It is our people that drives RCT’s innovation, and that begins with our leadership team. Comprising of a group of experienced individuals who are experts in their fields and dedicated to progressing our clients’ businesses.
Executive Chairman and Founder
Bob is the Executive Chairman and Founder of RCT. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), a past General Council member of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA, a life member of the Kalgoorlie Boulder Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers (MIAME).
Bob’s apprenticeship completed on the Golden Mile in the 1960s set the foundations to start a business from the smallest of beginnings from his garage in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia in 1972. Today, RCT employs more than 250 people across multiple branches and offices around the world. Bob’s early interest to train apprentices extended to tertiary graduates and his passion to give young people a chance to be part of developing innovative solutions continues to the present day.
Bob Muirhead has a long and distinguished career in the Australian mining sector and is a strong advocate of METS. He is widely regarded as a pioneer in the development and implementation of smart technology solutions to protect miners and drive mobile equipment operational efficiencies.
Executive Director & CEO
Brett joined RCT in 2012 as Finance Director and it was not long before he was appointed Executive Director & CEO in 2014. He has led the company’s tremendous expansion, establishing offices and partners throughout USA, Canada, Africa, Russia, Chile, Brazil, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, and South Korea. During this time, Brett has stewarded the evolution of RCT’s product offer, cementing its reputation as an industry-leading provider of pioneering technology solutions.
Over the past 25 years Brett has developed a broad base of knowledge, gained by experience in corporate finance and executive roles ranging from small private companies to listed multinational organisations, spread across the manufacturing, health, media, oil and gas, utilities and infrastructure, and METS sectors.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Science, a Master of Accounting and a Post Graduate Diploma in Commerce – Commercial Law, Brett is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Affiliated member of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Chartered Accountant.
Chief Financial Officer
Marcus started his illustrious career with RCT 23 years ago as its company accountant. Progressing to Financial Controller along the way, today Marcus is the company’s Chief Financial Officer where he is the senior executive responsible for the group’s finance and administration, oversight of compliance and internal controls.
During his extensive time with the company, he has been instrumental in the implementation of RCT’s business improvement initiatives as the company grew in size and complexity. Invoking programs and processes to help workflow and document management, business intelligence reporting and of course having the company’s global reporting, compliance and taxation in order.
In addition to this, Marcus has played an integral part in the company’s overseas expansion, being the key player in evaluating foreign risks and compliance as well as establishment of its offshore subsidiaries.
Marcus holds a Bachelor of Accounting from Curtin University and is a Chartered Accountant. He worked for a public accounting firm for five years prior to starting with RCT. Marcus enjoys working with a team of extremely passionate people who are always striving for the best for RCT’s clients.
Chief Operations Officer
Dave has held many important roles and has been a pivotal member of RCT’s executive team in his 25 years with the company.
After 13 years as an Avionics Technician with the Australian Defence Force, Dave joined RCT in 1996 in the Customer Service department where he oversaw the Australian and Indonesian markets.
From 1998, Dave took on the role of managing and successfully growing RCT’s Mt Isa branch, where he remained for 4 years before returning to Perth to lead and grow the company’s new industrial business. Dave later went on to lead the company’s Product Management division and showed his depth of talent by also taking on a dual role as Global Operations Manager before his most recent appointment as RCT’s Chief Operations Officer.
Chief Commercial Officer
Phil is a proud WA mining industry veteran, applying his years of knowledge in the mining and technology industries to the business. As a founding member, Phil has lived and breathed RCT since he started as Bob’s first employee in 1974 when he was in high school. He went on to complete an apprenticeship as a High Voltage Tradesperson and then an Auto Electrician.
During this time, he learnt to innovate in a self-managed customer service role too.
It was not long before Phil became Bob’s first Field Service Tradesperson, a position that saw him travelling to service mine sites across the goldfields completing many full machine rebuilds. This experience led Phil to discover the importance of radio remotes in mining and helped to pioneer the superior remote control systems first used by RCT. He designed and built many systems on site.
After years of experience in the field, Phil branched out into sales management, opening RCT’s first branch outside of Kalgoorlie in 1987. This expansion continued throughout all Australian states throughout the 1990’s, when Phil took the company’s offer increasingly international over time.
Today, Phil is the company’s Chief Commercial Officer. He has extensive international trade knowledge from interaction with customers in over 75 countries and applies a hands-on, direct business approach to achieve agreed outcomes at an executive level. His passion to help clients improve their businesses using RCT’s smart technology solutions is what drives him.