Leadership and Board of Directors

We have a stable and consistent leadership with the strength and skills to lead our growing team for the long haul.

Ensuring that we have the right people for the long haul at TRT is a key advantage to our lasting success. Leading from the front is important to TRT.  Our Board of Directors is made up of the shareholders and independent directors sought for their skills and expertise to ensure our success ... for the long haul.

 


 

Board Member Jerry

Jerry Rickman - Chairperson

  • Non-executive Director
  • Board Chairperson

Jerry is a Chartered Accountant and Professional Director with wide business experience including; Managing Partner - Beattie Rickman, Director – NZTA, Power Farming New Zealand and HG Leach.

Dave Carden

Dave Carden

  • Shareholder
  • Non-executive director

Dave is one of the four founding directors that formed Jack Tidd Ross Todd in 1967.  He was the Managing Director before his retirement about 15 years ago. He still plays an active role in the business as a Director at TRT.

Robert Carden

Robert Carden

  • Shareholder
  • Executive Director
  • New Zealand Certificate of Engineering (Mechanical) Diploma in Business Studies

Robert has close to 40 years in the business; from the shop floor through to the head of both mechanical service and crane divisions in Australia and New Zealand.

Robert also looks heads sales of new and used cranes in both countries.

Bruce Carden

Bruce Carden

  • Shareholder
  • Executive Director

Bruce has been a part of the team at TRT over 30 years, working across all areas of the organisation. His roles include; Hose Division Manager, Marketing Manager, Australia Branch Manager and now heads TRT’s Manufacturing Division.

As Manufacturing Director, Bruce is responsible for the management of design, manufacturing, and fabrication and heads up sales of trailers and other manufactured product.

Board Member Tonia

Tonia Cawood

  • Non-executive Director

Tonia is an Independent Chartered Director and advisor, appointed to the board for her strengths in strategic marketing and communications and change management. Tonia is a member of a number of other Boards including; Chiefs Rugby  - Chairperson, Rowing New Zealand and Alandale Lifecare Limited.


Lawrence Baker

Lawrence Baker - Chief Operations Officer

  • Part of the Executive Team with Robert and Bruce Carden

Working alongside the Board of Directors, Lawrence manages the day to day operations within the business in both New Zealand and Australia. With a strong strategic focus, Lawrence also heads up new business acquisition and strategic growth initiatives.