Bradken is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd. As such, its 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.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia, a Supply Chain Management Executive Graduate Diploma from Michigan State University and an Executive Management Graduate Diploma from the University of Melbourne.
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.
He holds a Bachelor of Economic (Global Finance) from Seikei University in Tokyo, Japan.
Steven has been with Bradken since 1990. Having progressed through various other finance-based roles he was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2011, after nine years as Commercial Manager Mining Products.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Newcastle, a Master of Business Administration (Advanced) from the University of Western Australia and is a member of CPA Australia.
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.
He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) and a Masters Degree in Applied Science from the University of NSW. He also has an Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wollongong.
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.
He holds a Diploma in Chemistry from Bankstown Technical College.
Roy was appointed President Engineered Products in May 2018, now known as Specialty Products.
He joined Bradken as part of the AmeriCast Technologies acquisition in August 2008. Since that time he has worked in various leadership roles including President of the former Industrial Products business and most recently Vice President Sales & Marketing for Bradken’s Mobile Plant business across North and South America.
Mark joined Bradken in November 2017.
Prior to coming on board he had an extensive career in international HR and business leadership roles with Foster’s Group and Treasury Wines, and most recently as Head of HR & Safety for Toll Global Express. Prior to that, Mark was a Commissioned Officer for nine years in the Royal Australian Air Force.
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.
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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Mr Murasugi began as Bradken’s Chairman of the Board and Non Executive Director in April 2018.
He has an extensive background in marketing and production, having worked with the Hitachi Constriction Machinery Group since 1975.
Mr Murasugi was HCM’s Executive Officer for many years, until his 2011 appointment as President of HCM Tierra – a Japanese-based HCM Group Company, specialising in compact excavators.
David joined the board in 2017 with the integration of Bradken into HCM. Before joining the HCA team in 1995, he held numerous positions at CablePrice, the wholly owned HCM dealer in New Zealand.
David is the Managing Director of HCA and also a member of the HCM Executive team as a Senior Officer; the Regional General Manager responsible for Oceania; the Chairman of Cable Price (NZ) Ltd, and a Director of Marubeni Equipment Finance.
He is currently the Managing Director of Hitachi Construction Machinery (Australia) Pty Ltd (HCA) – the largest HCM dealership globally.