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.

 


 

Bruce Nixon

Bruce Nixon

  • Non-executive Director
  • Board Chairperson

Bruce Nixon 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 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.

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 has headed TRT’s Manufacturing until recently.

As the Director of Sales and Innovation, Bruce is responsible for managing the customer lead solutions across all of TRT's products, manufactured and distributed. He has an experienced hand across the engineering design process in all new projects.


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.

 

Dave Carden

Dave Carden - TRT Ambassador

  • Shareholder

Dave is one of the four founding directors that formed Jack Tidd Ross Todd in 1967. He was the Managing Director from 1987 to 1998 before his retirement. Dave stepped down from his role on the Board in 2021 and has the new role of Ambassador.