About Board Dynamics

Expert advice for better boards

At Board Dynamics, we don’t believe in ticking boxes or following rules for their own sake – we just want to make sure your board works for your business. Every business has unique needs, so a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work.

We work with you to find the right mix of personalities, views, and expertise for your board; and we help to establish a culture of respect, communication, and constructive dissent.

People are the key to a great board – just as our people are the heart of our business. At Board Dynamics, our team has the experience and expertise to give board chairs and directors independent, informed advice. Established in 2009, we work to create effective, impactful boards and committees though expert advice and practical guidance.  We stay current on global hot topics through annual training at Stanford, Harvard and Cambridge University.

Henri Eliot – Founder and Chief Executive

Henri Eliot is the Founder of Board Dynamics, author of the best selling corporate governance book ‘Board Shorts’ and part-time adjunct lecturer at the University of Auckland.

Henri received his LLB (Hons) from the University of London, his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from McGill University, his MBA from Richmond University, Master’s of Legal Studies from the University of Auckland and a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.  Henri is currently pursuing a part-time Master’s at the University of Cambridge in Sustainability Leadership.

Henri is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and Associate Member of Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand. He trained as a mediator at Harvard Law School.

Henri Eliot’s best-selling book “Board Shorts” can be purchased through Amazon here

Henri is currently the Chairman of Balle Bros Group and Dodson Motorsport, Trustee of Plunket Foundation and Great Potentials Foundation.

Our leadership team has extensive global experience in a diverse range of industries with expertise in Board and Governance roles.

Jane Plowman – Principal Consultant

Jane Plowman is responsible for analysing boardroom information for key insights.  She is also an accredited AMINZ trained mediator.  Jane has extensive experience in the disciplines of business analysis and research, having held Senior Business Analyst positions within the Information and Communication Technology sector, both in New Zealand and Canada. Prior to joining the team in 2011, Jane has previously worked at SCL (acquired by Simpl), Peace Software, Navman Wireless, Imarda, Sovereign Insurance, Kern Mobile and EROAD.

Jane holds a BA from Canterbury University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy, both from the University of Auckland.

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