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 2018/19




John Dakin
National President

Scott Pritchard
Precinct Properties
National Vice-President

Peter Mence
Argosy Property

Simon Woodhams
Property for Industry




Mark Thomson
Auckland International

Phil Littlewood
Stride Property

Patrick Dougherty
Housing New Zealand

Rod Sheridan
Auckland Council 
Corporate Member




Stephen Gracey
Rider Levett Bucknall 
Associate 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

Martin Udale
Tall Wood
Residential Development
Council Chair

Who is elected as a National Councillor?

National Council consists of:

  • The National President (ex officio), Chair of the Corporate Members Group
  • Seven corporate leader representatives elected by the Corporate Members' Group
  • Five Branch Presidents representing the Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and South Island branches (ex officio)
  • One Corporate Member representative appointed by the Corporate Members' Group
  • One Associate Member representative appointed by National Council
  • The Chair of the New Zealand Council Of Retail Property (NZCORP) (ex officio)
  • The Chair of the Residential Development Council (RDC) (ex officio)
Please contact Rona Miller, National Council Secretary, for more information.