Ashley Farrugia

While still in his early twenties, ActivePipe co-founder and CEO Ashley Farrugia acquired a part of an LP Gas fitting business which he turned into a national franchise with 36 stores. It was sold to a public company in early 2008. It was around this time that Farrugia spotted a business opportunity after several real continue reading →

Alison Mau

With 20 years at the top of the Television news and current affairs tree in New Zealand, Ali Mau is one of the country’s most recognized and respected faces. In her two decades at TVNZ, Ali hosted shows across the spectrum including Newsnight, Breakfast, One News At Six, Fair Go and Seven Sharp, plus very continue reading →

Martin Grunstein

Martin Grunstein studied Psychology and Marketing at University of N.S.W. He spent four years in sales and marketing with Colgate-Palmolive before setting up ‘SUCCESS COMMUNICATIONS’ in 1985. Martin’s outstanding results with over 500 companies across over 100 industries have made him Australia’s most in-demand speaker on Outstanding Customer Service. He has also worked with sportsmen continue reading →

Scotty Stevenson

Scotty “Sumo” Stevenson is a SKY Sport Rugby Commentator and Editor of SKY Sport the Magazine. His humorous style has made him one of the most popular media personalities in New Zealand. Scotty Stevenson joined SKY Sport in 2007 as a rugby reporter and writer and presenter of Documentary Series Local Heroes. In 2009, he continue reading →

Steve Hansen

The coach who took the All Blacks to back-to-back World Champions in 2015. In 2004, Steve was appointed to the All Blacks as an Assistant Coach under former mentor Graham Henry. Steve assisted Graham Henry in coaching the All Blacks to a 2011 Rugby World Cup final win against France, ending a 24-year Rugby World Cup winning drought for the All continue reading →

Fiona Blayney

Fiona Blayney is the Managing Director of the highly successful consultancy, coaching and training business Real Plus, specialising in estate agency services in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K and the U.S. Over the past thirteen years she has developed a reputation for being one of the best business strategy, talent and growth specialists around. Fiona’s continue reading →

Nigel Latta

Nigel is the second oldest of a family of four and was born in Oamaru on the East Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Oamaru was, he says, an “interesting” place to grow up. At age eighteen he left home to study at the University of Otago gaining a Bachelor of Science in continue reading →

Suzanne Paul

Inspirational speaker, Suzanne Paul, came from Wolverhampton in 1991 with just $18 in her pocket and a lot of determination. She went on to build the country’s most successful direct marketing company, Prestige Marketing, developing and selling such products as Natural Glow and the Suzanne Clip. Just five years later, armed only with her infectious continue reading →

Paul Jarvie

Paul qualified as a Physiotherapist and worked in sports medicine and specialist in treating back injuries. He then moved Mt Isa Mine a large North Queensland mine employing over 5000 staff (3000 underground and 2000 in and around the smelters) as their physio and ergonomist. On returning to NZ, he continued his studies (Occ Health continue reading →

Carey Smith

Becoming involved in the real estate industry at the age of 17, Carey has spent his time predominantly with the Ray White Group as a salesperson, franchise owner, development manager and since 1997 as the Chief Executive of New Zealand operations.  In recent times he has also taken responsibility for the growth of the Ray continue reading →

Julie Ryan

Julie has had many successful years in the real estate industry and has been engaged by independent, national and international brands to deliver their performance training and also to consult as a mentor and business adviser at all levels within agency. Julie is a ‘hands on’ real estate agent who has been involved in almost continue reading →

Zac Snelling

Zac commenced his property management career with Ray White in 2007 and through various PM related roles received numerous industry accolades including Property Manager of the Year, number 3 Rookie of the Year, as well as also attaining ‘Premier’ status twice. At the front line, Zac has worked in Business Development, portfolio management as well continue reading →

Hayden Broadbelt

Born and bred in Christchurch, the lure of business opportunities and a warmer climate brought Hayden to the bright lights of Auckland over five years ago. Hayden has enjoyed a background of senior management in both retail and real estate throughout his years. On the latter, Hayden trained to become an Auctioneer in Christchurch upon entering the real estate industry. He soon found his continue reading →