Barry Thomas

A proud moment

Queenstown businessman and Mountain Scene founder Barry Thomas, fifth from right, is pictured with his family and NZ Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, to his left, after receiving his Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in Auckland...
Mountain Scene founder Barry Thomas has been appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) in today's Queen's Birthday Honours. Thomas, 73, is honoured for services to business and tourism. The chartered accountant, who established Scene in 1972,...
Forty years ago, accountant Barry Thomas was appointed chairman of Skyline Enterprises at just 32 years of age. Over the next 33 years he oversaw the company's stellar growth while also successfully dabbling in casinos, media, rugby administration and "tourism politics". But as Philip Chandler reports, one...

Skyline dominates awards

Skyline Queenstown and the Thomas family have dominated the Westpac Queenstown Business Excellence Awards. Not only did the gondola operator win the supreme award at Saturday night's event — held on home turf on Bob’s Peak — but former long-time...
Advertisement
Advertisement