Stewart Mitchell - Career Summary

Stewart Mitchell has spent the last 25 years in Senior Executive and Consulting roles, in both the private and public sectors with a particular emphasis on Human Resource, and Strategic Consulting over the past 20 years.

Stewart was a founder Director and Shareholder in Cowles Mitchell Beadon, the South Island's largest broad-based human resource, employment law and strategic consultancy practice, and prior to that its predecessor firm, Cowles Notley Ltd. When Cowles Mitchell Beadon was sold to TMP worldwide in November 1999, he managed TMP's Consulting Practice, but continued to consult across all aspects of the business. He is now a Director and Shareholder in Mitchell Notley & Associates Ltd and was a founding director of Brannigans Human Capital Ltd (now sold).

Stewart has had considerable experience in dealing with Councils and Boards of Directors across a broad range of industries, with particular emphasis on change and reform in Local, Regional and Central Government, State Owned Enterprises and the agricultural sector. Stewart has been involved in Senior and Chief Executive selection and search assignments, as well as the management of some of New Zealand's largest Redundancy, Staff Assistance, and Change Management programmes. Stewart has also been involved in advising on and implementing sophisticated remuneration systems including the design of Performance Management and Performance Pay applications.

Directorships and Trusteeships

2003- present Mitchell Notley & Associates Ltd

2003- 2012 Brannigans Human Capital Ltd

2003- 2014 Canterbury Rugby Football Union (Chairman last 2 years)

2007- present Canterbury Crusaders Limited Partnership

2008- 2013 Speed, Power & Stability Systems Ltd

2001- present Lake Isaac Watersports Park

2002- 2005 Champions of the World Ltd

1997- present Private Family Companies in forestry and property

Stewart Mitchell


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Stewart Mitchell

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