WEL Group welcomes new group chief financial officer

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WEL Group (incorporating WEL Networks and Ultrafast Fibre) has welcomed Sue Tindal onto the executive team as its new group chief financial officer.

Primarily an experienced corporate and institutional banker, Sue has a wealth of international experience in the financial services, energy and IT sectors having held numerous senior or chief executive roles in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the United States. Sue held the position of group chief financial officer with Auckland Council for three years before resigning in December 2017.

Sue says her decision to join the Hamilton-based WEL Group was driven by a conscious decision to leverage her skills, experience and passion for leadership development to “give back” to local communities.

“WEL plays an essential role in the region’s economic and social development and it’s an exciting time as the business diversifies from a traditional lines company to multi-utility. This is a great opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking, innovative company which is focused on enabling its communities to thrive.”

And while much of her career has been based in Auckland and overseas, Sue has strong connections with Waikato.

“My maternal great-grandparents and grandparents farmed in the region, my mother and uncle were born in Hamilton, my uncle and aunt still live here, my daughter attended and graduated from Waikato University in 2004 and my nephew attended Wintec. It feels good to be here.”

Sue is a Member of the Australian and New Zealand Institutes of Company Directors, a Fellow of Certified Practicing Accountants Australia Ltd (CPA), a Member of Global Women and a finalist in the Women of Influence Awards 2016. She is also an independent non-executive director of Mainfreight, an NZX top 20 listed entity.

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