Chief Operations Officer
Stuart Dean was appointed Kennards Hire Chief Operations Officer on 1 July 2019. Having been a part of the Kennards Hire family for over 10 years, Stu is a ‘home-grown’ Kennards Hire success story.
Stu started back in 2009 as Group IT Program Manager, leading the Baseplan front counter implementation. Over the next five years, he actively developed his leadership career before becoming General Manager, IT & Programs in 2016. In 2017, Stu continued his career progression by taking the opportunity to lead the operations in Queensland as General Manager.
With almost twenty years of experience in the equipment hire industry, Stu’s extensive experience in both IT and operations helps the business see a different perspective, allowing them to be increasingly adaptable to changes in the industry and advancements in technology.
Stu holds a MBA from Sydney University and a Bachelor of Business degree.
As an avid family man, he spends most weekends on the sideline of his kids’ rugby games or leading the local scout troop in the great outdoors. Stu also enjoys golf and has recently learned to surf, making the most of beautiful Sydney beaches where he resides with his wife and three children.