Will Johnston is the Group Auctioneer for Sotheby's, Tremains and Colliers Bay of Plenty. He's just changed careers after 20 years on air in the radio industry working all over New Zealand, most recently hosting the award-winning Day Show for The Hits BOP 95FM for the last 7 years.
The last 8 years he was a finalist in the NZ radio awards, winning 3. He's also a celebrant & MC... He's clearly a fan of talking! Will's been a local in the Bay for the past 10 years and loves being a part of the changing face of the region. He believes people are always keen to not take themselves too seriously and willing to laugh if you just give them the opportunity. Having such vast experience in media/MCing Will understands a pressure-filled and emotional environment, his ability to read a room when behind a microphone means that his transition into auctioneering is a natural fit.
His open, honest, cheeky and relaxed style on air and when MCing community events makes him relatable to all audiences and he has a knack of putting people at ease in any situation. Will says he's honoured to be part of such a forward-thinking, community-minded and inspirational company.
Will believes the auction room literally changes people's lives, helps them reach their goals and creates new opportunities almost every day... what's not to love about that?!