New Zealand
Board Specialists

Board, independent director and advisory services to privately
owned New Zealand businesses.

Simon Telfer and his team have deep experience in helping organisations appoint talented and diverse board members. We are particularly skilled at creating and structuring an organisation’s first advisory board or independent board of directors.


Discuss your board and business related queries with Simon

Our Services

Board Appointments

We’ve helped appoint over 180 board members.  Clients really like working with us: we’re knowledgeable and recruit excellent, experienced individuals.  And we like to make the process personable and enjoyable.

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Director Advice

We’ve advised over 600 aspiring and experienced directors how to create stronger governance CVs, build their board careers and secure new board roles.

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Board Reviews & Board Management

Our approach to reviewing and evaluating privately owned business boards is very practical and applied.  We observe at a board meeting, interview directors and the CEO, review board papers/documentation and facilitate an online evaluation.

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Shareholder Counsel

Shareholders of privately owned businesses often require independent and professional advice around ownership and governance. Sometimes this can be provided by their accountant and lawyer – other times we are engaged as specialists.

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Board Strategy

We work with shareholders, boards and senior management teams to create long term business strategy and annual operating plans. We’re practical in our approach and contribute insights and advice as well as facilitating the process.

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Our Clients

We’ve been privileged to work with many wonderful business owners and organisations across all the regions of New Zealand. Their industries range from retail to manufacturing and technology to primary sector. Some are household brands, while others are the engine room of New Zealand’s small and medium sized business economy. Not for profit organisations play a crucial role in the well being of our country and we’ve loved our engagements with national sporting entities, charities, regional trusts, and industry bodies.

Ormiston Hospital
Jacobsen Holdings
I Love Pies
Harrison Grierson
Canopy Cancer Care
Boffa Miskell
Kitchen Studio

How to Reach Us

If you have any board, director or governance matters you’d like to discuss, please give us a call.

021 321 901