Stephen Tindall

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Sir Stephen Tindall

Sir Stephen Tindall, after his investiture as GNZM, for services to business, the community, and the environment, on 14 May 2019
Stephen Tindall in 2019
Born
Stephen Robert Tindall

May 1951 (age 70)
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation
  • Businessman
  • Philanthropist
OrganisationThe Warehouse Group, the Tindall Foundation
Spouse(s)Margaret Tindall

Sir Stephen Robert Tindall GNZM (born May 1951) is the founder of New Zealand retailer The Warehouse, The Warehouse Group, and the Tindall Foundation.

Early life and education[edit]

Tindall attended Takapuna Grammar and has a Diploma of Management from the Auckland Institute of Technology.[1]

Business career[edit]

Tindall founded The Warehouse in 1982 after 12 years with retailer George Court & Sons as Merchandise Director and Farmers retailer. He held the position of Loss Prevention Manager of The Warehouse until January 2001, when he became known as the Founder. In 2009 The Warehouse Group had sales of NZ$1.72 billion.[2] In 2018, The Warehouse Group had 251 stores throughout New Zealand, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 stores.[3]

Philanthropy[edit]

In 1995 Tindall and his wife, Margaret, set up The Tindall Foundation to provide help to New Zealanders in need.[4]

Honours and awards[edit]

The New Zealand Herald named Tindall their Business Person of the Year for 1997, and the following year he was named the Deloitte–New Zealand Management magazine Executive of the Year.[citation needed]

In the 1997 Queen's Birthday Honours, Tindall was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to business and the community.[5] In the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honours, he was promoted to Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to business and the community.[6] In 2009, following the restoration of titular honours by the New Zealand government, he accepted redesignation as a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.[7] He was elevated to Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to business, the community, and the environment, in the 2019 New Year Honours.[8][9]

Tindall has been conferred honorary doctorates by AUT and Massey University.[10][11]

In 2006, Tindall was awarded the Blake Medal on behalf of the Sir Peter Blake Trust in recognition of his leadership contributions to New Zealand.[12][13] In 2015, he was named Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macfie, Rebecca & Welch, Denis (22–28 September 2007). "The people who shape our world". The Listener. pp. Vol 210 No 3515. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 22 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Business Profile". The Warehouse. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  3. ^ https://www.thewarehousegroup.co.nz/application/files/6215/3748/5565/201_Annual_Report_Online.pdf
  4. ^ "Sharing a good fortune: 20 years of the Tindall Foundation". The New Zealand Herald. 25 June 2015. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 1997". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours list 2007". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 4 June 2007. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Special honours list 1 August 2009". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  8. ^ "New Year Honours List 2019". New Year Honours List 2019.
  9. ^ "Knights and Dames of the New Zealand Order of Merit". Knights and Dames of the New Zealand Order of Merit. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Sir Don McKinnon honoured for international conflict work". AUT. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Honorary graduates". Massey University. 23 January 2018. Archived from the original on 13 September 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  12. ^ "BLAKE". blakenz.org. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  13. ^ Akoorie, Natalie (24 June 2014). "Sir Peter Blake Trust: A legacy of leadership". The New Zealand Herald. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Stephen Tindall chosen as Kiwibank's NZer of the Year". stuff.co.nz.
  15. ^ "The Warehouse Group :: Sir Stephen Tindall". www.thewarehousegroup.co.nz. Retrieved 28 May 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Stephen Tindall at Wikimedia Commons