Governance Bio
Ravi Nyayapati
Appoint Professional

Ravi Nyayapati

5 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


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


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
Committee Member
“I bring a strategic viewpoint in cyber security, data privacy and digital transformation focussed on customer experience. I also have a strong connection and involvement with sports and community causes. I have an extensive background in information technology across multiple industry sectors, with emphasis in Manufacturing and Consulting.”


Governance Roles

Board Member

Lloyd Elsmore Community Hub (LECH)

October 2020 - Present (3 months)

LECH is a new initiative, formed by four clubs, with an objective to provide sport, recreational, cultural and educational activities in the multi-purpose spaces based at Lloyd Elsmore Park, Auckland, reflecting the values and principles of all involved. As part of the inaugural board, my contribution is in working with the team to bring this objective to fruition, with an aim of gaining synergies by embracing community and commercial partnerships that grow participation in the activities offered.


Eventfinda Stadium

October 2020 - Present (3 months)

Eventfinda Stadium, formerly known as North Shore Events Centre, is an indoor multipurpose facility of 4,200 seats that is home to major Basketball, Gymnastics, and fight events. I contribute to the board’s mission to support the community with high quality memorable experiences that enrich lives and foster social capital.

Board of Trustee Member

Blockhouse Bay Intermediate

June 2019 - Present (1 years)

Along with my peers, I am responsible for setting the strategic direction for the school and the policies by which the institution is controlled and managed. The board is very effective in measuring the performance of the school and the Principal against the plans set. The school’s excellent direction and performance are a talking point amongst other school boards, for what good governance looks like.

Board Member, Industry Advisory Panel

Auckland University of Technology

September 2016 - Present (4 years)

The panel is responsible for providing a link between the university and industry, as well as contributing to the future direction of degree programmes offered by the faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. I successfully partnered with fellow board members to introduce a new Master’s degree programme in 2019, and tailored current Bachelor and Master degree offerings to align with industry trends and demands.

Executive Roles

Sportswriter / Journalist

Indian Newslink

November 2014 - Present (6 years)

• I am a regular contributor to a fortnightly publication with readership of more than 65,000. • I write the sports column, with an objective to raise awareness in the community on sport disciplines that are less prominent in the South-East Asian community.


Peace Consulting LTD

January 2010 - Present (11 years)

• In my role as Director of an independent consulting company, I collaborate extensively with executive teams, some with line of sight to board level reporting, for delivering technology-led strategic programmes for several large enterprise clients. • I currently consult at Kiwibank, implementing Enterprise Portfolio governance and toolset. Notable programmes of past work have been the digital transformation of Southern Cross Health Society’s external member communications, BCP/DR programmes for Carter Holt Harvey and the University of Auckland, a regulatory compliance initiative for Tower Insurance, and a divestment programme to separate Oji Fibre Solutions from Carter Holt Harvey. • In addition, I have led several ERP, IT audit and application projects/programmes.

Global IS Portfolio Manager; Global Design Manager


February 2017 - February 2019 (2 years)

• Accountable for the strategic global Information Systems portfolio, with a $150m annual spend. • After successfully establishing the portfolio framework and relationship strengthening with executive stakeholders, I was asked to head the global design team responsible for architecture, design and roadmap for CRM, marketing, eCommerce, retail and Route to Market (RTM) for Fonterra. • In addition to this, I established a transformational digital customer engagement and marketing platform (Salesforce), using agile ways of working.

Client Portfolio Manager; Professional Services Manager


July 2005 - January 2010 (4 years)

• After serving in a senior project management role, I was made accountable for managing the global Information Systems programme of work for Fletcher Building (major client), reporting to the senior leadership team. • In my final years at Datacom I led the professional services team, growing it from 20 to 32 consultants whilst maintaining profitability, providing consultancy services to the corporate sector. My clients included Fletcher Building, Vector, NZ Post, NZ Bloodstock, Manukau and Rodney District Councils, amongst others. • I also established Datacom’s first PMO, with effective governance capability.

Various Leadership Roles

BHP Billiton; EY; Standard Chartered Bank

January 1994 - June 2005 (11 years)

• In February 1998 I was offered my first leadership role with BHP Billiton at the age of 25. Since then, I have held leadership roles, having significant amount of success in each engagement, enabled by a deep technical domain understanding. • My ability to cut through the noise and deliver successful outcomes by assembling high-performing teams has been widely acknowledged. • I have held technical leadership roles with Air New Zealand and Thames Timber in New Zealand, as well as Founders Building Society, Ernst & Young, Standard Chartered Bank, BHP Billiton in Zimbabwe.


Institue of Directors

Company Directors Course, Governance Best Practice

2019 - 2019

Auckland Institute of Technology

Master of Service Oriented Computing, Information Systems

2013 - 2014