Colin Coverdale

Colin Coverdale

Colin is a former President of AIM NZ Central Division (Wellington); Deputy Chair of the National Board and is a Fellow of both the NZ & Australian Institutes. He has held senior executive posts with several non-profit organisations, charities and membership organisations.  He is a former Director of Business Strategy for KPMG Consulting NZ and a former senior executive with BP Oil with international business experience and training. He is also a Certified Management Consultant, mentor to senior management, publisher of business articles and economic updates and an international speaker. He is a practising company director which has includes listed and unlisted public companies and non-profit organisations.  As a professional consultant he specialises in strategic improvement of businesses and the development of leadership quality in owners and senior managers. He is an experienced retail chain CEO, consultant and developer.

Experience & Positions held:

  • CEO Paper Plus retail chain in NZ – 40 books & stationery stores
  • CEO JV between NZ Telecom & NEC Japan – development of artificial intelligence in communications
  • Director Business Strategy KPMG NZ managing team of specialist business consultants
  • Director NZ Shopfitters International, retail store design & build
  • Former President Institute of Management Consultants NSW Branch and VP Qld Branch.
  • MD of light steel fabrication plant, National Shopfitters NZ
  • Mgr Western Samoa BP Oil, construction of airfield refuelling systems & marine bunkering facilities
  • Proprietor Opportune NFP Limited – business strategy consultancy plus training in business ownership
  • Retail Division Manager BP Oil NZ, 990 service station outlets

Service positions, post Nominals and Memberships:

  • Certified Management Consultant, Institute of Management Consultants Australia (IMC) CMC
  • Former President NSW Chapter IMC; Director on National Board MIMC
  • Fellow of Australian Institute of Management current FAIM
  • Fellow NZ Institute of Management- current FNZIM
  • Member Australian Institute of Company Directors – current MAICD
  • Former NE Director Eye Care Partners Limited, Sydney  – listed ASX public
  • Former Chair Acorn Group Holdings Limited, Brisbane (ICT) – unlisted public
  • Chair MERV Marine Limited, Brisbane (eco marine)  – unlisted public
  • Former VP Southport Chamber of Commerce Gold Coast
  • Member LNP Small Business Committee Gold Coast – current
  • Accredited Team Management Systems Assessor – current
  • Former Board Director Red Cross Blood Bank Melbourne
  • Former Board Director St. Johns Ambulance Tauranga NZ


Other activities in brief:

Colin was Principle Consultant under the AusIndustry 2011/2012 Somerset flood recovery assistance planning for 300 businesses. He has provided over 50 Business Clinics internationally in Australia, UK, Canada and the USA training some 2000 owners in business improvement and leadership.


He now lives on the Gold Coast and can be contacted on:

Mobile: 0401.693.075 – eMail: