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

    ONZM, CFInstD, MBA (Ldn), BPharm

    Chair and Independent Director
    Susan became a Director in January 2017 and was appointed Chair on 16 February 2017. A professional Director since 1996, in 2015 Susan was appointed an Officer of the Order of New Zealand (ONZM) for her to services to corporate governance. Having trained and practiced as a pharmacist, Susan completed her MBA at London Business School, then worked in strategy and I/T 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 also include Sky Network TV Ltd, Goodman NZ Ltd, Arvida Group Ltd, Theta Systems Ltd (Chair), Les Mills NZ Ltd, Electricity Authority and Tertiary Education Commission.
  • Anne Urlwin

    BCom, FCA, CFinstD, FNZIM, ACIS, MAICD

    Independent Director
    A chartered accountant, business consultant and professional director, with more than 20 years’ directorship experience. She was appointed a Director on 1 June 2013. She commenced her professional career with KPMG before undertaking senior management roles in the corporate sector including in the IT and meat industries. Anne has considerable governance experience as director, chairman and deputy chairman with a range of organisations in the private and publicly listed sectors, as well as Crown and local government and not-for-profit entities. Anne’s directorships also include Chorus Ltd, Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd, One Path Life (NZ) Ltd, Summerset Group Holdings Ltd, City Rail Link Ltd and Tilt Renewables Ltd.
  • Rosemary Warnock

    BA Dist, MAICD

    Independent Director
    Appointed a Director on 22 September 2010, Rosemary has held senior leadership positions in the BP Group including sales, marketing & distribution in ANZ, global manufacturing and supply chain based out of London and was Chief Executive Castrol Asia Pacific based out of Singapore. Rosemary is a founding partner of the Adelante Group, a partnership that provides executive leadership development services, and has governance experience in both Australia and New Zealand. Rosemary directorships also include The Adelante Group and The Buttery.
  • Steve Reindler

    BE Mech Hons, AMP, FIPENZ

    Independent Director
    Steve was appointed a Director on 1 October 2017. Steve is an engineer who has a background in large-scale infrastructure and heavy industry manufacturing. He was General Manager Engineering at Auckland International Airport for 11 years, and his previous employment included 22 years with New Zealand Steel and BHP Steel where he held a number of roles including General Manager Engineering and Environment. . Steve was the inaugural chairman of the Chartered Professional Engineers Council and President of the New Zealand Institution of Professional Engineers. Steve's directorships also include Meridian Energy Ltd, Z Energy Ltd, Broome International Airport Group, WorkSafe NZ Ltd, Yachting New Zealand, Waste Disposal Services Unincorp JV, Whitford Community Charitable Trust and Lincoln University/AgResearch Joint Facility Board.
  • Chris Ellis

    BE, MS

    Independent Director
    Appointed a Director on 1 October 2017, Chris’ background spans the manufacturing, heavy construction and engineering sectors. He is an experienced, strategy focused director with an extensive career in the Australasian building industry. He has held CEO roles with Brightwater Group and at Fletcher Building Limited where he was Chief Executive of the Building Products Division. Chris's directorships also include HiWay Group Ltd, WorkSafe NZ, Horizon Energy Services Ltd, NZ Transport Agency and Steelpipe Ltd.