Meet the Team

Paul Adams

Paul is Executive Chairman of Carrus.

After qualifying as a Civil Engineer in 1969 in Wellington, Paul developed a career in Civil Engineering Contracting, not only representing the New Zealand Contractors Federation on various Committees, but also commencing his own practice in Civil Engineering becoming heavily involved in Arbitration and Contract Law.

From 1990 to date, under his company – Carrus – he has built up one of the largest land development operations in the Bay of Plenty, producing 200-300 lots per year and selling on average 200 lots per annum. In the past few years, he has extended his business nationwide including areas such as Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington.

Paul was voted 2013 Westpac Business Leader of the Year in the Bay of Plenty and has recently been appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to business and philanthropy.

Direct contact details: email: paul@carrus.co.nz – phone:  07 579 3300

Scott Adams

Scott is General Manager of Carrus Properties, and also Managing Director of all of our residential land developments and commercial development companies.  He is ultimately responsible for all Carrus subdivisions throughout the North Island together with being responsible for the buildings we own.

Scott has a BMS from University of Waikato and an MSc. from London Southbank University.

Direct contact details: email: scott@carrus.co.nz – phone: 07 579 3300

Di Sisson

Di is the Administrative Manager and has been in Paul’s employ since moving to Tauranga in 1988. She is responsible for the timely production and supervision of all secretarial functions and company regulatory tasks associated with each of the companies in the Adams’ Group, is in charge of payroll, debtors and creditors and undertakes production of monthly financial data for the companies.

Di also co-ordinates the Sales, Marketing and Advertising for each of the developments and maintains the websites for the company.

Direct contact details: email: diane@carrus.co.nz – phone: 07 579 3300

Kerrie Rippey

Kerrie is the Property Manager. She is responsible for the property management of all projects, overseeing all dwellings and properties to ensure they meet the covenants required in each subdivision.  She checks all house and landscaping plans that require approval throughout the Carrus group of subdivisions.

Kerrie undertakes processing of monthly financial data and also assists with the preparation of the annual financial accounts for the many Carrus entities.

Direct contact details: email: kerrie@carrus.co.nz – phone: 07 579 3300

Chris Morris

Chris is Financial Controller for the Group having started with Carrus in June 2017. He is responsible for producing forecasts and financial reports for current projects along with feasibility analysis on future development opportunities.

Land Development is new area for Chris having previously worked as a Chartered Accountant in public practice and banking sectors.

Direct contact details: email: chris@carrus.co.nz – phone: 07 579 3300

Tony Mills

Tony has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and has been involved in the construction industry for over 40 years.  His role at Carrus is Project Manager for the Bay of Plenty and Central North Island Region and is responsible for completion of projects to timeframe and budget.

He is the Past President of the New Zealand Contractors Federation and has had a business relationship with Paul Adams for over 45 years.

Direct contact details: email: wamills@xtra.co.nz – ddi: 07 544 7213 – mobile: 027 496 0325

Kevin Alkema

Kevin is an Architectural Designer with a background in civil engineering and has over 35 years experience in land development within the Wellington region, having worked as a designer and project manager in a partnership with a surveyor for a land developer and later as a private consultant.

Kevin’s role is Project Manager for the Carrus Group in the Wellington area and involves completing the various developments to a high standard on time and to budget.

Contact details are:  email: kevin@carrus.co.nz – ddi: 04 237 8755 – mobile: 027 293 1775

Clair Swan

Clair is based in our Aotea Sales Office with her role being primarily as a Sales Consultant for the Aotea Subdivision.

Within that role, she fields all sales and subdivision enquiries, co-ordinates all section sales, as well as administrative work and oversees the subdivision’s maintenance programmes. She is also responsible for policing the protective covenants at Aotea and approving all landscaping plans for each property. Clair has gained a wealth of knowledge from her background in business development, recruitment
and real estate. Originally from Scotland, she moved to New Zealand 20 years ago and fell in love with the diversity, the people and opportunities New Zealand has to offer.

Contact details: email: clair@carrus.co.nz – mobile: 027 229 0062 bus: 04 237 8757 or 0800 Y AOTEA

Melissa Crossley-Meads

Melissa undertakes the role of  Sales Consultants in the Carrus Group, having recently successfully achieved selling down our Silverwood Residential Estate Subdivision in Whitby.  She is now assisting in the planning of our new upcoming subdivision located in Porirua CBD – “Kenepuru Landing” and will be responsible for sales of this exciting new development once it hits the market.

Melissa is still fielding all enquiries for Silverwood’s landscaping and covenant issues within the subdivision.

Contact details: email: melissa@carrus.co.nz – mobile: 027 423 1745 bus: 04 234 8867.

Sandy Banner

Sandy is based in our Aotea subdivision as a part-time Sales Consultant.

Her role is to assist Melissa and Clair with administration, sales and help with customer inquiries.

Having lived and purchased three homes in Whitby/Porirua over the past 30 years, she knows the area well and enjoys what the suburb has to offer. Sandy has come to us after working locally within the banking industry.

Contact details: 04 237 8757

Simon Maxwell

Simon has a background in land surveying, civil engineering and sales and marketing, specialising in land development projects with 30 years experience in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.

Simon’s role is Sales and Marketing Manager for The Lakes with strategic input into subdivision and engineering design, construction and implementation.

Contact details: email: sales@thelakestauranga.co.nz – mobile: 021 926 811  bus: 07 543 1730 or 0800 THE LAKES

 

Annalisa Shepherd

Annalisa is our part-time Sales Consultant in The Lakes Sales Office, assisting Simon at times throughout the week and on Sundays with sales inquiries and office administration.

Contact details: email: sales@thelakestauranga.co.nz -bus: 07 543 1730 or 0800 THE LAKES