Board of Directors

Keeping Stride on the right path
Stride’s Board comprises a blend of skills, experience and expertise that sits naturally with the company’s ambition. Board members are drawn from leadership positions in their various professions reflecting their in-depth knowledge of their sectors. They have delivered a clear vision for the company and are actively engaged in ensuring that it delivers its objectives.

 

Working with the executive team, the Board has endorsed a clearly defined strategy that focuses on consistent and Enduring Demand for high-quality property offerings that are designed and created to deliver value to all who use them.



Tim Storey
Chairman (Independent)

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Tim was appointed Chair of Stride in 2009. He has more than 30 years’ business experience across a range of sectors and has practised as a lawyer in Australia and New Zealand, retiring from the Bell Gully partnership in 2006. Tim is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) and is a director of JustKapital Litigation Partners Limited (ASX Listed) and a number of private companies.


Michael Stiassny
Director (Independent)

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Michael has widespread experience in all matters financial. He is the senior partner of KordaMentha in New Zealand – a chartered accountancy firm specialising in financial consulting work. He is currently Chairman of Vector Limited, Tower Limited and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited, as well as a director of a number of public and private companies. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) (FInstD), a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and President of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc).


Michelle Tierney
Director (Independent)

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Michelle has more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry and is a senior executive with the National Australia Bank, where she is the General Manager of Business Development and Strategy for Global Institutional Bank. Prior to this, Michelle was Fund Manager of the $3.8 billion GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund for ASX50 company The GPT Group. Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & Communication). Michelle is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Women on Boards Australia and the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia and is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute.


John Harvey
Director (Independent)

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John has over 35 years’ professional experience as a chartered accountant. He was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers for 23 years and held a number of management and governance responsibilities. John retired from PwC in June 2009 to pursue a career as a professional independent director. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) and is currently a director of Port Otago Limited, Kathmandu Holdings Limited, Heartland Bank Limited, Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited and is Chairman of New Zealand Opera Limited.


David van Schaardenburg
Director (Independent)

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David is a Principal of the investment firm, New Zealand Funds Management. He has worked in financial analysis and portfolio management roles for 25 years, including three years in London. From 1994, he directed Fundsource Limited, New Zealand’s leading investment research group, and from 1997 was Chief Investment Officer at NZ Funds, overseeing the management of $1 billion across a variety of asset classes. David has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Auckland and holds a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc).