About this Board
Mike Kelliher has worked in the local SME sector for the last 10 years holding various GM and CEO roles. Growing up in East Auckland and attending Auckland University, Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce before embarking on a career in Accounting and Finance.
It wasn’t long before Mike headed to the US, basing himself in San Francisco and working in several roles including for the world’s largest fund manager. Working in Corporate America, Mike experienced a working culture that in his words was ‘ahead of its time’ and it was through this experience that lead to Mike’s penchant for leadership.
After 10 years in the US and missing the Kiwi lifestyle, Mike returned to NZ with his family to further his career.
Back home Mike worked in several senior roles within the SME sector, helping to transform businesses in their pursuit of growth. Sectors that Mikes worked in ranged from finance, manufacturing, export and professional services.
Mike believes that SME owners need someone that really cares about unlocking their potential, enabling them to build their business in line with the vision they set. The Alternative Board provides Mike with the perfect platform from which to share his local and international experience with NZ SME’s.