John Boyd

About / John Boyd

John joined Catapult in 2006 having been a senior manager in the public sector. Prior to this he spent many years as a corporate marketing manager and communications consultant. His hands-on management experience covers corporate strategy, values and organisational culture development, senior team performance, brand marketing and communications strategy and implementation, stakeholder management and market research.

John’s consulting work focuses on strategy development and building high performing teams. He has provided counsel, facilitation and leadership workshops to a wide range of organisations across the private and public sectors. Recent clients include: the Commerce Commission, Kono, The Open Polytechnic, Creative HQ, Fujitsu General, SAM Systems Ltd, Presbyterian Support Services, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Social Development, BRANZ, Creative HQ, Buddle Findlay, OMV NZ, The Maori Trustee and the Department of Corrections.

As well as providing consulting services, John is an experienced and engaging presenter and has facilitated numerous corporate conferences and events.  Clients praise him for his ability to quickly grasp their business and for providing challenge in a positive and engaging manner to drive results.

John has led Catapult Leadership and many in-house Catapult leadership programmes, for clients such as Toyota, ACC, Port Taranaki, the Commerce Commission, and BRANZ.

Specialist Areas
  • Strategy development
  • High performance teams
  • Facilitation
  • Delivery of in-house leadership programmes

A keen walker, John loves striding  the western hills of Wellington and is steadily conquering New Zealand’s iconic tramps. On winter Saturdays he plays for the fabled University Bombers football team. John is a published poet.

“John has proved invaluable in facilitating workshops and strategic thinking. He's widely experienced in strategic, commercial and leadership concepts and this, coupled with his personable style enables him to quickly get to the heart of things, taking the customer on the journey and achieving the right outcome.”

Steve Ferguson GM Strategy and Transformation, Kiwibank