Wellington Breakfast Discussion

Wellington Breakfast Discussion

Please come and join CoreNet Global NZ for Breakfast Discussion. This event will explore the changes in strategy and approach to property planning, as a panel of industry leaders discuss how they are navigating their way through it post multiple lockdowns, closed borders and the work from home phenomenon


Rod Aitken
Head of Corporate Property
Auckland Council

Rod is a senior property professional experienced in leading high performing teams in the management of corporate office portfolio strategy, planning and operational excellence.



Michael Henderson
Senior Manager Branch & Self Service Initiatives & Strategy

Michael leads the strategic planning, prioritisation, development, and ultimately the delivery of ANZ NZ’s “Optimal Branch and ATM/Self Service network”. W1ith a keen eye for spatial design (a robust discussion point at times with architects), he collaborates with both them and the ANZ property team to ensure revised/new layouts are fit for operational requirements, but most importantly work instinctively for their customers. His team is the “one stop shop” from vision to delivery. While at project level he manages any trade-offs required to ensure that schedules and budgets are maintained, without compromising; staff health and safety, customer satisfaction, and retention/defection or financial targets.


Steve Maitland
Associate Director
Colliers International

Steve has been working for Colliers International for over 20 years as an Associate Director of the company, specialising in office leasing and lease renegotiations for Corporate and Government Tenants predominantly within the Wellington central business area.

Saatysh Bhana
Head of Sustainability

Saatyesh has been with the management team for 15 years and was most recently an asset manager within the business. In this new role, his key responsibility is around educating, guiding and collaborating with stakeholders around sustainability. The practical benefits of sustainability are well known and Saatyesh’s role also covers advising on environmental matters including data collection, monitoring and reporting. Saatyesh is also responsible for the greening of key development projects within the portfolio. He also retains responsibility for the strategic management and financial performance of certain Auckland properties.

Julia McPherson
Warren & Mahoney

Julia joined Warren and Mahoney Wellington studio in 2013 after gaining industry experience in London working on a number of large building refurbishment projects. She was appointed Associate in 2016, and Principal in 2019.

Julia has developed a strong understanding of materiality, craft and technical detailing while working on both interior and architectural projects. Her focus on the smaller details, from the briefing process through to completion helps her design tailor made solutions for her clients.

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