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


    Independent Director
    Appointed a director on 1 June 2013, Anne is a chartered accountant, business consultant and professional director, with more than 20 years’ directorship experience. 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. She is a former director of Chorus Ltd and a former chairman of national commercial construction group Naylor Love. Anne’s directorships also include Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd, One Path Life (NZ) Ltd, Summerset Group Holdings Ltd, City Rail Link Ltd, Tilt Renewables Ltd and Precinct Properties New Zealand Ltd.
  • 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.
  • John Beveridge


    Independent Director
    John will hold office until Steel & Tube’s 2019 Annual Meeting at which time he will offer himself for election by shareholders. 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. He 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. John currently sits on the boards of the Building Industry Federation, Horizon Energy Group, NZ Scaffolding Group (Chair) and Design Windows Auckland. He has an economics degree from Otago University and has completed the Senior Executive program at Columbia University, New York.