Leadership Team

Dave Shepherd

Managing Director

Dave joined Building Adhesives Ltd, a subsidiary of ARDEX, in 2003, initially in a manufacturing role and later as UK Operations Director which encompassed all aspects of service delivery to the customer.  He took up his current role here in New Zealand in February 2015.

Dave is based in the ARDEX offices in Auckland where the ARDEX New Zealand Head Office functions are now based.

Increasingly Dave is involved in Group initiatives as we seek to introduce new products manufactured elsewhere in the Group, adopt Group best practice, and identify export opportunities within Group for the products manufactured in our Christchurch factory.

Ronald Rose

Technical Services Manager

Ronald joined ARDEX in 2002. Currently the Technical Services Manager for ARDEX New Zealand he has responsibility for ensuring that ARDEX products meet the local market requirements working very closely with R and D, marketing, sales, specifications and the training teams to deliver this.

Ronald’s role is also for cross-selling NZ manufactured products internationally within the ARDEX group.

Previously Ronald has held various sales management positions for ARDEX in both New Zealand and Australia returning to the New Zealand business in 2017.

Johan Du Plessis

Sales Manager – Northern Region

Johan ( J.D. ) joined the Christchurch Dunlop group in 2010. There, he oversaw the hardware division from Wellington through to Invercargill. J.D. went on into the External Waterproofing account Manager in the Auckland office for the ARDEX commercial sector, in 2012.

Tiling and flooring categories were acquired shortly after, for the Northern Region in 2013. His role as National Specifications Manager soon followed in 2015.

Currently, J.D. is the Northern Region Sales Manager, working closely with the sales and specifications team based in Auckland.

Andrew Clayton

Operations Manager

Andrew joined ARDEX New Zealand in 2016. He is responsible for manufacturing, quality, SHE, customer services, logistics, purchasing, inventory planning and new product development for the New Zealand business.
He has commercial experience in manufacturing, compliance and supply chain in both multinational and New Zealand businesses. Andrew is based at the Christchurch site.

Peter Lau

Financial Manager

Peter joined ARDEX New Zealand in 2003. Peter is a Chartered Accountant. He has the responsibility of all matters including finance and financial reporting, information technology, general administration and company secretarial. Peter is based in the Auckland Office.

Russell Jordan

Sales Manager – Southern & Central Region 

Russell has spent the 15 plus years working with in the construction sector, with a focus on the use of ARDEX levelling, patch, and moisture control products.

Russell joined ARDEX in October 2018 with a role as Southern Regional Sales Manager which covers the area from New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Napier south including the South Island. Russell is based in the Christchurch office.

Jo Leonard

Business Manager

Jo joined ARDEX New Zealand in 2013 as National Sales Manager for the Dunlop brand.

She has recently been appointed as Business Manager ARDEX New Zealand.











Shalini Mudaliar

Human Resources Manager

Shalini joined ARDEX in 2016 as the Regional Human Resources Manager-APAC.

Part of the Senior Leadership team she has the responsibility for delivery of both the strategic and operational goals of the organisation for all HR functions including recruitment and selection, training and development, coaching and mentoring, IR/ ER, Workers Compensation and work, health and safety, award interpretation and legislative compliance.

Shalini is based in the Sydney Regional headquarters.