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Sir Paul Adams KNZM, CNZM, C.F.INST.D

Sor Paul qualified as a Civil Engineer in 1969 in Wellington, and went on to develop 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 Corporation Limited', he has built up one of the largest land development operations in the Bay of Plenty with The Lakes being his latest acquisition, and branched out to other areas including Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington.   

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


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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.


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Di Sisson

Di is the Administrative Manager and has been in Paul's employ since moving to Tauranga in 1988. Her duties are varied within the group of Carrus entities and include all secretarial functions, company regulatory tasks associated with each of the companies in the Adams' group, 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, maintains the website and manages landscaping and reserve development in the Aotea and Silverwood subdivisions. She is responsible for preparation of all Sales and Purchase Agreements for the Lakes development and assisting with promotional/marketing campaigns.


Simon Maxwell - The Lakes Sales and Marketing Manager
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ddi: 07 543 1730
mobile: 021 926 811

Simon Maxwell

Simon has a background in land surveying, civil engineering and sales and marketing, specialising in land development projects with 25 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.


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phone: 07 579 3300

Kerrie Rippey

Kerrie is the Property Manager for the Carrus Group of Companies.  She is responsible for ensuring that all dwellings and properties meet the covenants and inspects and approves all house and landscaping plans for houses being erected in each of the subdivisions.

Kerrie undertakes the processing of debtors/creditors and monthly financial data for the Lakes development as well as assisting in the preparation of the annual financial accounts for the many Carrus entities.  Kerrie is also our Health and Safety Officer, co-ordinating policies and procedures within the organisation.




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ddi: 07 544 7213
mobile: 027 496 0325


Tony Mills

Tony has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and has been involved in the construction industry for some 40 years.  His role at Carrus is Project Manager and he not only manages/overseas the construction of all land development projects in the Bay of Plenty and Central North Island for Carrus group of companies and latterly the Lakes, but is responsible for ensuring their completion to specified timeframes and budgets. 

He is the Past President of the New Zealand Contractors Federation and has had a business relationship with Paul Adams for over 35 years.



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ddi: 07 543 1730 


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.

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