Our Board

About Taylors Contracting

The Taylors family have a long connection with the Tasman district which they can trace back to a family member who emigrated to New Zealand in 1855. The business was established in 1971 by Marlene and Bob Taylor. After Bob’s passing in 1999 his sons Charlie and Matt have led the business, with their brother Arthur and mother Marlene both serving on the board. Charlie Taylor became CEO in 2005. Matt continues to work in a senior role within the business.

Ian Kearney ONZOM

Ian Kearney ONZOM

Ian was first appointed to the board in September 2008 and became chairperson in 2011. He has been a Director of a number of local and national companies including the Cawthron Institute, Nelson Airport, and Network Tasman and other companies associated with farming,...

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Steve Hart

Steve Hart

Steve joined the board in 2017 following 40 years in construction and contracting. Steve spent 18 years with the Ministry of Works, much of that time working on the iconic Clyde Dam project, including foundation excavation, river diversion, powerhouse construction and...

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Craig Dennis

Craig Dennis

Craig Dennis has been a Director on the Taylors Contracting board since August 2017. Previously, Craig was President of the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and held senior management roles in the finance and media sectors. He is currently on the board for Nelson...

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Lindsay McKenzie

Lindsay McKenzie

Lindsay was appointed to the board in April 2019 at the end of a long career in senior leadership roles in local government. His initial training was as an environmental scientist. In May 2018 Lindsay resigned as the CEO of Tasman District Council having previously...

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Charlie Taylor

Charlie Taylor

The eldest son of the founders of Taylors Contracting, Charlie Taylor has worked in the family business since 1987 and has been CEO since 2005. Charlie brings many years of practical leadership experience to his role on the board having worked extensively in the...

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Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor

The youngest son of the founders of Taylors Contracting, Matt led the business alongside his brother Charlie following the passing of their father Bob in 1999. In addition to his governance role, Matt is Chief Operations Manager for Taylors Contracting. Matt has...

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Arthur Taylor

Arthur Taylor

The middle son of the founders of Taylors Contracting, Arthur has a degree in surveying from Otago University. Arthur worked for multinational company Trimble for more than 27 years during a career which took him to work in locations all around the world, including...

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Marlene Taylor

Marlene Taylor

Co-founder of Taylors Contracting, Marlene worked alongside her husband the late Bob Taylor for many years, growing and developing the business. Marlene is well known for her machinery knowledge, business acumen, and prudent financial planning. “We’ve had a great team...

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