Five minutes with Catie Harris

Property Council’s National Awards and conferences are set for a refresh under the helm of newly appointed Events Manager, Catie Harris.

With a strong event management background, Catie may be a familiar face having previously worked for the New Zealand Green Building Council, the New Zealand Law Society and University of Auckland. Make sure you stop by the registration desk at the upcoming Residential Development Summit and welcome Catie to the team, but in the meantime, let’s find out what makes her tick…

I wanted to join Property Council because…

Property Council puts on some fantastic events. I’m excited for the challenge of delivering the national events portfolio and working to make these events even better. I’m also really excited about the direction the Property Council is moving in and I’m looking forward to see what 2020 brings. 

I made my first dollar…

I did have a paper route when I was young, but my very first job was at Lollipops Playland. I was 15 and spent my weekend’s either cleaning up after children or dressing up as Lollipops the Cat. It wasn’t the best job I’ve ever had. 

One thing I am exceptionally good at…

I’m extremely organised which is essential for any event manager! Plus the ability to think on my feet also comes in handy

One thing I am especially bad at…

Sometimes I can’t switch off my brain, it seems to become especially active when it’s sleep time.

My journey to get here was…

I’ve been working in event management for over eight years in London, Melbourne and Auckland. I’ve worked primarily within the education and not-for-profit sectors. I have been at the New Zealand Law Society for the last few years and before that I was the Events Manager at the New Zealand Green Building Council – I’m enjoying being back in the property sector.

My biggest influence is…

My family and friends. 


Contact | Catie Harris

As Property Council's Events Manager, Catie delivers all of our major events, including the Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards, Residential Development Summit, Retail Conference and The Property Conference.

Prior to joining Property Council, Catie had held event management positions in London, Australian and locally, with her most recent roles at the New Zealand Law Society and New Zealand Green Building Council.

A natural communicator with strong project management skills and a commitment to ongoing improvement, Catie is an asset to the team and a pleasure to work with.

T 09 373 3086  
M 021 0287 6603 
E catie@propertynz.co.nz