Brendan Rice - Managing Director

Brendan Rice

Brendan joined Leedsafe as a technician in 1995 servicing power tools, air tools and compressors. Brendan worked in all departments, at all levels, before becoming the Managing Director in 2006 purchasing the business from his father, David.

Brendan has continued to build on the solid foundations his father built and introduced some core values to Leedsafe which has seen Leedsafe become a trusted supplier with excellent levels of service and delivery standards.

Wayne Collingwood - GM Sales and Operations


In 2018, Wayne joined Leedsafe as the Operations Manager and quickly made a difference turning around the DIFOT and ensuring the operations team was meeting the standards Leedsafe target. With a background as a General Manager and a Charted Accountant, Wayne's expertise saw him lead several projects including a review of all supplier agreements and ISO 14001 process to become accredited . 

Wayne is now the GM Sales and Operations and looks forward to enhancing the sales team and the customer relationships while still continuing his role with the operations of Leedsafe. 


Clayton Suckling - National Account Manager

Clayton Suckling

When Clayton first started at Leedsafe in 2000, there was a team of five and Clayton’s role was to look after uniforms and stock control.

Now, Clayton is the National Account Manager and enjoys working closely with companies to ensure not only that they have the right safety gear, but that we make safety easy and hassle free. Clayton also looks after SmartSYSTEM projects to insure they continue to develop and meet the customers needs. 

Chris Hickmott - Business Development Manager

Chris HickmottChris joined us in August 2018 after being in sales & customer service role for over 11 years.

Chris loves a challenge and sorting out any difficulties that may arise, in view of a win/win outcome for all. Creating & nurturing successful business relationships is a high priority for Chris, and his genuine empathy with customers is his strong point.


Lucy Burch - Senior Sales Support

Lucy Burch

Originating from the UK, Lucy arrived in NZ over six years ago. With over 28 years in customer service and selling PPE gear for a leading UK Safety Company, Lucy uses her experience to ensure our customers have the right safety clothing and PPE for their needs as our range expands.






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