Governance Bio
Karl Rosnell
Appoint Professional

Karl Rosnell

9 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Sport & Physical Recreation Orgs
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“My purpose is to grow companies, leaders and markets for mutual profitability and long-term success. With extensive networks across Australia and NZ, I am a market creator with a unique ability to identify and capitalize on new opportunities. A champion of digital disruption, I challenge the status quo to ensure businesses survive and thrive.”


Governance Roles


Eden Park Brewing

May 2019 - Present (7 months)

Based in Auckland, my role is to bring governance experience, assist with building the sales, brand and marketing strategy, create and secure crowdfunding and build the strategic plan for international expansion.

Chief Executive Officer


February 2017 - Present (2 years)

Established a new board of independent directors to bring governance into the business. Developed board reporting metrics, leadership KPI’s, risk management and a strategic framework for growth. Lead the founder transition from director/manager to employee/shareholder and introduced a staff share purchase plan.

Advisory Board


January 2017 - Present (2 years)

Carefully managed the breakup of a non performing business partnership and the successful introduction of this new brand into a decade’s old family business. Based in Auckland, I lead a monthly advisory meeting to provide a governance framework, assist with sales and marketing strategies, human resources and M&A activity.

Independent Director

Educe Health Limited

June 2015 - Present (4 years)

A Software as a Service company based in Taranaki. My focus is on advising on the software development roadmap, sources of funding and governance.

Advisory Board


November 2016 - February 2017 (3 months)

• SmartAR – Advised on new sales strategy • Vadacom – Advised on new product strategy • StreetSMART Accountants – Advised on spit of business into two and migration of staff and customers

Executive Roles

Chief Executive Officer


February 2017 - Present (2 years)

Operationally, I lead the consolidation and rebranding of the Devoli group of companies. Sold a non-performing business unit and successfully entered the Australian market with a $3m turnover in the first year. Pivoted the business from being network centric to Software as a Service in a new market and increased monthly recurring revenues.

Chief Executive Officer

Connect NZ Ltd

April 2010 - August 2016 (6 years)

Reporting to the board, I had full leadership, strategic, financial and cultural responsibility for the Connect NZ Group of companies. The groups revenue was $45,000,000 delivered by 160 employees over 4 sites in New Zealand. As Group Chief Executive, I am responsible for the leadership, strategic direction and profitability of the company. The Group is made up of; Connect NZ - Trading Company Connect Capital - Finance IDvio - Importing and Distribution Communication Exchange - Distribution


University of Auckland

1995 - 1998

Macleans College

1990 - 1994