Building better boards

“We’ve seen and experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of organisational governance – as CEOs, managers and board members. Organisations can create more impact if they spend less time on admin and duplicate work, and more time setting and sticking to the strategy. We have a bold mission to make great governance easier for everyone. It’s not rocket science – it’s good principles and common sense – wrapped up in clever technology to make boards function beautifully.
Thanks for trusting us."

Brett Herkt

Co-founder & CEO


To help businesses and nonprofits deliver more impact and value for their organisation

We exist to increase boardroom productivity and create better functioning boards. We don't believe good governance processes should be left to the domain of larger companies. We know that all parties in a board/management relationship want to use their time and resources most efficiently and productively. We found that a product that helped with the processes, workflows and guidance to work on the right things was missing from the market.

So we developed BoardPro in partnership with some of the best independent directors and most progressive CEOs.

Our Senior Management Team

We're a highly experienced team dedicated to making your board punch above its weight, look brilliant, be compliant and deliver excellence.

Brett Herkt


Kim Thibault


Arjan Noordhoek


Sean McDonald

Head of Marketing and Sales

Zeeshan Bhatti

Principal Developer

Matthew Boshoff

Customer Success


We're proud to have some of the region's leading independent directors and governance experts guiding our organisation, using BoardPro.

Board of Directors

Kevin McFall


Kevin was a founder and director of two successful and profitable companies in New Zealand (Designer Technology & Marshal Software), one is still operating and the other was sold to NASDAQ listed company NetIQ in 2002. He is a director of Winnow Software and has a proven track record of creating and delivering world class software products, particularly in the security industry.

Simon Telfer

Director & Partner

Simon is a professional director and founder of two governance initiatives in New Zealand; Appoint Better Boards and Springboard. He appoints independent directors and advisory board members to privately owned businesses as well as providing advice around strategy and owner succession. Simon helped us identify the market opportunity for BoardPro.

Bruce Sheppard


Bruce co-founded Gilligan Sheppard in 1985 and still enjoys the challenges, direction and innovation of the practice. Bruce has become exposed to all aspects of the capital markets in NZ including the inner functioning of regulators, major listed companies and market intermediaries.

Leanne Graham


Leanne has over 30 plus years in the software sector and her SaaS expertise and proven track record helps tech sector companies with global aspirations to achieve international success. Leanne was honoured in 2018 to become a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the software industry.

Governance Practice Advisory Board

Graeme Nahkies

NZ Advisory Board Member

Graeme is a governance expert, with 20 years’ experience providing specialist advice on board and director effectiveness. He has served on a wide range of boards and as a chief executive reporting to boards. Graeme also publishes the Board Works periodical on governance effectiveness which has an extensive domestic and international subscriber base

Brian Steele

NZ Advisory Board Member

Brian is a governance professional with 12 years experience and a focus on emerging high growth companies in the arts, health, education and TMT (telecommunications, media and technology) sectors. He served the Wellington branch of the Institute of Directors for a number of years and was involved with development of the institute’s advisory board toolkit.

Ruth Medd

AU Advisory Board Member

Ruth is a Certified Practicing Accountant and former IT professional who has been pursuing a career as a Non-Executive-Director since 2000. She was the founding chair of Women on Boards and has been instrumental in the growth of the business and supported thousands of women to become board members. She maintains wide interests outside of WOB, including the start-up sector and angel investing as well as her other board and committee roles.Ruth was previously the chair of Australian Ethical Superannuation, a member of the NSW Casino Control Authority and a director of the Infants Home at Ashfield. Prior executive roles include executive director of the Australian Association of National Advertisers and senior positions with Telstra, the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal and the Federal Government.

Kerryn Newton

AU Advisory Board Member

For over 11 years Kerryn has been the Chief Executive Officer of Directors Australia, a national board and governance advisory and director recruitment firm.  She is recognised in Australia as an expert on boards and governance. Through Directors Australia, Kerryn advises businesses on how to improve board and organisational performance through strategy, board structure and composition, and governance systems and practices. Kerryn’s consulting advice and networks are enhanced by her extensive personal experience as a director on the boards of private, public sector and not-for-profit companies in diverse industries including aged care, education, child care, energy, property and housing

Steven Bowman

AU Advisory Board Member

Steven is a seasoned Board adviser, with a great depth of experience and skill facilitating Board reviews and strategic planning processes. He has held numerous senior executive, CEO and Board positions with some of the USA and Australia’s most prestigious organisations, as well as authoring and co-authoring over 14 books on governance, strategy, risk and executive leadership.

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