Hawkes Bay


Wayne Baird final (2)

The Alternative Board Hawkes Bay

Ph: 021 273 9496

About Wayne Baird

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.

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. As far as Wayne is concerned, the right answer is only 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.

Russell Jaggard

The Alternative Board Hawkes Bay

Ph: 027 755 7557

About Russell Jaggard

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. Russell brings a huge amount of business management ownership experience to The Alternative Board.

Russell 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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