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.

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.

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.

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.

Annabelle Lochead

Annabelle trained in fine art & photography and is now part of our busy floor staff making sure our weekly sales are up and running. She has a love of decorative arts and collects fine art.

Caleb Makoare

Cordy’s welcomed Caleb last year when he joined the team, assisting Kal, as our second-in-command on the floor. His role includes furniture moving, showroom set-up and customer pick-ups and drop-offs. He has a passion for weaponry.

Hamish Byrne

Having previously worked as an architect for international interior design firms including Colefax & Fowler, Hamish brings his enthusiasm and keen interest in all things antique to Cordys as one of our cataloguers for our weekly auctions. He has been a staff member since 2020.

Suhaimi Jaafar(Jay)

A stalwart of Cordys’, Jay has been with us since 2008. His uncanny ability to remember the names of a multitude of clients, together with his calm manner makes him a popular and key member of our staff.

Ben Martley

Ben has worked in the Art sector since 2017 and joined Cordy’s in 2021 as a member of our weekly photography department.His outside interests include philosophy, painting and jewellery making.

Julio Martins

With more than 15 years’ experience in journalism and communication, Julio joins the Cordy's team as our key receptionist. His varied background proves valuable in assisting both our regular clients and those who are entering an auction house for the first time.

Kal-El Bernard

Kal joined Cordys two years ago and has become a vital part of the Cordys workforce. His ability to stay calm during hectic periods of furniture drop - offs and pick - ups, together with his polite manner in customer interactions, makes him an asset. Outside of work Kal has a passion for high - end cars.

Karen Young

Karen comes to Cordys bringing many years of experience in the antique industry. She now works as part of the small, hardworking team cataloguing our busy weekly auctions.

Kylie McKenzie

Kylie is a welcome addition to our Online Photography team. With a background in a variety of art and design fields, Kylie designs and makes her own range of bags and has a love of medieval art.