Governance Bio
Guy Alexander
Appoint Professional

Guy Alexander

Location
Auckland
Experience
5 Years
Remuneration
Paid or Unpaid Roles
Iwi
Ngāpuhi

Interested In:

Organisations

Private company
Listed company
Trust
Incorporated Entity
Charity
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation
Iwi Organisation
Other

Roles

Director
Chairperson
Advisor / Advisory Board
Trustee
Board Member
Committee Member
Company Secretary
“Driven young professional, keen to make a difference and put my energy into things that further advance youth leadership, growing our small business economy and helping those less fortunate. ”
Experience
Memberships

Professional

Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Board Member (Co-opted)

NZ AIDS Foundation

May 2017 - Present (2 months)

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Board Member

TUANZ (Telecommunications Users Association of NZ)

October 2015 - May 2017 (1 years)

Board member, and chair of finance subcommittee

Trustee

Volunteering Auckland

May 2015 - August 2016 (1 years)

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Board Member

Child Cancer Foundation

December 2011 - December 2013 (2 years)

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National President / Chairperson

CanTeen New Zealand

September 2011 - December 2013 (2 years)

CanTeen was established to ensure that no young person in New Zealand living with cancer should ever have to feel alone. Our mission is to support, develop and empower young people living with cancer through a national peer support network, and professional educational and recreational programmes. CanTeen receives no direct Government funding. We have annual revenue in excess of $5m.

Board Member

CanTeen New Zealand

February 2008 - October 2011 (3 years)

CanTeen NZ supports young people aged 13-24 living with cancer.

Executive Roles

Director Product Marketing

Xero

May 2017 - Present (2 months)

Global marketing focused on enabling our digital suite of products through our accounting and book keeping channel.

National Accounts Manager

Xero NZ

July 2015 - April 2017 (1 years)

Head up the Key Accounts portfolio @ Xero NZ as well as Vertical markets & NFP Specialist

Account Manager

Chorus NZ Limited

March 2013 - June 2015 (2 years)

Here at Chorus, I'm helping to deliver New Zealand's fibre future! We maintain and build a network predominantly made up of local telephone exchanges, cabinets and copper and fibre cables. Around 1.8 million lines are connected to homes and businesses throughout the country. It’s an open network. We work with many different phone and internet providers to give access to our network and develop innovative new products and services. And we are delivering ultra-fast broadband to more than 830,000 homes and businesses across New Zealand.

Board Member

Child Cancer Foundation Inc

November 2011 - November 2013 (2 years)

Child Cancer Foundation's mission is that every child and their family walking the child cancer journey will never feel alone. We aim to reduce the impact of cancer by offering services to ensure children and their families are supported, informed and well cared for on their journey with cancer.

Business Development Manager

Telcoinabox

February 2011 - February 2013 (2 years)

Telcoinabox is New Zealand's largest non carrier telecommunications aggregator. We are a MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler) providing Telecom 3G services. Telcoinabox NZ is part of a global group, headquartered in Sydney Australia, and with a branch office in London, UK. Responsible for all New Business / Sales for NZ, whether it be via our "Startup" channel or "Tru-Wholesale". With a competitive industry Telcoinabox aims to help reduce the TCO of operating a telco business. We are wanting to build long term relationships with our customers, help drive insight to better understand trends and how best to position your Service / Product offering in a competitive market place. + Services we can help with: Wholesale MVNO (mobile) / Landlines / Toll Calling / Toll Free / xDSL / WAN's / Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) / Residential VoIP / Hosted Voice / Trans-Tasman MPLS services.

Solution Delivery Consultant

SmartpayCadmus Limited

January 2010 - September 2010 (8 months)

Responsible for Presales, Project Management, Product Development across several product sets including Telephony, Data Services & payments (Eftpos). I reported directly to the CIO. Key Achievements - Roll out of new Calling product to Eftpos Sales Team (full product lifecycle) - Migrated from two legacy billing engines to a single SQL billing platform (no downtime) - Productized new VoIP service aimed at Small retail clients - Negotiated new vendor agreements and saw a cost reduction of approx. 15%

National Vice President / Deputy Chair

CanTeen New Zealand

August 2009 - September 2011 (2 years)

- Negotiated with CEO to purchase office building - Member of the Leadership Sub committee - Supporting the Chair in his duties - Chair of Member Advisory Committee

Corporate Account Manager

SmartPay NZ

January 2009 - December 2009 (11 months)

This role was a combination of new sales along with cultivating existing customers and where possible helping to establish needs to customers (we had a wide ranging product set). I reported directly to the CEO Key Achievements - Signed largest Wi-Fi Roll out for a Café Chain in South Island - Signed mid 6 figure telephony deal with call center Key Responsibilities: - Solution Selling using Product Suite - Designing Eftpos solutions for multilane businesses (multiple eftpos units) - Designing Telecommunications Solutions (WiFi, VoIP, and PSTN) - Managing corporate relationships - Business development Role - Cold Calling & Warm Lead generation - Liaison between clients and technical department

Managing Director / Owner

AllTalk Communications

May 2007 - December 2008 (1 years)

Setup as a niche telecommunications service provider focusing on Small & Medium sized enterprises. In December 2009 I negotiated the sale of the business to a NZX listed company, SmartPay Limited (NZX: SPY). Within this role I was responsible to a minority shareholder and business coach who was employed by the company to assist in driving results. The company also purchased a smaller telecommunications provider called Switch Communications further growing the customer base to over several hundred customers. Key Responsibilities: - Strategic Planning & Management of plan - Sales & Marketing of services & products - Procurement & Supplier sourcing Key Achievements - Successfully sold business to NZX Listed SmartPay Group. - Grew business to over 200 SME customers - Monthly revenue prior to sale was $50k (600k annualized) - Raised seed capital from family investor

Chapter President

BNI

January 2007 - January 2009 (2 years)

Member of Mt Eden (ProBiz) chapter. Networking organization filled with motivated business owners, dedicated to helping each other grow their businesses. Was the chapter President for 6 months, and oversaw the growth of the group from 15 to over 22 members.

Education

Dale Carnegie Training

Leadership for Managers Training, Leadership for Managers Training

2011 - 2011

University of Auckland

Commerce, Commercial Law, Taxation

2007 - 2008

Whangarei Boys High School

University Entrance, NCEA L3

2005 - 2007