Bradken is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd. As such, our policies and frameworks align with the Hitachi Group. The Bradken Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors are responsible for leading Bradken into the future and are accountable for its business operations.
Meet the team below and click to read more.
Executive Leadership Team
Simon joined Bradken as CEO in May 2018.
He has a long history of key international leadership roles with both BHP and BlueScope Steel in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and his last role being President of BlueScope’s ASEAN businesses.
Tetsuya joined Bradken in November 2017 from Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM).
He has held a number of leadership roles in both Japan and Europe, spending five years based in Amsterdam and has been focused on a range of HR strategy and structural reform since joining HCM in April 1997.
Rowan joined Bradken in 2018 as the Executive General Manager of the Mineral Processing business.
Prior to joining Bradken, Rowan held senior positions with Sandvick and Robit.
Brad has been with the Bradken business for more than 30 years and was appointed Executive General Manager Mining Mobile Plant in May 2015.
Prior to this appointment Brad held a number of senior positions within the Bradken Group including Executive General Manager of Bradken’s Mineral Processing Division from June 2012, President Resource Products in the United States from July 2009, and President Bradken Products and Integration in the United States following the 2008 acquisition of Americast.
Craig was appointed to the President Specialty Products role in November 2018, working closely with Roy Roux. Before this move to the American-based business, Craig was the General Manager Fixed Plant.
Craig has held a number of roles in Bradken including Manufacturing Manager of Bradken’s Henderson (from 2005) and Welshpool (from 2009) foundries. Prior to joining Bradken, Craig held senior positions with Swanmet Foundry in Malaysia, Walkers foundry in Queensland and the FOSECO foundry supply company in Sydney.
Sari was appointed Executive General Manager Supply Chain in March 2019.
Prior to joining the Bradken team she worked internationally in a number of supply chain management and management consulting roles within the FMCG, manufacturing and agriculture industries for companies such as BlueScope Steel, Campbell Arnott’s, BAE Systems, Unilever and most recently as General Manager Supply Chain, Grains for GrainCorp Pty Ltd.
She is an experienced supply chain practitioner with vast experience leading supply chain integration, improvement and planning, customer logistics management and execution, sourcing and land freight.
Sean joined Bradken as Executive General Manager Manufacturing Excellence in March, 2019.
He has extensive heavy manufacturing experience working to improve all aspects of manufacturing performance. Most recently Sean was Vice President, Continuous Manufacturing and Asset Management for Orica Ltd.
Darren has been with the Bradken for more than 20 years, appointed to the role of Executive General Manager Market and Business Development in October 2018.
Darren draws on his experience in roles in manufacturing, product development and sales functions, including General Manager of Bradken’s GET Division from June 2012 to April 2015, and more recently General Manager – Sales and Marketing within the Mobile Plant business.
Fiona joined Bradken as General Manager Safety & Wellbeing in September, 2017.
With a strong background in operations and safety, including 13 years with OneSteel and 8 years with DuPont, Fiona brings real, hands-on knowledge and experience to her role along with a passion for creating positive safety and wellbeing change across the entire business.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering.
Andrew was appointed General Manager People and Communications in May 2019.
An experienced HR executive, Andrew brings both his skill and passion for leading diverse regional and global teams in an inclusive and high performing manner. With a strong commercial and strategic focus, he has previously helped organisations such as Deloitte, Rowland and BHP to navigate large scale change and transformational projects through effective people strategies and functional leadership.
As Bradken’s GM of People and Communications Andrew is responsible for leading the global HR team to develop and deliver on people strategies that ensure our culture and capabilities are world class and enable real business outcomes that align with our strategic priorities.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors and Chairman each have clearly defined responsibilities and accountabilities to direct and monitor the Bradken business.
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Corporate Governance Policies
Bradken Process Framework (Quality Manual)
Risk Management Policy
Fraud and Corruption Control Policy
Community Involvement Policy Statement
Conflict Minerals Policy Statement
Ethical Sourcing Policy
Codes of Conduct Policy
Quality Policy Statement
HSEQ Policy Statement