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Meet the Team

Ben Blair

General Manager
Ben.Blair@perrymodular.co.nz

Ben has recently joined the Perry Modular team as General Manager to provide focused leadership to realign the business with an emphasis on delivering this innovative modular product at scale to the market.

With many years’ operational and management experience working in a diverse range of industries, Ben is passionate about delivering performance turnaround by creating and implementing effective strategies. 

He is collaborative and people-focused, providing strong leadership to lead change management and provide a sustainable operating business model that delivers growth.

In his spare time, Ben is a budding family man who takes every opportunity to run (especially along the West Coast), eat healthy - honest food, and enjoys good wine and company.

Steve Tucker

Chairman

Steve Tucker is the Chairman of the Perry Modular Homes board and is also currently the Executive Chairman at the Gallagher Group. 

With a 25 year career at the Gallagher Group, Steve’s previous role was the Group’s Deputy Chief Executive.  He has had an extensive governance career serving on the board of Methven as well as the Waikato Institute of Technology and numerous associate and subsidiary companies where Gallagher has an equity investment interest.

With experience in LEAN manufacturing, Steve is passionate about implementing this process in the Perry Modular Homes factory to gain efficiencies and productivity while scaling up the modular homes product.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors

Steve is married to Sarah and together they have 4 children.  In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his children and two granddaughters, as well as getting outdoors, particularly mountain biking.

Simon Perry

Director

As a founding director, Simon is passionate about the future of off-site building for New Zealand and believes housing prices for young kiwi home buyers needs to come down.  He thinks Perry Modular can play a valuable role.  

Simon is Chair of the Perry Group of companies and serves on several not for profit charities including Brian Perry Charitable Trust and Te Awa River Ride.  Simon received a ONZM for services to the community and is passionate about the Waikato region.

Simon has a Bachelors’ Degree in Management from the University of Waikato, and Property (1st class honours) from Massey University, and also completed a three year OPM program at Harvard University.  When not involved with his companies or community projects, Simon can be found riding his bike around the rural Waipa roads, or on local golf courses looking for sliced tee shots.  He is a father of four and married to Marlene.

Richard Coventry

Richard is passionate about the Waikato and believes Perry Modular Housing can deliver much needed housing solutions for the region.

Richard has worked for the Perry Group for 15 years initially joining the company in 2003.  He took over the Chief Executive role in 2011 and oversees all the investments held by the Perry Group and the Perry family.

The Perry Group was established in 1954 and invests in a range of industries, including importing, land development, food export and hot dip galvanising. The company also works alongside the Brian Perry Charitable Trust which has a strong focus on initiating projects that make the Waikato a more vibrant place.

Richard is born and raised in the Waikato, married to Lisa with 3 children. He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and is an Associate Chartered Accountant. Before his business career Richard played professional rugby for the Chiefs, Hurricanes and also played for Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan for 3 years.

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