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Steve Tucker

Executive Chair

Steve Tucker

A 25-year Gallagher veteran, Steve Tucker served as Deputy CEO & Executive Director for 16 years – growing the company’s revenue from $50m to almost $300m during this time – and in April 2019 stepped up as Chair of the Board. 


His partnership with Gallagher began in 1994.  Armed with an extensive career in financial accounting, management accounting and financial strategy, his passion for continuous improvement resulted in a move to Executive Director of Operations with further promotion in 2003 to Deputy CEO. 


Under Steve’s leadership, Gallagher took out the supreme award at the 2018 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards, an honor recognizing the company’s success by net return to the New Zealand economy, and was also named Best Large Business at the same awards in both 2018 and 2016.  In addition, Gallagher continues to make leaps on the TIN100 Top Companies to Watch year on year, ranking fifth in 2018. 


Now as Executive Chair, Steve will lead Gallagher’s Board of Directors. “I’m looking forward to focusing more on our investments, acquisitions, and larger strategic projects and opportunities,” Steve says. 


Steve holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant.