Warehouse founder's son ready for senior role

Last updated 05:00 24/11/2012

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Robbie Tindall, son of Warehouse Group founder Sir Stephen, is working his way towards a seat on the board of New Zealand's biggest retail chain.

Aged 33, Tindall has arts and sciences degrees from Auckland University and began working with the NZX-listed Warehouse 10 years ago.

He spent his first 19 months as a trainee buyer and in 2005 became a buyer, a post he held for five years.

In the past year, Robbie Tindall has acted as Stephen Tindall's alternate on the board. Chairman Graham Evans said he was "now ready for further development".

"We believe he can add value and hence a mentoring role is now in place to continue his learning and ability to contribute to our company and others, which is consistent with the Future Directors' programme which is being launched shortly by the 25 Percent Group," Evans said at the company's annual shareholders' meeting in Auckland yesterday.

The 25 Percent Group comprises chairpersons and chief executives from private, publicly listed and multinational companies committed to "achieving diversity of thought" at senior management level and in Kiwi boardrooms.

The group will soon introduce Future Directors which will provide one-on-one mentoring and a hands-on apprenticeship for selected talented people in second and third-tier management positions.

Robbie Tindall has worked for the past two years as an analyst at K1W1, the angel investment company owned by his father.

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- BusinessDay.co.nz

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