Governance Bio
Shayne Blake
Appoint Professional

Shayne Blake

5 Years
Paid Roles Only

Interested In:


Private company
Incorporated Entity
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I'm attracted to teams that make things or provide real research or community services, and organisations which help vulnerable, young or aged people. I want to assist passionate people with governance discipline, engagement, succession planning and strategy implementation via a board or Chair role. I'm passionate about sustainability and excellence”


Governance Roles


Auckland Underwater Hockey Incorporated

October 2016 - Present (1 years)

Regional sporting organisation


Sabventure Limited

March 2010 - Present (8 years)

Managment consulting services

Company Secretary / Corporate Administrator

Various entities as listed below

December 2007 - Present (10 years)

Clough AMEC Beca Limited: 2011-2014 Beca AMEC Nouvelle Caledonie SARL: 2008-2012 Beca AMEC New Zealand Limited: 2007-2010 India Horizonz Limited: 2010-present Sabventure Limited: 2010-present In2Excellence Limited: 2014-present The Nexus Trust: 2007-present Beca AMEC Indonesia Limited: 2008-2012 Beca AMEC Limited: 2007-present


Governance New Zealand Inc.

January 2016 - January 2017 (1 years)

Chair of the Auckland Branch Committee of Governance New Zealand Inc for one year, then by choice reverted to committee member to allow another to gain experience and profile as Chair.


India Horizonz Limited

March 2011 - March 2015 (4 years)

Professional services company, consulting to private and government organisations.


Glendowie College

June 2010 - June 2015 (5 years)

Trustee since 2010 Chairperson since Feb 2013.


Beca AMEC New Zealand Limited

December 2007 - March 2010 (2 years)

A subsidiary company of Beca AMEC Limited which was a NZ$35m engineering consultancy, approx. 130 FTEs. Beca AMEC is a joint venture between Beca Group Limited (NZ Private company, 2500 FTEs) and AMEC PLC (UK Listed company, 30,000 FTEs)

Executive Roles

Principal practitioner

In2Excellence Limited

February 2014 - Present (4 years)

Training facilitator and governance adviser.


SabVenture Limited

March 2010 - Present (8 years)

Strategy and Business Case development; Coaching; Feasibility Studies, financial modelling, and Due Diligence; Governance review and improvement, company administration and board-cycle management; Project Management; Marketing strategic planning; Business process improvement Commercial negotiations, contract and risk management; Feasibility studies and business case development; Business process improvement; Team leadership and Change management; Operations management; International business advice: India, Indonesia, New Caledonia, SEA. Clients include: Professional Engineering consultancies, Electricity lines company, Large NZ private equity investor, Small businesses.

Project Manager

India Horizonz Limited

June 2010 - March 2015 (4 years)

Helping business do business with India. Project management, Feasibility studies, Communication strategies, Engagement solutions. Clients include: Large international dairy company, Electrical component manufacturer, NZ government, Tertiary educational institution, Professional engineering consultancy

Commercial Manager


July 2009 - March 2010 (8 months)

Led business plan preparation and a review of market segment management structure and resourcing. Company secretary for subsidiary companies.

Commercial Manager


February 2007 - June 2009 (2 years)

Beca AMEC Limited was a multidiscipline consulting engineering firm focussed on large industrial clients in NZ, Australia, Indonesia and New Caledonia. I provided commercial leadership to the business encompassing finance and cash management, contract administration, risk assessments, financial analysis and compliance, developed commercial policies and procedures, acted as the point of contact with financial, commercial, legal and corporate teams within the parent companies in New Zealand, Australia and Canada, prepared annual business plans and monthly reports. Company secretary for subsidiary companies.

Chief Marketing Officer - South Asia

Tata Bluescope Steel

August 2003 - July 2006 (2 years)

Based in India, responsible for new business strategy, feasibility study, set up of new company, then on to be responsibile for the Marketing function of this Pre-Engineered Building and Building Products company covering India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Regional Marketing Manager - Asia

BlueScope Steel

January 2001 - July 2003 (2 years)

Based in Kuala Lumpur, commenced by leading a high performing team to develop a regional marketing strategy for the Asia building products Group of BlueScope Steel (5 month study, covering 8 countries). Then managed a small (6 persons) focussed marketing team for the same Group.

Senior Technical Manager

South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute

April 1998 - December 2000 (2 years)

Representing the Australian steel industry at the South East Asia Iron and Steel Institute ( Activities included administration, organising and conducting training courses across South East Asia, organisation of annual conference, industry liaison, intelligence gathering, and organisation of SEAISI board and committee meetings. Based in Kuala Lumpur

Sales, Marketing and Business Development roles

New Zealand Steel Limited

June 1995 - March 1998 (2 years)

New Zealand Steel is a NZ$700m fully integrated steel works south of Auckland, NZ. This state owned business was privatised and purchased by BHP at the start of the 1990s, and now is a fully owned subsidiary of BlueScope Steel Limited. Responsibilities included strategic studies, development of business cases, sales management, exhibitions and promotions.

Commissioning and Operations leadership roles

New Zealand Steel Limited

February 1986 - May 1995 (9 years)

Commissioning and Operations leadership roles, (1986 – 1992) Roles included Commissioning Engineer, Shift Team Leader, Training Manager, Day Team Leader and Roll Shops Manager



Better Business Case Practitioner, Business case writing

2016 - 2016

State Services Commission, NZ Govt

Registered Gateway Reviewer,

2011 - 2011

Chartered Secretaries Assoc. of NZ

FCIS, Professional Entry Programme

2009 - 2010

Deakin University

Grad Cert in Management, Business Administration

1999 - 2000

University of Auckland

Bachelor, Engineering, Chemical and Materials

1981 - 1985