Board of Directors

Below are the profiles of Steel & Tube’s Directors.

  • Susan Paterson

    ONZM, CFInstD, MBA (Ldn), BPharm
    Chair and Independent Director
    Appointed Chair in February 2017, after joining as Director in January 2017, Ms Paterson has been a professional director since 1996 in sectors including logistics, electricity, education, aviation, health, investment, insurance, and housing. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Ms Paterson is currently Chair of IT consultancy Theta Systems Ltd, and a director of Sky Network TV, Goodman NZ, aged care provider Arvida and Les Mills NZ Ltd. She is also on the board of the Electricity Authority and a TEC Commissioner. After 10 years in the USA and Europe, Susan has held a variety of executive positions with Fletcher Challenge Limited, including General Manager of Wiremakers. In 2015 she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to corporate governance.
  • Dave Taylor

    Chief Executive Officer and Non-independent Director
    Appointed Chief Executive Officer and a Director on 5 October 2009, Mr Taylor was previously General Manager of the Australian Reinforcing Company, a subsidiary of OneSteel. In 22 years at the BOC Group he held a number of senior executive positions, initially in the UK and later as President BOC Gases Korea, based in Seoul, and Managing Director of Process Gas Solutions South Pacific, based in Sydney. Mr Taylor is also a Director of Steel & Tube’s subsidiaries, a Director of the Building Industry Federation and a member of the Construction Strategy Group.
  • Dean Pritchard

    BE, FIE Aust, CP Eng, FAICD
    Independent Director
    Appointed a Director on 20 May 2005, Mr Pritchard is a former Chief Executive Officer of Baulderstone Hornibrook, Chairman of ICS Global Limited and Director of Zinifex Limited,RailCorp, Eraring Energy, Spotless Group Limited, Arrium Limited and Oz Minerals. He is currently a Director of Broadspectrum Limited.
  • Anne Urlwin

    Independent Director
    Appointed a Director on 1 June 2013, Ms Urlwin is a professional director with experience in sectors ranging from infrastructure, construction, telecommunications, energy, health, transport, information technology, research, banking, forestry and the primary sector. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Ms Urlwin is currently Chairman of Naylor Love Enterprises Ltd and Deputy Chairman of Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd, and has directorships with Chorus Ltd, Summerset Group Holdings Ltd and One Path Life (NZ) Ltd.
  • Rosemary Warnock

    Independent Director
    Appointed a Director on 22 September 2010, Ms Warnock has held senior executive positions in the BP Group in Australia, the UK and Singapore, including as Chief Executive of Castrol Asia Pacific. Ms Warnock is currently Principal of the Adelante Group, a partnership that provides executive mentoring services, a Director of The Buttery and a member of the Foundation Committee for The Buttery.
  • Mark Malpass

    MBA, BE Mech Hons, NZCE
    Independent Director
    Appointed a Director on 1 March 2017, Mr Malpass is an experienced executive with significant knowledge of the steel industry in New Zealand. He worked with ExxonMobil for over 19 years in roles including NZ Managing Director and expatriate assignments in Australia, USA and Asia Pacific. He was Chief Executive of Fletcher Building's largest Division, Infrastructure Products, which included steel distribution and manufacturing businesses. Mr Malpass is a Director of Waitomo Group and a member NZ Institute of Directors. His previous directorships include Refining NZ (listed), SIMS Pacific Metals JV, MBIE Business Advisory Panel and University of Canterbury Quake Centre.

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