Our Story

Where did it all begin?

Stellaris was established in 2005 in Tauranga. Our team has presented business advice and training to some of the largest organisations in the country and we have also worked with many of the smallest. Stellaris team members have worked with more than 6000 entrepreneurs and trained middle and senior management in some of New Zealand’s largest companies including AMP, ACC, Fonterra, Fletcher Building, Zespri, Holcim, Powerco and Trustpower.

Our people are highly qualified and have vast experience in the public and private sectors. The Stellaris team brings together a unique range of skills and expertise. We are passionate about working with people to help them realise their goals and be successful in the community and business world.

Ron Scott

Chief Executive

JP, B Soc Sc (Econ), BA, CMInstD


Ron Scott JP is an economist with additional tertiary qualifications in Adult Education and Business. He also holds a degree in History and Geography. Ron is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors and is a Bay of Plenty Regional Councillor.

Until recently Ron was a Trustee of the Tauranga Energy Consumers Trust (TECT).

He is, or has been, a Board member of several not-for-profit entities including SILC Charitable Trust (where he is Chair), the University of Waikato and Age Concern. He is currently a of the National Council of the AA Bay of Plenty District Council, and a director of the Royal Foundation for the Blind.

Ron is the author of “The New Director” an internationally published book for aspiring and new directors. He has spoken at conferences in New Zealand and internationally. His special expertise is in assisting directors and trustees who are new to their governance roles.

He managed two tertiary organisations prior to establishing Stellaris Ltd. He served on the University Academic Board for two years. 

In addition to his expertise as a professional director Ron is skilled in Adult Education including workplace assessment and learning techniques.

Ron is a registered assessor with Connexis, the Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation. He is contracted to do moderation for NZQA.

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