Bruce grew up in South Africa and has worked within a multinational group initially in an operational role in construction for 5 years until moving into finance where he worked across a range of industries in the group covering construction, manufacturing, and mining before being appointed Financial Director of the Group in 2001. He completed his South African Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Diploma in 2000.
Bruce immigrated to New Zealand from South Africa with his family in 2008 and still feels fortunate to have been able to live and work in the Bay of Plenty from the time they arrived. During this time, Bruce has worked in the timber manufacturing industry and logistics before moving into consulting in 2018 where he has broadened his experience into wood harvesting and tourism.
Bruce and his wife have 3 children and live in Matua. He enjoys the beautiful Bay and the range of outdoor and sporting activities available to fill his free time with his family.