A taste of The Alternative Board - hosted by Helen Down and Daryl Narain

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Discover an affordable and practical alternative to a formal Board of Directors for owner operated businesses. 

The vast majority of owner operator NZ business do not want to operate a full Board of Directors – The Alternative Board offers an affordable and more practical option that has been delivering results for many of our most successful local businesses since 2017, and globally for 35 years.

The Alternative Board helps forward- thinking business owners grow their businesses, increase profitability and improve their lives by leveraging local Business Owner Boards, private business coaching and proprietary strategic services and tools.

The Alternative Board brings together small groups of non-competing, like-minded local business owners in a relaxed, confidential setting as professionally facilitated private Business Owner Boards.

Each Business Owner Board meets monthly, supporting each other, discussing issues and opportunities, sharing their collective knowledge, reporting their results, expanding their networks and holding each other accountable. Each board member is supported by private monthly mentoring with their Board Facilitator to help them achieve more, lead better and enjoy a better lifestyle.

Outstanding local businesses such as

  • Myriad Engineering
  • PCL Group

have been using The Alternative Board for many years getting actionable advice from their peers, and supported by their Board Facilitator.

Additional information


Helen Down: Board Facilitator, The Alternative Board

  • Former President and CEO of Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Founder (and Director for 20 years) of Synthesis Marketing
  • Founder & Director of Advisory Boards NZ
  • Accomplished Chair, Director and Advisory Board member of NZX listed and several owner-operator businesses

Daryl Narain; Wellington Director, The Alternative Board

  • Serial entrepreneur having successfully led several start-up businesses through high growth global expansion, and then successful exit in the transport, tourism, international recruitment and marketing industries.
  • Roles have included Founder, Operations, Chief Executive, Director and Chair.


Also hear from Special Guests:

Mark Wilson, Former Director, Myriad Engineering

Fiona Wilson, Former Director, Myriad Engineering

Luke Lee, Managing Director, PCL Contracting Ltd

Event Information

WHEN | Tuesday, 19th March 
TIME | 5:30pm - 7:30pm
WHERE | Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 15 Daly Street, Lower Hutt
COST | Complimentary