Hard Hats and

Hard Cases

We’re all

friendly faces

Hard Hats and

Hard Cases

We’re all

friendly faces

Leadership as strong as a rock

Henry Claydons

Managing Director

Henry leads a dedicated team who are able to translate Contract requirements into reality.

Henry has 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. He began as an Excavator Operator in 1988, then expanded his practical background by completing an NZCE (Civil) at UNITEC Institute of Technology in 1999. Since then, he has successfully project managed many drainage, roading and site works projects.

In 2006 Henry became a Company Director. He was appointed Managing Director in 2017, completed a Diploma in Business in 2015, and is currently completing his Bachelor of Management through the Waikato University (Major in Finance & Strategic Planning).

Henry is excited about what the future holds for this family owned business and what it stands for encompassing the four values that make Waiotahi the Employer of choice in the Bay of Plenty region

Spike Petersen

Director

Spike started with Waiotahi as a mechanic in 1988 and progressed through various roles until he was appointed Operations Manager in 1998.

As Operations Manager, Spike coordinates, manages and monitors the workings of all departments in our Opotiki branch.

In 2003, Spike was made a Company Director and is now responsible for contributing towards the achievement of the company’s strategic and operational targets and overall business aims.

Stephen Claydon

Director

Stephen started with Waiotahi Contractors Limited straight out of school as a Workshop Assistant.

He left the family owned business and went to Polytech and University to study Finance and Accounting. From 1996 to 2007 Stephen has worked in various finance roles across New Zealand and abroad. Since returning to New Zealand Stephen has held the position of Finance Manager for Waiotahi Contractors Limited and also managing the subsidiary company Waiotahi Transport Limited. He is passionate about the transport and civil construction industry and the Waiotahi Group of Companies.

In 2014 Stephen was made a Company Director for Waiotahi Group of Companies.

Robbie Petersen

Director/Shareholder

Robbie has been with Waiotahi since 1965, playing a vital role in the company’s growth during this time. Robbie uses his invaluable experience to oversee the Opotiki branch of Waiotahi, in his role as a Director and member of the management team.

Robbie is also a registered Assessor with the New Zealand Contracting ITO and a councillor with the Opotiki District Council.

Richard Claydon

Shareholder

Richard Claydon is the main Shareholder of Waiotahi Contractors Limited. He managed Waiotahi for over 50 years and has wide experience in managing and supervising a variety of projects including road construction, kerb & channel, sewer and watermain pipework, relocation of services, siteworks, demolition and subdivisions.

Today, Richard enjoys a backseat role in the company leaving the Senior Management to do the hard yards.