About Richard

Richard Steel is an experienced, Senior Business Executive whose focus has been on improvement and building high performance teams

Richard started his Lean journey 25 years ago and has worked extensively in the service and Government sector, including healthcare and local council operations in addition to his extensive experience in food manufacturing, packaging and industrial products.

Richard also offers supply chain consulting services, blending lean techniques, delivering high value assignments for clients.

Richard is a trained executive coach. Coaching and mentoring is a complimentary service, aimed at transferring capability and assisting clients in unlocking their true potential.

Previously, he was a director and global consultant of the Kaizen Institute NZ for 9 years and 5 years as managing consultant for SA Partners.

Richard has led study missions to Japan and featured in the following publications:

Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy (2nd edition);

Creating a Kaizen Culture: Align the Organization, Achieve Breakthrough Results, and Sustain the Gains;and Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chain

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