Angus Kennard steps down at Kennards Hire

15 April 2020

Angus Kennard has made the decision to step-down as CEO of Kennards Hire and will be succeeded by Kennards veteran Bill Whitehouse.

Kennards Hire said; ”Having achieved three years of extraordinary growth and continuing to build a strong and vibrant business, Angus Kennard has made the decision to step-down as CEO of Kennards Hire.

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Bill Whitehouse, CEO, Kennards Hire.

“Bill Whitehouse has been critical to the success of Kennards Hire over the last 30 years and is well placed to drive the business forward, particularly during these uncertain times.

”Angus was the first Kennard in decades to run the business, and it was always his intention to leave it in strong hands. Few people know the Kennards Hire business as well as Bill. His deep experience and wisdom, borne of many years on the front line, will be highly valuable to the family-owned business in the months ahead.”

During his time at Kennards Whitehouse has been COO, acting CEO and General Manager of Operations.

Meanwhile, Kennards Hire continues to adjust to operating in the Covid-19 world.

Stuart Dean, Chief Operations Officer, said; ”COVID-19 has certainly presented challenging times but we see plenty of potential for the hire industry in both Australia and New Zealand.

”We’ve taken this time to re-invigorate our business, looking at innovative service offerings and how we can do things differently so that we come out the other end of this situation stronger and more relevant to our customers.

“We were the first Australian hire company to introduce a fully contactless service. From ordering and payment through to delivery and pick-up, our customers don’t have to touch a thing. We do it all for them. And we are getting a great response.”


Angus Kennard.


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