OUR TEAM



DIRECTORS

Brian Grant

Brian Grant

Brian joined the board in 1998. He has 10 years experience in an engineering based trade and 20 years in the timber industry with a major international corporation. Brian has a broad knowledge of large business management and project management.

Alistair Ward

Alistair Ward

Alistair has been involved with the Company since 1989, initially in his role as General Manager of Golden Bay Cement, a position he held until 1996.  Alistair then joined Fletcher Building.  In 1998 Alistair established a corporate advisory firm, Campbell McPherson Ltd that works throughout New Zealand, mainly in the building materials and resource sector.  Alistair joined the CRMC Board as an independent professional director in 2005.

Neil Grant

Neil joined the board in late 2015.  Neil has worked in every aspect of the business since joining CRMC in 1985 and as such can provide a knowledgeable sales service to our customers.  Neil works closely with the dispatchers who field most of the day to day orders so that there is a smooth interaction between sales, dispatch and delivery.



Management Team

Hayden Leach – General Manager

Hayden Leach – General Manager

Hayden joined CRMC in July 2014 and comes from a civil engineering, mining and manufacturing background.  Hayden has held a number of positions within Holcim Cement and Solid Energy with specialisation in quality management and operation co-ordination.  Hayden has a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Canterbury and has a Masters Degree in Mining Engineering Management through the University of New South Wales, Australia.  Hayden has a passion for product quality and process improvement.

Richard Sands - Concrete Manager

Richard joined CRMC in 2001 coming from a background in earthmoving.  During his time with the company Richard has been successful in many roles; managing our Hornby site, including developing a thriving trade yard at Hornby; responsibility for all our IT needs, which included the move to computerised batch and dispatch systems for the concrete division.  Over the past three years Richard has held the role of Contracting Manager and has delivered exceptional results, growing the contracting division into the very successful and important division of CRMC that it is today.  Richard has a reputation for delivery of projects on time and to specification.  Richard enjoys the challenges of being Concrete Manager in a very demanding market, as the rebuild of Christchurch gathers momentum.

Neil Grant - Sales Manager

Neil has worked in every aspect of the business since joining CRMC in 1985 and as such can provide a knowledgeable sales service to our customers. Neil works closely with the dispatchers who field most of the day to day orders so that there is a smooth interaction between sales, dispatch and delivery.

Sarah Watson – HR Manager & General Counsel

Sarah Watson joined CRMC in April 2019 after over 15 years practicing environmental law. Sarah provided environmental advice to a range of private clients, including CRMC. Sarah continues to provide legal advice and now works with our people in the areas of HR and Heath & Safety. She has a passion for people and enjoys assisting them to realise their potential. Sarah also works with our operational managers to develop new and existing sites.

Greg Driver - Contracting Manager

Greg joined CRMC in December 2021 bringing experience from working in quarries, mining, oil and gas as well civil contracting sectors.

Rob Uffindell - Aggregates Manager

Rob rejoined our team in November 2021 and has 30 years' experience in the quarrying and concrete industries. He has held a number of management and technical support roles in Winstone Aggregates and Firth Industries, and has returned to Christchurch Ready-Mix after a 7.5 year hiatus to manage our Aggregates division. Rob also has a wide knowledge of the application of our products through his experience working on large construction projects and testing laboratories. 

Andrew Paterson - Sales Manager

Andrew joined our sales team in 2021. Prior to joining CRMC, Andrew held national and regional sales management roles with large corporations in both the timber and petroleum industries. Andrew brings significant experience in all areas of customer service, sales and general management. Andrew is passionate about customer service and is focused on building long term business relationships. 

Gus Benzie (Nicola) - Finance Manager

Gus Benzie (Nicola) - Finance Manager

Gus joined CRMC in November 2021 in the finance and administration team. Gus has a manufacturing and construction background with a broad experience of financial management. Gus is a chartered accountant and is excited to the join the CRMC team.