Templeton is a New Zealand-owned residential developer and investor with vast and varied experience. Our hand-picked team of experts work alongside innovative architects and consultants to focus on design-led projects that achieve exemplary standards.

Templeton

Andrew Beech

Development Analyst

BBS, Aus DipFP

Andrew is a Development Analyst, providing feasibility and funding support across a broad range of Templeton projects.

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in property development in Development Analyst/Management roles both in New Zealand and overseas. Andrew returned from working in the Philippines in late 2020, having most recently delivered a new hotel in Manila and a 62km transmission line as part of an 81MW wind farm in Ilocos Norte. Projects Andrew was previously involved with in New Zealand include Lighter Quay, Hyatt Residences and The Quadrant Hotel.

Andrew Webster

General Counsel

BCom, LLB (Hons), MComLaw (Hons)

Andrew manages all legal, contractual and compliance matters, continuing the role he held at Todd Property Group. He heads our relationships with external law firms and manages an in-house team of two.

Ben Jones

Development Director

BCom

Ben brings an extensive catalogue of skills to his role as a Development Director for Templeton. With significant experience in mixed–use, residential, commercial and advisory projects, he possesses a well – honed appreciation of integrated end to end development projects. Ben particularly enjoys front end challenges involved in site identification, due diligence, masterplanning/concept design, feasibility and ultimately proof of concept validation.

Bianca Tan

Project Manager - Marketing and Design

BBS

Bianca is the direct point of contact across communications, marketing, sales and business developments between external teams, Templeton and Nigel McKenna. She ensures projects meet briefs, schedules and budgets within framework goals.

Blair Clark

Financial Controller

CA, BBus, GradDipBus

Blair is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day accounting function of Templeton as well as annual budgets, statutory reporting and taxation requirements.

Chris Simpson

B.SocSc

Chris is responsible for all communications, external stakeholder management and marketing, including digital media. He’s a former General Manager of the National Party and past CEO of the New Zealand Property Council which represents large commercial property owners and developers.

Claire Kristiffor

Legal Counsel

LLB (Hons)

Claire is responsible for advising and assisting the business on all legal and contractual matters and managing external legal advisors.

Claire Sim

Accounts Administrator

MPAcc

Having four years experience in management accounting, Claire is responsible for overlooking the daily accounts receivable, payables and cashflow management.

Dani Simpson

Public Relations

Dani is Templeton’s first port of call for all media enquiries. She also advises on all internal and external communications including social media.

David Parker

Residential Sales

BCom, DipMarketing

David initiates and manages the sales process for all of Templeton’s residential sales, maintains relationships with key external stakeholders, including real estate agencies and their agents and various property related services, and develops marketing plans in conjunction with Templeton’s appointed agencies. He also provides strategic advice to Templeton’s executive team regarding market conditions and demand.

Irina Buchanan

Chief Operating Officer

BCom, LLB, CA

“Optimising projects for success by aligning outcomes to objectives …”

Alongside her responsibilities as Director/Chief Operating Officer of Templeton for the past five years, Irina handles key stakeholder and banking relationships. Irina has extensive experience across the property development, project management, property finance and lending sectors. After beginning her career as a lawyer in Russia and Hong Kong, Irina trained and practiced as a chartered accountant in Auckland, then worked in major client lending for one of Australasia’s leading banks.

Drawing on this diverse background across a variety of sectors and professional services around the Asia-Pacific, Irina brings a unique perspective to her role at Templeton overseeing and interfacing a range of disciplines and projects throughout the group.

Jillie Clarke

Residential Projects

Jillie has an established career in real estate both in New Zealand and internationally, spanning some 20+ years, specialising in residential and mixed use offplan projects, from design optimisation through to divestment. She is a consummate ‘dealmaker’ who is passionate about property and matching people with places.

She has presented NZ projects to the market internationally in London, China, across SE Asia, Australia and French Polynesia, Sri Lanka, and has lived and worked in property in Dubai and Singapore where she was Head of Marketing for JLL, Singapore/SEA.

Jillie has led and delivered to market, some of Auckland’s most iconic developments. More recently, in her role as Associate Director, International Project Marketing for CBRE, Jillie has worked on successfully delivering The Pacifica project (2017-2020) and The International (2016-2017).

JJ Hong

Leasing Manager

BCom, BProp

JJ is Templeton's in-house Leasing Manager for commercial developments.
She will ensure that we maintain a high quality tenancy mix and oversee lease negotiations across the country.

JJ has spent 5 years as a Retail Leasing Executive at JLL and most recently at Retail Solutions in Auckland focusing on development leasing and consulting.

Her major projects include three in Wynyard Quarter – 100 Halsey, 132 Halsey and Wynyard Central at 85 Daldy Street.

Katie Dean

Development Director

BE (Hons), MBA

Katie is responsible for the overall delivery of our development projects with her current focus on our portfolio of assets for sale and development at Long Bay.

She began her career as a Civil Engineer at BECA and has recently returned from an 8 year period studying and working in London where she completed her MBA, worked for BP Plc and spent 4 years in the Real Estate Development team at a large investment bank.

Kristy Maitland

Legal Counsel

LLB (Hons), BCom

Kristy is responsible for advising and assisting the business on all legal and contractual matters and managing external legal advisors.

Michelle Hieatt

Chief Financial Officer

BCom, BA, CPA

Michelle is responsible for all financial management including costs, investors, tax, and compliance and supporting Irina with our banking relationships. She comes to Templeton from Todd Property Group. Michelle is a qualified accountant with over 20 years’ experience across advisory and in-house roles.

Murray Smith

Development Director

BCom, CA

Murray Smith is a Development Director at Templeton. He has enjoyed nearly two decades in the real estate sector working in a variety of investment and development roles across both the residential and commercial sectors.

Neera Sumer

Marketing & Design

B.Arch

Neera offers branding and graphic design support across a range of projects. Prior to this, Neera worked in Australia, design contracting for a number of blue chip companies. She has gained a broad range of experience in different industries and has a passion for interior design and exploring different mediums.

Nick Hargreaves

Director Of Sales

BCom, ANZIV

“My personal experience is that New Zealand is the best deliverer of prosperity in the world… through a combination of strong society, free and open markets, and high levels of personal freedom.”

Nick is responsible for our sales activity through a Team who are experienced at unlocking partnerships with developers and individuals alike – who want to build innovative communities of an International standard. A registered valuer by profession, Nick was Managing Director of JLL New Zealand for seven years, managing a sales & marketing team of 200+ agents. During his leadership, JLL New Zealand’s annual turnover increased from $11m to $30m.

Nigel McKenna

Founder & CEO

B.Sc. (Hons), MRICS

Nigel has had a 30-year career in property and is one of the most experienced developers in New Zealand. Nigel has a first-class honours degree in construction economics as well as tertiary qualifications in construction engineering and project management. He has had extensive experience with leading large diverse teams and has undertaken a wide variety of highly specialised projects.

Nigel was responsible for the management of the master planning process for Viaduct Harbour in Auckland and has undertaken a vast number of projects including many of those in the Viaduct. Nigel was also the development manager behind the DFS Galleria in the former Old Customhouse, Auckland and the 40-storey Metropolis building in Auckland, to name but two projects. Other significant projects include the ground-breaking Beaumont Quarter which established a new benchmark for medium density housing in New Zealand. A common theme to all his projects is a strong focus on design to ensure that the outcome achieved is not only aesthetically attractive but also functional and viable.

Nigel is a Chartered Surveyor and was the founding chairman for the New Zealand Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. A former Ernst & Young Property Entrepreneur of the year, Nigel was a Director on the Auckland Council Property Board for 3 years from 2008 to 2010. Nigel has received in excess of 20 individual awards from a range of organisations from the Institute of Architects and the NZ Property Council to the Ministry for the Environment in the year of the built environment. In 2006 Nigel was awarded the Auckland City Blue Stone Award for his contribution to the city.

Nigel’s projects include major waterfront developments such as The Sebel Quays & Lighter Quay in Auckland and Kawarau Falls Station in Queenstown as well as a range of four and five-star hotels including the Quadrant and Sofitel in Auckland, Rydges in Wellington and the Hilton in Queenstown.

More recent projects include the award-winning Chambers & Station a heritage conversion of the former Mt Eden Fire Station and Council Chambers buildings in Mt Eden and the soon to be completed NXN apartment building in Kingsland a 78-unit 7 level apartment building fronting onto Nixon Park.

In his private life, Nigel is a drummer, has three children and spent six years as the Chairman of Our Lady Star of the Sea Trust and the Ireland Fund.

Nigel Sinclair

Commercial Director

BSc (Hons)

Nigel leads a team providing financial and commercial analysis across all projects, including feasibility assessments, cashflow forecasting, financial planning, and market research. Nigel is also central to establishing new debt funding and manages our relationships with external debt providers.

Nigel has over 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, property and investment roles in New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Paige Robertson

Marketing and Design

Dip. Digital Marketing

Paige assists the wider team with all aspects of marketing and design, with a particular focus on digital, something she developed a passion for after studying a Diploma of Digital Marketing while living abroad.

Paul Gunn

Development Director

BCom/LLB

Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry with recognized capability across a broad range of property related disciplines including development, investment and asset management. He commenced his career as a lawyer specializing in property development and construction prior to holding management roles for significant landowners and developers such as Tramco Group and Smales Farm. As a Development Director at Templeton, he will be responsible for a range of mixed use developments.

Rui Wang

Accounts Administrator

BEc, PGDip

Rui first came to New Zealand from China to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Economics at Canterbury University. After this, she proceeded to continue her education, gaining a postgraduate diploma in Financial Economics at Massey University. Over the past 8 years, Rui has developed a wealth of experience in the commercial accounting sector, working in a variety of roles and industries.

Ruth Andrews

Digital Marketing Specialist

Dip. Digital Marketing

Ruth manages the digital aspects of Templeton marketing, at brand and project level. Ruth has demonstrated experience in digital campaign management, content creation, PPC advertising (Google Ads Certified) and social media management.

Sue Martin

Property Manager

Sue is the main contact for all tenant correspondence on a day-to-day basis, dealing with lease terms and conditions, fitout correspondence, rent reviews and lease renewals, operating expense budgets, building maintenance and compliance.

Syanne Mudrovcic

Project Coordinator

Dip. Hospitality Mgmt

Syanne coordinates the operational tasks of the office and is responsible for the day-to-day needs of the wider team, supporting in a project and business administrative role.

Tayla Karam

Front of House Coordinator

BSR

Tayla assists in coordinating the office day-to-day requirements. She also provides administrative support to the wider Templeton team.

Tom Weatherall

Financial Analyst

BCom, MFinc

Tom provides support across all projects, including feasibility assessments, financial planning, and market research. Tom completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in finance and a Master of Finance at the University of Otago prior to joining Templeton Group.

Vibe Broksoe

Marketing & Design Lead

BA

Vibe is the lead graphic designer for Templeton with a focus on project branding and marketing collateral across the company portfolio of assets. She was born in Denmark and began her career in New Zealand at Development Advisory Services as a marketing assistant.

Development Advisory Services

Ben Dalton

General Manager

M Const. Mgt. (Distinction), Dip Arch. Tech.

Drawing on an international career forged with some of the world’s leading developers and consultancies, Ben is passionate about creating and managing high-quality developments.

As a project delivery professional with extensive experience, Ben has led many outstanding projects in New Zealand and throughout the world. With his wealth of knowledge across multiple sectors, combined with qualifications in architectural technology and construction management, Ben has received multiple awards for the professional leadership of project delivery teams.

As the General Manager of DASL, Ben thrives on building strong partnerships with our Clients and successfully delivering their developments to create new and lasting communities.

Conrad Hinchey

Development Manager

BSurv, BA

Conrad Hinchey is a Development Manager at DASL. He began his career in mining as a surveyor in both open and underground pits across Australasia, and then upon moving to the UK, his expertise turned to Construction Management. Whilst spending time in London, Conrad was involved with an array of high-level projects which include; Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Ascot Racecourse redevelopment and the O2 Millennium Dome in London.

Conrad specialises in both small and large scale sites’ activity planning and management, as well as subcontractor procurement and management for complete project delivery.

Cormac Tague

Project Manager

BEng

Cormac Tague is a Project Manager for DASL, working on large scale Land Development projects. He has an BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, and since moving to New Zealand in late 2014, has been working in the NZ surveying sector managing one of New Zealand’s largest Engineering and Land Surveying companies. This has given him exposure across most sectors in the NZ construction industry, from Infrastructure to Commercial construction, and in particular, Earthworks and Civils for sub-divisions.

Daniel Park

Project Manager

BCom, BProp

Daniel works on projects within the land development team. While studying at the University of Auckland, he worked for a private real estate developer before joining us in early October 2019. Daniel has a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) conjoint with a Bachelor of Property (BProp).

Ernie Quimba

Accountant

Ernie holds a business degree and started his career as an auditor with the Big Four in the Philippines after passing the licensure examination for Certified Public Accountant. He later assumed senior management accounting roles for companies engaged in hotel, resort and mall operations. He moved to New Zealand in 2007 and has been employed as accountant of several companies involved in property development, wholesale and healthcare. He is responsible for the financial and tax reporting of DASL.

James Brake

Development Manager

BProp

James is a Development Manager, working on our Stonefields developments with the wider team.

James has had 9 years’ experience in the property industry, where his background has predominantly been in residential development. James has recently returned from the UK upon completing the development of two residential apartment blocks in Manchester and Yorkshire.

Janet Hares

Project Manager

Janet joins the DASL team as an Assistant Project Manager having worked in many project administration roles.

Janet has a Mechanical Engineering background but enjoys project administration, ensuring that all the project contracts and reports are completed on time and well presented. She has worked with project teams to deliver high-end apartment buildings and specializes in liaising with consultants and Council.

Janet loves to get involved in design and procurement too. Janet is very excited to be at DASL to further her career in the construction industry.

Jonty Keaney

Property Analyst

Coming from Rotorua, Jonty moved to Auckland in 2014 and completed a Bachelor of Business BBS VPM (Valuation Property Management) from Massey University. Jonty has worked in Property Valuation for over two years, gaining experience at a global real estate firm as well as a nationwide valuation and advisory company. He specialises in feasibility studies, cost modelling, cash flow analysis, report writing and market research. For DASL, Jonty is currently working on Long Bay assets and assists the development cycle from planning and forecasting all the way through to completion.

Oleg Sennikov

Project Manager

BBA, PgDip Applied Finance

Oleg is a Project Manager, working on several projects with the wider team.

He has five years of experience in the property industry both in commercial and residential real estate. Before moving to New Zealand in 2017, Oleg worked in a global real estate consulting firm in Eastern Europe, where he gained strong analytical and problem-solving skills. At Templeton, Oleg enjoys planning and overseeing all aspects of development projects to ensure they are completed on time, within scope and within budget.

Olga Druzhinina

Investor Coordinator

LL.B

With an international background in law and property, Olga handles investor relations matters for the business and coordinates between the operations/delivery and investment functions on new and ongoing projects.

Stephen Reid

Chief Financial Officer

BCom

Stephen Reid has over 15 years of experience in the New Zealand Property Market and brings to Development Advisory Services wide ranging commercial experience across strategic planning, analytics, business valuations. financial reporting, treasury management, compliance and investor relationships; predominately within NZX listed entities. Stephen is a qualified accountant and holds a Bachelor of commerce degree.

Stephen joined DASL in August 2018 as the companies first Chief Financial Officer; with a broad mandate overseeing the financial and operational activities of the business. In this role, he ensures the Chairman and Board are provided with timely and accurate financial information and ongoing cash flow projections, has oversight over the accounting and finance operations as well as design and maintenance of the financial reporting structures.

He is responsible for managing the companies properties and assets, leading risk and assurance processes and maintaining a strong working relationship with the companies stakeholders and clients. He is also tasked with driving successful project specific outcomes; ensuring that all projects are funded accurately, on program and well resourced. Stephen is a mentor for the company’s Property Analyst and acts as their support to help them develop their career.