Ross Taylor joined Fletcher Building as CEO on 22 November 2017.
Previously, Ross was CEO of UGL, an international engineering, services, construction and product manufacturing business, operating across the rail, transport and technology systems, power, resources, water and defence sectors, and headquartered in Australia.
Prior to this he was managing director and CEO of Tenix, a privately held engineering and construction services company and held senior leadership roles at Lendlease across a 23-year period.
Ross has proven experience leading business turnarounds and improving performance and shareholder returns and has direct experience across a range of Fletcher Building’s core sectors, including housing, manufacturing and construction.
Ross holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland.
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.
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.
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.
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.