Meet the Team

Turfrey have a large team of more than 200 full time staff including qualified Plumbers, Gasfitters, Roofers and Drainlayers ready to carry out the job, big or small. Our people are full time waged employees, trade qualified, Site Safe Passport holders and safety at heights trained . Learn more about our leadership team below.

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Our People Turfrey Heating Plumbing & Roofing Plumbers Roofers Hastings, Napier, Hamilton, Palmerston North Hawkes Bay, Waikato, Manawatu Wood Fires Hastings, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Napier


Brad Turfrey
Brad TurfreyManaging Director
Brad oversees the general development and direction of the company, including strategy, financial performance and growth. Planning and ensuring Turfrey continues to attract top skilled tradespeople with a focus on best practice and quality is his priority, along with building and fostering strong and enduring client relationships. Brad is a Certifying Plumber and Gasfitter and has worked in the construction industry for more than 15 years.
Rich Hutchinson
Rich HutchinsonGeneral Manager
Rich plays a key role in the overall running of the company including heading up and managing the estimating team and ensuring revenue targets are met across the range of business units. His extensive technical and management background in the plumbing, roofing & heating industries has seen him working for clients in both the private and public sectors for more than 20 years. Rich is also a Licensed Gasfitter.
Lee Peto
Lee PetoCommercial Director
Lee has over 25 years construction industry experience, much in senior management roles, including business planning and risk management. He is responsible for project cost control, forecasting and administration processes from inception to completion. Lee believes in a high level of communication to foster and improve business relationships throughout the project, to ensure a successful outcome for all stakeholders.
Bruce Turfrey
Bruce TurfreyDirector
Bruce founded the company in 1973 and as Managing Director for 35 years, built a reputation as the leading Central Hawke’s Bay service provider as well as carrying out specific projects across the North Island. In 2013 Bruce stepped back from running the company, and now also from the day to day operations whilst maintaining a directorship. Bruce is a Certifying Plumber & Drainlayer and has extensive industry experience.

Leadership Team

Thomas Turfrey
Thomas TurfreyOperations Manager
Thomas is responsible for the control and efficiency of the company’s general operations across the Northern Region. This includes Hawke’s Bay, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Auckland. Thomas joined Turfrey in 2013 after gaining a degree in accounting and taxation law. This has strengthened the company’s focus on strong financial performance and accountability to our customers at all levels.
Sara Fothergill
Sara FothergillGroup Finance Manager
Sara’s key responsibilities include producing financial reports, direct investment activities, and developing strategies and plans for the long-term goals of the business. Sara manages cashflow, oversees the administration team that process debtors and creditors, GST, monthly financial reporting, and payroll. Sara has a strong background in accounts and administration combined with an education in taxation and accounting.
Sam Brown
Sam BrownHawke's Bay Manager
Sam gained strong construction industry experience in different roles through his career in the flooring sector as a qualified installer and owner operator, and then the retail sector starting with sales and moving up into management. Sam has worked for some of NZ’s leading firms in the construction industry and has learnt how to effectively understand customers’ needs and provide the best possible service in a timely fashion.

Tim Benbow AdipQS MNZIQS
Tim Benbow AdipQS MNZIQSManawatu Manager
Tim has many years experience in the construction industry in NZ, having started in 1996 as a quantity surveyor before quickly earning his status as a Senior Quantity Surveyor and often acted as Project Manager as well on the 5-15mil projects for Fletcher Construction. Tim has an advanced diploma in quantity surveying, NZ certificate, is a member of the NZ institute. Tim oversees the Turfrey business in the Manawatu region, including client relationships, project management, team leadership and growth and strengthening of the Turfrey business in the area.

David Reid
David ReidNorthern Manager
David has many years of management experience in the construction and particularly in the roofing sector. Ensuring the company’s fundamental beliefs and values are an integral part of its day to day running is important to David, as well as being part of a company and team which has a community focus. David leads, manages and oversees the company in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Auckland area for Turfrey.

Polly Jones
Polly JonesGroup Marketing Manager
Polly has strong knowledge and experience from a varied background in education, customer service & sales & marketing. As part of leading Turfrey Distribution, Polly leads the online sales team, the exclusive product network and works across the group to develop sales strategy and product development.

Alison Donovan
Alison DonovanGroup Admin Manager
Alison oversees and manages all the shared admin processes for the Turfrey Group. This includes HR, recruitment, fleet, payroll, information systems and developing streamlined ways to keep the network humming. Alison has a strong background in practice management and is focused on delivering a high level of detail and strong communication.

Ash Zachan IGC OHS
Ash Zachan IGC OHSHealth & Safety Advisor
Ash has extensive experience in Health and Safety management and practical implementation primarily in the construction sector. He has holds the Nebosh IGC OSH qualification and has completed numerous health and safety courses. Ash’s career has included being a NZ Police Officer, Commerical Manager for a large NZ construction company.


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