Helen Brumby

Chair

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.

Philip Porteous

Council Member

Phil is a property professional with over 15 years experience in Property Management. He has a deep knowledge of bodies corporate operation, facilities management, commercial and residential management. Phil owns and operates One Place, a Property Management Company at the forefront of pushing the boundaries in facilities and property management. He is a founding Investor and Director in Umanest, a proptech company which quantifies the tenant and landlord experience to train and develop management teams.

James Jenkins

Future Leader (Observer)

James is an experienced Property Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the property industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Analytical Skills, Occupancy, Lease Administration, and Investments. Strong real estate professional with a Bachelor of Business Studies focused in Property Valuation, Management and Development from Massey University.

Hayley Brownlie

Future Leader (Observer)

Hayley is a Senior Property Consultant at The Property Group Limited (TPG), based in Napier and covering projects nationwide. She is a former Registered Valuer, full Member of the Property Institute of New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Valuers.

Justin Latchford

Future Leader (Observer)

Rebecca van Etten

PINZ Chief of Staff (Observer)

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.