Stewart Mitchell


Role:  Board Chair

Stewart Mitchell is a former Canterbury Rugby Football Union Chairman (2012-14) and board member of the Crusaders (2008 - 2014). Stewart is an experienced director and chair - NZ Rugby Chair, Wattwheels Chair, All Blacks Experience Director, Mitchell Notley & Associates Managing Director.

Stewart is a qualified accountant and highly experienced strategic and human resource consultant. He has over 20 years' experience in various governance roles and has considerable experience working with Councils and both private and public sector Boards, across a broad range of industries. Stewart played representative rugby in both England and NZ and was a member of the NZ Colts (U21 team 1972 -1973).

Stewart joined CAPA in 2017, becoming Chair the following year.

“I’ve always had rural connections. My mother came off the family farm and I spent many ‘character building’ hours, at work and play, on the farms at Sheffield and Annat.

I’ve always enjoyed rural folk and their down to earth, pragmatic approach to life. I’m also a great believer in the need for our unique New Zealand society, town and country, to be understanding and sensitive to each other’s needs. There’s no better way to demonstrate how that should come together than the three days at the NZ Agricultural Show – the largest of its kind in the country.”