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Chris Hannam

Director / Growth and Recruitment


Chris joined the management team in 2019 as an owner and director and heads the role of 'Growth and Recruitment'.

No stranger to hard work Chris' diverse range of skills started with him joining the Royal New Zealand Navy, which then allowed him to work offshore in many colourful locations within the security sector and then later with two other partners establishing their own international security company, Straight Arrow.

Chris' sales career has seen him work for a number of large corporate companies in various roles, such as Fuji Xerox, Ricoh, and Konica Minolta.  He started his real estate career in Australia where he worked for McGrath Real Estate selling and leasing commercial property.

Continuing on with his real estate passion, in 2013 he moved back to New Zealand specialising in residential, coastal and lifestyle real estate where he continued to grow his business - receiving numerous awards and recognition for his dedication. Chris quickly reached Elite status in 2016, selling over $67.5 million worth of properties.

With a vibrant energy and an approachable manner, Chris has a natural ability to connect with people. He is a great communicator and negotiator with the enthusiasm and stamina to always seek credible solutions. 

Chris' main driver is to see his team reach their full potential. With a spotlight on supporting and coaching the team Chris now focuses on skills, preparation, confidence and consistency, and works alongside the Whangarei sale team to achieve excellent results. 


  • 2020/2021 - Chairman's Elite Business Leader of Ray White Tutukaka
  • 2019/2020 - Chairman's Elite Business Leader of Ray White Tutukaka
  • 2018/2019 - Chairman's Elite Business Leader of Ray White Whangarei
  • 2018/2019 - Premier Performer
  • 2017/2018 - Premier Performer
  • 2017 - Elite Performer (NZ)
  • 2016 - Premier Performer (NZ)
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