Stephen Ruru is the CEO of the Southland District Council, the southernmost territorial authority in New Zealand.
Iwi: Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui
Term ends: 30 June 2021
Stephen is also a director of Milford Sound Development Authority Ltd, and has previously served with 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.