Viv Gurrey

Chief Executive Officer

Viv is a leadership and governance professional who brings a unique set of skills and experience to the role.

Originally from the UK with a background in governance, marketing and sales, Viv has worked extensively in Asia, Europe and the Pacific in leadership roles in the corporate and membership services sector.

Prior to moving into the membership services arena, Viv was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of SAP NZ, and before that spent several years in various marketing, sales, quality management and leadership roles with the IBM Corporation.

Delivery of professional services, and building and executing strategy in change management environments, has been a common theme across her career. The provision of digital services and technology, along with strong advocacy and lobbying to bring about legislative change, has also been a key focus.

Prior to joining PINZ in September 2019, Viv was also a Board Member and Deputy Chair of the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand since 2012, and was involved in a number of subcommittees, including chairing the Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee (FARM), Complaints Screening, Professional Standards and Professional Conduct Committees.

Viv is married with two adult children and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Rebecca van Etten

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.

Jason Ede

Chief of Communications and Strategy

With PINZ for nearly five years, Jason’s work touches on most of the organisation’s operations in one way or another. He works closely with our professional communities to get their messages to members and stakeholders, while also providing strategic advice and oversight.

Scott McLew

Chief Operating Officer

Scott's role involves oversight of operational delivery of the Institute and creating value strategies, policy development, communication, and implementation to support organisational strategy and membership growth. Branch and Professional Community evolvement, development and growth and stakeholder engagement also sit within Scott’s remit.

Carlos Castro

Group Financial Controller

Carlos has been a part of the Property Institute team for nearly 13 years, producing all the financial reports for both NZIV and PINZ, branches and committees. He works closely with branches, members and the Institute’s CEO to provide strategic financial advice to the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee, the PINZ Board and the NZIV Council.

Bronwyn Starke

Marketing & Brand Manager

It’s Bronwyn’s third year with the National Support Team. As well as being the friendly face of PINZ webinars, she organises the annual national conference. Other projects on the go are developing resources to support branch operations and working on refreshing and evolving the PINZ brand.

Robyn Matthews

Governance Secretariat

Robyn is the Property Institute’s Governance Secretariat and is responsible for preparing the meeting agendas and minutes for the Board, Council and committees, as well as managing the elections process, maintaining the policy repository and producing stats. In her free time, Robyn enjoys hiking and camping with her children and dogs.

Rochelle Misseldine

Membership Secretariat

Rochelle joined PINZ in February 2020. She is the Membership Secretariat, providing end-to-end support for our membership. Rochelle is the point of contact for all membership requirements, needs, and queries. Rochelle brings a ‘can do’ attitude to everything she does, with a strong ‘members first’ approach.

Catherine Flannigan

Administration Secretariat & Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

Catherine joined PINZ in May 2021 as the newly appointed Administration Secretariat & Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. She offers end to end administration support to the National Support Team and membership. Catherine moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2014. She has a strong background in property having worked in the residential property management industry since 2004.