Robbie and Michelle Gale
Born and bred in Hawkes Bay, Robbie and Michelle are the fiercely compassionate and innovative leaders who steer the dynamic ship that is - Russell Roads.
Having run the largely successful concreting business ‘CPM’, in 2015 the pair decided to partner and merge their company with Russell Roads. Their vision was to become a ‘full service’ civil construction company who delivered high-quality outcomes for its clients and its people.
Over the last five years, they invested, built, developed and significantly improved the perception and capabilities of Russell Roads by recruiting and securing highly skilled and experienced people, investing into industry-leading technology, plant and machinery and diversifying Russell Roads’ offering to the market to allow them to compete and secure work on both a local and national level. A part of this ‘step-change’ was the acquisition and founding of both the Asphalt Plant and Operational Quarries that are strategically scattered across the East Cape of the North Island.
In November 2019, Robbie and Michelle purchased Russell Roads outright. The completion of this purchase meant that they could begin mobilising the greater vision that they had for the company and its people.
‘For The Road Ahead’ is the governing statement that outlines their intention for the profits and success that this business generates. Robbie and Michelle see Russell Roads as a vehicle to pave the way for the people of this company; fruitful careers, health and well-being, prosperity for Whānau and a safe and enjoyable workplace are all targets that they invest a portion of the profits into to ensure the Russell Roads Community will flourish for years to come.