Helen Brumby


Helen Brumby took over as Chair of the Commercial Property Managers Institute of New Zealand in 2022 having been a member of the COMPRO committee since 2015.

Helen is a Full Member of the Property Institute and has previously been a member of the Rotorua / Taupo Branch of PINZ, holding the position of Chair from 2011 to 2015. She was part of the PINZ Young Leaders Program from 2015 to 2017.

Helen is a Property Manager with 14 years’ experience undertaking a diverse range of management roles including property and body corporate management, iwi ground lease management and consultancy, facilities management, property advisory, condition assessment and project management for private and corporate owners, iwi trusts, local government, and the Crown.

As Chair of COMPRO, she is focused on developing a clear purpose and quality education opportunities drawing on the strong knowledge base of our professional community to support members on their lifelong career path.

Ian Campbell

Council Member

Ian Campbell BSc MBA FPINZ Licensed Agent REAA 2008 Director - Public Works Advisory Ltd with 30+ years’ experience offering property advisory and management services, and currently supporting Land Owners and Occupants impacted by the Public Works Act 1981.

Benjamin Coombe

Council Member

Ben is a qualified property professional with over 20 years’ experience managing a range of commercial properties in New Zealand, the UK and UAE property markets for a range of owners, including REITs, local government entities and institutional investors. He has been a member of the Property Institute of New Zealand for over 10 years and is a Council Member on the COMPRO (Commercial Property Managers) Council.

Sarah Wrait

Council Member

A love of property has taken Sarah throughout the industry, from managing over a hundred commercial properties across New Zealand to overseeing and coordinating multi-million dollar projects. She has a reputation for getting things done and is frequently asked to step in and turn around difficult properties, projects and consulting situations. Sarah has a Bachelor of Property and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland. She spent 6 months studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Justin Latchford

Future Leader (Observer)

Celeste Patutama

Future Leader (Observer)

Ko Celeste Patutama tōku ingoa. He uri ahau nō Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Kuki Airani, Niue me Itari hoki. He mātanga paetahi arowhenua ahau mō WSP. My name is Celeste Patutama. I am of Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa, Cook Island, Niuean and Italian descent. I am a Graduate Property Consultant at WSP.

I graduated from the University of Auckland in 2021 with a Bachelor of Property. I am passionate about Māori Land, Property Development and Valuation. I entered the industry as a Summer Intern at the Ministry of Education at the end of 2020. I worked in the Capital Works – Major Works team delivering construction projects in schools across the Wellington and Wairarapa regions. In March 2021 I started my current role at WSP as a Graduate Property Consultant, working in acquisitions, disposals and legalisation of land under the Public Works Act 1981 for major roading projects. WSP Property Consultancy has recently established a specialised Māori Land Development team which I am excited to be part of.

I applied to the Future Leaders Programme to meet new people and be amongst New Zealand’s up and coming property industry leaders. I hope to gain industry experience, develop my professional skills and bring a Māori and Pasifika perspective to the programme. An interesting fact about me is that I represented the Cook Islands at the 2017 Netball Youth World Cup in Botswana.

Rebecca van Etten

Observer / PINZ 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.