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 and Owner of Stuff Ltd
Sinead was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Stuff in August 2017 and in 2020 completed a management buyout of the company from previous owner Nine Entertainment Ltd.
Prior to becoming CEO, Sinead held the position of NZ Group Executive Editor for four years. In this role she was responsible for NZ’s largest newsroom, a significant stable of newspapers and magazines, and number one domestic website Stuff.
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. After a brief stint back at The Press upon returning to New Zealand, she became Stuff’s first digital editor, leading the growth of the young Stuff site into the powerhouse digital news brand it is today.
Sinead is an authentic leader with a passion for equitable, inclusive and diverse workplaces. Under her watch, Stuff has grown to record audience numbers driven by the organisation’s reputation for award-winning, local journalism. As the media landscape has changed over time, Sinead has driven significant organisational transformation to create a sustainable future for journalism, and defined innovative ways to fund it through new businesses that leverage Stuff’s scale and audience.
Chief Financial Officer & Operations Director (Interim)
Ramesh was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer & Operations Director in December 2018. Having joined the Stuff business in 2016 as the Finance Manager for Transformation, Ramesh has worked across many different areas of the business, most recently leading the Transformation Office.
Prior to his Transformation role, responsible for improving organisational efficiency by the use of technology, process improvements and outsourcing, Ramesh managed the provision of data and insights for the Fairfax/NZME merger proposal, as well as the successful negotiation, sale and transition of several print publications.
Ramesh has previously held financial management positions at Mainland Products and Goodman Fielder, and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree with distinction from Massey University.
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.
Chief Customer Officer
Pip has been appointed to the new executive position of Chief Customer Officer (CCO), following her appointment to the executive team in late 2017 as Brand and Communications Director. As CCO, Pip will assume full responsibility for the relationship and experience of the customer with Stuff and all of its products across marketing, brand and communications. The role will have a strong focus on enhancing and building customer revenues, including responsibility for leading the business’ membership strategy across Stuff, Neighbourly and all new ventures.
From audiences, members, advertisers, subscribers or partners, Pip understands the importance of putting our customers at the heart of all our decision-making and her team is responsible for managing relationships and the experiences of Stuff’s diverse customers and stakeholders right across our product portfolio.
Pip, with more than eight years at Stuff under her belt, is a part of the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders group. She is passionate about creating superior customer experiences and bringing brands to life in a purposeful way – both to internal and external audiences and stakeholders.
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.