Simon Perry is Chairman of the Brian Perry Charitable Trust. In late 2007, Simon took over the role as Chairman of the Perry Group, overseeing the vast and varied Group operations.
Hamilton born and bred, Mark has a BMS from The University of Waikato. Career highlights include roles with Deloitte, a Global Emerging Markets Investment Company in London, and GM of sport, events, and asset management Company in Hamilton. Mark held various SME board positions since 2002. He currently chairs six Boards and is a Director/Trustee on three other Boards. Sectors include Retail, Health, Energy, Sports, ICT.
Neil is a very experienced CEO, company director and chair. Currently, he is chair of Marque Group (Australia), Momentum Foundation, WTS Construction, Sabre Developments and a number of other entities.
Sarah Ulmer was the first New Zealander to win an Olympic cycling gold. She won a gold medal and set world records at the 2004 Summer Olympics at Athens. Sarah won the Halberg Award after Athens and was twice awarded the Lonsdale Cup.
Barry Harris is a company director with extensive governance and executive experience. Barry has held a number of Chief Executive roles including Environmental Waikato, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Hamilton City and as a senior executive with Fonterra. Barry is Chair or Director of a number of organisations, including NIWA, Ospri, Food Innovation Waikato, Hamilton Airport, and WEL Networks.
Kiri Goulter, Regional Tourism Manager for Hamilton & Waikato Regional Tourism plays an important advisory role to Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust.
Led by its General Manager Jennifer Palmer, The Brian Perry Charitable Trust continues to provide the operational and management support to the project.