Westlake Governance Limited is excited to announce our partnership with Australian firm Peakstone Global Pty Limited. Together we can provide even more comprehensive governance, risk and compliance solutions to our customers.

Westlake Governance is a New Zealand-based, global advisory business. Our clients come from a wide cross-section of the commercial, not-for-profit, quasi-government, and government sectors.

Richard Westlake

– Founder and Managing Director

Richard is the founder and Managing Director of Westlake Governance Limited, and brings enormous practical experience to his role, having been a board chair and director for more than 25 years in a very wide range of organisations. As a Board Chair, he has particular expertise and experience in leading transformational organisation change, across a range of sectors. Read more

Vaughan Renner

– Senior Consultant 

Vaughan brings extensive board and top management expertise to Westlake Governance. His executive career in senior management positions spans 20 years. Read more

Peter Harris

– Senior Consultant

Peter Harris has worked with Westlake Governance for over 15 years as a senior consultant on a number of our major projects and undertakings. A Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, he is also an Independent Director and Chair, with particular strengths from working in the property, engineering and construction sectors in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Elaine Porter


– Business Manager and Board Secretary

Elaine has been Business Manager for Westlake Governance for the last five years.