National Office 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, National Operations Manager

Jan is responsible for managing operations and communications. This includes overseeing the membership 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.     


Tara Ranchhod,  Office and Event Administrator

Tara joined us in 2016 as our Office and Event 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.

Jenny Houdalakis, Events Manager

Jayne Albiston, Professional Development Contractor