The New Zealand Institute of Valuers Council are: Adam Binns - President, Matt Snelgrove - Vice President, Robert Boyd - Vice President, Jeff Alexander - Immediate Past President (observer), Blue Hancock - Member, Andrew White - Member Phil White - Member, Peter Ward - Member, Heather Beard - Member, Brad Sworn - Member, Hayden Doody - Member, Neill Sullivan - Valuer General.

Adam Binns – President 

Adam is a director and co-owner of Adam Binns Commercial Limited, Commercial Property Valuers and Advisers, in Dunedin. He is a Registered Valuer and Chartered Valuation Surveyor with over 30 years commercial experience in the New Zealand and UK markets. Adam holds a First Class Honours degree in Urban Land Management. Adam undertakes valuation work on retail, office, industrial, vacant land and mixed-use instructions, as well as providing general property advice to commercial clients. He has a strong focus on professional standards and ethics and undertakes regular continuing professional development in order to maintain and enhance his knowledge and professional understanding. Previous roles include the Investment Property Portfolio Manager with Dunedin City Council, Development and Investment Consultant with Jones Lang LaSalle, Commercial Portfolio Manager with the Co-Operative Group in the UK, and general valuation roles. Adam has been an NZIV Councillor since 2016, sat on the Property Institute Board for 2 years, and has been on the PINZ Otago Branch Committee since 2006, having served as both Chairman and Secretary. Away from work, Adam is the bass player in a guitar band, is a photographer, and enjoys most sports.

Robert Boyd – 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.

Matt Snelgrove – Vice President

Matt is the Director of Colliers International Valuation and Advisory Services based in Hamilton, covering the wider Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

With 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.

Jeff Alexander - Immediate Past President (observer)

Jeff Alexander is a Registered Valuer who has been valuing property in the greater Waikato region since 2007. After completing a Bachelor of Property at the University of Auckland, Jeff gained valuable industry experience in Property Management at Dilworth Trust Board, and also in Auckland as a residential and commercial real estate broker. Jeff is the President for the New Zealand Institute of Valuers and is an Associate Member (ANZIV). He also sits on the Board of the Property Institute of New Zealand and is a past Branch Chair. He has particular experience in compensation valuations, residential subdivision development, commercial and industrial valuations and high value residential/lifestyle properties.

Blue Hancock – Member

Blue is 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. Areas of expertise include Compensation valuations, Maori land issues, Lessee and lessor interest valuations and Treaty of Waitangi claims. I have been an arbitrator for a number of private arbitrations. Currently based in Nelson I provide property advice to clients throughout New Zealand.

Blue is also the Chair of the Property Institute of New Zealand Standards Board.

Andrew White - Member

Andrew White 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.

Phil White - Member

Phil has over 25 years of experience in valuation. Since 2004, he has been a director and shareholder at TelferYoung (Auckland) Limited. He has a wide knowledge of both residential and commercial/industrial property including valuations for rental, market value, matrimonial settlements, compensation, litigation, peer reviews, asset and insurance.

Peter Ward – 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. 

Heather Beard - Member

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.

Brad Sworn - Member

Brad has been with TelferYoung since 2013. He began in the residential team and got registered in 2015. He is now involved in the commercial team and completes a wide variety of work including Rental, Market, and Insurance valuation advice on a wide range of Commercial and Industrial properties in Whangarei and the Far North District. He is also an expert in ground leases including on Maori Land.

Hayden Doody - Member

Hayden provides valuation advice to the commercial, retail and industrial sectors in Canterbury.
He 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.

Neill Sullivan – Valuer General

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 the regulation of the rating valuations system, chairing the Valuers Registration Board and is also a member of the NZIV Council in accordance with the Valuers Act 1948.