On the Move | May 2018

Katherine Skipper has taken on the role of Studio Principal in Warren and Mahoney's Wellington studio, as well as taking up a board member position for the firm. Katherine has been with Warren and Mahoney since 2015 after spending 10 years running her own firm. She has led several notable Wellington projects including Toi Art, part of the five-year Te Papa renewal project.

Managing director at Warren and Mahoney, John Coop, comments, “Katherine is a talented and natural leader, and her appointment to the board is a major milestone for the practice as we proactively address diversity and create opportunities for all leadership talent.” The practice is one of several that have partnered with The Diversity Agenda to commit to bringing more women into the field.


Gillian Blakely, formerly of Colliers International based in Christchurch and Wellington, acquired the body corporate arm of Colliers earlier this year, founding Blakely Body Corporate Services (BBCS). 

BBCS specialises in body corporate management for the commercial sector and operates throughout the South Island and Wellington, Gillian is on the executive committee of SCA(NZ) and was an author for the recently published ‘Introducing Strata E Book’.


We congratulate Dr Joan Forret on her appointment as a member of the University of Waikato Tertiary Education Institution Council.

Joan is a Partner of Hamilton law firm Harkness Henry, Vice President of the Waikato branch of Property Council New Zealand and is a recent past chair of the Waikato branch of the Resource Management Law Association. She holds a PhD in law from Waikato University and arts and science degrees from Otago University and lectured for five years in Environmental and Public Law at Waikato University.


Colliers International announced two new strategic appointments to its Christchurch Valuations team, with Marius Ogg (pictured) and Scott Ansley appointed to new leadership roles as Director and Associate Director, respectively.

Marius takes on his new role as head of Christchurch Valuations at a Director level, and will look to lead and grow the current team. He has historically been involved in a wide range of valuation assignments around New Zealand, and has worked in the Christchurch area since 2003. In 2011, he was appointed by the Crown as a member of an expert valuers’ panel to assist with resolving Red-Zoned property disputes following the Christchurch earthquakes.

Scott Ansley will work alongside Marius as Associate Director of the team. He brings with him over 15 years of industry experience and has been actively involved in compensation valuations for dispossessed owners in the CERA/CCDU central city land acquisition programme.


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