Che Whittaker, Director of ValGroup, Lewis Wright Valuation, Gisborne


Che Whittaker BBS.VPM.M, MPINZ

Lewis Wright Valuation & Consultancy, Gisborne

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Che is a Registered Valuer with over 10 years’ experience in valuing a wide range of property including residential, lifestyle and light commercial valuations for both public and private sectors.


He holds a Bachelor of Business degree (BBS) from Massey University (2009), with a double major in Valuation and Property Management and Marketing. 


Che is also a director of Lewis Wright Valuation and Consultancy Limited, Gisborne and local branch chair of the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) and the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (NZIV).


In his spare time, he enjoys family and surfing world renowned breaks in Gisborne.

Dick Bennison, Director of ValGroup, Duke and Cooke, Nelson


Lindsay Williams B.Com (VPM), MPINZ

Duke & Cooke, Nelson

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Lindsay is a Registered Valuer specialising in rural property. Lindsay has over 15 years’ experience valuing pastoral land with a particular interest in chicken broiler and egg units,
and dairy goat operations. Outside of work Lindsay’s interests include family, cycling,
tramping, and fishing.

Paul Harvey, Director and Chairman of Valgroup, Williams' Harvey, Hawke's Bay
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Jo Harvey BA Hons Politics

Williams' Harvey Ltd, Hawke's Bay

Jo has a background in the Marketing and PR  with her first job with Raitt Orr in London.  Since moving to New Zealand she has worked for Heinz Watties, PDL Electronics and then as Marketing Manager for Sacred Hill Winery.


When her husband Paul set up Williams' Harvey Jo joined the team in a marketing role but has since put in many of the systems with a focus on working smarter not harder. 


Jo is married to Paul  Harvey who is the great grandson of the original firm's founder and is the owner and director of Williams' Harvey.

Ken Pawson, Director of ValGroup, Morgans Property Valuers, Wanganui
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Stephen Stokes ANZIV, SNZPI

Nathan Stokes and Associates, Wellington

Steve has had a 40 plus year career in the Wellington Region, starting with eight years local authority work including airport rentals, ground rentals, urban renewal, and compulsory acquisition work.


Steve went in to private practice in 1985 and now provides Wellington Region wide advice for a mixture of clients in commercial, industrial and residential spheres.


Steve has two grown children, lives in a seismically strong apartment and enjoys exercise, reading, history, architecture, travel, fishing, and fast cars.

Ken Pawson, Director of ValGroup, Morgans Property Valuers, Wanganui
Ken Pawson director of Valgroup and Director of Pawson Property Solutions


Paul Leogreen ANZIV, SPINZ, BBS (Valn & Prop. Mgmt), Dip. BS (Marketing)

Morgans Property Advisors

Paul graduated from Massey University with a Business Degree in 1992 and a Business Diploma in 1997. He joined Morgans Property Advisors as a contractor in 2014 after having his own business for 10 years and as a valuer with Bayleys Real Estate. He became a shareholder in 2016 together with his wife Jane and is now together with Paul van Velthooven, a director in the company.

Paul enjoys sport and is an active golfer and swims and cycling when possible. He enjoys watching and supporting his children’s sporting and cultural activities.

Paul maintains an active involvement with the local valuation institute branch and has a focus on keeping Morgans Property Advisors as the pre-eminent valuation company in the region.

Paul’s specialist advisory areas are:

  • Residential/Lifestyle Valuations

  • Insurance Valuations

  • Commercial Valuations

Ken Pawson, Director of ValGroup, Morgans Property Valuers, Wanganui
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Doyle Valuations, King Country

Guy has worked in Valuation since registering in 2009.  In 2017 Guy bought Doyle Valuations and his practice covers the wider King Country area and he continues to foster the pride and continued success in the company motto “Valuing the King Country”.

Guy has also worked as a property valuer for over nine years in Wanganui and Wellington as well as taking time out to experience the Kiwi OE.

He is an active member of the profession and has previously been a Chairman of the Wanganui Branch of the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ). An avid sportsman, Guy is married with 3 children and enjoys the King Country lifestyle and now that his rugby days are behind him he enjoys tennis, squash and golf.

Rose King, Secretary of ValGroup, Jenks Valuation, Rotorua


Rose King

Rose King, Secretary of ValGroup working at Jenks Valuation, Rotorua

Rose is based in Rotorua and has been Secretary to ValGroup for five years.  Rose deals with all the day to day ValGroup administrative needs.