Business and Governance Mentor

Terry Kilmister

Terry has provided governance advice and consulting services to a wide range of organisations in the commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors for over 30 years.

Terry established and ran BoardWorks International's Australian consultancy service based in Melbourne for 10 years before returning to New Zealand in 2009. Terry's work, both in Australia and in New Zealand, has been with boards across all sectors from large publically listed companies to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations. Throughout his 30 years of practice Terry has specialised in sports sector boards.

Terry has extensive direct governance experience having served on a number of boards both as a chairperson and as a director.

In his own right and in a writing partnership with Graeme Nahkies, Terry has written and published books and in excess of 300 articles addressing corporate governance issues. He has written best practice governance manuals for both Australian and New Zealand public entities and has contributed to university texts.

Terry's association with BoardWorks International is now part time only but he continues to be available to work with both longstanding and new clients.

Mavis Mullins

Mavis Mullins is one of New Zealand’s distinguished business and community leaders. Her extensive list of national awards, honours and accolades are testament to her governance excellence, her ability to connect people and her inspirational leadership.

Her recent achievements include:

2017           Inductee NZ Business Hall of Fame

2017          Outstanding Maori Business Leader – Auckland University

2017          Massey University Distinguished Alumni Award

2016          Westpac Rural Woman of Influence

As a government and private sector governance leader, Mavis has amassed experience in a wide range of sectors from health, environment, agriculture, education, telecommunications and sport. Being Patron of the Agribusiness Women’s Development Trust gives opportunity to share skills and experiences.

At the heart of her success is her advocacy and commitment to Maori and Maori business, strong governance with diversity for improved decision making, deep personal integrity and her common sense approach.

Mavis is also widely respected as a public speaker and thought leader, as she has an innate ability to understand the opportunities and challenges of the future.