Leadership as strong as a rock
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 leads a dedicated team able to translate contract requirements to a reality. He continues to be actively involved in pricing and Contract Management.
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.
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 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.