Ross Taylor has been CEO of Fletcher Building since November 2017.
Mr. Taylor has spent his career in the Real Estate, Construction, Engineering and Building Products sectors internationally. He has direct experience across much of the sector value chain having led businesses with activities in; investment, development, construction, product manufacturing, and resources extraction and operations. He has worked extensively across; New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA and has lived in a number of these locations.
Bevan McKenzie was appointed chief financial officer in November 2016, having joined Fletcher Building as general manager of Group Strategy in January 2014.
Bevan has led several significant portfolio changes, including completion of the Higgins acquisition.
Prior to this, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Australia and New Zealand and for Roquette Frères in France. At Roquette Frères, Bevan’s roles included head of mergers and acquisitions and responsibility for the rest-of-world commercial team.
Bevan holds a Masters of Business Administration from the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland and a Master of Arts (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Auckland.
Wendi Croft was appointed Chief Health & Safety Officer in September 2018. She joined Fletcher Building at the beginning of 2018 as EHS global programmes and governance manager, moving into the role of interim Global Head Environment Health and Safety in July 2018.
Wendi has nearly 20 years’ experience in EHS across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, transport, construction and utilities.
Prior to Fletcher Building, Wendi held director and global general manager-level roles for Compac and Massey University, in addition to 15 years with AECOM in North America and Asia Pacific.
Wendi holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia and is a Certified Member of the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.
Hamish McBeath was appointed chief executive of the Building Products Division in June 2019. Prior to this he was chief executive of the Steel Division which was combined with the Building Products Division in July 2019.
He joined Fletcher Building in 2002, rising from shift manager to general manager of Pacific Coilcoaters in November 2010, then to chief executive of the Steel Division in July 2018.
Hamish has a strong commitment to exceptional customer service and a deep understanding of the markets we operate in.
He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma of Operations Management from the University of Auckland and has completed the Mount Eliza Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Programme.
On the 28 January 2021, Nick Traber joined Fletcher Building as the Chief Executive of its Concrete Division.
Prior to this, Nick led LafargeHolcim, one of the world’s leading producers of cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, building solutions and products, in its home market of Switzerland and Northern Italy.
He has worked in several different markets over his career, equipping him with a global perspective of the industry He has also led programmes focused on innovation, sustainability and digitisation.
Nick is a graduate of the University of Zurich’s School of Economics as well as Harvard Business School.
Bruce McEwen was appointed to chief executive of the Distribution division in July 2018.
He joined the Company in 2014 as general manager of Strategy and Commercial Distribution and was part of the team that established the former Distribution division.
He became general manager of PlaceMakers in 2015.
Between 2009 and 2013, he was the chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand responsible for New Zealand and Fiji; and prior to this the chief operating officer for Bendon, during which time he transformed the domestic business into a global export brand.
He has also worked for Compaq, Hewlett Packard and Unisys.
Bruce holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury, is a Chartered Accountant and has completed an Advanced Management Course at Babson College in the USA.
Steve Evans joined Fletcher Building in 2013 as the chief operating officer for housing in the Construction division and was appointed chief executive Residential and Land Development in 2015.
Prior to Fletcher Building, Steve spent more than 12 years in director roles in the development industry for Heron International and First Base.
He has worked on landmark projects, including Heron Tower and the Heron, Stratford Olympic Village, East Greenwich Hospital and Old London Park Hotel.
His earlier career with Lendlease spanned Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, China and the UK, where he worked on the construction of major residential and commercial developments.
Steve was one of the founding directors of an urban regeneration business in London that worked with Government to address affordable, state and key worker housing needs and is leading the development of a new high-tech, fast house-building panelisation factory in Auckland.
Peter Reidy joined Fletcher Building as Chief Executive – Construction on 29 October 2018. Prior to joining Fletcher Construction, Peter was Chief Executive of KiwiRail, New Zealand’s National Rail & Ferry, Infrastructure and Freight & Tourism business.
Prior to KiwiRail, Peter held a number of senior leadership roles with Downer Group in both New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, including Board roles on the KeolisDowner Joint Venture operating Yarra Trams in Melbourne, Gold Coast Light Rail and also held senior leadership roles with Todd Energy and Freightways New Zealand.
Peter brings to Fletcher Construction a successful track record of leading and building service and infrastructure-based businesses in the transport, logistics, energy, construction and mining sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom.
Peter has completed the Global CEO Programme from Wharton University and the China Europe International Business School.
He is a passionate leader focussed on health & safety, customer engagement, people and culture.
Peter has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.
Dean Fradgley was appointed chief executive of the Australian division in July 2018.
He joined Fletcher Building in 2013 as chief executive New Zealand Distribution and became chief executive of the Trans Tasman Distribution division in 2015.
Prior to joining Fletcher Building, he worked for Wolseley UK in several senior positions, including managing director of its commercial and industrial division and prior to that as commercial director.
Dean has also worked with a number of blue chip companies, including J Sainsbury, Kingfisher and as Head of Trade for B&Q.
Dean has completed studies in Business Management and Strategy through IMD in Switzerland.
Claire Carroll was appointed chief people and communications officer in July 2018.
Claire joined Fletcher Building in 2013 as the general manager of Human Resources (HR) for the Construction division and was general manager People and Performance for the Building Products division between 2015 and 2017.
She has previously held head of HR positions for the Product and Technology and Wholesale divisions of Spark New Zealand, the National Bank of New Zealand and Deutsche Bank and NatWest Markets in the United Kingdom.
Claire holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Auckland.