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From Executors Not Educators

We found there were too many small and mid-market businesses taking advice from people who haven't been there and done it themselves. So we mastered the process of establishing and managing professional advisory boards that help directors, owners and managers understand and solve their strategy, organisation and ownership problems.

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Advisory Board Chairs

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Founder & Advisory Board Chair

Craig Richardson

Craig is an internationally experienced advisory board chair, non-executive director, former CFO and CEO. He has led and advised start-ups, mid-market and multi-national companies in services, technology, manufacturing, consumer goods, resources and defence.  Craig has held senior executive positions with BHP, BlueScope Steel, Vodafone and Coca-Cola. He is a fellow and former President of CPA Australia, former director of New Zealand Defence and Callaghan Innovation. He is currently a director of energy distributor The Lines Company, CEO of Autonomy and a director of Founders Capital.

New Zealand +64 2199 1873

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Advisory Board Chair

Sandy Kimpton

Sandy brings a breadth of business experience with a proven track record working with companies and organisations bringing to life transformational change and exponential growth.  

 

She has worked extensively within private family shareholding groups as a trusted advisor holding an executive CFO role and independent directorships.

Having a practical, output focused approach she’s adept at assessing and supporting strategy execution in fast paced environments.  Naturally a visionary thinker she recognises potential and is always motivated to see the opportunities become reality and leave a legacy for ongoing success within any organisation she works with.

 

Her experience spans wholesale, retail, manufacturing, utilities and FMCG and worked in both the public and private sectors with a variety of senior leadership and finance roles.

Professional in approach with a down to earth attitude she brings financial expertise and is both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors.

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Founder & Advisory Board Chair

Henry Lynch

Henry is an experienced advisory board chair, non-executive director and former CEO who has led and advised a range of companies in financial services, health and safety, construction, artificial intelligence, horticulture, services, dairy, and technology sectors.  He is a Chartered Member of IoD and a Fellow of Governance New Zealand. His experience provides valuable perspectives to organisations who are looking to achieve the next level of growth, expansion and transformational change based on the strategic intent of 'thinking like a customer; not about them.

New Zealand +64 27 497 4993

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Advisory Board Chair

Paul Young

Paul’s career in Commercial and General Management roles provide substantial experience identifying new business initiatives and opportunities and solving development challenges. 

His knowledge and skills provide a strong base for accelerating decision making and continuous improvement across the full range of business functions. His experiences come from a wide range of ownership and governance structures.

Sector experience includes venture capital, technology hardware solutions and distribution, operational consulting, digital solutions, logistics and fmcg. Paul has a collaborative style, and enjoys supporting teams to define success and implement plans with conviction. He is a CA with a degree in Accounting and Finance, and diploma in Marketing.

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