Steel & Tube Appoints Susan Paterson as Chair Designate

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Susan Paterson has recently been appointed NZX listed Steel & Tube Holdings as Chair Designate, via a search run by SEQEL Partners. The NZ Herald article from December 21, 2016 relating to this appointment follows.

“Professional director Susan Paterson will join the Steel & Tube Holdings board next month and succeed chairman John Anderson when the former banker departs the steel products distributor in the first half of 2017. Paterson, who currently chairs IT consultancy Theta Systems and is a director of Sky Network Television, Goodman New Zealand, Arvida, Les Mills NZ and the Electricity Authority, has been appointed to Steel & Tube’s board, effective Jan. 16, the Lower Hutt-based company said in a statement. Anderson said her experience as an executive with Fletcher Challenge’s steel and wire products business will add value to the company’s board, as will her time as a council member of International Accreditation New Zealand. Last month Anderson signalled his looming retirement to shareholders at their annual meeting and said a programme was underway to refresh the boardroom. Once a new chair was selected, Anderson told shareholders his successor would assess the board make-up and size and could propose a hike in directors’ fees at the 2017 AGM.”