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Our podcasts focus on bringing you insights from the construction and plant sectors, sharing knowledge and information from those working across the spectrum of this important industry sector. The podcast is hosted by Peter Haddock, with individual series or episodes sponsored by organisations like Leica Geosystems, the surveying and 3D machine control equipment specialists, Ritchie Bros the auctioneers, and leading equipment manufacturer, Liugong Direct UK You can get in touch with Content ...
 
Dr. John Bruni is Founder and CEO of SAGE International Australia (SIA), an Adelaide-based private think tank specialising in the analysis of foreign policy, international and national security issues in Australia's 'defence state' of South Australia (SA). Est. in 2008, and partners of the Swiss Centre for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, we are the only institution of its type in SA and STRATEGIKON, created in 2016, is the podcast of SIA.
 
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PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining host Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros UK, is Ernie Locke, the Detective Inspector leading the new Opal ACE national police intelligent unit for agricultural and construction equipment. Ernie is an experienced and passionate police officer joined b…
 
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, is Lee Gansler, MD of Buckhurst Plant Hire. After joining the business some 20 years ago, Lee has worked his way from the Hire Desk, right through to the role of MD. In t…
 
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Arron Acosta and Ken Gray. Arron is the CEO and Ken is Vice President of Rise Robotics, which has developed new innovative & connected hydraulic solutions for the construction sector, that is set to…
 
With the COVID-19 Pandemic raging its way continually through countries, savaging populations of India and South Africa, the question still on everyone's lips is "who's to blame"? With some rallying for independent investigations what seems to be apparent is that while the virus was released by accident, the following actions and containment were n…
 
Multi-lateral frameworks have been unravelling slowly, and the dream of a unified globe along with it. With President Trump bringing multi-laterals into the limelight as a common enemy of the working people. many global powers are having to find their way in a new global era where there is much more potential. To discuss these pertinent ideas, John…
 
Since the recording of this podcast with Yossi Mekelberg, the Israelis and Palestinians are at it again with Hamas launching rockets at Tel Aviv and towards Israel's Dimona nuclear facility. While the Hamas rocket barrage has yet again failed to reach its targets, this Hamas attack has shown increasing capability and improvements in the organisatio…
 
The CCP's assertiveness in the South China sea poses threats across all of South East Asia, but the Philippines is subject to extensive security threats. With no compromise or help in sight, what challenges does the Philippino political elite face to turn the tides in their favour? While it appears that Washington has all but forgotten the Philippi…
 
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Matthew Ayres, Group MD of Bennie Group which includes Barton Plant. As one of the youngest leaders in our industry at just 28, Matthew brings a great deal of passion a…
 
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is William Tebbit He is the CEO of fuel specialist Green Biofuels Ltd, which has developed a new high-performance Green D+ sustainable HVO derived fuel. In this in-depth podcast, William talks about th…
 
In this episode of STRATEGIKON, John, David, and special guest, Adelaide-based independent defense analyst Raspal Khosa, reflect on the "middle east" and the US operations throughout the region. With speculation of President Biden ending operations in Afghanistan throughout the media and the deadline to decide on May 1st, the Taliban has renewed re…
 
In our latest Podcast With Insight series, we go global with Matt Ackley, Chief Marketing Officer of Ritchie Brothers. Host Peter Haddock talks to Matt about a whole range of subjects, including how data is being used to create a new approach to used equipment called 'Auction Science'. Want to know when, where and how to sell your equipment or what…
 
In this episode of STRATEGIKON, John, David and Tim are inquiring into the intricacies of President Trump's second impeachment after he has left office, and the tides left in the Republican Party in 2021. Joining us from the United States to discuss these issues is Dr. Imad Harb, SIA’s Senior Non-Resident Fellow Greater Middle East & Director of Re…
 
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Scott Lidster. He is the owner of Australian Earth Training and one of the World's leading trainers and machine utilisation experts. His knowledge is shared in great depth in this podcast as he is p…
 
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Marcus Clay He is the Director of specialist UK attachment manufacturer Digbits Ltd, which is celebrating its 30th year in business in 2021. In this in-depth podcast, Marcus talks about the impact o…
 
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Stephen Slessor. He is the President of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and also a Regional Director at leading Tier 1 contractor, Morrison Construction. In this in-…
 
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Holger (HoPi) Pietzsch, a global technology expert working for Hexagon Geosystems, the parent company of Leica Geosystems. In this in-depth podcast, Hopi makes some exciting predictions for technolo…
 
In this episode of STRATEGIKON, we examine Britain one year after the decision to leave the European Union, and at the end of the time in which they could make a deal with the EU. Of course, we could not ignore the strategic goings-on in America and China with this discussion, so we also consider the UK and the EU in the context of the world econom…
 
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Rob Oliver, CEO of the Construction Equipment Association. In this in-depth podcast, Rob makes some exciting predictions for 2021, he discusses the impact of Brexit, talks HS2, emissions and explain…
 
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Joe Nelson, Contracts Director for Mick George. Joe has been in the earthworks sector for decades. In his role, which involves responsibility for mobile plant and equip…
 
John, David and Tim are joined by Ambassador of Colombia to Australia, H.E. Alberto José Mejia Ferrero & Prof. R. Evan Ellis, US Army War College, to discuss the complications Colombia faces with the Venezuela crises. This region is of utmost significance to Australia as our interests shift from rising tensions with the Chinese Communist Party. Wit…
 
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Stuart Kirk, Plant Director of The Sirius Group. . Stuart has been in the earthworks sector for decades with close to 14 years spent with The Sirius Group, who provide …
 
John, David & Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain discuss SIA's report on the power dynamics of the Indo-Pacific & its recommendations. In this welcome back to the STRATEGIKON podcast, the discussion revolved around what has been keeping these intellectuals so busy! We are looking forward to creating more podcasts for you as the ever-changing world d…
 
Charlotte Brown is the kind of person we need in the construction and plant sector, and we need to support people like her, especially when others abuse them in the industry on social media. In this podcast, host, Peter Haddock talks to Charlotte about why she enjoys working in the industry and how she is supporting the growth of Liugong Direct by …
 
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this environmentally focused podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Neil Roe, Managing Director of brownfield remediation specialist Dunton Environmental Ltd. Neil and his team have been breaking the rules of remediatio…
 
Virtual events are having a dramatic impact on the way we can bring people together in these difficult times. For the newly branded Sunbelt Rentals, Sunfest, a month-long virtual event supported by 45 supply chain partners has been a shining light in collaboration and discovery. For Sunbelt Rentals, Sales and Marketing Director, Dave Harris, its al…
 
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this epic hour-long podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Niall Fraser, Director of leading earthworks contractor C A Blackwell. With 32 years in the industry, Niall is a fountain of knowledge and he is not afraid to t…
 
In this episode of STRATEGIKON, we examine the ongoings in Belarus and the likely fate of Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. Also up for discussion, changes to European security caused by the recent decision of President Trump to relocate US forces from Germany to Poland. And finally, Europe’s southeast in the Eastern Mediterranean, tensions…
 
This is the third edition of our podcast series focused on alternative fuels, inspired by the recent launch of the JCB 20 tonne hydrogen prototype. Host Peter Haddock talks to Alastair Hayward of industry market trends specialist, Interact Analysis. Sponsored by Ritchie Bros. auctioneers and used equipment specialists, in this edition, Peter and Al…
 
It is a scary world out there in the cyber-universe, and while we have covered many of the public sector concerns from a political level, what are the threats facing every Australian from citizens to business owners? Cynch Security is a cybersecurity service for small business, and are at the forefront of the cyber-fitness, or indeed, lack thereof …
 
In this second podcast in our series on hydrogen, sponsored by Ritchie Bros and inspired by the launch of the new JCB hydrogen prototype, host Peter Haddock talks to experts Simon Meades and Gareth Holden of TCP (Taylor Construction Plant Ltd). It has been supplying hydrogen in cylinder format to sites up and down the country for smaller pieces of …
 
With JCB announcing a new 20-tonne 220X excavator prototype, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Peter Haddock of Content With Media has picked up on the topic of Hydrogen, thanks to sponsor, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, the used equipment specialist. In this podcast, Peter talks to Dave Luscombe of the (CEA) Construction Equipment Association a…
 
Most people in the industry know the CESAR Scheme which is a marking scheme aimed at tackling plant theft, that was originally formed in the UK with support from the Construction Equipment Association and the police. But with CESAR now a global solution for both theft prevention and emissions, Peter Haddock caught up with MD, Kevin Howells to find …
 
In the first of a regular insight series with Rupert Craven of Ritchie Bros, Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks to Rupert about how the latest Ritchie Bros UK and European timed online auctions have delivered some surprising results and what this tells us about the state of the industry right now. Rupert also discusses the emergence of used …
 
Part 2 of a two-part discussion: On June 19th Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia announced that many public services were experiencing a hack from a 'state player' without giving any details as to who it may have been behind the attack. With many commentators speculating that China may be behind the attack and with their history of these t…
 
Sustainability is a big word and has even bigger implications for every one of us as individuals living on this planet of ours. But what is the new 'Sustainability led Plant Charter' all about and how can we deliver more sustainable outcomes for projects, the environment, communities, individuals and the planet? As host Peter Haddock discovered in …
 
Part 1 of a two part discussion: On June 19th Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia announced that many public services were experiencing a hack from a 'state player' without giving any details as to who it may have been behind the attack. With many commentators speculating that China may be behind the attack and with their history of these t…
 
In a first-ever doubleheader edition of the Content With Media ‘Podcast With Leadership’ series, host Peter Haddock talks to Rob and Merrill Lynch, brothers and directors of Lynch Plant Hire, who help to run it with their father, MD and Founder, Liam Lynch. This edition is sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK, one of the UK's leading construction equipme…
 
Whether you're opposed to phrases like the 'new normal', or you're optimistic about how the world will look after COVID-19, the world is going to be very different, at least for a while. Of particular interest is the shifting in tensions in the strategy and international relations world, which has been affected perhaps more than any other academic …
 
Andy Wright is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock, for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series. This edition is sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK, one of the UK's leading construction equipment suppliers with direct sales and service support to its customers. The podcast also supports a similar series of article…
 
Adam Onyett, Pre Construction Director at earthworks specialist, D Morgan talks to Peter Haddock of Content With Media in this latest podcast. He explains how the business has gone on a 'Connected Site' journey over a number of years, which has seen it adopt and continually invest in technologies from Leica Geosystems, including 3D machine control …
 
Ann and Peter talk through the themes of the report RESTART - RESET & REINVENT and what we hope will be a positive roadmap for all, support the whole sector to 'get back to work safely' and plan for the future.Ann also talks about how the Leadership Council has been the voice of the industry with the Government during this difficult period.In addit…
 
In this latest edition of our Content with Media 'Connecting the Construction and Plant sector support podcast series' sponsored by used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. Peter Haddock talks to Paul Skitt, Skills Development Director for P. Flannery Plant Hire and Training Manager, Sophie Francis, about how the business has made a rapid shift to o…
 
Jeremy Fish is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock, for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series. This edition is sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK, one of the UK's leading construction equipment suppliers with direct sales and service support to its customers. The podcast also supports a similar series of article…
 
Sam Mercer is the Operations Director of leading plant hire specialist, Plantforce Rentals. He is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock, for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series. This edition and those remaining in the series are sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK. It's one of the UK's leading construction equipm…
 
Huw Richards has been the Group Managing Director of the Walters Group for over 27 years, having started his earthworks career when he was just 18. With a vast amount of experience, he is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series. This edition and those remaining in the se…
 
The international price of oil is now in negative territory and having an immensurate impact on the world, but especially in the Middle East where oil is the foundation of many sovereign states. The duel economic blows of the COVID-19 crisis and the oil price wars are forcibly dragging Gulf states backward, particularly affecting the burgeoning mid…
 
Strategic manager for Flannery Plant Hire, Chris Matthew features in the first of a new 'Podcast with Leadership' series, where Peter Haddock talks to industry leaders about a whole range of topics from skills to technology, fuel to the environment, HS2 to Highways and what the industry needs to do to move forward. The series launches as an extensi…
 
Hear how Ritchie Bros. is supporting the industry in many different ways at this difficult time. They are raising awareness of the Lighthouse Club construction charity, sharing its helpline number 0345 605 1956 and its website for donations www.lighthouseclub.org advancing payments to sellers, tackling the thieves so buyers don't get caught out and…
 
The Lighthouse Club is the Construction industry charity and in the words of its CEO, Bill Hill, they need a Captain (Colonel) Tom moment, to raise £1m to support the work the charity does. In this podcast, Bill talks about the charity, how it works, what it is doing and much more, but what sticks with us is the very sad loss of life that the chari…
 
In this latest edition of the Content With Media "Supporting the Construction and Plant Sectors" #podcast series, hosted by Peter Haddock and sponsored by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Peter talks to Ian Elliott, UK Group Head of Security for utility services and construction specialist, Clancey Docwra. He explains how his team is tackling plant theft…
 
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