THE BOARDPRO STORY

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

OUR MISSION

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

CEO

Kim Thibault

COO

Arjan Noordhoek

CTO

Sean McDonald

Head of Marketing and Sales

Zeeshan Bhatti

Principal Developer

Matthew Boshoff

Customer Success

Governance

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

Board of Directors

Kevin McFall

Chair

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.

Brett Herkt

Director

Brett is a serial entrepreneur, building several high growth businesses over the last 20 years.  He's created $10M exit value in an ICT business, persevered through to a modest exit on his first startup and carried the lessons into BoardPro's burgeoning success. Brett brings tenacity, a strategic mindset, strong generalist business skills and enduring curiosity to the table.

Bruce Sheppard

Director

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.

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 an independent Director since 2000. She was the founding chair of Women on Boards, supporting thousands of women to become directors. She maintains wide interest in the start-up sector and angel investing as well as her other board and committee roles.

Kerryn Newton

AU Advisory Board Member

Kerryn is the CEO 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. Kerryn’s consulting advice and networks are enhanced by her extensive personal experience as a director on a diverse portfolio of boards.

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 14 books on governance, strategy, risk and executive leadership.

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