Board of Directors

A key to Steel & Tube’s long term growth and sustainability is strong governance. Our Board is focused on delivering improved outcomes for all stakeholders including our customers, New Zealanders and good returns for shareholders.

  • Susan Paterson


    Chair and Independent Director
    Susan was appointed Chair in Feb 2017 (joined Jan 2017). A professional Director since 1996 Susan became an Officer of the Order of New Zealand (ONZM) in 2015 for her services to corporate governance. Having trained and practiced as a pharmacist, Susan completed her MBA at London Business School, then worked in strategy and IT consulting and management roles in New Zealand, Europe and USA. She worked in the steel sector at Fletcher Challenge and was General Manager of Wiremakers. Susan’s directorships include the Reserve Bank of NZ, Arvida Group, Les Mills NZ, Evolution Healthcare (Chair), Theta Systems (Chair), Lodestone Energy, and EROAD (Chair).
  • Steve Reindler


    Independent Director
    Steve was appointed a director on 28 August 2017. Steve is an engineer with a background in large-scale infrastructure and heavy industry manufacturing. He was GM Engineering at Auckland International Airport for 11 years, and his previous employment included 22 years with NZ Steel and BHP Steel where he held a number of roles including GM Engineering and Environment. Steve was inaugural chairman of the Chartered Professional Engineers Council and a President of the New Zealand Institution of Professional Engineers. His current directorships include Ports of Auckland, Broome International Airport Group, Christchurch Multi Use Arena - Te Kaha, he is chair of Waste Disposal Services JV, D&H Steel Construction Ltd, Clearwater Construction Ltd, Lincoln University Science North Building Programme, and is a Trustee of the Whitford Community Charitable Trust. Steve is also an independent advisor to the Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa Governance Group and AgResearch at the Lincoln Campus.
  • Chris Ellis


    Independent Director
    Appointed a director on 29 September 2017, Chris’ background spans the manufacturing, heavy construction and engineering sectors. He qualified with a civil engineering degree from the University of Canterbury, a Master of Science in civil engineering from Stanford University and more recently a senior executive program at Wharton Business School. He is an experienced, strategy-focussed director with an extensive career in the Australasian building industry. He has held CEO roles with Brightwater Group and at Fletcher Building where he was Chief Executive of the Building Products Division. Chris' directorships include Hiway Group and Horizon Energy Group, he is Independent Chair at Oxcon CLL Ltd and is Advisory Chair of John Fillmore Contracting Limited.
  • John Beveridge


    Independent Director
    John was appointed to the board on 14 August 2019. He has held a range of senior executive roles across a variety of sectors including building and industrial materials manufacturing, distribution, finance and consumer goods. John was most recently the Chief Executive for the building trade materials supplier, Placemakers, and previously held leadership roles at Godfrey Hirst, Lion Nathan and Barclays Bank PLC. He currently sits on the boards of Horizon Energy Group, NZ Scaffolding Group (Chair) and Door+Window Systems Auckland. He has an economics degree from Otago University, Post Graduate Marketing Diploma from Auckland University and has completed the Senior Executive program at Columbia University, New York.
  • Karen Jordan


    Independent Director
    Karen was appointed in December 2020. She is a director experienced across private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She is a Chartered Fellow of both the IOD NZ and of CIMA. Karen has over 20 years corporate experience in FTSE listed energy companies in the UK energy infrastructure sector. She is currently a director on the Board of Lyttelton Port Company and an Independent Member of the NZDF Risk & Assurance Committee.
  • Andrew Flavell


    Independent Director
    Dr. Flavell was appointed in October 2021. He has extensive international experience in the information technology space. This includes leading large teams, driving digital transformations, delivering compelling consumer experiences, Personalization and Loyalty, Privacy and Security, and AI and machine learning. In the roles he has held over the past 30 years he has also contributed significantly to risk management and governance in the application of digital technologies. Dr. Flavell is a director of SNGLRTY Limited and Ports of Auckland Limited and the chair of the ASB Technical Advisory Group