Alistair Coleman

Alistair Coleman

Advisor to Board of Directors

As the owner of Global Tactics and Strategies (GTS), Alistair is an Independent Advisor to the CDL Board of Directors. In this role, held by Alistair for more than five years, he provides advice to the Board and Management to ensure effective governance of the company and strategic direction both across New Zealand and offshore.

Strategic, tactical and commercially focused, Alistair provides CDL with expertise in market development as well as providing objective and impartial governance and business management advice.

Prior to the development of his own consulting business, Alistair held several Chief Executive Officer and General Management roles in large ‘blue chip’ corporates over a time span of more than 30 years. He is skilled in intellectual property protection, distribution of products and services across multiple local and offshore markets and in brand and sub brand structural protection.

This broad background brings both experience and a clear understanding of the complexities of both local and global business. Accordingly Alistair’s approach to projects and market initiatives is strategic and balanced, taking into consideration overall organisational objectives.

In his advisory and management roles, Alistair assists in the development and implementation of strategic plans, carries out audits of business performance, provides mentoring to business leaders and is involved in the negotiation of key employment agreements.

Alistair is the current Director of several companies, is a Member of the Institute of Directors. He is also the Trustee of several Trusts.


  • Leadership
  • Governance
  • Business Consulting
  • Mentoring
  • Marketing


  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Distribution
  • Human Resources
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