Warehouse CFO Stephen Small dies suddenly; heart attack suspected

Stephen Small

Warehouse Group [NZX: WHS] chief financial officer Stephen Small has died, aged 39.

NBR understands a heart attack is suspected.

The Auckland-based company said in a statement after the market closed yesterday that Small died suddenly.

He joined the country's biggest listed retailer in April 2012, coming from General Motors Korea where he was chief financial officer.

"Stephen was a hugely respected member of our executive team and it is a shock to us all at this time," chairman Ted van Arkel said.

"Stephen will be greatly missed by our team. We send our deepest sympathies to his wife Yoko and his family who are in the thoughts and prayers of the entire company."

Warehouse shares fell 0.3 percent to $3.37 yesterday, and have shed 9.9 percent this year.


Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.6588 -0.0075 -1.13%
AUD 0.9056 -0.0060 -0.66%
EUR 0.6034 -0.0030 -0.49%
GBP 0.4220 -0.0048 -1.12%
HKD 5.1069 -0.0579 -1.12%
JPY 81.9430 -0.6070 -0.74%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1092.6 -3.600 2015-07-29T00:
Oil Brent 53.4 0.080 2015-07-29T00:
Oil Nymex 48.8 0.790 2015-07-29T00:
Silver Index 14.7 0.100 2015-07-29T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5870.8 5899.0 5870.8 0.36%
NASDAQ 5100.3 5103.6 5111.7 -0.43%
DAX 11305.5 11313.3 11211.9 -0.27%
DJI 17743.2 17743.2 17751.4 -0.41%
FTSE 6631.0 6697.4 6631.0 0.57%
HKSE 24822.4 24872.7 24619.5 -0.49%
NI225 20450.6 20583.6 20302.9 1.08%