Priya Shankar is a Fiji-born Indian who joined Barfoot & Thompson, New Zealand’s largest privately-owned Real Estate company in August 2006.
She started her career at their city-based Head Office as their Accountant.
After giving birth to her son, she completed her Business Degree whilst working full time and was promoted to the position of Company Accountant.
Earlier this year, Priya was promoted to the position of Financial Controller heading the Finance and Accounting team within Head Office.
She successfully leads a team of nine people.
The Company has over 70 branches throughout Auckland and Northland including Commercial and Body Corporate and sells one in three houses in Auckland.
Barfoot and Thompson also manages over 16,000 rental properties.
In her 20-year working career, 11 of which have been in real estate, Priya has gained extensive insight into the industry and is an astute property investor herself.
She is grateful to have worked alongside some very successful industry leaders and is also a member of the Institute of Strategic Leadership Alumni Group, which has helped her immensely in her personal growth.
Barfoot & Thompson strongly encourages growth and provides leadership opportunities for individuals within the organisation and Priya feels privileged to be part of such a prestigious company.
Priya is also a keen supporter of the Starship Foundation and has organised ‘Bollywood for Starship’ for the past four years and raised over $40,000 for the Charity.
This article was originally published by http://www.indiannewslink.co.nz/ on April 15, 2018.