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 Arvida Group Ltd, Theta Systems Ltd (Chair), Les Mills NZ Ltd, Electricity Authority and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
  • Steve Reindler

    BE Mech Hons, AMP, FIPENZ

    Independent Director
    Steve was appointed a Director on 28 August 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 Z Energy Ltd, Broome International Airport Group, Waste Disposal Services Unincorp JV, D&H Steel Construction Ltd (Chair), Clearwater Constructions Ltd (Chair), Lincoln University Works Programme (Chair), Whitford Community Charitable Trust and the Christchurch Multi Use Arena Project.
  • Chris Ellis

    BE, MS

    Independent Director
    Appointed a Director on 29 September 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, Horizon Energy Distribution Ltd, Steelpipe Ltd and Oxcon Ltd.
  • John Beveridge


    Independent Director
    John was appointed as a Director 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. 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 Horizon Energy Group, Blood Corp Ltd, NZ Scaffolding Group (Chair) and Doors & Window Systems Auckland. He has an economics degree from Otago University and has completed the Senior Executive program at Columbia University, New York.
  • Karen Jordan

    BSocSc, FCMA, CMInstD

    Independent Director
    Karen was appointed as a Director in December 2020. She has over 20 years corporate executive experience in the UK energy and infrastructure industry, in FTSE listed companies. She has senior governance experience across UK Departments of State, including as an Independent Board Director and Audit Committee Chair on the board of the British Cabinet Office. Karen moved permanently to New Zealand in 2015 and currently sits on the board of City Rail Link Ltd, New Zealand Defence Force Risk and Assurance Committee and New Zealand Inland Revenue Department Risk and Assurance Committee.