Brent Esler

New Zealand Hydrogen Association Board Member

CEO, HW Richardson Group Ltd
Brent commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the HW Richardson group in November 2015.   HWR is a family owned business and is New Zealand's largest rural transport operator.  The group is also involved in waste management, aggregates, contracting and in ready mix concrete. It's fuel and oil distribution spans both Australia and New Zealand.

Brent completed an MBA at the University of Otago in 1995.  He was then employed by rural supplies co-operative CRT as the General Manager Corporate Services, and was appointed Chief Executive in 2004.  He led the merger of Farmlands and CRT from 2012 -2015 creating New Zealand’s largest rural supplies company with revenues of $2.5B.

Brent is married with adult children. His interests span music to sport including golf, sailing and skiing, and he has a strong interest in aviation, motorsport and motorcycles.