Our Board of Directors comprises both shareholders and independent directors carefully chosen for their proficiency, knowledge, and experience.
We place immense value on the consistency and reliability of our leadership, recognising their ability to provide the necessary guidance and direction for our expanding team. With their remarkable competence and diverse skill set, our leaders are well-equipped to navigate challenges and secure our future success.
(Pictured from left to right, Bruce and Mary Carden.)
Bruce Carden became a member of the TRT team in 1987, continuing the legacy of his father, Dave Carden, who established TRT in 1967. As the second generation, Bruce stepped into his father's footsteps, ensuring the continued growth and success of TRT.
Bruce and Mary Carden were married in 1988 and together with their family, embarked on a shared journey towards accomplishing the company's objectives. Their unwavering commitment and hard work have propelled them to the position they currently hold as owners of TRT.
In the year 2000, Bruce and Mary, along with their children, ventured to Brisbane to establish TRT Aust Pty Ltd, where they dedicated three years of hard work to build a strong foundation.
After 35 years, Bruce and Mary Carden have become the major owners of the TRT group, and looking back, all the hard work has been truly rewarding. Having TRT as an integral part of their lives, Bruce and Mary have wholeheartedly dedicated themselves to its growth. Today, they stand proud and immensely gratified by the remarkable position TRT has attained.
Bruce and Mary now find themselves working side by side at TRT, collaborating to forge a fresh vision and chart a new direction that will guide TRT into the future.
Embracing the family tradition, their son Jeremy joined the business, proudly becoming the third generation to contribute to TRT's success. Jeremy joined the company five years ago, initially working on the shop floor to gain firsthand experience in manufacturing the exceptional products that TRT is renowned for. With his growing expertise, Jeremy has now transitioned to the trailer sales team, where he sells TRT's trailers and related products in both New Zealand and Australia.
Surrounded by an exceptional team, they are fortunate to have an energetic and knowledgeable board, as well as dedicated managers and employees who play a pivotal role in TRT's success.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bruce Nixon is an Executive Director of Power Farming Holdings, an importer and distributor of tractors and agricultural equipment in New Zealand, Australia, and the USA. He also serves as an Independent Director of Spectrum Dairies and Connell Contractors.
Prior to his current role, Bruce spent over 25 years in roles 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.
Alan Munro spent most of his career in the Technology sector which included eighteen years at IBM with various senior leadership roles at IBM Australia and New Zealand and IBM Asia Pacific. He also spent eight years at Lenovo as Managing Director of Lenovo Australia and New Zealand and Managing Director of Lenovo United Kingdom and Ireland.
He was also Founding Non-Executive Director at the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform, a NFP tasked with the responsible recycling of e-waste. Alan Munro has a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Diploma in Teaching from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Bruce has been an integral part of the TRT team for over 35 years, having worked across various departments within the organisation.
As the Managing Director, Bruce holds the responsibility of overseeing customer-centric solutions for all of TRT's products, both manufactured and distributed. His extensive experience encompasses all aspects of the engineering design process in relation to new projects. With his seasoned expertise, Bruce ensures effective management and seamless execution of TRT's diverse offerings.
Dave Carden - TRT Ambassador
Dave played a pivotal role as one of the four founding directors who established Jack Tidd Ross Todd back in 1967. Serving as the Managing Director from 1987 to 1998, he provided exemplary leadership during his tenure.
Dave retired from his position on the Board in 2021, transitioning into a new role as a TRT Ambassador.