Board CV & Governance Career Advice

We can help you secure your next board role

We understand it’s difficult to know where to start. Or frustrating that you are applying for board roles but not making much headway. 

Our approach is to arm you with a clearer plan, greater confidence, practical advice and a stronger CV. Having advised over 650 aspiring and experienced New Zealand directors, we’re confident we can help you too. See my 5* Google Reviews.

Option 1: Board Ready CV Review

If we are honest, some of the board CVs we see are terrible!  Too long, too executive focused, too much emphasis on soft skills, no strong board persona ….

I provide a proven Board CV template & notes, share honest feedback on your current CV and review your reworked CV. It’s guaranteed to give you a greater chance of securing an interview.

This review is undertaken via email by me, Simon Telfer, applying 20 years of governance experience and professional knowledge. This is not a formulaic process by an office junior! I typically provide same day or next day service.

$190 (plus GST)  Start the Review (prepopulates an email) or  Email Stimulus


Option 2: One on One Session + Board Ready CV Review

In many cases a great CV needs to be accompanied by some practical, real world feedback and advice about how to actually secure your next board role:  how to present your experience, where to focus your efforts, who you should be building relationships with, what professional development should be undertaken and much, much more.

After providing you a Board CV template & notes ahead of time, you meet with Simon online for an hour. He poses a number of questions and then provides honest feedback on your governance aspirations, suggest changes to your CV and gives you practical advice on how to secure board opportunities. His advice is based on appointing over 190 board members as well as research he has undertaken with five of New Zealand’s other top board recruiters.

If you’re not happy with the service, we’ll refund the fee! You can see my 5* Google Reviews.

$379 (plus GST) via Zoom Email Stimulus to get started

Leaning on 20 years international recruitment experience and appointment of over 170 NZ directors and trustees, Simon Telfer offers practical, real world board appointment advice.

He is an approved NZTE governance service provider and is a regular commentator on issues facing boards of directors, advisory boards and diversity in governance. He partners with Sport NZ  to bring more diverse board members in to the sport and arts sectors. Simon is also founder of the 21,000+ member Appoint Better Boards community and was an early pioneer of diversity on boards by co-founding the young governance group SpringBoard.

Let us help you secure more board roles.