Diana Signal established Wanganui Valuers Ltd in 2012.
Dianas focus has been a promoter of the profession to other women, within an industry predominantly male-dominated. Gaining registration as 1 of the 1200 Registered Valuers in New Zealand was not an easy path, "I have found it extremely rewarding; every day is an adventure and provides exciting challenges."
There have only been three female valuers to be appointed to the Valuers Registration Board (VRB), since 1948. Diana is Whanganui's only female, Registered Valuer, and the first to be elected as Chair in the Local Branch of the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ). Diana is currently serving her third year as Chair, after serving as a committee member for three years. Diana has seen positive changes at PINZ branch level with a more diverse and inclusive committee structure, her goal is to cast this culture to our wider industry group.
Wanganui Valuers, although still based in Whanganui, has extended business to Ruapehu, Rangitikei and as far as South Taranaki.