Leadership Team

A strong, visionary leadership team has guided Saferoads to being the partner of choice for state government departments, local councils and civil construction companies across Australia. The company has grown through developing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

Board of directors

David Ashmore

Non-Executive Chairman

David is a career Chartered Accountant with 40 years of professional public practice experience focused on audit, finance, due diligence, risk and governance advisory. David has worked with many dynamic private and public companies where his experience has assisted them understanding their underlying financial position, their financial management issues and business growth challenges. He also has significant experience with the identification and management of financial and business risks and the development of structured business decision-making protocols.

 
Darren Hotchkin

Executive Director / CEO

Darren is a leading industry expert who has been invited to speak at several IRF and TRB Conferences internationally. He was invited to join the panel for the Australian Standard 3845 in Road Safety Barriers in 2015 and is an active TRB sub-committe member AFB20 for roadside safety hardware.

In 2007 he was a national finalist in the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In his spare time Darren enjoys travelling and boating.

Hayden Wallace

Non-Executive Director

Hayden is a respected and leading figure in the road safety barrier industry with over 20 years’ experience in leading multi-site product manufacturing and distribution facilities serving the national road safety barrier market.

He is the founding director and a major shareholder of Safe Direction Pty Ltd, a company that designs, manufactures, supplies and installs innovative guardrail systems and safety barriers for roads, car parks, warehouses and pedestrians. These products are complementary to Saferoads’ product range.

Hayden holds a Master’s of Business Administration from The University of Technology, Sydney and Bachelor of Engineering from The University of Sydney.

Management Team

Darren Hotchkin

Chief Executive Officer

Darren is a leading industry expert who has been invited to speak at several IRF and TRB Conferences internationally. He was invited to join the panel for the Australian Standard 3845 in Road Safety Barriers in 2015 and is an active TRB sub-committe member AFB20 for roadside safety hardware.

In 2007 he was a national finalist in the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In his spare time Darren enjoys travelling and boating.

Mark Andrew

General Manager - Domestic Products

Mark has recently returned to Saferoads after a period away from the business in another managerial role. Mark has extensive sales and general management experience, and has successfully completed a Harvard Diploma of Business Management. A strong focus for Mark is business development, positive business culture and great customer service.

Outside of work Mark is passionate about his classic Holden cars and enjoys restoring and working on his HQ Holdens.

Casey McMaster

Engineer

Casey became part of the Saferoads team in 2003. He has completed a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and has many years industry experience. Outside of work, Casey is passionate about motorcycles, and enjoys riding his Kawasaki Ninja.

 
Brendan Price

Manager - Supply, Safety & Systems

Brendan has been with Saferoads for over two years and brings a high level of experience within manufacturing and operations. He has held senior positions within automotive, defence and private sectors. He has worked within Asia for over 20 years and lived in Hong Kong for three years. He manages Saferoads’ supply chain and all quality, health, safety and environmental policies.

 
Aimee Taylor

Manager - Media, Comms & HR

Aimee started at Saferoads in 2018, and has completed a Bachelor of Media and Communications majoring in Public Relations at Deakin University. She is currently studying a Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management. Aimee also manages her own small business, and outside of work enjoys horse riding.

 

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