Who we are

Who we are

Westlake Governance is a globally-focused, New Zealand-based consulting business. Our clients come from a wide cross-section of the commercial, not-for-profit, quasi-government, and government sectors.

RICHARD WESTLAKE – Founder and Managing Director

Richard Westlake
Richard, founder and owner of Westlake Governance, has 20 years’ experience as a board chair and director, and has particular expertise in leading transformational change in complex businesses.

Richard’s profile

VAUGHAN RENNER – Senior Consultant and Board Chair

Vaughan brings extensive board and top management expertise to Westlake Governance. His executive career in senior management positions spans 20 years.

Vaughan’s profile

PETER HARRIS – Senior Consultant

Peter Harris has worked with Westlake Governance for over 15 years as a senior consultant on a number of our major projects and undertakings. A Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, he is also an Independent Director and Chair, with particular strengths from working in the property, engineering and construction sectors in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Peter’s profile

ELAINE PORTER – Business Manager, Board Secretary and Director

Elaine has been Business Manager for Westlake Governance for the last five years.

Elaine’s profile

COLIN JACKSON – Senior Consultant

Colin is an internationally recognised strategic technology consultant. He has held senior positions in Internet governance locally and internationally, and is a well known commentator on technology.

Colin’s profile

RICHARD KIRKLAND – Senior Consultant

Richard has over 28 years’ experience in financial and risk management, in both the private and public sectors.

Richard Kirkland’s profile