Our People

Fortade Earthmoving employs more than 40 people, most of whom are from local families with strong local ties and connections to the Nambucca Valley.

Our people are are passionate about their work and about their community. It is this passion that drives our success and our desire to deliver our customers market-leading results, competitiveness, and customer service.

Our company directors, Brad Fortescue and Wayne Pade, bring more than 35 years’ experience to your project. They have built their reputation on a common sense approach to problem solving, technical expertise, practical know-how, the right equipment for the job, outstanding service, and a dedicated team of individuals who share their passion and pride.

  • Wayne Pade Director

    A fitter & turner by trade, Wayne’s ability to problem solve is exceptional and he has always enjoyed new challenges. After completing his apprenticeship, Wayne then moved into the civil construction area and gained experience working for a local earthmoving business.

  • Brad Fortescue Director

    Starting in the family business, J&B Fortescue Screen gravel & Sand Pty Ltd as a youngster, Brad helped his parents and soon became accustom to understanding customers’ needs while honing his own skills in machinery operation and tuck driving.