Governance Bio
Nel Botha
Appoint Professional

Nel Botha

15 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


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


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I am looking for a role with an organisations in a growth phase, or looking for efficiencies. I am involved in a number of organisations, mainly in the IT space. My outlook: *Promoting governance with a focus on stewardship – managing what is entrusted to you to the best of your ability. ”


Special Interest Groups

Governance Roles

Independent Director

Eight Wire Limited

February 2016 - Present (2 years)

Tech startup in Wellington, making connecting systems and moving large volumes of data easy, also for cloud applications


IntegrationWorks Limited

June 2014 - Present (3 years)

Chairing the board as non-executive director, steering it through the current growth phase


IntegrationWorks Limited

February 2014 - Present (4 years)

A Deloitte Fast 50 company in the IT industry, focussing on systems integration. The first independent board of directors was formed in February 2014 to assist with the growth of this organisation


Qubedocs Limited

September 2011 - January 2014 (2 years)

Start up company that develop and market a documentation application for multi dimensional planning solutions. Traded in New Zealand, USA, Europe and expanding to other regions. Role: Director with financial and legal portfolios from inception


Cortell Property Ltd

March 2009 - January 2014 (4 years)

Property investment company with a focus on commercial properties in Auckland and Wellington. Role: a director from the beginning, focus on viability, cash flow, tenancy agreements and other legal matters


Discovery Christian Centre Trust

April 2003 - March 2016 (12 years)

The Trust is the commercial vehicle for the Discovery Elim Christian Centre. Has been the treasurer and trustee for this trust for several years, including during a substantial building project. Strong focus on stewardship


Cortell New Zealand (renamed to Mindfull Limited)

January 2000 - January 2014 (14 years)

Was one of 2 founding members of this company and served on the board for 14 years, growing from a start-up company to a turnover of approx. $10 Million per year


Maranatha Foundation

November 1999 - June 2009 (9 years)

A Not for profit organisation that has a focus on advancing Christian education in New Zealand. Proprietors of an Early Childhood Centre for a period and a primary school, as well as investment in Forestry, etc. Acted as chairman for approx. 6 years

Executive Roles

Managing Director

Planpro Insight

April 2012 - Present (5 years)

Leading this start up business that focus on HR technology. Enabling SMEs and large corporates to better embrace technology available in the HR space, including HR analytics, Assessments, competency frameworks, Org charts, surveys, etc.

Managing Director

Cortell New Zealand

April 2009 - January 2014 (4 years)

Assuming the responsibility to guide this consulting organisation, it is the ideal opportunity to apply strategic thinking and harness the strengths of the organisation. Driving towards the high level five year plan, the organisation is growing rapidly, in terms of head count, range of skills, product set, revenue and net profit. With consulting services such a large portion of our revenue, there is still a vested interest to keep the finger on the pulse of strategic projects.

Co-founder and Technical Consultant

Cortell New Zealand

June 1998 - June 2013 (15 years)

Designing and implementing planning, forecasting and reporting solutions for larger organisations. This is typically delivered using the multidimensional database IBM Cognos TM1, as platform. Areas typically covered are P&L, HR, Fixed Assets, Allocations and travel costs. Capex, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, Revenue, Inventory & Sales are some of the other modules also covered from time to time. My primary role is with the end user specification and application architecture, as well as the actual delivery of the application, including business rules and master data development. Industries included Public Sector, Mining, Manufacturing and not-for-profit

Branch Manager and National Sales Admin Manager

Plascon Paints

June 1992 - April 1997 (4 years)

Started as Management Accountant, promoted to first non-sales person to run a branch known for its labour problems. Turned the branch around and moved on to improve admin of national branch network. Attitude: Make sense of the numbers. Life Lesson: don't expect others to do work you are not prepared to do yourself. Application: lead by example, set realistic expectations.


Institute of Directors New Zealand

Certificate in Company Direction, Governance

2014 - 2014

New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

ACA (NZ), Accounting

2009 - 2009

University of Johannesburg

M Com, Business Management

1994 - 1995

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

ACMA, Management accounting

1989 - 1990

North-West University/Noordwes-Universiteit

B Com, Accounting, Management accounting, Economics

1984 - 1986