Stephen Ruru

Council Member

Stephen Ruru is currently the CEO of the Taranaki Regional Council after a number of senior roles in local government.

Appointee: Ministerial

Iwi: Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui

Term ends: 30 June 2024

Stephen is also a director of Milford Sound Development Authority Ltd, and has previously served with Milford Sound Development authority Ltd, Lakeland Health Ltd/Lakes District Health Board, and Department of Corrections, in various governance roles.

Stephen is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Management Studies majoring in accounting from Waikato University.

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Phone 0800 355 553 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

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