Stockland Board and Executive Team

  • Tom Pockett 900x500
    Tom Pockett

    Chairman (Non-Executive) | BComm, FCA

  • Melinda Conrad joined Stockland's Board of Directors in May 2018.
    Melinda Conrad

    Director (Non-Executive)* | BA, MBA, FAICD

  • Stockland director Carolyn Hewson
    Carolyn Hewson

    Director (Non-Executive) | BEc (Hons), MA (Ec), FAICD

  • Stockland director Barry Neil
    Barry Neil

    Director (Non-Executive) | BE (Civil)

  • Stockland director Stephen Newton
    Stephen Newton

    Director (Non-Executive) | BA (Ec and Acc), M.Com, MICAA, MAICD

  • Christine O'Reilly joined Stockland's Board of Directors in August 2018.
    Christine O'Reilly

    Director (Non-Executive)* | BBus

  • Stockland director Carol Schwartz
    Carol Schwartz

    Director (Non-Executive) | BA, LLB, MBA, FAICD

  • Stockland Managing Director and CEO Mark Steinert
    Mark Steinert

    Managing Director | BAppSc, G Dip App Fin & Inv (Sec Inst), F Fin, AAPI

  • Andrew Stevens joined Stockland's Board of Directors in July 2017.
    Andrew Stevens

    Director (Non-Executive) | BComm, MComm, FCA, MAICD

Tom Pockett

Chairman (Non-Executive) | BComm, FCA

Mr Pockett was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2014 and became Non-Executive Chairman on 26 October 2016. He is the Chairman of Autosports Group Limited (appointed 26 October 2016) and a Non-Executive Director of Insurance Australia Group Limited (appointed 1 January 2015), O’Connell Street Associates Limited (appointed 1 November 2014) and Sunnyfield, a not-for-profit disability services provider in New South Wales. Mr Pockett was Chief Financial Officer of Woolworths Limited from August 2002 to February 2014. He was an Executive Director of Woolworths Limited from November 2006 to 1 July 2014. He previously held the position of Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and prior to that held several senior finance roles within the Lend Lease Group following a successful career with Deloitte. Mr Pockett was formerly Chairman of The Quantium Group Holdings Pty Limited (September 2014 to February 2016), and a Director of ALH Group Pty Ltd (September 2014 to February 2016) and Hydrox Holdings Pty Ltd (September 2014 to December 2015). Mr Pockett was a member of the Financial Reporting Council from March 2003 to March 2006, National President of G100 from August 2000 to January 2003. Mr Pockett is a member of the Stockland Human Resources Committee and Chairman of the Sustainability Committee. Mr Pockett is former Chair of the Stockland Audit Committee and the Stockland Capital Partners Limited Audit Committee, and a former member of the Stockland Risk Committee. Mr Pockett is a Chartered Accountant.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

None.


Melinda Conrad

Director (Non-Executive)* | BA, MBA, FAICD

Melinda Conrad was appointed to the Board on 18 May 2018.*

Ms Conrad has more than 25 years of expertise in consumer-related industries, including as a retail entrepreneur and CEO, and roles at Colgate-Palmolive and Harvard Business School.

Ms Conrad is currently a Director of ASX Limited, Caltex Australia Limited and OFX Group Limited. Ms Conrad will retire as a Director of OFX Group Limited on 28 September 2018 as announced to ASX on 7 August 2018. She is also a non-executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health, The Centre for Independent Studies, and is a member of the ASIC Director Advisory Panel and the AICD Corporate Governance Committee.

Ms Conrad has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College and is a Fellow of the AICD. Ms Conrad is a member of the Stockland Sustainability Committee and the Human Resources Committee.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

Ms Conrad was a Director of The Reject Shop Limited from 19 August 2011 to 30 June 2017.

 

* As required by the Stockland Constitution, Ms Conrad will offer herself for election by securityholders at the Annual General Meeting on 24 October 2018.

Carolyn Hewson

Director (Non-Executive) | BEc (Hons), MA (Ec), FAICD

Ms Hewson was appointed to the Board on 1 March 2009. She has over thirty years’ experience in the financial sector, with extensive financial markets, risk management and investment management expertise. Ms Hewson is a Non-Executive Director of BHP Billiton (appointed March 2010) and is on the Board of Trustees for Westpac Foundation. She is also a member of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and an ambassador of Impact 100 South Australia. 

Ms Hewson previously served as a Director on the Boards of the Australian Gas Light Company, AGL Energy Limited, AMP, CSR Limited, BT Investment Management, South Australia Water, the Economic Development Board of South Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation. Ms Hewson is Chair of the Stockland Human Resources Committee and a member of the Sustainability Committee and a former Chair of the Risk Committee.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

None. 

Barry Neil

Director (Non-Executive) | BE (Civil)

Mr Neil was appointed to the Board on 23 October 2007 and has over forty years’ experience in property, both in Australia and overseas. He is Chairman of Keneco Pty Limited and Bitumen Importers Australia Pty Limited, a Director of Terrace Tower Group Pty Ltd and was previously Director of Property for Woolworths Limited. He also served as Chief Executive Officer, Investment Division (1999 to 2004), and Executive Director (1987 to 2004) of Mirvac Limited. Mr Neil is Chair of Stockland Capital Partners Limited, the Responsible Entity for Stockland’s unlisted funds and a member of the Stockland Audit and Sustainability Committees.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

None.


Stephen Newton

Director (Non-Executive) | BA (Ec and Acc), M.Com, MICAA, MAICD

Mr Newton was appointed to the Board on 20 June 2016. Mr Newton is currently a Director of BAI Communications Group and Viva Energy REIT Group. He is also an Advisory Board Member, representing Alberta Investment Management Corp (Canada), of the Forestry Investment Trust, Chairman of the Finance Council for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, and a Director of Sydney Catholic Schools Limited. He is a former Director of Gateway Lifestyle Residential Parks Group, Campus Living Funds Management Limited, Australand Property Group, University of Notre Dame Australia and Newcastle Airport Limited.

Mr Newton has extensive experience across real estate investment, development and management and infrastructure investment and management. He is a Principal of Arcadia Funds Management Limited, a real estate investment management and capital advisory business he established in 2002. Prior to this, Mr Newton was the Chief Executive Officer - Asia/Pacific for the real estate investment management arm of Lend Lease Corporation and a member of the global senior executive management group. His career at Lend Lease spanning almost 23 years included experience across residential development, retail shopping centres, and commercial and industrial property as well as real estate investment in Australia and overseas.

Mr Newton is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Mr Newton is the Chair of the Stockland Audit Committee and a member of the Stockland Risk and Sustainability Committees. He is a Director of Stockland Capital Partners Limited, the Responsible Entity for Stockland’s unlisted funds and the Chair of the Stockland Capital Partners Limited Audit Committee.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

Mr Newton was a Director of Gateway Lifestyle Residential Parks Group from 15 May 2015 to 10 October 2018.

 


Christine O'Reilly

Director (Non-Executive)* | BBus

Christine O’Reilly was appointed to the Board on 23 August 2018.*

Ms O'Reilly is currently a director of CSL Limited, Transurban Limited and Medibank Private Limited.

Ms O’Reilly’s executive career included 30 years’ experience in both financial and operational entities both domestically and off shore. Following an early career in chartered accounting and investment banking, she was appointed CEO and Director of the GasNet Australia Group (ASX200) in 2001, and led the company for five years. From 2007 until 2012, she was Co-Head of Unlisted Infrastructure Investments at Colonial First State Global Asset Management. 

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

Ms O’Reilly was a Director of EnergyAustralia Holdings Limited from October 2012 to August 2018.

 

* As required by the Stockland Constitution, Ms O'Reilly will offer herself for election by securityholders at the Annual General Meeting on 24 October 2018.

Carol Schwartz

Director (Non-Executive) | BA, LLB, MBA, FAICD

Ms Schwartz was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2010. She has extensive experience in business, property and community organisations. Ms Schwartz is a Director of the Reserve Bank of Australia and is on the Board of a number of organisations including Qualitas Property Partners and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Her other appointments include Chair of Our Community and Creative Partnerships Australia, and Chair of Women’s Leadership Institute Australia. Ms Schwartz is also the former Chair of Temple and Webster. Ms Schwartz serves on the Risk, Human Resources and Sustainability Committees.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

Ms Schwartz was Chair of Temple and Webster from 10 December 2015 to 25 October 2016. 


Mark Steinert

Managing Director | BAppSc, G Dip App Fin & Inv (Sec Inst), F Fin, AAPI

Mr Steinert was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Stockland on 29 January 2013. Mr Steinert was also appointed to the Board on 29 January 2013. Mr Steinert has over twenty-six years of experience in property and financial services including eight years in direct property primarily with Jones Lang LaSalle and ten years in listed real estate with UBS. Mr Steinert was appointed as Head of Australasian Equities at UBS in 2004 and as Global Head of Research in New York in late 2005. In 2012 he was appointed as Global Head of Product Development and Management for Global Asset Management at UBS, a $559 billion Global Fund Manager. Mr Steinert is a member of the Stockland Sustainability Committee and a Director of Stockland Capital Partners Limited, the Responsible Entity for Stockland’s unlisted property funds. He is the immediate past President and current Director of the Property Council of Australia, and also served as a Director of the Green Building Council of Australia until 30 June 2016.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

None.

Andrew Stevens

Director (Non-Executive) | BComm, MComm, FCA, MAICD

Andrew Stevens was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2017.

Mr Stevens is currently a Non-Executive Director of MYOB Group Limited and Thorn Group Limited. He is Chairman of Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Limited (AMGC) and interim Chair of the Data Standards Body for the Consumer Data Right. Mr Stevens is also a Director of Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA), and a Board Member of the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

Mr Stevens has some 30 years’ experience in business and technology, most notably holding senior leadership roles at IBM for 12 years. As the Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand at IBM from 2011 to 2014, Mr Stevens led the transformation of the business to become a leader in cloud-based computing, helping blue chip clients to derive business benefits from new and emerging technologies. Prior to this, Mr Stevens was the COO of PwC Consulting in Asia Pacific.

Mr Stevens is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, a Member of the Professional Conduct Oversight Committee of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Member of the Chief of Defence’s Gender Equity Advisory Board and a Member of the Male Champions of Change

Mr Stevens is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr Stevens is a member of the Stockland Audit and Sustainability Committees.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

None.


  • Stockland Managing Director and CEO Mark Steinert
    Mark Steinert

    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

  • Stockland executive Robyn Elliott
    Robyn Elliott

    Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

  • Stockland executive Katherine Grace
    Katherine Grace

    General Counsel and Company Secretary

  • Stockland executive Louise Mason
    Louise Mason

    Group Executive & CEO Commercial Property

  • Stockland executive Tiernan O'Rourke
    Tiernan O'Rourke

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Stockland executive Darren Rehn
    Darren Rehn

    Group Executive & Chief Investment Officer

  • Stockland executive Simon Shakesheff
    Simon Shakesheff

    Group Executive Strategy, Stakeholder Relations and Research

  • Stockland executive Andrew Whitson
    Andrew Whitson

    Group Executive & CEO Communities

Mark Steinert

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Steinert was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Stockland in January 2013. He has over twenty-six years of experience in property and financial services including almost a decade of experience running operating businesses, leading large teams of professionals to drive profitability and employee engagement.

Mr Steinert commenced his career in real estate with eight years in direct property primarily with Jones Lang LaSalle, and 10 years in listed real estate with UBS. At UBS Mr Steinert was Managing Director, Global Head of Real Estate Research and Co-Head of ANZ Real Estate. Mr Steinert was deeply involved in bringing many Australian REITs to market post the 1990 Real Estate crash and was very involved with industry bodies including the Property Council of Australia and establishing world leading real estate investor conferences. Mr Steinert transitioned into leading and running operating businesses in 2004 when he was appointed Head of Australasian Equities. During his tenure the business maintained a number one equity position and achieved double digit revenue growth. In late 2005 Mr Steinert and his family relocated to New York to take up his appointment as Global Head of Research for UBS. This role ultimately covered equities and fixed income research with responsibility for 1,000 employees in 30 countries. and his team was consistently ranked top two in the world. Mr Steinert’s business achieved above average employee engagement, strong revenue growth and a top tier cost to income ratio. Mr Steinert was also promoted to Group Managing Director and was a member of the Investment Bank Executive Committee which oversaw 16,500 employees. In 2012 Mr Steinert was made Global Head of Product Development and Management for Global Asset Management at UBS, a $559 billion Global Fund Manager.  

Mr Steinert is the immediate past President and current Director of the Property Council of Australia, and also served as a Director of the Green Building Council of Australia until 30 June 2016.


Robyn Elliott

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Robyn Elliott has extensive experience managing IT and innovation at large corporates in Australia, most recently in the role of Chief Information Officer at Fairfax where she led the customer-centred design and agile development of digital products. Prior to that, she spent 12 years as Chief Information Officer at Foxtel. Robyn has completed the Strategy and Innovation Executive Program at MIT and has an MBA in Technology Management. She has been involved in a number of innovation initiatives including the Australian Financial Review mobile app, Domain, goodfood, Traveller and Fairfax Events.


Katherine Grace

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Ms Grace has over 15 years’ legal experience specialising in the property sector. Before joining Stockland in August 2014, Ms Grace was General Counsel and Company Secretary for Westfield Retail Trust. She has extensive experience in corporate, property, debt and capital markets transactions. Prior to this role, Ms Grace was General Counsel and Company Secretary at Valad Property Group. She has previously held positions in legal private practice (where she acted for a variety of corporations and financial institutions in relation to landmark developments across Australia and overseas) and at Multiplex Limited and Pacific Capital Partners.

Louise Mason

Group Executive & CEO Commercial Property

Louise Mason joined Stockland as Group Executive and CEO Commercial Property in June 2018. Louise is responsible for all aspects of Stockland’s extensive Commercial Property portfolio of 75 shopping centres, logistics and business parks, and office assets with a combined value of over $11.6 billion.*

Louise has 28 years’ experience in real estate. Prior to joining Stockland, Louise was Chief Operating Officer of AMP Capital Real Estate. She has also held several senior executive operational and development roles at AMP in retail, office, and industrial, as well as retail management positions at Lendlease.

Louise is the current President of the NSW Division of the Property Council of Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Macquarie University.

*Reflects 100% interest. As at 30 June 2018.


Tiernan O'Rourke

Chief Financial Officer

Tiernan O'Rourke joined Stockland in October 2013. He has more than 25 years' experience in senior financial, commercial and planning roles across a range of industry sectors and throughout the Asia Pacific Region, predominantly focused on Australia and New Zealand. He was previously Chief Executive of Transfield Services Middle East and Asia Region. Before that he was the Chief Financial Officer at Transfield Services Limited, with responsibility for financial strategy and policy, financial and management reporting, treasury and taxation. Prior to his role at Transfield, Mr O’Rourke was Chief Financial Officer of Australand Holdings Limited where he played a key role partnering with the business to transform the strategy and structure of the group. He has also held senior finance positions at AGL, Westfield, CSR and Brambles. At Westfield Holdings Limited he held the position of Group Controller - Trusts, responsible for public reporting of Westfield's trust vehicles including Westfield Americas Trust and Westfield Trust. Mr O’Rourke holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from University College Dublin and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology in Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Darren Rehn

Group Executive & Chief Investment Officer

Darren Rehn was appointed as Group Executive & Chief Investment Officer in August 2014. Mr Rehn has over 30 years’ experience in the property sector. He commenced at JLL undertaking real estate research and valuations, before moving to SGIC working in property funds management and equity investments. Prior to Stockland, Mr Rehn spent 16 years in investment banking, leading the Australian Real Estate Groups at UBS and Merrill Lynch. Mr Rehn has extensive experience advising boards and senior management on business development, acquisitions and divestments, and major transactions.

Simon Shakesheff

Group Executive Strategy, Stakeholder Relations and Research

Simon Shakesheff joined Stockland in July 2013 as Group Executive, Strategy, Stakeholder Relations, and Research. This role has responsibility for Stockland’s research, strategic outlook, communications and external stakeholder relations functions. Mr Shakesheff has over 25 years of experience analysing and advising Australian property groups.

Prior to joining Stockland, Mr Shakesheff was Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Real Estate Investment Banking Group. In this role he provided strategic advice on corporate strategy and business optimisation, equity funding and debt capital markets financing, mergers and acquisitions, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Mr Shakesheff also spent 19 years as an Equities analyst and Head of Real Estate analysis at JPMorgan Australia and Macquarie Bank.


Andrew Whitson

Group Executive & CEO Communities

Andrew Whitson was appointed Group Executive and CEO of Stockland’s residential business in June 2013. Stockland is Australia’s largest residential developer, with a strong focus on delivering affordable, liveable communities and a pipeline of 85,000 future lots with an end value of approximately $22.2 billion.* He has an extensive background in residential property development and investment both in Australia and overseas.

Andrew joined Stockland in early 2008 as Regional Manager for Greater Brisbane and Far North Queensland. He was appointed General Manager Residential, Victoria in July 2009 and in November 2012, his role expanded to include New South Wales.

Andrew began his career in the construction industry before joining Springfield Land Corporation in Queensland. He was promoted to the role of General Manager Residential in 2005 where he led the company’s residential development business.

From 2010, Andrew served as Vice President of the Property Council in Victoria for two years, and was recently appointed as Chair of the Residential Development Council of Australia, and as Board Director of the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide.

* As at 30 June 2018.