Cordys

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

Andrew Grigg Director Antiques & Art

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 Director Antiques & Art

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 Director Antiques

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.

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.

Max Campbell

Max first attended Cordys auctions as a young boy in school uniform, his passion for antiques resulted in him joining Cordys straight from school in 1972. He has been here ever since, bringing his wide range of knowledge and no-nonsense attitude.

Phyllis Banbrook

With over 30 years in the business including running her own antique business in Devonport for 10 years, Phyllis joined Cordys in 2010, bringing her calm and knowledgeable presence to cast a serene glow over our showroom.

Suhaimi Jaafar (Jay)

Jay arrived at Cordys in late 2008 as the auction floor manager. He knows most customers by their first name and his interest and knowledge of antiques has grown with every year.

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.

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.

Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins

Douglas Lloyd Jenkins is a notable author and well known commentator of New Zealand design history. He joined Cordys as a part-time consultant in 2015.

Louis Fowler

Having been involved in the family business of restoring furniture since age 13, Louis joined Cordys after completing his art history degree at Auckland University. He left to travel overseas and returned in early 2017 to rejoin the Cordys team, bringing with him his enthusiasm and energy.

John Maconie

John joined Cordy's in 1975, and later became its sole owner. In 2005 he sold the business to Andrew Grigg, but retains an interest by assisting with the set up and auctioneering of the monthly Antique & Art auctions.