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Celebrating the recent achievements of our wonderful wāhine

International Women’s Day (8 March) is just around the corner — and yet we just couldn’t wait to celebrate the remarkable recent achievements of some of our wonderful wāhine.

Our people are always our greatest strength, so it’s both a pleasure and an honour to recognise the following highly valued members of our QV whānau:


Newly appointed North and South Island Revaluation Managers

Congratulations to our new Northern Revaluation Manager, Sophie Treder (left), and to our new Southern Revaluation Manager, Mel Halliday (right).

Sophie joined our QV whānau as a member of our graduate programme. She has worked extremely hard, proven herself countless times, achieved her registration, and was even recently accepted into the Property Institute of New Zealand’s prestigious Future Leaders Programme.

Mel also joined QV as a student valuer and earned her registered valuer status with us before taking a short valuation career break. She re-joined us as a senior consultant in 2021, and was promoted to the role of Urban Revaluation Manager in 2022.


New Property and Valuation Standards Board member

Experienced Dunedin-based registered valuer and regular QV House Price Index contributor Rebecca Johnston (above) has recently been appointed to the Property and Valuation Standards Board.

The objective of this very important board is to develop guidance for Property Institute of New Zealand members, develop new guidance papers and valuation protocols, update existing guidance papers, and promoting International Valuation Standards.

Welcome to our new QV graduates

We recently welcomed another nine extremely talented QV property graduates into our QV whānau, including Grace Hawtin, Isabella Smith, Isabella Fleck, Skye Eden, and Harriet Halewood, who also just received the honour of a Massey University Scholar Award for finishing within the top 5% of her graduating class.

We look forward to providing all of these future valuation superstars and their equally amazing male colleagues with a wide range of valuation experiences, guidance from some of the best valuers in the business, and ongoing support to gain their registration in the years to come.

Congratulations to our 2024 QV scholarship recipients

Danielle Smith is the latest recipient of our annual QV Māori & Pasifika Scholarship. A diligent and hard-working student, she received a distinction certificate at Massey for achieving high academic excellence in Economics, Finance and Property and is keen to explore the wonderful world of commercial and urban valuation.

Meanwhile, Lincoln University student Skylah McGill received this year’s QV Scholarship, having also completed a summer job with our teams in Christchurch and Hokitika. She’s currently focussed on Residential – Urban, but is equally open to learn more about Commercial and Industrial valuation in the future.

Ka pai and congratulations to all of these amazing women. We value you.