Senior Management Team
Managing Director / Global Business Development
I have been involved in earthmoving attachments since 1996 and founded Doherty in 2001. I have been involved in all facets of the business and having merged with Kinshofer Group in 2017, my role now is CEO. I remain involved daily with all international business, procurement and product development. When not traveling for work I love spending time with my partner & traveling for pleasure, otherwise you will find me out on the water in summer and on the mountains in winter.
Group General Manager
Before joining Doherty, I was in the steel industry for 8 years mostly working in sales, so it’s been a fairly smooth transition for me joining the Doherty team and the industry in 2016. I am passionate about constant improvement in all facets of the business and supporting the team to achieve and grow personally and professionally. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – is a quote that has resonated with me for many years. I am a family man and love spending time with my 3 kids and wife. We also enjoy time with “Rosie” our 63 Ford Galaxie, burning gas up and down the coast. In my spare time I enjoy surfing, fishing and following most sports.
Chief Financial Officer
After many years in Commercial Banking, I joined the Doherty family in March 2013. I play a key role in the financial side of the business, setting budgets and goals, and helping put strategic plans in place. Outside of the office I enjoy sports and social activities. A typical weekend includes time spent with family and friends, either watching sports, out on the boat or enjoying a game golf.
AU Sales Manager / QLD Territory Manager
Hi, I’m Chris, sales manager for Doherty Australia. I have 35 years’ experience in the earthmoving industry. I lead the AU sales group with the major goal of growing the Doherty brand across Australia. My passion is excellent customer service to all levels of business from OEM to single machine operators. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with the family. My stress relief is taking my 1954 Matchless motorcycle out on a Sunday morning. I also enjoy the rugby banter being a long-suffering Wallabies supporter.
VIC/SA/TAS Territory Manager
Based in Melbourne, I joined Doherty mid-2020 with 20+ years’ earthmoving experience in various BDM, PSR and Sales roles including several years for major OEM, Komatsu Australia. I pride myself on delivering the highest level of service to all customers, from major OEM/OEDs to smaller Mum & Dad operations.
In my spare time, I enjoy living life through the eyes of my young family - it’s by far the hardest and most rewarding job! I’m a self-proclaimed great cook, and regularly spoil my extended family and friends with my culinary skills. I also love a good coffee…so subject to the time of day you’re reading this, I’ve probably already consumed several espressos!
Tilt Rotator Specialist AU/NZ
Kiwi born and bred, I moved to Australia in 2008. I’ve spent most of my career as a boiler- maker and then as a supervisor of fabrication prior to joining Doherty in 2016. As Doherty’s Tilt Rotator Specialist and Product Support, my role focuses on efficiencies and ensuring minimal downtime for our customers. Out of work, I have a passion for water sports and anything outdoors, and enjoy time socialising with friends and family.
Brisbane Production Manager
Queensland born and bred, I’ve worked as a diesel fitter, along with 12 years in the construction industry and a 6.5 year stint overseeing production in the Oil & Gas industry before joining the Doherty team as Brisbane production manager. My core role and focus is ensuring our Australian production facility runs smoothly.
I’ve been in excavator attachments sales for the past 20 years and loved every minute. I am a trade certified engineer and live in Helensville with my fantastic wife. We have three children and two beautiful granddaughters. Living here on a small block of land, we are close to the west coast beach of Muriwai and the Kaipara harbour, so spare time is easily taken up. Core values I stick to – “Do the best you can”, and “Be honest to yourself”.
NZ Workshop Manager
Born and bred in Auckland, I moved to the Bay of Plenty in 2014. I’m a trade qualified engineer/welder and have been in the engineering industry for 18 years in various roles including sales of welding and engineering equipment before joining the Doherty family in 2018. Out of work, I try to get out on the water as much as possible whether it’s for fishing, exploring or socialising with friends and family.
As the Office Administrator and smiley face for Doherty Couplers and Attachments, I have over 15 years’ office administration experience. I maintain the day to day financial, accounting, and administrative tasks. I'm an out-going person that enjoys laughter and a positive outlook on life. When I’m not at work I love spending time exploring the outdoors with my hubby and the kids!