Governance Bio
Jan-Paul Mowat
Appoint Professional

Jan-Paul Mowat

10 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Non Governmental Organisation
Iwi Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“My background in private equity investment, corporate finance & law, and company advisory services means I understand the challenges faced by NZ businesses. My broad skill set has enabled me to build strong trusted relationships with the businesses I work with, to help identify value adding strategic opportunities and facilitate their execution.”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles


Fortlock Holdings Limited

March 2016 - Present (2 years)

Fortlock leads the market in NZ in installing, maintaining and monitoring integrated security systems for commercial, corporate and government clients. Integrated security systems include card access systems, CCTV, integrated control systems and monitoring devices for asset, fleet and people tracking.


Habit Holdings Limited

August 2015 - Present (2 years)

Habit is one of New Zealand's premium health, fitness and rehabilitation businesses. See


SolPho Holdings Limited

April 2015 - Present (3 years)

SolPho Holdings Limited is New Zealand's leading provider of solar generated electricity to business customers. SolPho designs, builds and operates commercial scale solar systems between 50kw to 500kw on building rooftops. SolPho provides long term fixed electricity prices for its customers, providing them with certainty of supply, long term lower energy costs and enhanced building values alongside the environmental benefits that only renewable solar power can provide.

Independent Director

Fertility Associates Holdings Limited

April 2013 - Present (5 years)

Founder & Director

NZ Equity Partners (GP) Limited

December 2008 - Present (9 years)

NZ Equity Partners is a New Zealand based mid-market private co-investment manager targeting attractive investment opportunities in the NZ$2m to $30m enterprise value space.

Member Board of Trustees

Marist Primary

June 2013 - May 2016 (2 years)

Catholic Integrated primary school in Mt Albert, Auckland

Independent Director

Powersmart NZ Limited

May 2012 - February 2015 (2 years)

Powersmart is New Zealand’s leading solar PV integrator, and is currently exploring significant growth opportunities in NZ, Australia and the Pacific.

ANZ Capital board representative

Tegel Foods Ltd

December 2007 - November 2008 (11 months)

NZ's largest poultry processor

ANZ Capital board representative

Ultimate Care Group Limited

August 2007 - November 2008 (1 years)

Residential aged care provider

ANZ Capital board representative

Argenta Limited

August 2006 - November 2008 (2 years)

Animal pharmaceutical research, development and manufacture

ANZ Capital board representative

JMI Aerospace Limited

February 2005 - November 2008 (3 years)

Logistics maintenance and services business

Executive Roles


The Professionals Club L.P.

October 2013 - Present (4 years)

The Professionals Club is a committed pool of private equity capital with a mandate to invest in NZ businesses seeking $1m to $5m in expansion capital. The Club is made up of an exclusive group of business professionals who work in partnership with owners to grow their businesses. By actively leveraging the skills, experience and networks of its members the Club is able to add significant value to businesses looking to grow in domestic and international markets. The Club is managed by NZ Equity Partners (GP) Limited whose principals are an experienced group of professional investors in private businesses with a strong investment track record.

Founder, Director & Partner

Catalyst Advisory Partners Limited

January 2012 - March 2016 (4 years)

Catalyst Advisory Partners specialises in offering commercial advice to owners of privately owned business across New Zealand. Our primary focus is on supporting owners who are looking to improve governance, to refine and implement strategy, to plan for change and succession, or who are looking at their capital structure or corporate finance opportunities. Our approach to business centers around building long term relationships based on trust and mutual respect, and on leveraging our experience and networks to bring about solutions which add genuine value to businesses.

Investment Director

ANZ Capital

July 2005 - December 2008 (3 years)

Origination, execution, management & exit of private equity investments.

Senior Solicitor

Chapman Tripp

March 2002 - June 2005 (3 years)

Senior Solicitor in Corporate & Commercial Team, specialising in M&A and Private Equity.

Senior Associate

Travers Smith Braithwaite

February 1999 - March 2001 (2 years)

Senior Associate at Travers Smith, a City of London law firm, specialising in M&A and Private Equity transactions.


Chapman Tripp

January 1997 - January 2000 (3 years)

Solicitor in Corporate team advising on legal aspects of NZ M&A and private equity transactions.


University of Auckland

BCom / LLB(hons), Economics, Law

1992 - 1996