Ben Gill

PINZ President

"PINZ Branches are our organisation’s key interface with existing and potential members, and it is their commitment of time and energy that allows us to thrive."

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Luke van den Broek

Immediate Past President

“The Institute could not survive without the dedication and commitment of our 17 Branches throughout New Zealand who are so giving of their time for the benefit of their local members,”

Heather Beard

Board Member NZIV President

"Branches carry out critical functions for NZIV and are at the heart of networking and CPD at a local level."

Boris Babic

Board Member Northern Representative

Boris is a Commercial Analyst operating within RCP's Advisory and Development Management arm. Boris is also qualified as a Registered Valuer with experience within the industrial, office, development and retail asset markets. In addition to this he has experience in development management.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Property and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and has attained status as a full member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and as a full member of the Property Institute of New Zealand (MPINZ).

Boris is member of the Auckland Branch Committee

Nicola French

Board Member Southern Representative

Nicola French joined Bayleys Valuations Limited in 2018 and is a Registered Valuer. Nicola undertakes a range of valuations, including commercial, industrial and residential across the wider Canterbury market.

Regular assignments include valuations for finance purposes, financial reporting, market rental assessments, insurance valuations, and general valuation consultancy.

Nicola graduated from Massey University and Lincoln University with a BSc and Graduate Diploma of Urban Valuation. She gained registration to the New Zealand Institute of Valuers in 2021. Nicola is also a member of the Property Institute of New Zealand and has been involved in the Young Leaders Programme during 2020 and 2021. She is also a mentor for the Keystone Trust programme in 2022.

Claire Robinson

Board Member NZIV Representative

In 2012 Claire became a Registered Property Valuer with four years of prior valuation experience in Dunedin. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Valuation and Property Management) through a Future Leader Scholarship at Lincoln University. Previously a Certified Property Valuer in Western Australia, having joined Opteon in 2012. A recipient of Opteon’s Emerging Professional Award – 2015, and Australian Property Institute Young Achiever Award - 2017. Currently the Property Institute Otago branch Deputy Chairperson.

Steve Bown

Board Member - PMVI Chair

Steve has over 40 years experience as a Plant & Machinery Valuer and Auctioneer, both in Australasia and Europe, valuing asset in all industrial sectors. Steve has been chair of the Plant and Machinery Valuers Institute since 2017 and holds a board position in PINZ.

Vili Feiloivao

Board Member IPAC Chair

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.

Helen Brumby

Board Member COMPRO 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.

Donna Hurley

Independent Director

Donna is a partner in our resources and infrastructure group, advising local government and public sector clients on a range of issues, with a focus on property work and public works. She also specialises in property development, leasing, subdivision, acquisitions, and disposals of commercial property.

Benjamin Rotto

Observer / Future Leader

Ben is an active member of the Property Institute of New Zealand. He sits on the Executive Committee of the Central Otago branch of PINZ, and now assists graduate valuers on their path to registration.

Outside of work, Ben manages a non-profit organisation focused on the development of both adult- and junior-level hockey players in the Queenstown area.

Viv Gurrey

Observer / PINZ CEO

“Putting members first in everything we do starts at Branch level. We are stronger together through your efforts,” Viv Gurrey, PINZ CEO