Taylor Coal Ltd - Premium West Coast Coal Sales - Christchurch New Zealand - Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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“Taylor Coal is successful because there is a focus on providing quality service from a secure coal supply source.”

With a combined total of over 70 years’ experience in the industry, we can confidently help you choose the right energy source for your domestic or industrial situation. 


Glenys Perkins

Managing Director

Glenys has been involved in the mining industry for over 30 years and is dedicated to ensuring that coal is accepted as a secure energy resource for New Zealand.
Along with her role as Managing Director of Taylor Coal, Glenys is on the Board of the Coal Association of New Zealand, and is the CHAIRMAN of Minerals West Coast.  Whilst Glenys is firmly committed to the coal industry her focus is also on advancements in technology to enhance and promote “clean burning fossil fuel” options in the energy market.


Desmond Gong

Combustion Engineer.

Desmond has worked in the industry for many years now, previously for Solid Energy - he is a welcome new addition to our team, and his expertise in boilers and combustion is a valuable extension of the range of products and services we are pleased to offer our clients and the industry.

Anita Wise

Office Manager

Anita has an extensive knowledge of coal and has been a part of the Rolleston yard since it first moved to this location. She has a thorough knowledge of all the coals available in the yard.


Jacqui Grafton

Accounts Manager

Jacqui is your contact for anything related to your account.  You can contact her on the Taylor Coal telephone number - 03 3478800 - from 8.30am to 3pm.


Peter Evans

Bulk Delivery Manager

Peter Evans is Taylor Coal''s top driver, managing the bulk deliveries. Peter has an extensive knowledge of customers' locations and knows the most efficient way to get to your premises.


Alby Prescott

Yard Organiser

Alby joined the Taylor Coal team as driver and as the Yard Organiser.  Alby has an extensive knowledge of coal as he has many years’ experience working in the coal industry.

You can find Alby out the back blending the coal and loading the numerous trucks as well as delivering bulk coal to our valued clients.


Bob Roper

Engineering Manager & Delivery Driver

Bob is our Mr “Fix-it”. Bob has been with Taylor Coal for many years and has numerous duties at Taylor Coal. Bob lends his hand to driving trucks, repairing everything that we all break, and other engineering duties.

In his spare time Bob is an avid car enthusiast.


Graham Balck

MPI Manager & Engineer

Graham -  like Bob -  is our "go to" for all the tricky stuff!  His many duties include overseeing our MPI Facility, expanding projects in our site, and any other things we throw at him - truly a "jack of all trades!".  Graham is also the man in charge of our fertiliser blending and dispatching for our varied tenants. Graham has an extensive knowledge of boilers and is on board as our invaluable resident boiler advisor and general engineer. 

Graham is also a classic car enthusiast, and his newest "project" is restoring a vintage traction engine.

Office & Yard Location: 804 Jones Road, Rolleston, Christchurch
PO Box 86079, Rolleston West. Rolleston 7658