Doing business with Stuart Stitt of Fujitsu New Zealand

Doing business with Stuart Stitt of Fujitsu New Zealand

The former CFO and now managing director of Fujitsu New Zealand talks about working with tech savvy teams on both sides of the Tasman, and welcoming millennials into the workplace.

Name: Stuart Stitt

Title: Managing Director, Fujitsu New Zealand

How long have you been in your current role?

Since September 2014 in the current engagement. I actually held the role between 2007 and 2011 before moving to Australia to take on the Fujitsu ANZ CFO role.

What business technology issue is your organisation focusing on?

Our focus is primarily on our customers and making sure that they have the technology in place to help them achieve their business outcomes.

I expect people to do their best and to treat all those they work for and with, as customers.

What are your interests away from work?

Golf, cycling and skiing.

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What are you reading at the moment?

Having been travelling back and forward from Australia so frequently over the last little while. I obviously read a lot of newspapers and magazines, but I also have always have had a couple of books on the go, usually one in Australia and others in New Zealand. Now I am home I have three books I am swapping around, depending on what I feel like reading and how late it is. I am just finishing an older Jo Nesbo, Harry Hole Norwegian detective novel Nemesis, which is one of those Scandinavian genre authors made popular by the success of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. After the election, I decided I’d better read John Key: Portrait of a Prime Minister by John Roughan, for multiple reasons, but as much as anything to ensure I can tell my Australian colleagues just why he is so good. They often ask. However my current favourite is How to Catch Fish and Where by Mike Rendle. Being fairly new to fishing, after a lot of cycling, I am trying to absorb every fact about knots, fish species, sinkers and equally enthralling fishing knowledge that I can……my wife finds it rather strange but my boy understands.

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