NZIV General Secretary appointed

The New Zealand Institute of Valuers is delighted to announce that Dr Gary Garner has been appointed as the NZIV General Secretary.

This is a new full-time role based within the Property Institute framework. Gary has been a Registered Valuer, Researcher & Corporate Strategist with huge experience academically and in business.

He has strong industry background in numerous advisory, management, executive and governance capacities with tertiary qualifications in economics, business (finance and investment), agriculture, valuation (property economics), research and theology.

Awarded a PhD Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) in 2011 after completing thesis involving mixed methods explanatory sequential designed research into housing affordability and property development (econometric analysis of holding cost impact on largescale greenfield residential property developments).

He will be known to many of our members having been on the Faculty of Agribusiness & Commerce at Lincoln University, and served on the Lincoln University Academic Board from 2015 to 2017 as well as serving on the Property Institute Board from 201

4-2016.  He also co-presented the very popular value of water webinar series last year.

Since 2018, he has been engaged in private practice, focused on research and corporate advisory primarily in the agribusiness and commercial sectors. Specialising in infrastructure projects and housing affordability alongside widely ranging research interests.

He has published over 60 peer reviewed publications mainly focused on investment analysis and housing affordability, as well as a variety of other topics including rural valuation, socio-economic impact of forestry claims in New Zealand.

"I am very excited about commencing my role as General Secretary of NZIV. This is a new role and presents a fresh and perhaps new way of serving the profession, working with NZIV President Jeff Alexander and the incoming NZIV President Adam Binns, and assisting the PINZ CEO Viv Gurrey. 

"I see really good potential for developing innovative approaches to the variety of regulatory and other matters confronting the Institute alongside supporting Branches with respect to valuer specific issues and queries. In other words, being there for NZIV members.

"I intend to add as much value as possible to the valuation profession that has served myself and others so well over the years. I am looking forward to the challenge."

Mr Alexander says the appointment of Dr Garner is an important step forward for NZIV as it seeks to maintain and improve its delivery to members and the public.

"Gary is an excellent candidate for this new position and I'm confident his background and experience will be incredibly valuable to the NZIV," Mr Alexander says.

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