Meet the Auction Team

Our award winning auction team continues to establish sales records that reflect Bayleys vigorous and innovative approach across all market sectors. As a full-service real estate company, we have experts across every area of property.

Conor Patton

Chief Auctioneer

Savvy negotiation techniques and an informed market insight have ensured Conor has become one of New Zealand's most sought-after auction specialists.

Conor has solidified his position as an expert in his field, having won the distinguished 'Rising Star' category at the 2014 annual Real Estate Institute of New Zealand auctioneering competition and now, Bayleys chief auctioneer.

Ben Deans


Ben has been in the real estate industry for almost a decade and in that time represented over a thousand sets of owners either as a sales consultant or working as an Auctioneer. It is that breadth of experience that he will put to work for you, whether that be ensuring optimal negotiation or simply providing his frank advice on any property questions your vendors may have.

Lisa Parr

Auction Coordinator

Lisa ensures everything runs smoothly on the day. She collaborates with the agents and the administration team for each property and prepares the presentation for auction day. From the minute the auction is booked and until the hammer goes down on auction day, Lisa oversees the process from start to finish.

Sales Managers

Bayleys Canterbury

Rachel Dovey

General Manager – Sales

Justin Haley

Residential Manager

Renee Moore

Residential Manager

Campbell Taylor

Commercial and Industrial Manager

Ross Ditmer

North Canterbury Manager

Sarah Smith

Mid Canterbury Manager

Kevin Jenkins

Country Operations Manager

Maree Firth

Methven Manager

Wayne Frewen

Timaru Manager

Here at Bayleys Canterbury, we believe that bidding at auction is the most straightforward way to purchase property.