Richard Stone to Join Accordant Board

This month we welcome Richard Stone to our Board, following the retirement of longstanding Director Ross Keenan, who has made a significant and enduring contribution to the Group throughout his tenure as Chairman.

Richard is a hugely respected and seasoned executive who brings extensive industry and corporate governance experience that complements the Board’s existing skills and expertise.

On the appointment, Accordant Chairman Simon Bennett commented “we believe Richard has the appropriate skills and significant experience to assist the Board with its focus on effective governance, delivering shareholder value and building on Accordant’s track record of performance in these challenging times”.

Richard joined the human resources consulting industry in 1987, initially with multinational Executive Search Firm Morgan & Banks where we was Regional Director and a Board member. He went on to co-found three successful firms, the most recent of which was JacksonStone & Partners where he was Executive Chairman. JacksonStone & Partners was acquired by Accordant in 2019.

With a focus on building high-performing, resilient teams alongside developing deep and enduring client relationships, Richard has worked alongside a range of Boards, advising on talent management and in particular the appointment of Chief Executives across the private sector and broad state sector.

Richard has held a number of governance roles in other enterprises. He has been Chairman of UNICEF NZ, President of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, a Council member of Business NZ and a Director of Wellington NZ, the regional economic development agency. Presently, he is the Chairman of LifeFlight, the Wellington based rescue helicopter and aeromedical services provider, Chairman of Commerce Building Limited and a Director of Cape Horn Land Company Limited.

“I know that Richard is looking forward to making an ongoing contribution to the success of Accordant and continuing his personal connection to Aotearoa. I’m delighted the Board have appointed such an experienced director to join the team.”

Jason Cherrington – Chief Executive, Accordant.

Please click here to read the full media release: Accordant Group – New Board Director Appointment