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Dr Mike Ashby

Chairman of Directors

Mike is the first independent director of the Stanley Group. He has been a business adviser to the company since 2005, worked directly with the board since 2012, and then appointed the position of Chairman in May 2013. Mike has more than 10 years’ experience working with small-medium businesses to help them achieve outstanding business growth. Prior to 2003, Mike was Chief Operating Officer at Southern Cross Healthcare where he was responsible for turning around a $42M loss to a $30M profit in two years.

Don Stanley OBE


With a construction industry and directorship career that spans more than 50 years, Don is Stanley Group’s most experienced sounding board. He has had several other directorship roles, including Bay of Plenty Electricity, Hutt Valley Energy Board, Hardware.com Ltd and was Chairman of Power NZ. Don was Director of Swimming for the 1990 Commonwealth Games and was awarded an OBE in 1991 for his services to swimming and Local Government.

Kevin Stanley

Managing Director

A respected voice in the New Zealand construction industry, Kevin became Stanley Group’s managing director in 2002. With more than 25 years building experience, including 20 years in leadership roles, he has helped to cement the company’s reputation for conquering the toughest assignments.

Craig Davison

General Manager, Waikato (Director)

From his early days as a Stanley apprentice, Craig showed a commitment to providing a quality job for his clients. His ability to manage difficult projects in challenging locations has seen him rise through the ranks to his current position. Craig has been a Director of Stanley Group for ten years.

Sheryl Dimmock

Group Accountant [BBS, PG Dip Bus (Bus.Law), PG Dip Bus (HRM), FCIS]

Sheryl holds a BBS with a major in Accounting and finance. She has also completed a post graduate Diploma in Business Law, a post graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, gained chartered accountant status in 1989 and was made a fellow of the Chartered Secretaries of New Zealand in 2011. As the head of Stanley Group’s finance department, Sheryl ensures that our financial systems are as solid and accurate as the buildings we construct.


Sean Wood

Business Development Manager - Modular & Joinery

Sean proved his worth previously working for the Stanley Group as Interiors General Manager. A few years later he returned to the business as Manufacturing Manager, responsible for both the Joinery and Modular factories run out of Matamata. Renown for running a tight well organised ship, Sean’s sound operational experience ensures Stanley’s are always prepared to meet every deadline.

Nigel Silvester

Quantity Surveying Manager

Nigel is an experienced construction professional with a broad range of knowledge honed from working both in New Zealand and in the UK. Nigel leads Stanley Group's Quantity Surveying and Contract Administration personnel, both in the Waikato and Auckland regions.


Jason Hill

Construction Manager Waikato

Jason has 23 years’ experience in the building industry which started with him serving his apprenticeship with the company. Jason’s hard work, along with his proven practical and technical ability has seen him rise through the ranks to his present position. Jason has exceptional communication and programming skills, both integral to delivering successful projects for our clients.


James Simpson

Construction Manager Auckland

Starting with Stanley’s as an apprentice, James has over 19 years industry experience. He has a wide range of challenging projects under his belt, with a recent stint in Australia broadening his skill base further. Working on multiple projects for some of Australia’s largest construction and modular companies, James honed his scoping and design management skills along with being proficient in the stringent Australian H&S. James returned to New Zealand and re-joined the Stanley team - well equipped to tackle the difficult projects we love to take on.