Governance Bio
Stephen Titter
Appoint Professional

Stephen Titter

17 Years
Paid or Unpaid Roles

Interested In:


Private company
Listed company
Incorporated Entity
Community Group
Government Sector Org
Non Governmental Organisation
Council Controlled Organisation


Advisor / Advisory Board
Board Member
“I will add real value to organisations seeking to: * bring a financially astute, productive yet enquiring contributor and experienced team member onto their Board * challenge their business strategy * develop & implement growth strategies whilst protecting their IP * evaluate & undertake acquisitions/mergers & integration * internationalise their business”


Governance Roles

Independent Director

Sargon (NZ) Limited (formerly Heritage Trustee Company Limited)

February 2018 - Present (1 years)

Independent Director and Risk & Audit Committee Member

Independent Director

The Selwyn Foundation

May 2016 - Present (3 years)

Independent Director, Chair of the Risk Committee, and Member of the Finance & Commercial Committee

Independent Director

Building Research Assn of New Zealand (BRANZ)

October 2014 - Present (5 years)

Independent Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee


Guilford Investments Limited

October 2013 - Present (6 years)

Director in family investment company


Hahei Consulting Limited

June 2011 - Present (8 years)

Undertaking Independent Director and board & senior executive Mentoring roles.

Board Member

American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand

January 2006 - Present (14 years)

Working together with a diverse Board representing senior executives of key US and NZ companies to: (i) assist governments and business grow NZ/US bilateral trade and commercial relationships; and (ii) act as a portal to connect people and organisations to others through the AmCham global network, in particular in the Asia/Pacific region.


Nelson College Old Boys Assn, Auckland Branch

January 1996 - Present (24 years)

Director Limited

March 2015 - November 2017 (2 years)

Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

Independent Director

Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ)

April 2014 - November 2017 (3 years)

Independent Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee


NXT Fuels Limited

October 2013 - October 2015 (2 years)

Independent Director

Advisory Board Member

NZUS Council

December 2011 - December 2013 (2 years)

Participating in forums established to develop the approach of the NZUS Business Council towards facilitating and promoting bilateral trade with the US.


American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand

January 2011 - January 2013 (2 years)

Leading a diverse Board of senior executives of key US and NZ companies to undertake a strategic review and redefinition of the goals for the American Chamber of Commerce in the future environment, and working with the Executive Director to facilitate the consequential changes to the AmCham business operating structure.

Committee Member

International Fiscal Assn, New Zealand Branch

January 2004 - March 2016 (12 years)

Participating in a Committee of tax professionals from business, consulting, Inland Revenue and Treasury to promote learning and debate on domestic & international tax policy and it's relevance and application to New Zealand.

Board Member

Ernst & Young

January 2000 - January 2004 (4 years)

Working with the Board at a time of considerable pending change in the professional services environment, including: (i) a considerable testing of the strategic relationship between the firm, its partners and the global network; (ii) evaluation of the value, implications and strategies for both the sale of the EY consulting business, and the merger with Andersen in New Zealand; and (iii) considering the potential for mergers of EY New Zealand and EY Australia and/or EY Global.

Committee Member

Tax Education Office

January 1990 - January 1997 (7 years)

Worked with a Committee of senior tax professionals in facilitating in the successful delivery of the dual roles of the Government's Tax Education Office, being - (i) to liaise with Government in respect of issues arising from the then considerable changes to New Zealand's tax legislation; and (ii) to develop and implement an education programme for accounting and legal practitioners throughout New Zealand on the background and implications of those legislative changes.

Executive Roles

Oceania Quality and Risk Partner for New Zealand

Ernst & Young

February 2006 - December 2010 (4 years)

Management, review, and implementation of all quality and risk policies and procedures for the New Zealand tax business unit.

Oceania Country Tax Advisory Partner

Ernst & Young

January 2006 - September 2010 (4 years)

New Zealand adviser to the Ernst & Young Oceania Executive and Board on merger & integration and tax risk & compliance.

Auckland Tax Business Unit Leader

Ernst & Young

February 2001 - August 2004 (3 years)

Management leader of Auckland Tax

Partner & Senior Consultant

Ernst & Young New Zealand

January 1979 - June 2013 (34 years)

Various roles including - (i) Client relationship partner for all Ernst & Young services to many large and medium New Zealand and international companies. (ii) Leading quality & risk management programmes for testing & reviewing the current position and evaluating, modifying and implementing new initiatives. (iii) Advising clients on opportunities and risks associated with undertaking business structuring or transactions, including in regards to their implementation and post implementation reviews. (iv) Leading a business unit delivering tax consulting and compliance services to clients representing a wide range of organisations and industries. (v) Advising clients on the taxation and other implications of alternate business operating models and structures, for both domestic and international business. Undertaken in - Arthur Young in Auckland 1979-81; Arthur Young in Singapore 1981-83; Ernst & Young in Auckland 1983-96; Ernst & Young in Sydney 1997-98; Ernst & Young in Auckland 1999-2013


Institute of Directors in New Zealand

Development Programmes - Annual Conference (all 5); Learning in a Digital Era; Chairing the Board; Audit & Risk; Leadership & Board Behaviour; Strategy & Risk, Governance

2012 - 2018

Building Research Assoc. of New Zealand, Inc

Participation, Disruptive Trends & Opportunities in the Construction Industry, Industry Transformation Agenda

2015 - 2018

Richard Leblanc

Governance Masterclass, Board Leadership in a VUCA World

2017 - 2017

Institute of Directors in New Zealand

Certification in Company Direction, Company Direction short course

2011 - 2011

Ernst & Young New Zealand Executive Programme

Ernst & Young Executive Programme - short course, Business environment, management & leadership

1999 - 1999

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Global Senior Managers Programme - short course, international business and strategy

1993 - 1993

New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

CA, in Economics, Accounting and Law

1986 - 1986

University of Auckland

BComm, in Economics, Accounting, Law

1975 - 1978

Nelson College

Secondary School, Life

1970 - 1974