Our Team

Ashley Church, Chief Executive

Ashley comes to us with an extensive background in property – most recently as CEO of the Property Institute of New Zealand, a role he held from 2015 to 2019. Prior to this he has been CEO of the Newmarket Business Association and the Auckland Property Investors Association. Ashley is a high-profile media commentator on the state of New Zealand’s property market and currently writes a weekly column for One Roof and participates in a regular NewsTalk ZB radio show dealing with property matters.


Nick Stillwell,  Lead Consulting Surveyor Rebuilding Landonline

Nick Stillwell is the S+SNZ Lead Consulting Surveyor for Rebuilding Landonline. He is responsible for communicating and providing feedback from the sector to the Rebuilding Landonline team to ensure that we take the opportunity to deliver a solution that will be able to respond to the changing demands of the sector in the future.

Nick has a Bachelor of Surveying with First Class Honours from Otago University and is a Licensed Cadastral Surveyor. He has most recently been Work Group Manager at Opus International Consultants. He brings extensive experience and history in the surveying sector to the role and is skilled in land development, cadastral surveying and spatial data management for infrastructure projects. 


Jan Lawrence, Communications Manager

Jan is responsible for managing and implementing communication strategies and policies and overseeing the Memberconnex database and website systems. Her professional background includes time as a Product/Service Owner for Landonline e-survey at LINZ and various other roles including marketing, product, website and relationship management with the Ministry of Education, Terralink International, Database Communications Ltd and Environmental Science and Research.  Her early career started at Lands & Survey and DOSLI, during which time she gained the NZ Certificate in Survey Draughting. She later gained qualifications in business studies majoring in marketing at Massey University and in direct and e-marketing with the NZ Marketing Association.     


Jen Houdalakis, Events Coordinator


Linda Turnbull, Membership Coordinator

Linda joined us in 2017 as our membership coordinator. She is an experienced senior administrator with a range of skills from office management, facilities management, leading teams, personal assistant and team administration.

Linda has a legal executive diploma, diploma in management, and a diploma in coaching.

Outside of work, Linda enjoys exercising, learning and spending time with her family and friends.


Carlos Castro, Accounts

Carlos was born in Chile, emigrated to New Zealand in 1988 and has lived in Wellington since his arrival. He loves living here as it is a great city where everything is within reach. 

Carlos is a father of 2 and, a has a keen interest in beekeeping. He has been working in accounting since day one in NZ and, for the last 10 years, for not-for-profit organisations.


Tara Ranchhod,  Event and Office Administrator

Tara joined us in 2016 as our Event and Office Administrator. 

She has a Bachelor Of Marketing and Administration from Victoria University, majoring in Marketing, Management and Public Policy. She also has a keen eye for graphic design and enjoys creating creative content for S+SNZ.

Tara recently had a baby girl and is enjoying the working mum life since starting back after Maternity leave!