New board chair for

New Zealand’s longest-standing property site,, has appointed Bruce Cotterill as chairman. 

The five-time CEO and published author is known as a true “transformation leader”. Cotterill brings the highest calibre of leadership to his new position with more than 30 years of experience leading large organisations, including Colliers, Kerry Packer’s ACP Magazines, Canterbury and Yellow Pages.

Sarah Wood, CEO of, says she is looking forward to the insight and leadership Cotterill will bring:   

“Cotterill’s background in property, as well as his breadth of experience, will support us in achieving our strategic goals as an industry-owned Kiwi business. Our team looks forward to learning and growing under his leadership.”

Cotterill is responsible for leading Australian real estate giant, Colliers through the property recession of the 1990s and has kept his finger on the pulse of the industry, working with the likes of Barfoot & Thompson and Professionals Real Estate. 

Cotterill says the opportunity to work with New Zealand’s longest-standing property site,, was one he could not pass up. 

“ has been helping Kiwis find the life they want to live since before Google. Building on their impressive track record, I look forward to leading the team in this role to continue to deliver value for New Zealand property lovers and seekers.” 

Cotterill, will take up the role immediately (January 2023). 


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As New Zealand’s longest-standing property website,’s mission is to empower New Zealanders with a property search tool they can use to find the life they want to live. With residential, lifestyle, rural and commercial property listings, is the place to start for those looking to buy or sell property.

Whatever life you’re searching for, it all starts here.

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