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REINZ Board of Directors

Our Board is responsible for the overall governance of REINZ. The Board has nine members — five Regional Directors, one from each of the five regions across New Zealand, and four appointees, of which two must be independent, one must be a member from Region One, and one must be the Chair.

Kevin Jenkins

Chair / Independent Director

Kevin is a Founder of Martin Jenkins, an advisory firm providing strategy, organisational, economic, public policy, and data analytics services to improve performance. Having worked in business, innovation and regulation for over 30 years, Kevin’s an experienced and trusted advisor across a range of public, private and not-for-profit organisations. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors, and a Risk and Assurance Committee member for the Ministry of Defence among other governance roles. 

Miriam Dean CNZM KC

Deputy Chair / Independent Director

Miriam is an experienced litigator, director and reviewer. Current roles include Chair of the Banking Ombudsman Scheme; director of Rau Paenga Ltd (Crown Infrastructure Delivery Ltd) and Chorus Ltd; and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Government’s New Zealand Claims Resolution Service. Previous roles include Chair of NZ On Air, Deputy Chair of Auckland Council Investments Ltd, a member of the Auckland Transition Agency and chair of the NZ Bar Association (a member organisation for barristers).  


Nicola Riordan

Independent Director

Nicola was appointed as an independent director of REINZ in 2023. She is also currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Fergus. Nicola brings a wealth of experience  – both in New Zealand and internationally – spanning technology, data, marketing, finance, real estate and governance. She has worked in companies such as OneRoof,, Xero, and Skype.

Jo-Anne Clifford, Life Member

Appointed Director

With an impressive 40-year tenure at Harcourts, Jo-Anne brings a wealth of experience across many facets of real estate. From international positions to her current role as Chief Operations Officer – Harcourts New Zealand, Jo has continuously excelled. Beyond her director and shareholder roles for Harcourts, she is also a director of Mortgage Express Ltd and Astute Financial Management Ltd. Jo's exceptional leadership skills and devotion to developing others make her an invaluable asset. 

Jo is Chair of the Digital Transformation Sub-Committee and oversees the Auction Sector Group. She became a Life Member of REINZ in 2015. 

Treena Drinnan, AREINZ

Regional Director, Region 1 - Northland, Auckland, Coromandel

Treena has over 28 years’ experience in management, marketing, administration, and franchising of real estate. Treena is a licensed agent and has held senior management roles for various Australasian real estate franchises. She is currently Chief Agency Officer at Ray White and sits on the corporate leadership team, providing strategic direction. Treena has been involved in the REA regulator forum and as a subject matter expert helping shape CPD (verifiable and non-verifiable) training material. She brings diverse, in-depth real estate knowledge and expertise to the Board. 

Treena became an Associate of REINZ in 2007. 

Neville Falconer, AREINZ

Regional Director, Region 2 - Waikato, Bay of Plenty & Gisborne

Neville has been in real estate for 36 years. He is an AREINZ, a Fellow of REINZ, and was appointed a Life Member in 2013. His industry experience is wide ranging from sales and management to ownership of a multi-office franchise operating in Tauranga, Rotorua, and Taupo. Having sold his business, he continues in governance and consulting support within the industry. Neville has contributed to REINZ throughout his career and was elected to the REINZ Board in 2018. 

Neville oversees the Residential Property Management Sector Group. Neville became a life member of the institute in 2013. 

Andy Stewart, FREINZ

Regional Director, Region 3 - Hawkes Bay, Manawatu/Wanganui, Taranaki & Wellington

Andy has been in the real estate industry for 35 years, primarily in Management and Real Estate Sales. Andy has been an award-winning Agent for both Harcourts and Professionals. He has served REINZ since 1992 as a committee member, deputy President, and Chair of the local Investigation sub-committee. He also served on the Real Estate ITO Board. In 2009 he was elected REINZ Ambassador Palmerston North. In 2022 he was welcomed as a Fellow member of REINZ. 

Shane O'Brien, FREINZ

Regional Director, Region 4 - Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury & Westland

Shane has worked in real estate for over 30 years in a number of positions including salesperson, manager, director and shareholder, establishing a strong track record of working with vendors of some of New Zealand’s most iconic properties. He is currently the Managing Director of Colliers’ first New Zealand rural franchise in Canterbury, where he is involved in sales and management. Shane was an active member of the REINZ District committees from 1998 to 2008, serving a term as Canterbury/ Westland District President.  

Shane oversees the Rural Sector Group. He became a Fellow of REINZ in 2009. 

Gus Johnston, AREINZ

Regional Director, Region 5 - Otago, Southland & Central Otago Lakes

Gus initially worked in farming and agriculture before starting his real estate career in 1988. He gained his ARIENZ during his first four years in the industry. He was president of the Southland Branch of the Real Estate Institute and a Co-Founder of Southland Real Estate, where he worked for 29 years. He still works at the company, which now trades as Bayleys SRE, on a semi-retired basis. His goal is to give back to the industry that he has been a part of for decades.