Neil Martin to retire later this year

  • 27 Apr 2023
Lendlease Europe confirmed today (27 April) that Neil Martin has decided to retire as Chief Executive Officer and will depart the business later this year.

When he leaves Lendlease in October, Neil will have been with the company for 27 years and have worked for the globally integrated real estate group in Europe, the United States and Australia.

Neil first joined Lendlease as a project manager in 1990 before qualifying in law. He returned to the company as a senior lawyer in 1999 and has held a number of leadership roles across Lendlease including a five-year stint working in Sydney as the Group Head of EHS, Risk and Insurance. While European CEO, Neil led the business through the challenges posed by Covid-19 and has overseen a pipeline of work that has increased under his stewardship to £29.5bn.

Lendlease’s Global Chief Executive Officer, Tony Lombardo, has paid tribute to Neil’s career with the company. He said: “Having devoted a very significant chunk of his career to Lendlease, Neil’s made a huge contribution both to who we are as a company and how we operate around the world. I believe the mark of a leader is the work they do to nurture our next generation of talent. Neil has done an exceptional job in building a strong leadership team, and we’ll be announcing his successor in due course.”

Neil will remain in his role for the next six months to support a smooth transition and the process to appoint a new Europe Chief Executive Officer will begin soon.

Neil Martin, Chief Executive Officer for Lendlease Europe, said: “Lendlease is a fantastic company to work for and it’s been an enormous privilege to have been entrusted with several key roles during my time with the business. I would like to thank all of the incredibly talented and hard-working colleagues who’ve supported me throughout my career; and I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved together.”


Information for reporter:

  • Lendlease is a globally integrated real estate group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. We create places where communities thrive.
  • Headquartered in Sydney, Australia and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:LLC), Lendlease has approximately 7,800 employees globally.
  • Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Investments, Development and Construction. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage in delivering innovative integrated solutions for our customers.