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Mr Rob Steele

Mr Rob STEELE, Secretary-General, International Organisation for Standardization (ISO)

Rob Steele took up the post of ISO Secretary-General on 1 January 2009. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Standards New Zealand (SNZ) until 2007. Mr. Steele is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management. He was also Secretary of the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) from 2002 to April 2007. During his tenure as CEO of the New Zealand standards body, he represented SNZ on ISO's governance bodies where he was involved in developing policies on the global relevance of International Standards. Prior to joining SNZ Rob Steele was Chief Executive of an electricity distribution company in New Zealand for eight years; and worked in New Zealand and Canada in financial audit and advisory services for an international accounting firm for 18 years. He has also served as a director of several companies in the manufacturing and service sectors during his career.