New Zealand Property Investors' Federation

The NZPIF is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.

(027) 357 9243

Andrew King

  • Executive Officer

Member of the Auckland Property Investors Association since 1996 and President from 2000 until 2007.

Has been one of the Northern Associations' representatives on the NZPIF Executive since 2005.

Started to invest in property in 1986.

Founded Residential Property Investor Magazine in 1996 and has written two best selling books on investment property. A frequent speaker on Property Investment matters.

Oversees PIMMS member management system and the NZPIF website, writes press releases and is on the committee to develop the NZPIF Best Practice Manual.


Jan Hains

  • NZPIF Communications Officer

Jan has been a self employed  business development and marketing consultant since 2001. 

She held a part time marketing position with the NZPIF from 2007 to 2010. 

She is now back as the Communications Officer, focusing on media monitoring and media releases. Her role also involves supporting the PIAs with regard to external communications.  Jan assists with updating the NZPIF website, the production of newsletters, developing surveys and promotional material.

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NZPIF Executive

Sharon Cullwick

  • President

Sharon joined the NZPIF Executive Committee in 2016. She has been a member of Auckland Property Investors in 2002 – 2005 when she helped set up the New Investors Group and the coordinator of the Eastern Group. In 2005 – 2009 living in Taupo and with a young family she travelled to Rotorua for meetings as time permitted.

Sharon joined the Waikato Property Investors association in 2010 on her return from overseas, joining the committee in 2013 and elected Vice President in 2016 until her departure to the Hawkes Bay. She joined HBPIA in 2016 and became Vice President. Sharon has been a property investor since 1998 and has property throughout the North Island.

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Peter Lewis

  • Vice President and Northern Area Representative

Peter was elected to the NZPIF Executive Committee at the AGM in October 2015.  He began investing in residential property in 1991 and has been steadily increasing his portfolio ever since.  In 2011 he joined APIA and was elected on to the Board in 2013, becoming Vice President in 2014.

As a full-time Landlord he promotes the concept that providing residential rental accommodation is a business and therefore directly manages his own properties. In order to carry this out in an efficient manner, he uses a range of excellent systems.  Through his involvement with APIA he actively supports other landlords in their efforts to make progress as well.

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Amanda Watt

  • Treasurer

Amanda is a Chartered Accountant in Auckland. She is an active member of Auckland PIA and their Executive.

She has been a property investor seriously since 2000 and loves property investment! Amanda and her husband mainly have residential properties and one commercial property in Auckland.

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Joanna Saywell
  • Secretary

Joanna has been a member of MPIA since 2015 and joined Wellington PIA in 2011 when she and her husband first started investing in rental property. She is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Engineering New Zealand. She moved to Manawatu when she was offered a job in charge of water assets at a local council. She joined the Executive Committee of MPIA, as Secretary, in 2016. As an Engineer, Joanna loves property investment, particularly where there is an ability to add value.


Pauline Beissel

  • Central Area Representative

Pauline was elected to the NZPIF Executive Committee in 2015. She has been an active member of the Manawatu Property Investors' Association Executive for eight years, first as Vice President and for the last six years as current President. Pauline was Landlord of the Year in 2013 and led her Association to victory in the Harry Lawson Cup competition in 2014. She has been an enthusiastic member of the Manawatu PIA since 1990. A keen property investor since the early 1980s, Pauline has a great deal of knowledge of the rental housing market.

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Kerry Beveridge

  • Southern Area representative

Kerry is the President of South Canterbury PIA and won the 2017 Landlord of the Year. He started investing in 2007 and his portfolio consists of five family homes, 2 blocks of flats and a boarding house with 16 tenancies (formerly the Timaru Hotel). Kerry is passionate about property and in providing accommodation to his many tenants. 

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Kathryn Seque

  • Southern Area Representative.

Kathryn is on the Executive of the Otago PIA and played a large role in the organisation of the 2018 NZPIF Conference in Dunedin.. She purchased her first property at age 18 and now manages 80 properties of which she owns four. Kathryn was named Landlord of the Year in 2016. She says knowing tenancy law is a must for landlords, but it is only the start. Being available when tenants need you, and having good interpersonal skills are important as well.

Brian Kerr

  • Seconded to the Executive Committee in 2019

Brian has a vast experience of landlording both as an active landlord himself and from an extentive career in the industry.  His book "The complete guide to landlording" is essential reading for landlords and Brian has updated this recently.