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The Alternative Board  Napier Hawkes Bay – Taupo – Gisborne – Wairarapa

The Alternative Board Business coaches provide Business Advice and Coaching Solutions to businesses owners, CEO’s and managing directors.  Our Business Owners Advisory Boards and Virtual Boards expand your thinking beyond your particular industry providing new perspectives to spur new ways of doing business based on real-world experience, we encourage and empower our members to achieve their business and personal visions. We have business coaches in the Hawkes Bay – Taupo – Gisborne – Wairarapa regions.


Over the past 30 years Wayne has been a senior executive and business owner in a wide range of industries. These include manufacturing, engineering, infrastructure, IT and telecommunications. He brings this wealth of knowledge, experience and diversity to The Alternative Board.


+64 21 273 9496

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His time as the chairman of one of New Zealand’s fastest growing ICT companies and being on the Board of an exciting new start-up company means he has a very good handle on both governance and management of businesses alike.

“Business is all about the people. When you find what their passion and drive really is, and can truly connect them with that, then the magic begins. Whether it’s a client, their team members, their customers or a supplier the key is to ask awesome questions and help them understand what it is they really believe in and love doing,” says Wayne.

Wayne has worked in many industries and large companies throughout the country and has an extensive network of key influencers and business leaders that spans the globe. For Wayne, the right answer is only ever one phone call away. Wayne’s drive and enthusiasm to work with talented and genuine people and help them achieve their goals has been a hallmark of his success to date.

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Áilne, (pronounced Allnah) is passionate about business and seeing people realise their vision to ensure their pathway to success.

Coming from an IT and multimedia background in 2000 Áilne founded her first digital web development company and since then has founded many start-up companies.

+64 21 240 6070

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From here Áilne continued to optimise businesses via the rich online social channels and has been involved in many ventures including pro bono community boards.

Áilne now realises that her true passion is in enabling businesses to fully realise their goals and enjoys the opportunity that the Alternative Board provides enabling businesses to succeed via the proven framework and protocols.

Áilne’s specialties include;

  • On-line media & communications
  • Creative thinking
  • Effective digital brand engagement
  • Authentic content generation
  • Earned media strategy

Outside of work Áilne enjoys swimming, cycling, art, music, and spending time with her daughter Evie.


Russell was a senior manager and Associate Director with a well-respected Hawkes Bay Chartered Accounting firm for more than 15 years and built very strong business relationships with a wide range of Hawkes Bay and national businesses. His work with Hawkes Bay businesses in IT and system and procedures is well respected in Hawkes Bay and nationwide.

 +64 27 755 7557

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Russell brings a huge amount of business management ownership experience to The Alternative Board and has been actively involved on several boards & committees, including sporting teams and local government organisations.
“To me being able to assist people in growing their businesses is my primary focus. I enjoy working with clients closely and developing relationships that last a very long time. I’ve had the pleasure of working with hundreds of businesses and they are my driving force to keep improving and innovating.”
Russell and his family reside in Taradale where he enjoys the Hawkes Bay lifestyle, including taking an active interest in winemaking, and of course, wine tasting.

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