Tindall founded The Warehouse in 1982 after 12 years with retailer George Court & Sons as Merchandise Director. He held the position of Managing Director until January 2001, when he became known as the Founder. In 2009 the Warehouse Group had 86 retail stores in New Zealand with sales of NZ$$1.72 billion.
In 1998, he was named the Deloitte–New Zealand Management magazine Executive of the Year.
In 1995 he and his wife, Margaret set up the Tindall Foundation, to provide a hand up to New Zealanders in need.
In 2006, he was awarded the Blake Medal on behalf of the Sir Peter Blake Trust in recognition of his outstanding leadership contributions to New Zealand.
In 2007, Tindall 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.
In 2015 he was named Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.
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- "The Queen's Birthday Honours 2007". Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2007-06-04.
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