The New Zealand Institute of Valuers Council are: Jeff Alexander - President, Boyd Gross - Vice President, Jason Williams - Vice President, Roger Gordon - Member, John Tappenden - Member, Blue Hancock - Member, Matt Snelgrove - member, Melody Richards - Member Adam Binns - Member, Robert Boyd - Member, Peter Ward - Member, Neill Sullivan - Valuer General.

Jeff Alexander – President

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.

Boyd Gross - Vice President

Boyd is a senior primary industry property professional with a sound grounding and breadth of experience across a diverse range of Primary Industry sector assets. He enjoys the opportunity to understand you and your property features and the challenges presented by the resulting valuation assignments.

In addition to his broad knowledge base, Boyd has in-depth knowledge of specialised assets in horticulture, viticulture/wineries, apiaries and controlled environments. He is regularly approached to undertake valuations of one-off agribusiness assets or entities with unique agribusiness components.


Jason Williams - Vice President

Jason Williams is a Senior Commercial and Industrial Valuer.  He is a member of the Property Institute of NZ Standards Board and is a former Auckland branch chairman of the NZIV and PINZ. He has also sat on the PINZ and PCNZ Guide for the Measurement of Rentable Areas review committee.

Jason works in the Auckland industrial and commercial market including undertaking valuations for various purposes including mortgage lending, financial reporting, rent reviews, insurance and land value apportionments for depreciation purposes.

His focus is on industrial and commercial valuations within the greater Auckland region. Jason works with a range of private and corporate clients including Augusta, New Zealand Post and Auckland Transport.

John Tappenden – Member

John has had 30 years experience as a registered valuer throughout the South Island. He specialises in the valuation of commercial and industrial investment property, motels and childcare facilities. His work is primarily within the commercial sector. He also has significant experience in residential subdivision consultancy, ground rental assessments, lease consultancy and high priced residential and 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.

Matt Snelgrove – Member

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.

Melody Richards - Member

Melody Richards is a Registered Valuer who has extensive experience in commercial, retail, industrial and residential asset classes along with expertise in specialist valuation fields such as childcare and leasehold property. Melody is a full member of the Property Institute of New Zealand and sits on the Northland Property Institute of New Zealand branch committee and is a past chair. She has attained Associate status of New Zealand Institute of Valuers (ANZIV) and was elected as an NZIV Councillor for the northern region in 2020.

Adam Binns – Member

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 – Member

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.

Peter Ward – Member

Peter has over 50 years 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.  

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 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.