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.
Jerry Rickman - Chairperson
Along with TRT Jerry chairs Connell Construction Ltd, Spectrum Group Ltd and is on the board of Powerfarming Holdings Ltd and a number of other entities.
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.
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 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.
Tonia is an Independent Chartered Director and advisor, appointed to the board for her strengths in strategic marketing, communications and change management. Tonia is a member of a number of other Boards including; Chiefs Rugby - Chairperson and Rowing New Zealand. She is also the Founder of The Company You Keep - specialising in leadership development and the Manager of BlackGold 2020.
Bruce is the Group Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Power Farming Holdings, an importer and distributor of tractors and agricultural equipment in New Zealand, Australia and the USA. He is also an independent director of Spectrum Dairies. Prior to his current role, Bruce spent over 25 years in Fletcher Building, most recently as Managing Director of Fletcher Residential Limited. He has an MBA from the University of Warwick (UK) and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.
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.