Executive Management

KARL SMITH

KARL SMITH

B.Com. C.M.Inst.D.

GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Karl was appointed Group CEO in July 2008. He is joint Dealer Principal for the Caterpillar Dealership with Ben Gough.

Karl has an extensive CEO background in a career which includes ten years with Citibank in Australia and New Zealand, three years as CFO of a publicly-listed New Zealand group and CEO and COO experience in electrical and electronics manufacturing for both multi-national and New Zealand companies. Independent director of the Crusaders Rugby Franchise Ltd and Lyttelton Port Company Limited.

BEN GOUGH

BEN GOUGH

C.M.Inst.D.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STRATEGY

In addition to his role on the Board, Ben joined the Executive Team as General Manager Strategic Development in November 2009. Prior to this Ben has managed a ten year career in commercial property with four years as Managing Director of Tailorspace Limited and subsidiaries.

Ben is the first family member for 23 years to be involved in day-to-day management and is joint Caterpillar Dealer-Principal, with Karl Smith.

GLENN STAPLETON

GLENN STAPLETON

A.F.N.Z.I.M.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Glenn has responsibilities for operational execution and executive management for all Gough Group businesses.

Glenn has extensive and broad multi brand selling and distribution experience across many markets and countries gained over more than 15 years.

Previously Glenn has held General Management roles at Crane Distribution, Schneider Electric and PDL Electronics.



ANTHONY BURG

ANTHONY BURG

B.Com.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Anthony joined the team in 2014. He brings extensive international experience having worked with BHP Billiton in Australia and the UK, Bluescope Steel, and Solid Energy.

Anthony oversees all financial aspects of the Group including tax, audit, and centralised support services including IT, property, legal, and risk matters.

GARRY LUND

GARRY LUND

M.A. (Hons)

GENERAL MANAGER PEOPLE AND CULTURE

Garry brings 25 years experience in Human Resources including time at Lion Nathan, Solid Energy, Sheffield Consulting and Brannigan’s Consulting.

Chair of Sport Canterbury, Garry also played football for New Zealand.