What clients say

What clients say

Australian Internet domain – Governance Review: 2011

Overall, the Board was very pleased with the thoroughness and consultative nature of the review process, the diligence and independence of the reviewers, and the comprehensive and accurate nature of their observations and resultant recommendations.

Extract from Board summary on auDA’s website

New Zealand NGO – Governance Review: 2009

Your report has electrified board members. It is important that such a penetrating analysis should be addressed… In my opinion your report is forward-looking, ‘on the money’ and comes just at the right time…

Letter from Board Chair

International NGO – Governance Review: 2008

At our first post Paris Working Group meeting yesterday, the WG agreed that I should put on record our thanks and appreciation for all your and Westlake Consulting’s efforts and commitment in relation to the preparation and delivery of your report. We have been very impressed and pleased!

Letter from London-based Chair of Board’s Working Group

New Zealand NGO – Structural and Governance Review: 2008

I offer you our heartfelt thanks and admiration for you and your team’s achievements in developing, supporting and tweaking the Structural Review. Your contribution as the external member of the Appointments Panel has … sealed a complete and successful development of our strong new governance model.
We have also enjoyed working with you and appreciate your humour and presentation skills. All in all [our organisation] has benefitted significantly from your work and we look forward to a continued relationship…

Letter from Board Chair


Firstly thanks for facilitating meeting yesterday. You kept us all focussed on the task in hand using a sound methodology. It was the best strategic planning session I’ve participated in. Well done – not an easy job.

CEO, New Zealand NGO – Board Strategic Planning day, 2011

IoD Boardroom Magazine – October 2011

The feedback from board members and senior managers who attended the training was very positive.
Richard was an excellent facilitator who provided expert advice based on his many years as a director and chairman.
He also listened carefully to questions and responded thoughtfully with examples to help illustrate key points.

GM of Primary Healthcare provider, Southern North Island.

Governance Training

Richard was an excellent presenter, and kept the participants fully engaged throughout the entire day.
This was an outstanding course. One of the most useful days I have ever spent on a course.
In Richard [you have] a gem. His delivery, content and inclusiveness of all participants was outstanding.
Richard again proved his value in tying everything together in a succinct and entertaining way.
[Richard] has a lovely relaxed style, stimulates discussion and feedback. Gives great examples.

IoD Company Directors Courses – 2010-2011