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    Michael J. Ullmer, AO

    Chairman (Independent Non Executive Director)

    Mr Ullmer joined the Board in December 2011 and was appointed Chairman in November 2018.

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    Michael J. Ullmer, AO
    Chairman (Independent Non Executive Director)

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    Term of Office

    Mr Ullmer joined the Board in December 2011.

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    Mr Ullmer brings to the Board extensive strategic, financial and management experience accumulated over his career in international banking, finance and professional services.

    He was the Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer of the National Australia Bank (NAB) from 2007 until he retired from the Bank in August 2011. He joined NAB in 2004 as Finance Director and held a number of key positions including Chairman of the subsidiaries Great Western Bank (US) and JB Were. Prior to NAB, Mr Ullmer was at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, initially as Group Chief Financial Officer and then Group Executive with responsibility for Institutional and Business Banking. Before that, he was a Partner at accounting firms KPMG (1982 to 1992) and Coopers & Lybrand (1992 to 1997).

    Mr Ullmer has a degree in mathematics from the University of Sussex. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years)

    • Non Executive Director of Woolworths Limited (appointed January 2012) (retired November 2021)
    • Board Committee Memberships
    • Member of the Audit Committee
    • Member of the Nomination Committee
    • Member of the People & Culture Committee
    • Member of the Risk Committee
    • Member of Sustainability Committee
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    Tony Lombardo

    Global Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (Executive Director)

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    Tony Lombardo
    Global Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (Executive Director)

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    Tony Lombardo has more than 25 years’ experience working across real estate development, investment management, finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and strategy in Australia and internationally.

    Tony joined Lendlease in 2007 as Group Head of Strategy and M&A where he led a number of initiatives including refocusing the Group's overall business strategy. In 2011, he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and played a key role in enhancing the flexibility of the Group’s capital structure via a stapled structure as well as significantly broadening its funding and banking relationships. He also implemented a range of people focused initiatives including creation of the Young Indigenous Pathways program, which provides mentoring opportunities for young Indigenous students.

    In 2016, Tony was appointed Chief Executive Officer Asia based in Singapore. As part of resetting Lendlease Asia’s growth strategy, Tony spearheaded a number of major initiatives to drive future growth. Recent successes include the completion of Singapore’s S$3.7 billion Paya Lebar Quarter mixed-use development, establishment of a US$1 billion data centres joint venture with a large institutional investor and the successful listing of S$1 billion global LREIT on the Singapore Exchange.

    Prior to joining Lendlease, Tony spent almost 10 years at GE with responsibilities across a number of functional disciplines including strategy, M&A and finance for both GE Capital and GE Corporate. Tony commenced his career at KPMG where he worked for more than four years.

    Tony holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from RMIT University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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    Nicola M. Wakefield Evans

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Ms Wakefield Evans joined the Board in September 2013.

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    Independent Non Executive Director

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    Term of Office

    Ms Wakefield Evans joined the Board in September 2013.

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    Ms Wakefield Evans is a business leader and non executive director with broad ranging commercial, business management, strategy and legal experience gained over a 30 year international career.

    Ms Wakefield Evans was Managing Partner, International at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) in Hong Kong where she was responsible for the overall governance and strategic positioning of the business in the Asia region. In addition to holding a number of senior management and leadership roles, Ms Wakefield Evans has had a diverse career as one of Australasia’s leading lawyers. Ms Wakefield Evans has been involved in a number of significant and ground-breaking M&A transactions and has advised some of the largest companies in Australia, Asia and globally. She has extensive international experience having worked in Australia, New York and Hong Kong.

    Ms Wakefield Evans was included in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac Group’s inaugural list of ‘Australia’s 100 Women of Influence’. She is a member of Chief Executive Women Inc.

    Ms Wakefield Evans holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is a qualified lawyer in Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

    Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years)
    • Non Executive Director of Macquarie Group Limited (appointed February 2014)
    • Non Executive Director of Viva Energy Group Limited (appointed August 2021)
    Other Current Appointments
    • Chair of 30% Club, Australia
      Director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation
      Director of UNSW Foundation Limited
      Director of Australian Institute of Company Directors
      Director of Chief Executive Women

    Board Committee Memberships
    • Chairman of the Sustainability Committee
      Member of the Nomination Committee
      Member of the Audit Committee
      Member of the Risk Committee
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    David P. Craig

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Mr Craig joined the Board in March 2016.

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    David P. Craig
    Independent Non Executive Director

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    Term of Office

    Mr Craig joined the Board in March 2016.

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    Mr Craig is a business leader with a successful international career spanning over 37 years in finance, accounting, audit, risk management, strategy and mergers and acquisitions in the banking, property and professional services industries.

    He was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Commonwealth Bank of Australia from 2006 through the GFC, until he retired in June 2017. At Commonwealth Bank, he was responsible for leading 2,500 staff in the finance, treasury, property, security, audit and investor relations teams.

    Mr Craig’s previous leadership roles have included CFO for Australand Property Group (now Frasers), Global CFO for PwC Consulting and a Partner at PwC.

    As well as his role as CFO of Australand Property Group, Mr Craig was responsible for Property for the last 22 years of his executive career, including overseeing three significant property transformations at CBA.

    Mr Craig holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, ANZ and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company
    Directors.

    Other Current Appointments
    • President of the Financial Executives Institute of Australia
      Deputy Chairman of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute

    Board Committee Memberships
    • Chairman of the Audit Committee
      Member of the Nomination Committee
      Member of the People and Culture Committee
      Member of the Risk Committee
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    Philip M. Coffey

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Mr Coffey joined the Board in January 2017.

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    Independent Non Executive Director

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    Term of Office

    Mr Coffey joined the Board in January 2017.

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    Mr Coffey served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Westpac Banking Corporation from April 2014 until his retirement in May 2017. As the Deputy CEO, Mr Coffey had the responsibility of overseeing and supporting relationships with key stakeholders of Westpac including industry groups, regulators, customers and government. He was also responsible for the Group’s Mergers & Acquisitions function. Prior to this role, Mr Coffey held a number of executive positions at Westpac including Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank. He has successfully led operations based in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia and has extensive experience in financial markets, funds management, balance sheet management and risk management. He began his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia and has also held executive positions at Citibank.

    Mr Coffey holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide and has completed the Executive Program at Stanford University Business School. He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

    Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years)

    Non Executive Director of Macquarie Group Limited (appointed August 2018)

    Other Current Appointments
    • Director of Goodstart Early Learning Ltd

    Board Committee Memberships
    • Chairman of the Risk Committee
    • Member of the Sustainability Committee
    • Member of the Nomination Committee
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    Elizabeth M. Proust, AO

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Ms Proust joined the Board in February 2018.

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    Elizabeth M. Proust, AO
    Independent Non Executive Director

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    Term of Office

    Ms Proust joined the Board in February 2018.

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    Ms Proust is one of Australia’s leading business figures and has had a diverse career holding leadership roles in the public and private sectors for over 30 years. Ms Proust spent eight years at ANZ Group including four years as Managing Director of Esanda, Managing Director of Metrobanking and Group General Manager, Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Management Services. Before joining ANZ, Ms Proust was Secretary (CEO) of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria) and Chief Executive of the City of Melbourne. 

    Ms Proust has extensive board experience in listed and private companies, subsidiaries and joint ventures, as well as government and not for profits. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2010 for distinguished service to public administration and to business, through leadership roles in government and private enterprise, as a mentor to women, and to the community through contributions to arts, charitable and educational bodies.

    Ms Proust holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne. In March 2021, Ms Proust was appointed a Life Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

    Other Current Appointments
    • Chairman of Cuscal Limited
    • Chairman of GQC Partners Inc
    • Chairman of SuperFriend Industry Funds’ Mental Health Initiative
    • Member of the Fujitsu Advisory Board

    Board Committee Memberships
    • Chairman of the People and Culture Committee
    • Member of the Nomination Committee
    • Member of the Risk Committee
    • Member of the Sustainability Committee
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    Robert Welanetz

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Mr Welanetz joined the Board in March 2020.

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    Independent Non Executive Director

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    Term of Office

    Mr Welanetz joined the Board in March 2020.

    Skills, Experience and Qualifications

    Mr Welanetz is based in the US and has significant executive, advisory, strategic and operational experience in the property and construction sectors, gained over an international career spanning over 40 years.

    In his most recent role, Mr Welanetz served as Chief Executive Officer in the property division of Majid Al Futtaim (MAF), based in Dubai, where he had overall responsibility for managing MAF’s property portfolio and development pipeline. Mr Welanetz retired from that position in 2018. Prior to joining MAF, Mr Welanetz spent over seven years in a global role in Blackstone’s Real Estate Group advising and identifying acquisition opportunities in retail real estate and providing strategic guidance for Blackstone’s portfolio of retail assets and retail operating companies.

    Mr Welanetz also served as Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Kinghill Ltd, based in China, with responsibility for the operations and delivery of retail and development projects in mainland China. Prior to this, Mr Welanetz was President and Chief Executive Officer, Retail at Jones Lang LaSalle Inc Americas.

    Mr Welanetz holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University. He is a former Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centres and served on the board of the Galileo Property Trust, an Australian shopping centre investor.

    Listed Company Directorships (Held within the last three years)

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    Board Committee Memberships
    • Member of the Nomination Committee
      Member of the People & Culture Committee
      Member of the Risk Committee
      Member of the Sustainability Committee
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    Nicholas Collishaw

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Nicholas Collishaw was appointed to the Board as an independent Non Executive Director, effective 1 December 2021.

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    Independent Non Executive Director

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    Nicholas Collishaw was appointed to the Board as an independent Non Executive Director, effective 1 December 2021.

    Based in Sydney, Mr Collishaw is an experienced property executive and non executive director with more than 40 years’ expertise gained across Lendlease’s core segments of Development, Construction and Investments. During his career he has overseen the development and delivery of a number of significant and ground-breaking projects across the commercial, industrial and retail sectors.

    Mr Collishaw currently serves as the joint Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Place Pty Ltd, a boutique funds management entity focussed on affordable retirement accommodation, and is Chairman of ASX-listed hospitality group, Redcape Hotel Group. Until his recent retirement, he was a non-executive director of ASX-listed investment manager, Centuria Capital.

    Mr Collishaw’s executive career comprised a number of high-profile roles including Centuria Capital’s Chief Executive Officer of Listed Property. Prior to this role, Mr Collishaw spent eight years at Mirvac Group serving as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director between 2008 and 2012. He also held senior leadership positions at James Fielding Group where he was Executive Director and Head of Property, Deutsche Industrial Trust and Paladin Commercial Trust.

    Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years)
    • Chairman of Redcape Hotel Group

    Board Committee Memberships
    • Member of the Audit Committee
      Member of the People and Culture Committee
      Member of the Risk Committee
      Member of the Nomination Committee
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    Margaret Lui

    Independent Non Executive Director

    Margaret Lui will be appointed to the Board as an independent Non Executive Director, effective 1 December 2022.

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    Margaret Lui
    Independent Non Executive Director

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    Ann Soo Chan (“Margaret Lui”) will be appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive director, effective 1 December 2022. Ms Lui will stand for election at Lendlease’s Annual General Meeting on 17 November 2023.

    Based in Singapore, Ms Lui is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Azalea Asset Management, which she helped to found in 2015. At Azalea, Ms Lui leads an experienced team of investment managers, overseeing a portfolio valued at US$10 billion.

    Ms Lui was previously a member of the investment team at Temasek Holdings and involved in direct investments across a variety of sectors including transportation, industrial, real estate investments, and major redevelopment projects in Asia. She has a track record in restructuring, transforming and creating new Temasek businesses and led the startup of several business joint ventures including Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia, and the creation of Cityspring Infrastructure, the first infrastructure business trust listed on the Singapore Exchange. As a senior executive at Temasek, she was a director of numerous subsidiaries and JV entities and listed companies including Sembcorp Industries, a leading energy and urban development company.

    Ms Lui currently chairs the Marine Services Supervisory Committee of PSA International. She also serves on the Board of Trustees and the Investment and Finance Committees of the Singapore Institute of Technology, and is a member of the Singapore Exchange’s Listing Advisory Committee.

    Ms Lui holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from The National University of Singapore and has attended the Advanced Management Development Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Tony Lombardo

    Global Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (Executive Director)

    Tony was appointed Managing Director on 3 September 2021 and also appointed Global Chief Executive Officer in June 2021.

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    Tony Lombardo
    Global Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (Executive Director)

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    Tony Lombardo has more than 25 years’ experience working across real estate development, investment management, finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and strategy in Australia and internationally.

    Tony joined Lendlease in 2007 as Group Head of Strategy and M&A where he led a number of initiatives including refocusing the Group's overall business strategy. In 2011, he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer and played a key role in enhancing the flexibility of the Group’s capital structure via a stapled structure as well as significantly broadening its funding and banking relationships. He also implemented a range of people focused initiatives including creation of the Young Indigenous Pathways program, which provides mentoring opportunities for young Indigenous students.

    In 2016, Tony was appointed Chief Executive Officer Asia based in Singapore. As part of resetting Lendlease Asia’s growth strategy, Tony spearheaded a number of major initiatives to drive future growth. Recent successes include the completion of Singapore’s S$3.7 billion Paya Lebar Quarter mixed-use development, establishment of a US$1 billion data centres joint venture with a large institutional investor and the successful listing of S$1 billion global LREIT on the Singapore Exchange.

    Prior to joining Lendlease, Tony spent almost 10 years at GE with responsibilities across a number of functional disciplines including strategy, M&A and finance for both GE Capital and GE Corporate. Tony commenced his career at KPMG where he worked for more than four years.

    Tony holds a degree in Accounting and Finance from RMIT University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

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    Simon Dixon

    Global Chief Financial Officer

    Simon joined Lendlease and was appointed Global Chief Financial Officer as of October 2021.

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    Simon Dixon
    Global Chief Financial Officer

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    A Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience gained across large and diverse organisations in Asia, Europe and Australia, Simon has demonstrated finance and leadership capabilities spanning audit, accounting, investments, strategy, fund raising and transformation.

    Simon joined Lendlease in October 2021 as Global Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Lendlease Simon held senior management positions within the Jardine Matheson Group over a 15 year period, most recently as Group Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Hongkong Land, the London and Singapore listed property investment, management and development group. Simon joined the Jardine Matheson Group in 2006 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a partner.

    Simon holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Flinders University, is an Associate of Australia’s Institute of Chartered Accountants, Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

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    Claire Johnston

    Chief Executive Officer, Americas and Managing Director, Lendlease for Google Real Estate Development

    Claire joined Lendlease in 1996. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer Americas in November 2022.

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    Claire Johnston
    Managing Director, Lendlease for Google Real Estate Development

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    Claire Johnston was appointed Chief Executive Officer Americas in November 2022, her latest role in a 26+-year history with the global real estate and investment management company. Claire oversees all aspects of the Americas business and is a member of the Global Leadership Team.

    In addition to serving as CEO Americas, Claire will continue in her prior role as Managing Director of Google Development Ventures (GDV) until a successor is named. GDV is a 15-year, US $15bn (AUD $20bn) joint venture between Lendlease and Google for the master planning, entitlement and development of Google's Bay Area landholdings in San Jose, Sunnyvale and Mountain View, California. Lendlease estimates it will develop up to 15 million square feet of residential, retail, hospitality and associated community uses within these four new neighborhoods.

    Prior to her work with GDV, Claire served as Managing Director of Lendlease Communities, an exclusive partnership with the Department of Defense through which Lendlease delivers design, construction, financing, environmental and asset management services for military housing and lodging, with a national portfolio comprising over 40,000 residential units and more than 12,000 hotel rooms. Claire also held the position of Executive Project Director of Island Palm Communities in Oahu, Hawaii, the largest residential privatization project ever awarded by the Department of Defense. Prior to this, she served as Executive Project Director for Lendlease's Docklands Melbourne Australia, a US $6bn (AUD $9.4bn) partnership with the City of Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria, where she oversaw the master plan development and delivery of commercial, residential and mixed-use assets for the urban renewal project.

    Throughout her career at Lendlease, Claire has been a champion for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, serving as Executive Sponsor of the LGBTQ+ employee resource group, now known as Pride Americas. As CEO, she also leads Lendlease’s DE&I Advisory Council.

    Claire was recently named to GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s annual Women of Influence list and was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of its Most Influential Women. She received a Bachelor of Commerce, Labor and Industrial Relations, from the University of Western Sydney and a Masters in Business (Property) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne).­

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    Dale Connor

    Chief Executive Officer Australia

    Dale joined Lendlease in 1988. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer Australia in July 2021.

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    Dale Connor
    Chief Executive Officer Australia

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    Dale was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Lendlease Australia in July 2021 and is based in Sydney. He joined Lendlease in 1988, and has worked in a number of senior roles across the business in Australia, the United Kingdom, China and the United States.

    His most recent role was Chief Operating Officer of Construction & Infrastructure in Australia. He has also held executive positions in Lendlease America’s operations including; Managing Director of Project Management & Construction, Managing Director of Military Housing; and Executive Vice President of Investment Management.

    Dale has wide-spread experience in project management and construction, as well as design, development and privatisation. He believes that a successful business is a safe business, and places a priority on operating Incident & Injury Free.

    He holds a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Queensland and is a Board Member of the Australian Constructors Association.

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    Justin Gabbani

    Chief Executive Officer, Asia

    Justin was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Asia, in June 2021 and is based in Singapore. He joined Lendlease in 2003.

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    Justin Gabbani
    Chief Executive Officer, Asia

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    Justin was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Asia in June 2021 and is based in Singapore.

    Justin joined Lendlease in 2003 and has been based in Asia since 2011. He has over 18 years of experience including strategy, corporate finance, capital markets, investment management, development and construction.

    Justin Gabbani was formerly the Chief Financial Officer, Asia. In this position, he was responsible for several key functional areas across Asia including finance, investment & capital markets, research and strategy. Prior to this role, Justin held the role of Head of Investment & Capital Markets (Asia and Europe) responsible for investments, capital raising, investor relations, product development and research for both Asia and Europe. During his time with Lendlease, Justin has held various roles in the Investment Management and Development businesses.

    He holds a Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University, Queensland and is a Chartered Accountant (CA).

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    Neil Martin

    Chief Executive Officer Europe

    Neil Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer Europe in September 2019 and is based in London.

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    Neil Martin
    Chief Executive Officer Europe

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    Neil Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer Europe in September 2019 and is based in London.

    Neil has been with the business for more than 20 years and has worked in both Europe and Australia. He joined in 1990 as a Project Manager before leaving to complete qualifications in law. Once qualified he joined Mercers Solicitors and later Kier Group where he spent time as a Construction Lawyer before returning to Lendlease as a Senior Lawyer in 1999.

    No longer a practicing lawyer, Neil has held several leadership roles including Global Head of Safety, Risk and Insurance, Managing Director of Construction for Europe, and most recently as Chief Operating Officer, Europe.

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    Penny Ransom

    Group Head of Investments

    Penny joined Lendlease and was appointed to Group Head of Investments in June 2022.

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    Penny Ransom
    Group Head of Investments

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    Penny Ransom is the Group Head of Investments at Lendlease. Lendlease is a globally integrated real estate and investment group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong connected communities. Lendlease has a strong history spanning over 60 years and has A$42bn of real estate funds under management.

    Penny was previously Chief Investment Officer and a Group Executive at Investa. Prior to this role, Penny led Investa’s Investment Management function, was Fund Manager of the ASX listed Investa Office Fund (IOF), Fund Manager of the diversified Dexus Wholesale Property Fund (DWPF), Head of Capital at Dexus in Sydney and Head of Equity UK/Europe at Lendlease in London.

    Penny has 29 years of institutional real estate, transactional and investment management experience, and was previously at Lendlease for over 13 years.

    Penny has a Bachelor of Business (Land Economics), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and undertook the Said Business School, University of Oxford Advanced Management and Leadersip Program in 2019.

    Penny is Chair of the Property Industry Foundation (PIF), a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) in Australia and is on the Board of the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) in Australia.

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    David Hutton

    Group Head of Development

    David was appointed Group Head of Development in July 2021 and is based in Singapore.

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    David Hutton
    Group Head of Development

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    David was appointed Group Head of Development in July 2021 and is based in Singapore.

    David has over 27 years’ experience with Lendlease in development, design, funding, public/private partnerships, and asset and property management. He has worked across the key property sectors of residential, commercial office, retail and retirement living, including leading numerous major city renewal projects with Government, institutional investors and private sector partners. David has directed many of Lendlease’s largest developments and held senior management roles for Lendlease in Europe, Asia and Australia.

    David holds a Bachelor of Business (with Distinction) and has previously held industry board positions at the British Property Federation, the Investment Property Forum in the UK, the National Property Council of Australia and the Committee for Sydney.

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    Toby Matthews

    Group Head of Construction

    Toby was appointed to Group Head of Construction in November 2021.

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    Toby Matthews
    Group Head of Construction

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    Toby was appointed to Group Head of Construction in November 2021 and is responsible for setting and overseeing Lendlease’s global construction agenda.

    Since joining Lendlease in 1999, Toby has worked across key industry sectors including commercial office, workplace, retail, health and infrastructure. During this time, he has gained extensive experience in project management, design, construction and asset management. Toby has also played key roles in the design and delivery of large urban regeneration projects including the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition & Entertainment Precinct and the Paya Lebar Quarter project in Singapore.

    Toby has held executive management positions across the Australia and Asia regions. As Managing Director, Project Management & Construction, Asia, Toby was responsible for securing and delivering all design and construction projects across the Asia region while managing the rapid expansion of this construction business. As Managing Director of Lendlease’s Services, he was responsible for leading the strategic direction and delivery of some of Australia’s largest and most complex asset management, specialist operations and maintenance projects.

    Toby holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from the University of Sydney, Australia.

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    Frank Krile

    Group Chief Risk Officer

    Frank was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in July 2021.

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    Frank Krile
    Group Chief Risk Officer

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    Frank joined Lendlease in 2005 and was appointed to the role of Group Chief Risk Officer in July 2021.

    In this role, Frank leads the functions of Risk & Insurance, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Safety & Operational Assurance, and is responsible for driving best practice risk management activities and operational excellence across the group, supporting the delivery of Lendlease’s record global pipeline.

    Prior to his current appointment, Frank was Acting Group Chief Financial Officer, with overall responsibility for managing and leading the global finance function.

    Frank has held a number of key senior finance roles across Lendlease. This includes Group Deputy Chief Financial Officer, CFO for Lendlease Australia and Global CFO for the Lendlease Investment Management business.

    Prior to joining Lendlease, Frank held roles with ABN AMRO and PricewaterhouseCoopers, gaining 10 years’ experience in professional services, investment banking and capital markets, specialising in the real estate sector.

    Frank received his Bachelor of Laws (LLB), First Class Honours and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from The Australian National University. He is recognised as a Qualified Chartered Accountant by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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    William Ruh

    Chief Executive Officer, Digital

    William (Bill) Ruh was appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer, Digital in January 2019.

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    William Ruh
    Chief Executive Officer, Digital

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    William (Bill) Ruh was appointed to the new role of Chief Executive Officer, Digital in January 2019. In this role, Bill is responsible for leading the company’s digital business platform. This includes accelerating the digital transformation of Lendlease’s businesses and projects using data, advanced analytics and new technologies – embedding digital services, driving automation and enhancing the company’s smart cities strategy.

    Bill has extensive global experience as a senior technology executive and entrepreneur across a range of industries. Prior to joining Lendlease, Bill worked for GE in California where he held the dual role as Chief Executive Officer, GE Digital and GE’s Chief Digital Officer. Bill led the transformation of GE into a digital industrial company, delivering a 2.5x increase in revenue from digital products and significantly improved productivity through digital programs.

    GE’s significant global footprint has given Bill broad exposure across a wide range of international businesses and customers. He has also developed successful programs in analytics, AI and data that are the subject of two Harvard Business School case studies.

    Prior to his role at GE, Bill was instrumental in the strategy and growth of the Cisco Services business through new innovations. He has an impressive track record of creating and implementing successful digital strategies across global companies, and leading cultural change to make those programs successful.

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    Karen Pedersen

    Group General Counsel

    Karen joined Lendlease in January 2013 as Group General Counsel, and is based in Sydney.

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    Karen Pedersen
    Group General Counsel

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    Karen joined Lendlease in January 2013 as Group General Counsel, and is based in Sydney.

    Karen brings significant experience to Lendlease, having spent over 20 years in various senior roles in the property and construction industries. She commenced her legal career at Clayton Utz and was most recently Deputy General Counsel, Leighton Holdings Limited.

    Before working at Leighton, Karen spent almost 15 years at Brookfield Multiplex (formerly Multiplex), where her roles included Group General Manager Corporate, Company Secretary and General Counsel.

    While at Multiplex, she was involved in a number of high-profile Sydney projects, the development business in the UK, the Initial Public Offering of Multiplex, the takeover by and integration with Brookfield, the Group’s financing arrangements and led a range of mergers and acquisitions.

    Karen holds a Masters of Law from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy and Finance)/Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

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    Deb Yates

    Chief People Officer

    Deb joined Lendlease on July 2021 and is based in Sydney.

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    Chief People Officer

    Deb Yates
    Chief People Officer

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    Deb was appointed Chief People Officer in 2021 and is based in Sydney, Australia. She is responsible for all aspects of Global People and Culture including learning and development, talent management, culture and compensation & benefits. She is also responsible for driving the People and Culture strategy and works extensively with the Global Leadership Team and the Lendlease Board

    Prior to joining Lendlease Deb held a number of senior leadership positions including National Managing Partner for People and Corporate Affairs, KPMG (Australia); Chief HR Officer at Reckitt Benckiser (RB) where she worked in Australia, the Netherlands, United States and United Kingdom. Prior to RB she held senior HR roles in News Limited, National Meat Association and Qantas airways.

    Deb also sits on the Board of the Sanctuary Women’s Shelter, Hills District that provides safe housing from women escaping domestic violence.

    Deb has a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology from Macquarie University and Master of Commerce, Employment Relations from University of Western Sydney.

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    Luisa Megale

    Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Marketing

    Luisa joined Lendlease in 2017 as Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Marketing.

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    Luisa Megale
    Group Head of Corporate Affairs and Marketing

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    Luisa joined Lendlease in 2017 as Group Head of Corporate Affairs, and is highly experienced in managing corporate, customer and government relations for international companies, with a focus on strong commercial and reputation outcomes.

    Prior to her current role, Luisa was Vice President International Public Affairs and Communications for American Express where she was responsible for delivering the company’s corporate and government affairs agenda across eleven markets throughout Asia. During this period she also served on the Board of American Express Wholesale Currency business. Before joining American Express she held senior communication roles with Lucent Technologies and EDS.

    Luisa is a highly recognized practitioner and keynote speaker on the changing nature of communications and technology innovation, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Canberra and a post graduate degree in Sociology at the University of York, United Kingdom.

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    Claire Johnston

    Chief Executive Officer, Americas and Managing Director, Lendlease for Google Real Estate Development

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    Claire Johnston
    Managing Director, Lendlease for Google Real Estate Development

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    Claire Johnston was appointed Chief Executive Officer Americas in November 2022, her latest role in a 26+-year history with the global real estate and investment management company. Claire oversees all aspects of the Americas business and is a member of the Global Leadership Team.

    In addition to serving as CEO Americas, Claire will continue in her prior role as Managing Director of Google Development Ventures (GDV) until a successor is named. GDV is a 15-year, US $15bn (AUD $20bn) joint venture between Lendlease and Google for the master planning, entitlement and development of Google's Bay Area landholdings in San Jose, Sunnyvale and Mountain View, California. Lendlease estimates it will develop up to 15 million square feet of residential, retail, hospitality and associated community uses within these four new neighborhoods.

    Prior to her work with GDV, Claire served as Managing Director of Lendlease Communities, an exclusive partnership with the Department of Defense through which Lendlease delivers design, construction, financing, environmental and asset management services for military housing and lodging, with a national portfolio comprising over 40,000 residential units and more than 12,000 hotel rooms. Claire also held the position of Executive Project Director of Island Palm Communities in Oahu, Hawaii, the largest residential privatization project ever awarded by the Department of Defense. Prior to this, she served as Executive Project Director for Lendlease's Docklands Melbourne Australia, a US $6bn (AUD $9.4bn) partnership with the City of Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria, where she oversaw the master plan development and delivery of commercial, residential and mixed-use assets for the urban renewal project.

    Throughout her career at Lendlease, Claire has been a champion for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, serving as Executive Sponsor of the LGBTQ+ employee resource group, now known as Pride Americas. As CEO, she also leads Lendlease’s DE&I Advisory Council.

    Claire was recently named to GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s annual Women of Influence list and was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of its Most Influential Women. She received a Bachelor of Commerce, Labor and Industrial Relations, from the University of Western Sydney and a Masters in Business (Property) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne).­

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    Mark Biancucci

    Chief Financial Officer, Americas

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    Mark Biancucci
    Chief Financial Officer, Americas

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    Mark was appointed Chief Financial Officer, Americas in December 2021 and is based in our New York Office. Prior to his current role, Mark was Executive General Manager, Finance for the Development business, responsible for the financial management of the national US real estate portfolio. Mark also held the role of Commercial Director, Finance for the NY and Boston Office and prior to moving to New York in 2016 he held various finance roles within Lendlease’s Australian business.

    Experience prior to joining Lendlease in 2013 included various finance roles for MAB Corporation and its subsidiaries. He was also Treasury Officer for National Australia Bank.

    Mark has 20 years of real estate experience across the investment management and development segments and is a member of the Regional Leadership Team.

    He received his Post Grad Diploma, Applied Finance and Investment from Financial Services Institute of Australia and Bachelor of Business, Accounting/ Banking and Finance Victoria University.

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    Carolyn Tregarthen

    Managing Director, Communities

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    Carolyn Tregarthen
    Managing Director, Communities

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    Carolyn Tregarthen, appointed Managing Director, Communities in September 2020, directs Lendlease’s Communities business including Development projects, Property and Asset Management, Environment, Health & Safety, as well as managing new business opportunities. She is responsible to ensure efficient operations and customer focus across the more than 40,000 homes and 12,000 hotel rooms that make up the military housing and lodging portfolios.

    Prior to this, Carolyn was Head of Business Operations for the Australian Investment Management business, where she led the strategic review and reengineering of that business’ operational platform and was responsible for the management of functional support including Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, communications, Fund Investor Relations, Retail Business Operations, and Commercial Asset Management.

    Carolyn graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Arts/Accounting, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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    Bert Brandt

    Managing Director, Construction

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    Bert Brandt
    Managing Director, Construction, Americas

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    Bert was named Managing Director, Construction in 2022 for the Americas. With over two decades of building experience, he is responsible for driving the strategic growth and diversification of our construction business in gateway cities throughout the U.S, where the firm has a growing backlog spanning life sciences, office, healthcare, multifamily and mixed-use, among other property sectors.

    He most recently held the role of National Head of Operations supporting the construction business operationally across the Americas. Prior to that Bert was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Lendlease’s Chicago construction business. He has held many leadership roles over his 24 years with Lendlease and over the course of his career, Mr. Brandt supervised and managed a wide range of construction projects in the greater Chicago area. His specialty is bringing large scale, logistically complex, multi-phased programs – requiring the coordination of several team members and numerous trades – from preconstruction to construction.

    Mr. Brandt, a graduate of Bemidji State University, is actively involved in several organizations including SOS Children’s Villages Illinois’ Facilities Committee and the annual Boy Scouts of America Construction Industry Dinner. Additionally, since 2004, he has been instrumental in Lendlease and Related Midwest’s ability to raise over $2 million for children’s charities including the Children’s Heart Foundation, Saturday Place and SOS Children’s Villages Illinois. In addition, Bert was Lendlease’s 2020 Global Excellence in Safety award winner.

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    Mark Dickinson

    Managing Director, Development

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    Mark Dickinson
    Managing Director, Development

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    Mark was named Managing Director, Development for the Americas in 2022. He provides leadership and management oversight for Lendlease’s US development activities. He is responsible for the $21 billion pipeline in the Americas in our five gateway cities.

    From 2010-2013, Dickinson worked with Lendlease as the managing director of development for the Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) region where he oversaw development and construction of some of Lendlease’s major projects, including the regeneration of the Elephant & Castle district into a mixed-use urban center with over 3,000 new homes; the development of the International Quarter business district that currently encompassed 600 homes and over 2 million square feet of commercial space under his tenures; and construction of the Athlete’s Village that delivered 2,800 apartments to house 17,000 athletes during London’s 2012 Olympic games.

    For the past nine years, Dickinson led multifamily asset development and property management with several U.K.-based firms, including founding Anthology, a residential development firm backed by Oaktree Private Equity; Pegasus, a property management company specializing in retirement communities where he served as CEO; and LifeStory, a residential development firm he founded and served as CEO and then Chair.

    Mr. Dickinson received a Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering from the University of Exeter. He served as a Major in the British Army for 11 years and served as Non-Executive Director for Town and Country Housing and was Chair of TCH Development Committee and TCH representative member of Peabody Development Committee.

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    Bruce Ambler

    Director of Operations, Americas Managing Director, Investments (acting)

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    Bruce Ambler
    Director of Operations, Lendlease Americas

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    Bruce Ambler is Director of Operations for Lendlease Americas with responsibilities to align and coordinate the Region’s functional activities, drive operational efficiencies, ensure clear interface amongst other Regions and Group, and manage strategic risk.

    He is a senior investment professional with extensive transactional and operational experience and focus on entity-level management and operations. His expertise has included developing and implementing strategic initiatives, recruiting and nurturing team talent and increasing enterprise or investment value.

    Prior to joining Lendlease in 2017, Bruce was the Regional Director for Grosvenor Fund Management Inc.

    Mr. Ambler received a B.S. Finance in 1991 from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, and graduated Cum Laude with his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1996.

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    Carol Gomez

    Chief People Officer, Americas

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    Carol Gomez
    Chief People Officer, Americas

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    Carol joined Lendlease in 2022 as Chief People Officer and plays a key role in developing talent across the organization, simplifying our people processes and implementing support programs for our workforce. She oversees Total Rewards and Benefits, Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, HR Compliance and Strategic Business Partnering.

    Prior to joining Lendlease, Carol was with Johnson & Johnson where she held various leadership roles since 2008, most recently, Head of Human Resources, Consumer Health Supply Chain, supporting 2,500 employees across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. In this role, Gomez led the talent strategy for the regional Supply Chain organization, enabling organization effectiveness and delivering on the diversity, equity and inclusion strategic commitments to achieve stronger business outcomes.

    Carol brings with her a wealth of experience in talent mobility, business partnering, organizational restructures and driving strategic deliverables in recruitment.

    She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master in Organization Development and Change Management from Penn State University.

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    Peter Campbell

    General Counsel, Americas

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    Peter Campbell
    General Counsel, Americas

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    Peter is General Counsel, overseeing the legal and compliance function in the Americas. He previously was Deputy General Counsel for Development.

    Prior to joining Lendlease in early 2018, Peter was General Counsel with The Continuum Company and Lehman Brothers, following a number of years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. He brings over 20 years of experience and legal expertise in real estate, finance, construction and corporate law to his current role.

    Peter’s expertise has included providing legal and strategic business advice regarding all aspects of the development process, including feasibility analysis of potential developments, preparation and review of land loan, construction loan and total development cost budgets, legal due diligence, zoning analysis, tax issues, litigation management, insurance and environmental issues.

    Peter received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude from Fordham University School of Law in New York and his Bachelor of Science, Government, cum laude from Claremont McKenna College. In addition, he spent two years at the New York University School of Professional Studies in Real Estate Financial Modeling and Real Estate Financial Analysis.