Governance Bio
Ben Reid
Appoint Professional

Ben Reid

5 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I am a New Zealand company director in the early stages of my governance career, leveraging my 20-year operational experience in software and IT consulting. I am driven by helping New Zealand’s technology companies to grow successfully and to develop robust governance capabilities to compete effectively in the international markets.”


Governance Roles


goRoster Ltd

July 2014 - Present (3 years)

goRoster is an online solution for businesses needing to save time and cost on staff rostering. goRoster is used in hospitality, stadia, healthcare, security and many other industries. For more info, see

Advisory Board Member

iViis Ltd

June 2013 - Present (4 years)

iViis is a privately-owned enterprise SaaS business providing an extensible workflow collaboration solution for supply chain, insurance and construction markets. For more info, see

Committee member / Chairman 2012-2013

Canterbury Software Inc

January 2009 - Present (8 years)

The Canterbury Software Cluster (Canterbury Software Inc.) is a non-profit organisation aimed at helping the Canterbury software sector succeed at home and worldwide. We have a broad-based member community - New Zealand's most innovative companies and successful entrepreneurs based in a region renowned globally for its market leading software. See

Non-Executive Director

Hindin Solutions Ltd

September 2011 - September 2012 (1 years)

Board advisor turned Director: Privately owned New Zealand enterprise workflow software business focusing on government and corporate sectors. During my period as director the Board completed a comprehensive strategic review and oversaw a successful management transition including hiring a new CEO.

Executive Roles

Director // Principal Consultant

Memia Ltd

August 2008 - Present (9 years)

At Memia, we're all about growing world-class technology business from New Zealand. Memia is a results-led consultancy providing strategic, architectural and operational expertise for software businesses and ICT organisations. Memia works with customers to develop business and technology strategy, enterprise architecture and improve software development performance and governance. For more information visit our website

Software Architect

Hewlett Packard (New Zealand)

June 2004 - July 2008 (4 years)

Software Solutions Architect in the Consulting and Integration business division, architecture of large enterprise .NET solutions for mainly NZ clients. During my time at HP I took on the New Zealand Co-Chair of the APJ regional HP Technologist's Conference, Tech Con Asia, and also initiated and delivered an innovation project on cloud computing for the HP Services Global CTO office.

Software Developer and Architect

Various Software Development Roles (UK)

July 1994 - April 2004 (9 years)

Various software development and leadership positions in a wide variety of vertical markets in the UK - see LinkedIn for more details. Emigrated to NZ with my young family in 2004 and never looked back!


NZ Institute of Directors

Company Directors Course, Certificate in Company Direction

2014 - 2014

University of Oxford

BA (Hons), Mathematics & Philosophy

1991 - 1994