Nel Botha

Current Employment

Current Position

Independent Director

Professional Profile

Key Achievements

After taking over as Managing Director in 2009, Cortell NZ to a period of growth of more than 100% in revenue and net profit over the next 4 years.

Success in all 7 start-ups I am/was involved with

Additional Information


There is a strong preference for consensus, rather than majority voting, to get to a point that everybody can buy into the decision. Challenge the obvious and encourage the consideration of alternatives. An independent thinker, and not afraid to express a personal opinion.


Nel has presented numerous courses and workshops on professional topics and is also the author / co-author on articles about budgeting & planning. This includes:

Using state of the art budgeting tools in a local council Auditing SA, March 2002 (Co-author: Ernest Glad)
Breathing life into the Budgeting Process Chartered Accountants Journal of New Zealand, May 2002 (Co-author: Ernest Glad)
Financial planning is imperative New Zealand Local Government (LG), August 2010

Affiliations and Memberships


Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors since 2003
Completed the Company Directors Course in 2014
CMA, (or ACMA) Chartered Management Accountant with CIMA (UK) since 1991
ACA, Associate Chartered Accountant with NZICA since 2009



Nel Botha

Email address

Preferred Contact Number

021 242 9535

Postal address


Auckland, Wellington

Professional Profile

An experienced director and Business Advisor, offering a unique blend of both Financial and Information Technology insight, with experience as senior manager and strong accounting background, as well as a good understanding of information technology, especially the application in reporting, management accounting and decision support.

He understands the unique requirements of various organisations, including specific challenges like long term projects (including Capital Expenditure requirements), asset revaluations and depreciation, inflation requirements, multiple reporting hierarchies, etc., with a special interest in Long Range Planning, Activity Based Costing and Forecasting, especially with for IT and Not for Profit organisations.


Advisory Board Chair, Advisory Board Member


Charity, Community Group, Council Controlled Organisations, Govt Sector Organisations, Listed Company, Non Govt Sector Organisations, Private Company, Start Up Companies, Trust

Key skills

Finance, General management, Governance, IT, Start Ups

Industry experience

Education/Training, IT, Mining/Resources/Energy, Professional Services/Commercial

Curriculum Vitae / Biography

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Experience Categories

Other Key Skills

Reporting and measurement

Industry experience additional comments

Not for Profit


Governance and Strategic planning
Modelling and Forward planning
Budgeting, forecasting and reporting
Technology: Good understanding of capabilities and application of Information Technology

Qualifications and Education


Potchefstroom University, South Africa – 1986

Qualifications gained

B.Com with majors in Accounting, Economics and Cost Accounting

Facility 2

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, United Kingdom – 1990

Qualifications gained 2

CMA (Chartered Management Accountant

Facility 3

Johannesburg University (RAU), South Africa – 1995

Qualifications gained 3

M.Com, major in Business Management

More qualifications

New Zealand Institute of Chartered -Accountants, Wellington, New Zealand – 2009 – ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant