Wellington Property Investors' Association

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Richard Bacon: President

Richard is an entrepreneur and environmentalist, as well as our President for WnPIA and an IT developer.
A director of Organic Boxes, Richard aims to improve and sustain both his own and his clients health and wellbeing through better nutrition and life journey control.
Richard likes classical music and spending time with his family.

Jackie Thomas-Teague: Immediate past-president

A property investor since 2000, Jackie has a buy and hold philosophy, purchasing cashflow properties and renovating them to improve yields and quality of tenants. Jackie is now running the successful property management company Rental Results, and offers training to landlords and property managers too. She is actively involved in NZPIF and lives on a lifestyle property with her partner Alister.

Hamish Murphy: Vice-President

Hamish has been a member of WnPIA since 2010, but has had a long time interest in property since the age of 18, when he bought his first property: an inner-city apartment. In two years he had doubled his investment in it.
He now splits his time between his investments (which are both residential and commercial property) and his successful catering business Baxters Catering. He has focused on Rent by Room Tenancies (or Boarding Houses) and has over 32 tenancies within the Wellington area.

Outside of business, Hamish enjoys keeping tropical and marine fish, and spending time with his two sons by taking them fishing (not in the tank!), and to basketball.  


Simon Moor: Treasurer                                                

Simon has been investing in property since 2002.  By day Simon is the Managing Partner of Chartered Accountancy firm, RIVAL Accounting, with one of his specialty areas being the structuring of rental property investments.  Simon lives in Lower Hutt with his wife and two daughters.   

Shawn Manders: Board Member 

Shawn is a Lower Hutt based Real Estate agent and Car Broker.  Outside of work you can find Shawn involved in education, event management or a number of community organisations.

Olkan Guler: Board Member                                                 

Olkan is a Tutor of finance, accounting, and project management at Whitireia. He has done studies in accounting in NZ and has been a provisional chartered accountant since 2011. He worked as a project planner in Auckland City Council from 2008 to 2009.

Dayna Berghan-Whyman: Administrator

Dayna Berghan-Whyman has 10+ years of information management experience in both the public and private sector.