National Council

National Council

The Property Council's National Council guides the organisation's strategic direction, in close consultation with members.

Made up of industry leaders, influencers and decision makers, National Council members lend their considerable expertise and insight to champion the interests of the commercial property industry.

Led by National President John Dakin, Chief Executive of Goodman NZ, National Council is committed to fostering and enabling quality urban growth and development in New Zealand.

National Councillors 2019/20




John Dakin
Goodman New Zealand
National President

Scott Pritchard
Precinct Properties
National Vice-President

Peter Mence
Argosy Property
Corporate Leader

Simon Woodhams
Property for Industry
Corporate Leader




Mark Thomson
Auckland International
National Vice-President

Phil Littlewood
Stride Property
Corporate Leader

Patrick Dougherty
Housing New Zealand
Corporate Leader

Steve Evans
Fletcher Building
Corporate Leader




Anna Crosbie
Russell McVeagh
Corporate Member

Michael Holloway
Kiwi Property Group
Branch President

Brooke Courtney
Sharpe Tudhope Lawyers
Bay of Plenty
Branch President

Brian Squair
Chow:Hill Architects
Branch President



Denis Wood
Munro Benge
Branch President

Roger Davidson
Foodstuffs South Island
South Island
Branch President

Campbell Barbour
New Zealand Council
of Retail Property Chair

Stephen Gracey
Rider Levett Bucknall 
Associate Member

Who is elected as a National Councillor?

National Council consists of:

  • National President, John Dakin – Goodman Property
  • Seven Leader representatives from the Corporate Leaders Group (voted by Corporate Members’ Group)
    -    Scott Pritchard – Precinct Properties (National Vice-President)
    -    Mark Thomson – Auckland International Airport (National Vice-President)
    -    Peter Mence – Argosy Property
    -    Phil Littlewood – Stride Property
    -    Simon Woodhams – Property for Industry
    -    Patrick Dougherty – Housing New Zealand Corporation
    -    Steve Evans – Fletcher Building
  • One representative from the Corporate Members Group (voted by Corporate Members’ Group)
    -    Anna Crosbie – Russell McVeagh
  • One Associate Member representative (voted by the National Council)
    -    Stephen Gracey – Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Five Branch Delegates (voted by Branch Executive Committees)
    -    Michael Holloway – Kiwi Property (Auckland Branch President)
    -    Brian Squair – Chow:Hill Architects (Waikato Branch President)
    -    Brooke Courtney – Sharp Tudhope Lawyers (Bay of Plenty Branch President)
    -    Denis Wood – Munro Benge (Wellington Branch President)
    -    Roger Davidson – Foodstuff South Island (South Island Branch President)
  •  Chair of the New Zealand Council of Retail Property (ex officio)
    -    Campbell Barbour - NZRPG
  •  Chair of the Residential Development Council (ex officio)
    -    Vacant
Please contact Rona Miller, National Council Secretary, for more information.