Vili Feiloivao

Chair of Institute of Property Advisors & Consultants

Vili Feiloivao is the Chair of the Institute of Property Advisors & Consultants of the Property Institute of New Zealand and is of Samoan, German and Chinese heritage.

Vili currently holds various roles in the institute including being the current chair for the Wellington Branch, and member of the Membership Strategy Sub-Committee. He is the National Panel Valuation Manager for CoreLogic NZ maintaining key relationships between industry lenders and valuation firms, and holds particular experience in business development and strategy, stakeholder management, advisory services, and providing independent market valuations for mortgage lending purposes, feasibility analysis and development projects for multiple government agencies.

As Chair of IPAC, his hope is to contribute to the strategic direction and welfare of the institute, connect with other Pasifika and Maori property professionals, and translate discussions into real action and change.

Nicky Mitchell

Council Member

Nicky is a property advisor and director of Nelson-based Columbus Land Consultants. She is a property advisor to local government and practitioner of the Public Works Act 1981 involved in the acquisition of land for infrastructure projects in the Nelson-Tasman region, having secured land for roading and three-waters projects. She has worked on projects for the Crown, State Owned Enterprises and Territorial Local Authorities, local Iwi and private organisations. Her expertise includes land acquisition (negotiated and compulsory under the PWA), assessment of compensation entitlements, statutory notices and legalisation actions, road stopping, historic land status investigations. Nicky has a background in property valuation and Crown land property consultancy and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Urban Valuation).

Patrick Gavaghan

Council Member

Patrick has a wealth of experience in civil engineering, contract management, and property development. He specialises in large scale residential land development, from acquisitions to planning, strategy, and execution.

Patrick is responsible for a diverse property portfolio, which has the capacity to deliver land development to accommodate more than 7500 homes over the next 20 years and beyond.

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.