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Perry Investment Board

Simon Perry

CHAIRMAN

After 15 years as Chief Executive for Perry Group, Simon Perry stepped aside in 2007 to take up the role of Chairman for the Group. Simon also chairs the Brian Perry Charitable Trust, which was set up in 2007 to reflect Brian’s desire to provide support to the wider Waikato community. Simon sits on numerous Boards as a Director for the current Perry investments as well as being a Director for a number of other organisations.

Murray Gutry

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Murray Gutry started with the Perry Group in 2001, and from 2007 to 2012 was Chief Executive of the Group. He left the organisation in 2012 to pursue independent consulting roles, but remains a Director of the Perry Group Board as well as Chair of Aqualine Products Limited and Perry Metal Protection Limited. In addition, Murray holds Directorships in a number of other organisations including the Lion Foundation and Midlands Health.

Mark Taylor

DIRECTOR

Mark is the Chief Executive of a large Family Office, Prospect Investment Management Limited. Mark has been an independent Director of Perry Group Limited since 2002 and has extensive experience in property, technology and the education sectors.

John Birch

DIRECTOR

In 1989 John established McClunie Birch Limited (MBL) with a business partner and in 2002 sold his share of the operating business. Over the last 9 years John has been involved in a number of diverse business interests both as an investor and independent Director. John has a strong interest in corporate governance and brings a practical and pragmatic perspective to the organisations he is involved in. He joined the Perry Group Board in 2010 as a Director and is also currently involved in a number of other key business initiatives at a Board level.

Perry Investment Key Executives

Richard Coventry

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Richard joined the Perry Group in 2003, in 2005 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and then in 2012 he took over the Chief Executive role for the Group. Richard oversees all investments held by the Group and Perry family.
Richard has a Bachelor of Business Studies and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Craig Blackmore

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Craig has been with Perry’s for approximately 16 years in a number of roles including General Manager of 360 Management Limited and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2011 for the Group. Craig is responsible for the Groups’ treasury services, risk, IT, property, and financial support for the Perry investments, family and trusts as well as in-depth financial analysis for potential future investments and projects.