Corporate governance

Bradken is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. As such, it’s policies and frameworks align with the Hitachi Group. The Bradken Global Management 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.

Global Management Team

  • 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.

    Tetsuya is responsible for:

    • providing the maximum benefit for Bradken of utilising Hitachi and HCM resources globally
    • working across all parts of the Bradken business to help maximise our results and build well-functioning teams
    •leading specific projects including expansion of the use of Bradken products throughout HCM networks and growing revenue for both HCM and Bradken globally.

  • 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.

    Steven is responsible for:

    • finance, treasury, taxation, investor relations, investments, audit and insurance.

  • Brad has been with the Bradken business for 33 years and was appointed Executive General Manager Mining and Transport, now 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.

    Brad is responsible for:
    • managing the global operations of the Mobile Plant business.

  • Craig has a 14 year career history with Bradken. He was appointed General Manager Fixed Plant in January 2011 and joined the Executive Management team in 2015.

    Prior to this he was Manufacturing Manager of Bradken’s Henderson (from 2005) and Welshpool (from 2009) foundries. Prior to joining the Bradken Group, 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.

    Craig is responsible for:
    • managing Bradken’s Fixed Plant business

  • 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.

    Rowan is responsible for:
    • leading Bradken’s Mineral Processing business

  • Kevin was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Engineered Products Division in October 2013. 

    He joined Bradken as part of the AmeriCast Technologies acquisition in August 2008, serving as President of the Industrial Products business unit from that time.  Kevin previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of AmeriCast, and its predecessor Atchison Casting Corporation, for 17 years. 

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from Washburn University.

    Kevin is responsible for:
    • managing the Engineered Products division of Bradken in the US.

  • Andrew has been with Bradken for more than 30 years. 

    Having held numerous senior management positions across the Bradken Group, he has significant manufacturing and technical expertise as well as operational and management experience.

    He holds an Associate Diploma in Metallurgy Engineering from the Sydney Technical College.

    Andrew is responsible for the development of a long term global manufacturing and logistics network to support the sales and marketing functions.

  • John has been with Bradken for 28 years and was appointed Chief Technical Officer in March 2005.

    He has had considerable experience across all Bradken operations previously occupying positions as a multi-site Manufacturing Manager, Technical and Product Development Manager for Mineral Processing and Head of Rail Engineering. He assumed responsibility for the Cast Metal Services business in June 2009. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of New South Wales.

    John is responsible for:

    • Bradken’s technological direction, process and product innovation and advancement.

  • Mark joined Bradken in November 2017.

    He joins Bradken after 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.

    Mark is responsible for:
    • providing global leadership of our Human Resources team
    • enhancing communications
    • developing a motivating and engaging workplace at Bradken, where all employees feel valued and challenged
    • integrating this work into Bradken’s overall vision and values while helping Bradken to realise its long term strategic goals.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors and Chairman each have clearly defined responsibilities and accountabilities to direct and monitor the Bradken business.

  • 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.

  • Kenji joined the Bradken board in 2017. Having been with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd (HCM) since 1980,  he was appointed Deputy General Manager of Life Cycle Support Operations Division in 2011, and Executive Officer of HCM in 2013.

    Kenji is currently the Vice President and Executive Officer, Vice President of Marketing Group, and General Manager of Life Cycle Support Operations Division of HCM.