Kennards Hire is delighted to welcome Martin McManus as their new General Manager of Information Technology.

Bringing over three decades of experience, Martin will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the iconic hire company’s leading edge IT strategies and services. He’ll play a key role in Kennards Hire’s digital transformation, managing their complex IT networks and automated systems with an aim to deliver excellent customer service and user experience.

Announcing the appointment, CEO, Angus Kennard, said, “The family, board and I are very pleased to welcome Martin to Kennards Hire.

“As our customers and workforce become more focused on asset connectivity, Martin’s deep-rooted industry knowledge and focus on exceptional customer outcomes will be critical to the ongoing digital transformation of our business.”

A seasoned technology leader, Martin most recently held the role of Chief Information Officer for DP World, the largest Container Terminal Stevedore in Australia, and brings with him extensive experience in the transport and logistics sectors. His previous roles saw him leading the development of IT strategy and delivery of transformational programs at Star Track Express, and directing a team of major project specialists at consulting giant Sinclair Knight Merz.

Martin said, “I’m privileged to have joined Kennards Hire, an organisation well-known for strong family values, innovation and fantastic customer service. The technology team have created a strong platform to build on and I’m looking forward to contributing to the development of our people and services to ensure we have the most responsive, reliable and secure technology in the hire industry.”

Now with more than 1,600 employees, Kennards Hire continues to grow its network, having recently opened its 181st branch in Westgate, New Zealand.