Kia ora koutou,

The Russell Roads owners are pleased to welcome two experienced operators to our leadership team in what we see as a new era for construction in the Bay area.

Following years of investment into experienced frontline operators, and machinery we see the opportunity to now invest in our business becoming more sustainable for future growth. As a privately owned and operated business we take strength from our past and see the value and potential moving forward.

Staying client-centric, and based on family values we would also like to announce our Vision and Values we will be accountable for.

Our Vision:

We guide our people to be the best version of themselves, to deliver the best solution for our customers. Our vision cements our goals and by focusing on our people ensures we deliver for our customers.

Our Values:

Whānau – Sustainability – Quality – Trust. Our values set the rules for how we run the business with our team, clients and the community.

Leading our Vision and Values with clients we welcome Andrew Shannon as General Manager of Russell Roads and Stuart McKinnon as CEO Russell Roads. Robbie Gale will continue as Managing Director and joint owner with Michelle Gale.


These investments into our leadership team demonstrate our willingness to lead our people with unreserved support and a drive for a sustainable future.

Stuart McKinnon’s appointment acknowledges our intent to be different in the industry. Stuart’s significant leadership, process improvement, and sustainability experience come from 35 years in New Zealand and Australian Banking senior leadership roles. Robbie and Michelle welcome this experience into Russell Roads in what they see as a customer service business delivering solutions through its people. Our maturity to see transferable customer service leadership skills acknowledges our eagerness to be different in a market of look-a-likes.

Andrew Shannon brings the industry bench strength in operational leadership to Russell Roads our pursuit to leverage our significant Hawkes Bay reputation of 50 years building roads. Well known in the industry Andrews breadth of knowledge and experience to deliver quality solutions is invaluable as we pursue better outcomes for our clients moving forward.

These recent appointments in our Senior leadership team and the focus to improve operations will continue Russell Roads growth and capability to further benefit our clients. Particular attention will be applied to: On-time delivery, Quality Product, Stakeholder Engagement and ease of process.

If you have any questions regarding how these new appointments will improve and positively impact your dealings Russell Roads – we would love to hear from you. Stuart and Andrew are also both eager and willing to meet with any of our clients on a one-on-one basis to explain more about our strategic plan for the road ahead.

Warm Regards,
The Team at Russell Roads