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. An Independent 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 holds a number of directorships including Sky Network TV, Goodman NZ, aged care provider Arvida, Les Mills NZ Ltd and is also Chair of IT consultancy Theta Systems Ltd, with previous directorships including Ports of Auckland, Transpower, Abano, and Airways (Chair).
  • Anne Urlwin


    Independent Director
    A chartered accountant, business consultant and professional director, Anne was appointed a Director on 1 June 2013. Anne has considerable governance experience – and is currently chair of Naylor Love Enterprises Ltd and deputy chair of Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd. She has directorships with Chorus Ltd, Summerset Group Holdings Ltd and One Path Life (NZ) Ltd. Her former roles include chair of Lakes Environmental Ltd and the New Zealand Blood Service, and serving as a director of Meridian Energy Ltd and Airways Corporation NZ 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 Chief Executive Castrol Asia Pacific based out of Singapore. She was formerly Chair of the Thinc Group, global project management & consultants in major capital works. Rosemary is a Founding Partner of the Adelante Group, a partnership that provides executive leadership development services, a Director of The Buttery and a member of the Foundation Committee for 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 has gained extensive experience through his previous executive roles at New Zealand Steel Limited and Auckland International Airport Limited, and through his industry position as inaugural Chairman of the Chartered Professional Engineers Council and as a board member and President of IPENZ. Steve holds a number of Directorships including Meridian Energy Ltd, Broome International Airport Group, Naylor Love Enterprises Limited, Z Energy Limited, WorkSafe New Zealand and Yachting New Zealand, and is also Chair of Waste Disposal Services JV in Auckland.
  • Chris Ellis

    BE, MS

    Independent Director
    Appointed a Director on 1 October 2017, Chris’ background spans the manufacturing, heavy construction and engineering sectors. He has held CEO roles with Brightwater Group and at Fletcher Building Limited where he was Chief Executive of the Building Products Division. Chris was the inaugural Chairman of the NZ Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum. He is currently Chairman of HiWay Group Limited and also serves on the Board of Directors of WorkSafe New Zealand, Horizon Energy and the New Zealand Transport Agency. He was previously Chair of Energy Works Holdings Limited.