The head of the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund is joining Fisher & Paykel Healthcare's board as part of the Future Directors initiative.
The initiative is run by the Institute of Directors and designed to give talented executives the opportunity to observe and participate on a company board, for one year.
Franceska Banga said it's an exciting opportunity to learn from experienced people and she is particularly delighted with the opportunity to work with one of New Zealand's largest technology exporters.
She said the objective is for people who have an aspiration to be directors of publicly listed companies to fully take part in board meetings.
Ms Banga said it would be a stepping stone towards being a director in the future.