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Our executives embrace the enterprising spirit of Colliers International. They are passionate, committed leaders who share a common goal: to accelerate the success of everyone associated with our company, including our clients, sales professionals, support staff, communities and business partners.
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Mark Synnott
Chief Executive Officer | New Zealand
Auckland CBD

In 1989, Mark joined Colliers International in the Auckland office and assisted in establishing the leasing and agency side of the business.  In 1993/94 Mark was responsible for the complete agency function and in late 1994 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Colliers in New Zealand

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Charles Cooper
Managing Director - Auckland
Auckland CBD

As Colliers International's Auckland managing director, Charles holds a strategic role responsible for the entire client service experience, the growth strategies and the profitability of the total Auckland business. Charles is also a key member of Colliers International's New Zealand board of directors and sits on the Australasian senior leadership team.

Colliers International's Auckland business is the strongest commercial real estate services player in the market and employs over 260 professionals in four offices across the city.

Charles is also responsible for growing Colliers' market share across its various service lines and charged with developing Colliers’ Auckland business as a ‘best practice’ model for the company’s 20 nationwide offices.

He is also responsible for people management across the Auckland offices, including leadership and direction, recruitment, mentoring, skills development and succession planning; as well as implementing and developing new business lines.

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Bruce Gallie
Chief Operating Officer | New Zealand
Auckland CBD

Bruce has worked in commercial property since 1987, in private client and agency environments in the UK and New Zealand.

Bruce joined Colliers in 2002, working as a broker in the Auckland investment sales team before becoming the General Manager-Operations in 2005. 

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Peter Herbert
Chief Financial Officer | New Zealand
Auckland CBD

Peter's career started with Colliers International in 1992, shortly after the company commenced trading in New Zealand. Over the intervening years Peter has been responsible for the full range of financial services required and has helped navigate the company support functions through sustained periods of growth and change. 

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Grant Torrie
Director | Marketing
Auckland CBD

As Colliers International's Director of Marketing Operations, Grant is responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary marketing team responsible for delivering the industry's best marketing platform, developing and implementing a complete marketing strategy whilst maintaining brand consistency across all media and aligning this to the company business plan. Bringing extensive experience from a range of industries including entertainment, utilities, media and now property, he has a broad understanding of the role marketing plays in driving business performance.

An early adopter of digital technology for marketing, he has worked across a range of digital project implementations on multiple platforms and brings a platform agnostic approach to creating digital marketing solutions.


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