Market Leading Board of Director Services

How can we help you?

Why use Propero?

Chosen by Leading
Global Companies


We have been privileged to work with:

  • Numerous companies headquartered and/or with extensive international markets (Australia, USA, UK, and China)
  • Over 35% of NZ-based or ASX Foreign Exempt companies (ASX)
  • NASDAQ technology company
  • Harvard University Business School has also written a case study taught in the MBA and Executive programmes on our board evaluation programme

New Zealand

Working with many of New Zealand’s largest companies gives us an edge and helps us deliver market-leading governance services.

We have worked with:

  • 65% of the Deloitte Top 20 (by profits), and 50% of the Top 50 (by revenue)
  • Over 60% of the NZX top 20 (by capitalisation), and over 20% of all listed companies
  • Over 15% of full members of Cooperative Business New Zealand
  • Over 30 SOEs and Crown-related organisations
  • 10 Māori-owned and iwi-related entities

and Innovation

Our services are recognised as market leading, helping our client optimise their performance and prepare themselves for the rapidly evolving future.


Gender balance on a board is important, this is why 50% of our appointments continue to be industry-leading women.


Take a look at our references and see what we can deliver.

Our Managing Partners

Sarah Naudé

Managing Partner

Matt Stanley

Managing Partner

Our Clients

Our Services

Board Evaluation

Clients tell us we provide the most innovative, insightful, and impactful board evaluation programme available.

We work with boards who want more than a tick the box exercise – getting to the heart of board performance and capturing powerful insights that drive meaningful action.

Harvard University has written a case study, taught in their MBA and Executive programmes, on our unique approach to board evaluations.

Board Advisory

We help boards with a range of advice to assist them in making well-grounded choices in the following areas:

Director Fee Review

We provide clients with quality independent analysis and advice on setting director fees.

Board Skills & Succession

We help boards assess the current and future capabilities needed around the board table and build an orderly succession plan.

CEO Profile

We work alongside boards to draw out perspectives on the critical experiences and leadership attributes required, work through areas of disagreement and clearly articulate requirements.

Governance Review

We provide boards with an independent perspective and recommendations on their governance structures.

Executive Services

Diversity and Inclusion

Our diversity and inclusion diagnostic gives a snapshot of the current state and key opportunities to move forward. Clients can then engage us to help them build practical solutions including unconscious bias workshops tailored to the organisation.

Individual Assessment and Development

We are engaged when the board and/or executives want to benchmark themselves externally and receive independent advice and coaching on the most impactful development.

Contact Details

Sarah Naudé

Managing Partner

Sarah is an Industrial/Organisational Psychologist with 18 years of experience in some of New Zealand’s largest organisations. Sarah has consulted in the manufacturing industry; worked in senior organisational development roles; and spent five years working as a Psychologist and Specialist Officer in the New Zealand Navy. Sarah holds a Masters of Applied Psychology (Honours).


Matt Stanley

Managing Partner

Matt’s career as a senior HR leader has spanned 20 years within three major corporates in NZ and Australia. Matt has most recently been the Head of Remuneration at Telecom New Zealand. He has a strong background in remuneration design and execution, executive assessment and development, performance management, and executive coaching.


Emma Morris


As a Consultant at Propero, Emma works largely in the Board Evaluation practice, with particular focus on analysis and report generation. She also conducts in-depth research into current best practice and modelling.

Emma has a post graduate diploma in Industrial Work and Organisational Psychology from the University of Auckland.

Jacob Smith-Jude

Associate Consultant

As an Associate Consultant at Propero, Jacob works largely in the Board Evaluation practice, with particular focus on analysis and report generation.

Jacob holds a Conjoint BA/LLB with a Major in Psychology. He has a passion for working with people and providing high-quality service.

Rebecca Vanpraseuth

Project Coordinator

As Propero’s Project Coordinator, Rebecca is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of projects and is the first point of contact for clients.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Management, from Victoria University of Wellington.


Tony Carter

Chair; Air New Zealand, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare
Director; ANZ

“I find their approach thorough and insightful, drawing out the key issues and helping the board take action on the key opportunities for lifting performance. Most importantly the reviews have led to valuable board discussions and changes in the way the boards operate.”

Mark Verbiest

Director; Meridian Energy, ANZ, Freightways
Chair; Willis Board Capital Partners Ltd
Former Chair; Spark NZ

“I believe the board services that Propero Consulting provide are unique in the market and will be highly valued by organisations that are committed to governance excellence. Their approach to board capability and performance is unique, innovative, and in my view better than any other service available in the NZ Market.”

Joan Withers

Chair; Mercury, The Warehouse Group

“I have used Propero on a number of assignments. In my view, their governance services are unique, bringing a new level of insight, expertise, and professionalism to the NZ market.”

James Miller

Chair; NZX
Director; Auckland International Airport Limited, Mighty River Power, Ikaros Partners, ACC

“The board services that Propero provide are unique in the market. Matt and Sarah under promised, then worked hard to significantly over deliver our expectations. Their insights and leadership added value to every step of the process.”

Justine Smyth

Chair; Spark NZ, New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
Director; Auckland International Airport Limited

“It was great to be part of an innovative process that has delivered a refreshed board with such diverse skills & experience to lead the organisation into the future.”

Murray King

Chairman; Livestock Improvement Corporation
Managing Director; Kingsway Farms Limited

“I was impressed with the thoroughness of their approach … along with their candidate insights.”

Rob Hewett

Chairman; Silver Fern Farms
Director; Farmlands, Pioneer Energy Limited, Hilton Haulage Limited

“Propero have partnered with us in a range of areas – and have delivered quality solutions with each engagement.”

Deborah MacKay

On behalf of the Southern Hospitality Board of Directors Limited

“We are delighted with our two appointments – they are outstanding business leaders who fit really well with the culture of our business and are genuinely excited about helping our business continue to perform in NZ and grow in target overseas markets.”