Assurity appoints only its second ever CEO to lead “next evolution in growth”

Auckland General Manager Stephen Mitchell will lead Assurity Consulting from November 1st 2021.

Assurity appoints only its second ever CEO to lead “next evolution in growth”

Date: 19 October 2021

Assurity Consulting Limited (Assurity) today announced that Stephen Mitchell, currently General Manager of their Auckland business, has been selected as Assurity’s new chief executive officer. Mitchell will assume the new role on 1st November 2021.

Mitchell succeeds Garth Hamilton, co-founder of Assurity, who will remain active in the business and retains his directorship on the Board. Current Chief Commercial Officer and co-founder, Darren McTigue, will also now focus on his non-executive role as a director and as Chairman of the Board.

“After 16 years of building and running Assurity, Darren and I both feel that now is the right time to dedicate our focus and energy to the governance and strategic growth opportunities for Assurity and our clients,” said Hamilton. “This is the next evolution in the growth of the company, and we are thrilled Steve has agreed to take this role and lead our talented Senior Leadership Team. Steve brings a wealth of leadership experience and skill – but, perhaps most importantly to us, he lives our values.”

Mitchell said “I am honoured to have been selected as Assurity’s next CEO. It is a privilege to be part of a 100% NZ-focused organisation that delivers high-quality and innovative design and digital delivery services to leading organisations and government agencies.  What makes Assurity truly special for me is that at our core, we invest and develop talented professionals into leaders and they, in turn, give back to the communities in which we operate. It is one of the many great qualities that Garth and Darren have built into the Assurity’s DNA.”

As GM, Auckland for Assurity, Steve led and expanded Assurity’s go-to-market solution offerings nationally. In the last twelve months, the Assurity Auckland team also helped develop new consulting services with 2degrees, Equifax, Lion, Les Mills, Sky TV, Auckland Transport, and more.

Prior to joining Assurity in 2018, Mitchell had been CoreLogic NZ CEO for 4 years following 20 years with the Nielsen Company in a variety of senior leadership roles across 5 global markets.

About Assurity Consulting

Assurity is a 100% NZ-owned company. We partner with the country’s largest organisations and government agencies, de-risking their digital transformation delivery with IT services and enterprise solutions to future-proof their business.

Assurity Consulting operates across New Zealand from 3 key locations (Wellington, Auckland, and Christchurch), employing more than 200 people.

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