22 June 2014
Sir Stephen Tindall started off as head prefect at Takapuna Grammar School in 1969. He went on to become the founder of The Warehouse in 1982 and served as its Managing Director until January 2001.
Tindall is the founder and Chairman of Kea, the global talent network that helps connect, and leverage the knowledge and contacts of talented New Zealanders around the world. He also serves as Director of Pacific Fibre Limited. In 1995, he set up the Tindall Foundation, to provide a hand up to New Zealanders in need.
The New Zealand Herald named him Business Person of the year in 1997 and in 1998 he was named the Deloitte-New Zealand Management magazine Executive of the Year.In 2007, he was made a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in recognition of services to business and the community in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.