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