The Team

Paul Adams
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ddi: 07 579 3302
mobile: 021 927757

Paul Adams

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.   

In the past few years, however, Paul has not only continued with land development but extended his business to encompass a commercial portfolio predominately in the Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Auckland.


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ddi: 07 579 3306
mobile: 021 481910

Scott Adams

After completing an MSc in Estate Management at London South Bank University in 2005, Scott joined the Carrus team as a Director of Carrus' commercial propety investments and developments.

He is responsible for the financial performance and day-to-day management of commercial assets and projects in the Carrus portfolio, including leasing, commercial loans and negotiating with Local Authorities on approving Plan changes and Resource Consents together with being responsible for sourcing and acquisition of new passive commercial investments as well as potential future developments.

In 2012 Scott was appointed to Director and General Manager of The Lakes Development, and now controls all aspects of the over-all construction and management of this 250ha development.


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ddi: 07 579 3304
mobile: 021 2875022

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.


Kerrie Rippey - Property Manager for the Carrus Group
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ddi: 07 579 3303
mobile: 027 623 9251 

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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