Stephen is a private consultant trading as Manawa Advisory, specialising in financial structuring, commercial property and primary industry advisory work.
Stephen’s executive management experience has been as CEO of Ata Rangi Pastoral Limited until May 2019 after 4.5 years prior to which he had 16 years commercial banking in various technical and leadership roles covering property finance, corporate commercial and agribusiness. The skills acquired through this period covered cashflow and project financing, building and analysing project feasibilities with project planning and execution.
Stephen remains an active member of New Zealand Institute of Directors and New Zealand Institute of Primary Management.
Stephen grew up in an agricultural service town of Dannevirke, in Southern East Coast of the North Island. Stephen attended Massey University and gained a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics and Diploma Rural Studies majoring in farm management and valuation.
Stephen had personal and family investments in commercial property, Dairy and sheep & beef production. Stephen lives in Hamilton with his wife and three children and enjoys managing his small beef finishing property, water & snow skiing and mountain biking in his spare time.