Cameron Prestidge, Chairman

Cameron has been an active director of RRT since its inception and is the current chairman of the Board. Cameron is Director and General Manager of a private company providing industrial equipment to the manufacturing sector throughout New Zealand. Cameron brings a variety of skills and experience to RRT’s board, with a strong focus on team motivation, new initiatives, and is involved in the daily management of RRT.

Edward Davis

Eddie accepted an RRT Directorship role in late 2015, and brings a wealth of experience and valuable financial expertise to RRT gained from managing one of New Zealand’s leading small goods producers in Rangitikei. Eddie
was pivotal in the setup of RRT as a charitable entity in New Zealand and is actively involved in the fundraising and finance aspects of RRT New Zealand.

Daniel Steele

Daniel is one of nine founding Directors of RRT. When not engaged in RRT activities, Daniel acts as the Manager of a large wholesale nursery business in Auckland. In addition to being a member of the Board, Daniel’s skill set of procurement, HR and team management has made Daniel invaluable in assisting with the operational side of RRT including event planning, event management and equipment procurement.

Daniel Blampied

Danny’s professional career spans over 15 years as an experienced consultant on material handling and end of line packaging equipment. He is a Founding Director of RRT, and currently serves as the Marketing Director. Danny’s previous experience in marketing roles has proved an invaluable asset to RRT, particularly with the introduction of Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms. In addition to his role on the Board, he is also an active volunteer in the Northland area.

Jeffrey Wearmouth

Jeff contributes a whole spectrum of skills to RRT which he has attained from his years of managing experience at his family business in Kaipara. Jeff works with and provides services to a number of community and not-for-profit organisations and is very passionate towards his role as HR manager for RRT. Jeff is actively involved in key management and provides invaluable resource and knowledge to the team.

Matthew Smith

Matthew commenced as one of the first RRT volunteers and was elected to the Board in 2015. Matthew is the General Manager and one of six Directors of a horticultural, industrial, and vinicultural equipment and manufacturing business in Hawke’s Bay, bringing valuable business experience to RRT New Zealand. Matthew is actively involved with the event management and team training.

Milton How

Milton plays a fundamental role as a Board Member of RRT, assisting particularly with event coordination and event management throughout the country. Previous experience in his family engineering and construction business including project planning and management brings great skill to the table, providing professional direction and advice where required. Milton is highly skilled in IT and technology, helping to streamline and improve internal systems as well as bringing forward innovative ideas to RRT.

Kingsley Smith

Kingsley is passionate about RRT and helping the community around New Zealand. He joined the RRT Board in October 2018 dedicated to fillling the compliance and legal role. He is currently Managing Director of a prefab housing manufacturing company based in Timaru. Kingsley has a tremendous depth of experience working with local communities and particularly enjoys being involved in other community and fundraising organisations. We look forward to the wealth he will share.

Ronald Malcolm

Ronnie joined the RRT Board in late 2019, having supported as a volunteer during the Pigeon Valley fires earlier that year. He is a Director of a Nelson based company providing fluid transfer systems and brings a range of skills to RRT including business management, sales management and system engineering. Ronnie has added energy to the RRT management team, and is passionate about the further development of RRT’s services and support for those in need.

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