Heather Beard

NZIV President

Heather joined Colliers International Queenstown in May 2014 as a valuer, becoming registered in 2017. Heather’s main responsibilities involve the completion of Current Market Valuations, Rental assessments, and Insurance Valuations of commercial and industrial properties throughout the Queenstown region. As well as Managed apartments, tourist accommodation properties, lifestyle and residential.

Contact Heather

e: president@nziv.org.nz

Robert Boyd

NZIV Vice President

Rob Boyd is a Registered Valuer who commenced valuing in late 2004 in the greater Whanganui District. He completed a Batchelor of Business Studies (Valuation and Property Management) at Massey University, where he was also conferred as a Massey Scholar. Since 2004 Rob has worked both in the valuation and insurance professions, with considerable time spent in Christchurch following the Canterbury earthquakes assisting with complex commercial and residential losses. He currently has his own practice in Whanganui. Rob currently sits on the New Zealand Institute of Valuers council. He is also a member of the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) and is a past Branch PINZ Chair. Professionally he has experience in residential & lifestyle valuations, commercial valuations, and insurance valuations.

Matthew Snelgrove

NZIV Vice President

Matt is the Director of Savills based in Hamilton, covering the wider Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

With over 25 years of experience in the Waikato property sector, Matt's field of expertise includes; commercial, industrial, and specialised assets such as development land, service stations, childcare centres and telecommunication sites. He represents a wide range of clients encompassing private investors, corporate and government entities, along with a wide range of developers. Matt is married with two teenage children and in his spare time enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and watching cricket and rugby.

Blue Hancock

NZIV Council Member

A rural valuer specialising in Rural, Horticultural, Forestry and Maori land issues. 33 years experience throughout New Zealand in forestland, dairy, pastoral and lifestyle valuations. My areas of expertise include Compensation valuations, Maori land issues, Lessee and lessor interest valuations and Treaty of Waitangi claims. Blue has been an arbitrator for a number of private arbitrations. Currently based in Nelson he provides property advice to clients throughout New Zealand.

Andrew White

NZIV Council Member

Andrew is a senior Registered Valuer in Hawkes Bay specialising in the Commercial and Industrial sectors, with particular specialisation in compensation valuations, childcare centres and block residential development land. Andrew has been a practising Valuer since 2000; and is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and Property Institute of New Zealand. Andrew is the former chair of the Hawkes Bay branch; and is the director of My Valuer Limited which commenced in March 2010, a small practise of four Valuers in Hawkes Bay.

Peter Ward

NZIV Council Member

Peter has over 50 years of experience in the property industry including commercial industrial and residential property, 25 years exclusively as a Valuer, and 25 years mixture of valuer, commercial real estate agent and consultant. He has served as a branch committee member and Disciplinary Panel member of REINZ, Past President of Wellington Real Estate Institute while also serving on several other committees over the years.

Hayden Doody

NZIV Council Member

Hayden has prepared valuations and acted in an advisory capacity for a wide range of local and national commercial entities, lending institutions, local and central Government, and publicly listed companies. Other assessments have been completed for secured lending, rent review, insurance, financial reporting, pre-loss indemnity valuations, pre-purchase/sale, feasibility, ownership interest assessments under the Unit Titles Act 2010, assessments for depreciation purposes, and compensation.He was appointed a Crown Valuer for property to be acquired by CERA for the key Anchor Projects in Christchurch’s CBD as part of the Recovery Plan. Hayden is the National Director of Commercial valuations at TelferYoung and regularly manages the efficient delivery of portfolio valuations of both government and privately owned assets. He also has involvement in research assignments and market analysis and has constructed a bespoke automated valuation model for TelferYoung.

Claire Robinson

Southern Causal Vacancy

In 2012 Claire became a Registered Property Valuer with four years of prior valuation experience in Dunedin. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Valuation and Property Management) through a Future Leader Scholarship at Lincoln University. Previously a Certified Property Valuer in Western Australia, having joined Opteon in 2012. A recipient of Opteon’s Emerging Professional Award – 2015, and Australian Property Institute Young Achiever Award - 2017. Currently the Property Institute Otago branch Deputy Chairperson.

Claire’s experience includes the preparation of valuations and consultancy advice for residential and commercial asset classes, ranging from prestige residences to greenfield and urban infill redevelopment sites, existing and proposed residential/mixed-use developments, shopping centres, trading properties specialising in childcare centres, and general commercial assets inclusive of office, retail, and small industrial properties.

In November 2021 Claire was appointed as a Valuation Risk Manager for Opteon across both Australia and New Zealand. Her role currently involves reviewing high-value and specialised reports, providing technical advice for valuations, and managing valuation and client risk.

Matthew Tooman

Northern Causal Vacancy

Matt acts in complex valuation matters ranging from site acquisition and disposal for New Zealand and international companies, to expert witness at arbitration for ground rent reviews, and in mediation for compulsory acquisition of subterranean land. With over 30 years in the property industry including valuation, sales, and advisory Matt brings a depth of experience and rigour to his work. This includes providing impartial mortgage and capital raising valuations, due diligence valuations, and leasing and acquisition advice.

Talei Atwell

Northern Casual Vacancy

I am a Registered Valuer based in Whangarei, Northland. I graduated Massey University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Valuation and Property Management). I commenced working at TelferYoung Northland (now TelferYoung from CBRE) in 2017 and became a Registered Valuer in 2020. I cover the Whangarei District and parts of the wider Northland Region. My main area of expertise is Residential valuations, including coastal properties, lifestyle and residential developments. I also undertake insurance valuations and I am a PINZ Branch committee member.

I am a local, growing up in the Bay of Islands and I now currently live in Whangarei with my partner and young daughter.

Neill Sullivan


Neill Sullivan is the Valuer-General, located in the Wellington office of Land Information New Zealand. He has been a registered valuer since 1983 and has worked in a variety of private and government roles in New Zealand and abroad. The Valuer-General is primarily responsible for regulation of the rating valuations system, chairing the Valuers Registration Board and is also member of the NZIV Council in accordance with the Valuers Act 1948.

Jessica Allan

Observer / Future Leader

Jessica is a Graduate Valuer. She has worked at BPL Group since 2019. Her roles include valuations of residential, lifestyle, and commercial properties; in conjunction with a Registered Valuer.

Dr Gary Garner

Observer / NZIV General Secretary

Appointed April 2021 as the NZIV General Secretary.

Highly experienced in corporate strategy, financial engineering & restructuring, specialising in property economics, agribusiness and valuation. Strong industry background in numerous advisory, management and governance capacities. Successfully concluded many business improvement programs across a wide range of industries including involvement in venture capital raising, facilitating the growth of business networks, corporate re-structuring, and establishment of new businesses. Tertiary qualifications in business (economics & finance), agriculture, valuation (property economics), research and theology. Registered Valuer in Queensland Australia, & New Zealand. Board member of the Property Institute of New Zealand (2014-2016).

Contact Gary

e: g.garner@nziv.org.nz

Rebecca van Etten

Observer / Chief of Staff

Rebecca is our Community Lead for each of our professional communities. This includes managing our service level and strategic partnership agreements and delivery of our national education programme, which sees her engaged at many levels throughout the organisation.

Viv Gurrey

Observer / CEO

Viv joined PINZ in September 2019. Working in the NGO and private sectors – leadership and people have been the basis of Viv’s career for more years than she chooses to mention. Relationships are key. ‘You have to like people, really like them, genuinely understand them – and treat them well!’