Sir Stephen Tindall (leave of absence)

KNZM, Dip. Mgt, FNZIM, HonD,
DCom Honoris Causa
Founder and Non-Executive Director (leave of absence)

Term of Office: Appointed Director 10 June 1994, last re-elected 2017 Annual Meeting. Sir Stephen is currently on a leave of absence from the business and is being represented by Robbie Tindall as his nominated Alternate Director.

Board Committees: Member of the Disclosure Committee, Corporate Governance Committee, People and Remuneration Committee and the Health and Safety Committee

Sir Stephen founded The Warehouse in 1982 and grew the company into a billion-dollar business before stepping down as Managing Director in 2001. His vision for creating an organisation to provide support for worthwhile initiatives benefiting New Zealand and New Zealanders resulted in the establishment of The Tindall Foundation, promoting a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out’ philosophy.

Sir Stephen has seen many personal honours and awards come his way. In August 2009, he was bestowed the accolade of a knighthood in recognition of his work with New Zealand businesses and the community. He has helped ordinary Kiwis reach their potential and is a true leader across the spheres of business, community and the environment. Through his investment business K1W1, Sir Stephen has invested in more than 100 New Zealand export-oriented technology companies, with the goal to help New Zealand businesses thrive on the world stage.

As a further acknowledgement in 2015, Sir Stephen was named the Kiwibank ‘New Zealander of the Year’.

Sir Stephen appointed Robert Tindall to be his alternate Director, effective 1 July 2011.

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