The Team

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Sir Paul Adams

Sir Paul is Executive Chairman of Carrus.

After qualifying as a Civil Engineer in 1969 in Wellington, Sir 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, however, Sir Paul has not only continued with land development which has branched out to other areas including Rotorua, Taupo, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington, but extended his business to encompass a commercial portfolio predominately in the Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Auckland.

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. 



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ddi: 04 237 8757

mob:  027 293 1775


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.


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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, company regulatory tasks associated with each of the companies in the Carrus 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 website for the companies.


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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 the processing of monthly financial data and also assists with 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: 04 237 8757


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Sandy is now assisting in the administration and sales of  “Kenepuru Landing” and will is available Mondays and Tuesdays to answer any queries you may have.

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