John Collyns

Executive Director
Retirement Villages Association (RVA) 


The RVA represents the interests of retirement village owners, developers and managers around New Zealand.  John Collyns is responsible for setting the Association’s strategy and policy direction, as well as developing relationships with members, key stakeholders, central and local government agencies, and the media. 

In this presentation, John hopes to address misconceptions about retirement village residents and the proactive stance the industry is taking to address residents’ concerns.   John owned a ran a restaurant for four years (so has an understanding of the risks RVA members face when running their own businesses).

John is a keen scuba diver, especially in warm tropical waters … and is missing them! 
Read the abstract here
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NB: Speakers are ordered alphabetically by last name.