Stephen Barfoot to be director of family firm

Stephen Barfoot joins third generation at the helm of Barfoot & Thompson.
Stephen Barfoot has been with the company for 17 years

Stephen Barfoot, former salesperson, branch manager and chief technology officer at Barfoot & Thompson, will move into the role of director with the company from October 1.

He joins other third-generation members of the Barfoot & Thompson families, including director Kiri Barfoot and managing director Peter Thompson. 

Chief executive Chris Dobbie says Stephen’s career experience, combining expertise in new technologies and a unique insight into the real estate business’ operations, will be invaluable to his new leadership role. 

During his 17 years with Barfoot & Thompson, Stephen has worked as both a salesperson and branch manager, and was also the CTO. In this role, he led the creation of the company’s mobile app, which has become an invaluable tool for Barfoot & Thompson’s 1500 salespeople.

Prior to this, Stephen worked in the technology industry as New Zealand IT manager for a US-based multinational. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Auckland. 

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