Group Managing Director
Since 1986, John held senior roles with the Lendlease Group, Westfield Australia, Westfield USA, and the Stockland Property Group; with assignments both in Australia and offshore markets.
With a career spanning 35 years across the commercial property sector, John has been responsible for, and has led all disciplines across the major property asset classes.
As CEO of Stockland Commercial Property, John spent 12 years directly responsible for the Stockland Trust, as owner of the commercial property assets (one of Australia’s largest diversified REIT’s). As a Stockland Group Executive, John was involved in all strategic decisions across residential, community development, medium density, apartment, mixed-use, and retirement living property activity. John served on multiple Stockland sub-boards and attended all Stockland headstock board meetings.
Prior to joining the Stockland Group, John was Chief Operating Officer of Westfield America, based in Los Angeles, USA. As a key member and leader of this business, John was part of the senior team that substantively expanded the Westfield US operations (buying and selling); overseeing the leadership and management; and creating and delivering a considerable property development pipeline. Prior to moving to the USA, John worked in New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia and the UK on acquisitions for the Westfield and Lendlease Groups.
John has served as a Director of the National Property Council Board, Deputy Chair of the SCCA, and various Directorships at Westfield and Lendlease.
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