Ranald Gordon

Present Position

Arbitrator, Mediator and Property Manager

Professional Experience

  • Sharemilking Disputes,
  • Rural Lease Disputes,
  • Maori Land Issues,
  • Valuation Disputes,
  • Agri Business Disputes.

Career Summary

  • 1974-1978 Appraiser Rural Banking & Finance Corporation, Hamilton
  • 1978-1986 Appraiser Rural Banking & Finance Corporation, New Plymouth
  • 1986-2006 Associate Staples Rodway Stratford - Registered Public Valuer, Farm Management consultant and arbitrator;
  • 2006-2012-General Manager Land Assetts PKWIncorporation
  • 2102-2015- Assetts Manager PKW


  • Tribunal member MAF Appeals Committee Agricultural Recovery programme - Lower North Island FloodingCouncil Member, AMINZ
  • Principal Conciliator (Appointments)Variable Order Panel Dispute Resolution Conciliators


  • Paper to Lincoln College Valuation Students re Maori Land Valuation (2000);
  • Paper on Maori Land Valuation Issues to Joint API/Massey Inaugural Certificate of Native Title Course (2003)
  • Paper on Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness Conduct to NZPI Conference
  • Paper on Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness Conduct to NZIPIM Conference
  • Presentation to PINZ Mainland Conference 2019


  • 1974-1992 Owned a 45 hectare combined dairy unit carrying 120 cows and replacements with 700 fattening pigs.
  • 1992-2020 Owns a 110 hectare(eff) seasonal supply dairy unit run by a 50/50 Sharemilker

Speciality Areas

  • Rural Property Valuation,
  • Land Compensation (Transmission Lines and Pipeline Easements),
  • Maori Land Issues
  • Arbitration/Mediation Sharemilking Disputes
  • Agri Business Disputes


  • Fellow (Arb), Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand Inc. (AMINZ);
  • AMINZ Panel of Arbitrators;AMINZ Panel of Mediators AMINZ List of Rural Dispute Resolution Professionals;
  • AMINZ Debt Mediation Panel;
  • Diploma of Agriculture, Lincoln College;
  • Diploma of Valuation and Farm Management, Lincoln College
  • Registered Valuer FPINZ;FNZIV
  • Registered Farm Consultant MNSFM
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent MREINZ