Lead Team

The leadership of Steel & Tube is committed to executing the company strategy to grow and enhance New Zealand’s leading steel distribution business in the face of an ever-changing market, and to playing an active role in supporting New Zealand’s economic growth and development.

  • Mark Malpass

    MBA, BE Mech Hons, NZCE
    Interim CEO
    Mark first joined Steel & Tube as an Independent Director in March 2017, but has stood down from the Board after being appointed interim Chief Executive on 25 September 2017. Mark has had significant executive experience both in NZ and overseas. He worked with ExxonMobil Corporation for over 19 years and was Chief Executive of Fletcher Buildings largest division, Infrastructure Products, which included transforming their steel distribution businesses.
  • Steve Armstrong

    MBA, BCA, CA
    Interim CFO and Company Secretary
    Appointed interim Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary on 17 July 2017, Steve holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Victoria University and is a chartered accountant. He has held senior roles across multiple sectors including oil & gas, agriculture, electricity and financial services in a career spanning more than 25 years. Steve will remain in the role until permanent replacement Greg Smith begins on 30 October 2017.
  • Phil Abraham

    BBS, MBA
    General Manager Distribution
    Phil joined the company in June 2015. He has held senior management roles with Repco New Zealand, Wrightsons, the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and New Zealand Post. He is also a former CEO of Save the Children New Zealand and Manfeild Park Trust.
  • Dave Clegg

    MBA
    General Manager Human Resources
    Dave joined the company on 1 June 2010. He has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources management, including consulting to Contact Energy as GM Human Resources and as change manager for a major enterprise transformation project.
  • Dennis Boyle

    DipBusAdm, PGDipL&SCM
    General Manager Supply Chain
    Dennis joined the company on 26 January 2011. He has held supply chain leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and has been involved in successful change management projects and developed competitive supply chains from strategy design through to execution.
  • Steve Kubala

    General Manager S&T Stainless
    Steve first joined the company with the purchase of Cable Price Steel in 1989. In 1995 he left to join Mico Wakefield, returning to S&T in 2007. Since that time he has held a number of senior managerial roles across the company. As Integration Manager, Steve led the assimilation of the company now trading as S&T Stainless, before becoming GM of that business.
  • Steve Williams

    General Manager MSL
    Steve started with Manufacturing Suppliers Ltd in 1991, firstly establishing the Hamilton branch. In 1994, he moved and set up the Palmerston North branch and later the Wellington operation. In 2001, Steve returned to Hamilton, before setting up Mt Manganui in 2003 then returning to Auckland six years later. Since being with Steel & Tube from August 2015, Steve now assumes the role of GM MSL.
  • Ross Pickworth

    MBA, B.E
    General Manager Infrastructure
    Ross joined the company on 5 December 2016. He has had significant experience in the management and leadership of infrastructure supply and service businesses and has held GM roles with Holcim Cement and Delta Utility Services.

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