Steve's decision comes on the heels of successfully delivering OSPRI’s 5-year strategic plan. He has set the stage for a new CEO to work with the Board on the next 5-year strategic plan.
The Board has extended its sincere gratitude and thanked Steve for his unwavering leadership. Steve has steered OSPRI through big changes and a significant period of organisational growth.
Chair of the Board, Paul Reynolds stated, “Throughout his tenure, Steve has expertly restored OSPRI’s standing as a trusted partner in the biosecurity network and strengthened its role as an integrated animal disease management agency."
Steve's many accomplishments include:
- enhancing relationships and trust with shareholders, iwi and Māori, stakeholders, and other predator management agencies
- managing a significant disease outbreak and driving down the number of TB-infected herds to its lowest level on record
- decentralising the operating model and building a strong organisational capability and workplace culture
- leading the transition of the M. bovis Programme to OSPRI under a Government Industry Agreement
- developing technology infrastructure that will deliver tangible benefit to farmers in the future.