Bruce Heesterman

Bruce joined Prime Strategies after more than 30 years in senior leadership and governance roles across several businesses and industries.  Initially qualified as an engineer, he has led large automation, sorting and material handling projects in New Zealand and globally before moving into multisite operational roles. He has been the leader of several export orientated businesses creating clever and innovative products, services and IT solutions to market across the globe.

As a seasoned executive in the logistics, aviation and IT sectors, Bruce has held leadership positions in both large corporations and medium sized business. He has successfully managed large teams and projects, demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and a practical strategic mindset. With a strong background in technology and engineering, Bruce has driven innovation and has been involved in the development of cutting-edge products and solutions to create value for his organisations.

His ability to adapt to changing business landscapes and navigate complex challenges has been instrumental in his success.  Skills include:

  • Strategy development and execution
  • Operational transformation
  • Change and project management
  • IT development and deployment
  • Technology selection, purchase and implementation
  • Exporting of products and services
  • High stakes bid & tender leadership
  • Data driven decision making
  • Leadership and leadership team development

He has the ability to effectively convey complex ideas and concepts in a practical manner along a proven track record of building strong partnerships and fostering a collaborative environment that promotes success.

He loves to help people and organisations succeed. Outside work Bruce has extensive experience at a governance level for a variety of not-for profit organisations and enjoys mountain biking, skiing and woodturning and the occasional off-road adventure somewhere in the stunning South Island.

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