Honest, Practical & Experienced Advice


We help create new boards and recruit directors for existing boards. Here's a few of the 20+ privately owned businesses we've made board appointments with:

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We help structure your board, define role descriptions, advertise positions, screen applicants, lead the interview panel and formalise appointment documentation.

During this process we answer all your questions: full board or advisory board, how much should we pay, who should be our chair, who is the best person for our organisation and what should we expect from our directors.

Please contact Simon on 021 321 901 or via email.


Searching for more board positions? Let me arm you with a clearer plan, greater confidence, practical advice and a stronger CV.

Board Ready CV Review

I review your
governance CV, provide honest feedback, mark up improvements and review the final draft, giving you a greater chance of securing an interview.

$172.50 (incl GST) More Details & Purchase

One on One Session + CV Review

We meet (or skype) for an hour and I conduct a mini interview and discuss the strength of your answers. I then provide honest feedback on your governance aspirations, suggest changes to your CV and give you practical advice on how to secure board opportunities. I'll give a refund if you are not 100% satisfied.

SKYPE (Weekly)  Auckland (Weekly)  Christchurch (mid Aug)  Wellington (TBC)
$287.50 (incl GST)   More Details & Reservations

Simon Telfer has 18 years international recruitment experience and has faciliated the appointment of many Chair and Director positions in New Zealand. He is co-founder of SpringBoard and founder of Appoint Better Boards. Simon holds non executive director and advisory board positions with Union Digital, Generator, The Orange Group and Pharmaceutical Solutions.