Meet the team

At Cordy's we rely on our team effort to deliver the best results

Andrew Grigg Director

Andrew grew up in Hamilton where his parents owned Gordon's Antiques and he often worked behind the counter. After studying at university in the 1980s, he joined the industry under Dunbar Sloane. In 2005 he became the owner of Cordys. He is an avid collector and acknoweldged expert of New Zealand studio pottery and art.

Ross Millar

With over 30 years experience in the Antique and Art world.Ross' career began in Wellington in 1979. He came to Cordys in 2010, bringing with him his enormous knowledge and sharp eye. He is one of the most respected industry leaders in his field, where his opinion, knowledge and integrity are well known.

Fenella Tonkin

After running her own successful antique business for 20 years, Fenella was headhunted to join the Cordys team in 2007, bringing with her, her love of Victorian antiques and her own unique style.

James Hogan

James joins Cordy's with over 25 years' in the world of New Zealand antiques and arts. Well-regarded in this field for his knowledge, expertise, auctioneering and people skills, he is a great addition to the Cordy's team.

Lesley Paracha Office Manager

After many years working in the field of finance and management both in New Zealand and overseas, Lesley joined the Cordys family in 2011. Her eye for detail has been exceptional in the successful running of the busy Cordys office on a daily basis.

Gemma Sheils

With a background in design and a lifelong love of vintage posters and typography, Gemma has worked in the antique auction world since 2010, she joined Cordys in 2016.

Esteban Payares

Bringing an international flavour to the Cordy's family, Esteban joins us with over five years experience in the Antique and Auction field as well as an abiding passion for the decorative arts.

Jan Vetter

Jan joins the Cordy's front-line team with a strong background in commerce and advertising together with a lifelong passion for collecting.

Kusum Tailor

Kusum joined Cordys in 2010 when she took over the front of house role. Her calm and friendly manner makes her ideal to help both new and long-standing customers.

Dianne McKinnon

Having worked with many notable Jewellery companies, Dianne brings her experience of jewellery manufacturing and design to offer our clients friendly guidance into the world of gems and precious metals.