Behind every successful company is a team of dedicated individuals led by a dynamic leader. For Cuddon Limited, that leader is Terry Duff. As the CEO, Terry has played an instrumental role in shaping the company's growth and success. Let's take a closer look at the man who spearheads Cuddon.
Although Terry is not a Marlborough native, he has embraced the region as his home for the past three years. He grew up in Auckland and spent most of his life in Christchurch before making the move to Marlborough. Terry moved to Marlborough with his wife, Yvonne; they have five children and two grandchildren, all currently living in New Zealand.
Terry started his work life as an aircraft mechanic at Woodbourne, then studied Mechanical Engineering at Auckland University, where he graduated with an Honours Degree in Engineering. This solid foundation paved the way for his entry into the corporate world. Before joining Cuddon, Terry was a Division Manager for Worley Consultants, the largest global project delivery company. This role equipped him with invaluable experience and expertise that he now brings to Cuddon.
Terry is an avid sports fan interested in golf and rugby outside of work. He follows the Makos and is a massive fan of the Crusaders and the new All-Black coach Scott Robertson. He is keen on craft beer and enjoys the great weather in Marlborough.
Since becoming CEO three years ago, Terry's primary responsibility has been overseeing the entire operation at Cuddon. His leadership has ensured smooth operations and significant growth in the company.
When asked what he loves most about working at Cuddon, Terry highlights the people and the history. He appreciates his team's innovation and industrious nature, factors that have contributed to the company's evolution over its 80-year history.
One of Terry's proudest moments at Cuddon is witnessing the company's growth in recent years. The business has expanded its reach locally, nationally, and globally, resulting in a 70% increase in staff numbers.