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Richard Steel

Richard Steel

Richard Steel has represented SA Partners for 4 years and is currently the Managing Consultant for New Zealand.

Previously, he was a director and global consultant of the Kaizen Institute NZ for 9 years and 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 Chains

Richard 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 started his Lean journey 25 years ago at Unipart DCM – Jaguar in the UK and is currently working extensively in supermarket, utilities and supply chain operations.