Operating Director

John was brought up on a sheep and crop farm in Western Southland and he has operated machinery since childhood. At 16 years old he had his first digger and built a client base throughout Western Southland. John has worked in the open cast coal mining industry and has held project and senior management positions throughout the South Island. In 2005 John founded Contrax (Central) Ltd with a vision of creating a successful family owned business. John enjoys liaison with clients to create a shared vision and producing an end result of the highest possible standard.

Operations Manager


John was born into earthworks – grew up around it – spent every minute outside school being involved in it. He has a background in agriculture and open cast mining and has worked in Europe and Australia. He gets great satisfaction in a job well done and enjoys new challenges. His forté is being able to see the end result at the start of the project and working towards it.




Marcus has been with Contrax (Central) Ltd since late 2014. He brings many skills to his role including experience in engineering, building and traffic management. Marcus has been in the earthworks industry for almost 20 years and his attention to detail makes him an asset to any project.





Daniel re-joined the Contrax (Central) Ltd team in 2020 and is currently studying towards gaining a diploma in Civil Engineering. Daniel enjoys working and living in Central and Otago.  He is a very capable operator on all of the wide range of heavy machinery Contrax (Central) Ltd uses.






Paul joined Contrax (Central) Ltd in 2018, he has expanded his skills through the variety of work Contrax offers him all over Central Otago.  Paul lives locally in Central Otago.  With a background in vehicle servicing and stone masonry Paul brings a large assortment of skills to the job, his eye for detail and pride in his work is an asset to Contrax.



Karl joined Contrax (Central) Ltd in 2018. Karl has 25 years’ experience in the mining and civil construction industry. His attention to detail and workmanship makes him a valuable member of the Contrax team.  Cromwell is the perfect place for Karl to enjoy his mountain biking, skiing and fishing pastimes.



Health & Safety Officer

Catty has been trained in Health and Safety systems and has taken over the Health & Safety role at Contrax.  Utilising the Safety Manager Pro computer programme she has achieved multiple safety accreditations for Contrax.  She is constantly up-skilling and is a valuable member of the Contrax team.

Meet the Team
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