Board of Directors

Murray Gutry

Murray Gutry
Chairman

Murray 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 Investment Management 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, Midlands Health and Sport New Zealand.

Murray represented Waikato in rugby and was a national athletics representative for 10 years. He is married to Robyn, has two sons and enjoys keeping fit, golf, fishing and coaching his boys' sports teams.

Simon Perry

Simon Perry
Director

Simon Perry is a Director of Aqualine Products Limited and Chairman for Perry Investment Management Limited and also the Brian Perry Charitable Trust. Simon sits on numerous Boards as a Director for the current Perry investments as well as organisations like Swimming New Zealand.  He is also the Chair for Cycling New Zealand and the Te Awa River Ride.

Simon enjoys all sports including golf, tennis, squash, skiing and cycling, and is married to Marlene, who is also a trustee of the Brian Perry Charitable Trust. Together they have four children.

John Penny

John Penny
Director

John is the founding Director of Penny Homes Ltd, a well established residential building company operating throughout the Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Christchurch. Penny Homes has operated successfully since 1998 in all facets of the building industry, from residential building, to redevelopment sites, commercial projects and multi-unit developments. John is very passionate about the building industry and his role as a Director on the board of Spartan Engineering Ltd.

John has been involved in various motor racing categories during a successful motorsport career, including Open Wheelers, Tarmac Rallying and Speed boating. For 15 years John competed in Pro-Motocross in NZ where he held a top NZ ranking for many years. For the past 5 years John has been racing in the NZV8’s Championship series with some promising Top 10 finishes including a 9th place overall in the 2009/2010 Championship.

Dave Steele

Dave Steele
Director

David is a qualified chartered accountant and a director of DPA, his Taupo based chartered accounting firm. He has 25 years experience as a chartered accountant - working with established businesses; advising and assisting new businesses; mentoring clients through change and growth periods; facilitating, negotiating and liaising as required, and his abilities in sports and entertainment management are highly respected and sought after.

David has facilitated and negotiated for a number of businesses and organisations including the Welsh Rugby Union, Lake Taupo Sports Advisory Council, Lake Taupo Development Company and the Hillary Commission. David’s drive, enthusiasm and energy stems from mentoring and coaching a wide range of businesses and professional people. 

In November 2010 David received a fellowship bestowed upon him by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, for outstanding service to the community and most recently won “Business Person of the Year” at the TowncentreTaupo Business Awards.