Governance and advisory services
to commercial & privately owned
New Zealand businesses

Simon Telfer
+64 21 321 901
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Stimulus is led by Simon Telfer. His professional experience includes over 15 years founding, directing and managing services companies. His focus and passion is privately owned New Zealand businesses.

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Director Advice

I've advised over 300 aspiring and experienced directors how to create stronger governance CVs, build their board careers and secure new board roles. More...

Presenting & Facilitation

We regularly speak on issues facing boards of directors, advisory boards and diversity in governance. We also facilitate workshops to help directors build their board profile and careers.

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Appoint Better Boards is a community of 6,500+ directors and trustees seeking new board roles. We've helped appoint over 320 board members.

Board Appointments

Harrison Grierson Ormiston Hospital Honey Lab Kitchen Studio Boffa Miskell Rubbish Direct Bakeworks

We are New Zealand’s specialists in creating new boards and appointing directors and advisory board members for privately owned businesses. The companies above are a few of the 70 board appointments we've made over the last three years.



SpringBoard was a 3,300 member organisation that encouraged and developed New Zealand's next generation of directors and trustees.


Simon's current board positions include:


We are an approved NZTE governance service provider, facilitator of Women on Boards seminars for Governance NZ and was a presenter on the Icehouse’s Undressing Governance regional roadshow.

Strategy & Planning

We work with shareholders, boards and senior management teams to create long term business strategy and annual operating plans. We’re practical in our approach and contribute insights and advice as well as facilitating the process.