and insights over lunch at The George Hotel.

Tickets include a working lunch and refreshments.



Jen Crawford  

LL.B/BA (Hons), CMInstD

Jen is a Board Member of Regenerate Christchurch and a Consultant with law firm Anderson Lloyd. She has 20 years’ national and international legal experience, along with several years of governance experience in the Canterbury region. She has considerable expertise in stakeholder engagement, due diligence and transactional work, infrastructure projects and urban redevelopment.  

Jen recently stepped down as Chair of the Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Board after leading the organisation through a significant period of governance transformation following the Canterbury earthquakes. 


Sue WellsSue Wells

Sue ran her first company when she was 18, employing 12 part-time staff who sold roses around restaurants in Christchurch. After completing her degree at Canterbury, she worked in radio, television and mall management before commencing her career in local body politics in 1995 as a community board member. She served on the Christchurch City Council from 1998-2013, with roles including Chair of the Regulatory and Planning Committee, and the Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.

Sue has served as director on the boards of Orion, Enable, and for nine years, Christchurch City Holdings Limited. She currently works as the South Island Planning Manager for The Property Group.

Terms and conditions

Confirmation of registration will be sent to each attendee and an invoice/receipt will be sent to the purchaser upon check out. Please note that credit is offered to Property Council New Zealand members only, with non-members required to pay in full upon check out via credit card or POLi direct bank transfer.

Should you need to cancel your attendance, you may reassign your registration to another person; please notify the Event Manager in writing. If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a full refund will be made providing notification is received in writing one week prior to the event. After this date, no refunds are available. If, for reasons beyond the control of Property Council New Zealand, the event is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred. Property Council New Zealand reserves the right to refuse entry or to remove from the premises any person at their sole and absolute discretion. Submission of your registration indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions.


Ticket prices

  Price (excl GST)
 Non Member $80.00
 Member (30% discount) $56.00


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Event timings

Arrival & lunch12:00pm


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