Chief Executive New Zealand and Pacific Islands

Bluescope Steel

Gretta Stephens joined BlueScope as Chief Executive New Zealand & Pacific Islands in 2018. She leads the mining, manufacturing and downstream businesses in New Zealand and the Lysaght manufacturing and distribution businesses in the Pacific Islands. Bluescope NZPI produces flat and long steel products for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from locally mined NZ ironsands.

Gretta joined BlueScope from New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelters, where she had been General Manager and Chief Executive since 2013.  Previously, she was General Manager of Business Improvement & Technology for Rio Tinto’s four aluminium smelters across Australia and New Zealand.

A qualified engineer, Gretta has almost 30 years’ experience in heavy industry in Australia and New Zealand. She sits on a number of internal boards, is a member of the Institute of Company directors, a board member of the New Zealand Business and Parliamentary Trust, was a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, is on the steering committee of the Business Leaders Health & Safety Forum and a member of the Electricity Authority’s Security and Reliability Committee.