Our Executive Team
Our Stuff executive team includes leaders from across the business brought together in their commitment to championing our company, brands and people. Their combined expertise oversees all the work we do each day for millions of Kiwis across our multiple platforms.
The team is focused on building a strong, sustainable business with exceptional journalism at its heart, developing new products and services through innovation and partnerships, and ensuring our culture is second to none.
Chief Executive Officer
Sinead was appointed Stuff CEO in August 2017, following a career of more than two decades in media in New Zealand and abroad. Prior to becoming CEO, Sinead was NZ Group Executive Editor for four years, responsible for NZ’s largest newsroom. Under Sinead’s guise, Stuff’s stable of newspapers, magazines and number one news site, Stuff.co.nz, grew to record audience numbers and was named New Zealand’s most influential publishing brand.
Sinead started her career as a reporter for The Press and gained international experience in London working as a digital journalist for the Financial Times site and as a general correspondent for Reuters’ London bureau. She was Stuff’s first digital editor, leading the growth of the young Stuff site into the largest digital brand in New Zealand.
In 2015, Sinead won Fairfax’s internal Woman of Influence Award recognising the special role she has had in advancing gender diversity, at Fairfax and beyond. Sinead was also awarded the 2012 Wolfson Fellowship prize, the highest personal accolade in New Zealand journalism.
Sinead is a strong leader with a passion for inclusive and diverse workplaces and digitally-advanced business.
Chief Revenue Officer and Group Product Strategist
Robert became Stuff Chief Revenue Officer in a newly-created role in November 2017 following being NZ Product and Business Development Director for 4 years. As CRO, Robert is responsible for all sales, marketing and automation channels as well as all Stuff products and services, as the business seeks new audiences and grows revenue.
Most recently, Robert has been focussed on launching a new programmatic software platform, Trubid, and setting the entire product and sales functions up to deliver on the company’s 2020 goals.
Since 2016, Robert has led a number of Stuff’s joint ventures and partnerships, including at-cost electricity provider, energyclubnz, internet service provider Stuff Fibre and more recently its blockbuster streaming service, Stuff Pix.
Robert has been a board member of KPEX since its launch and served on the boards of Neighbourly, Stuff Fibre and Stuff Pix.
Robert also holds the position of Group Product Strategist and sits with CEO Sinead Boucher on the Fairfax Media Australia Executive Leadership Team.
Chief Financial Officer and Operations Director
Dale Bridle has been NZ Chief Financial Officer at Stuff since December 2013, and has recently taken oversight of Stuff’s Printing, Print Operations, Information Technology and Building Services.
Dale started with the Fairfax Media group nearly two decades ago as Group Treasurer, responsible for group funding, insurance and superannuation; reporting to the group CFO in Australia. He was appointed in January 2012 to the position of Programme Director for the Results Delivery Office for the Fairfax of the Future programme which was instrumental in the first phase of the business transformation undertaken by Chief Executive Greg Hywood.
Dale holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Adelaide and has previously worked in senior finance positions for Coca-Cola Amatil, Burns Philp & Co. and Tenix. He was a Director of the Fairfax Foundation from 2007 to 2013 and is also currently a Trustee Director of Media Super, an industry superannuation fund with assets in excess of A$5bn.
Dale is based between Sydney and Wellington.
Mark was appointed Stuff Editorial Director in November 2017; a critical role for the company as we aim to serve New Zealanders through excellent local and national journalism across all platforms.
The Editorial Director is responsible for leading our journalists around the country and for the delivery of a successful editorial strategy across all of our publications and platforms. It sets the editorial vision for the group. Mark oversees our news media flagship site, Stuff, and the group’s 60 national, regional and community newspapers.
Mark previously held the role of Group Editor Digital and Visual and has spent most of his career in Wellington at various Stuff-owned titles, both as a reporter and an editor, since the late 90s.
Brand and Communications Director
In late 2017, Phillipa was appointed Stuff Brand and Communications Director to help lead the company from a traditional media company into one offering many products and services.
Pip’s team is responsible for the brand strategy for all Stuff’s current and future brands, including their visual identity and reputation. She also provides leadership to the marketing team to ensure activity delivers to the brand strategy. Pip oversees all communications, including internal and transformation expertise, and external messaging.
Pip is a part of the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders group and sits on the Stuff Pix board. She is passionate about brand strategy and the connection of bringing brands to life internally in a purposeful way, as well as with consumers.
People and Culture Director
In January 2018, Annamarie Jamieson was appointed to the new position of Stuff People and Culture Director, replacing the Human Resources Director role. Annamarie or AJ is responsible for the traditional HR functions, but her real passion is on creating a working environment for people to succeed.
AJ has been with the company for over a decade and has made a profound impact in her time. As Commercial Operations Manager, AJ led transformational initiatives including the global award-winning News Rewired project.
AJ is hugely passionate about diverse and inclusive workplaces and launched an award-winning programme at Stuff, the Creative Spirit programme, which is about getting young adults with intellectual disabilities into work. Another initiative is The Coffee CO-OP – Stuff’s Auckland office cafe which is staffed by a deaf barista. Staff use sign language to order their coffees and in CO-OP’s opening week, Stuff taught 350 staff how to use basic sign language.
Under AJ’s guise, Stuff received the 2017 Attitude ACC Employer Award, and in the same year was a Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award Finalist alongside businesses like Air New Zealand and Fonterra.
Kerrie-Lee is General Counsel for Stuff, leading the NZ legal team and providing legal and commercial advice to all parts of the business.
Kerrie-Lee joined Fairfax in 2008 and has advised and supported the business through many projects and its major transformation into a digital-first, modern news organisation with investments in a stable of digital ventures. Kerrie-Lee also chairs the board of energyclubnz.
Kerrie-Lee’s role is a combination of facilitator, firefighter, bridge-builder and Jack of all trades, advising on the diverse and varied legal issues and challenges that the business faces daily. As Stuff moves into a more diverse set of operations and businesses, Kerrie-Lee plays an instrumental role in ensuring we are meeting all our legal obligations and operating in a way that befits a business built on a strong ethical framework.
Kerrie-Lee is based in Stuff’s Wellington office.