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 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 Managing Director and CEO Mark Steinert
    Mark Steinert

    Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer | 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

Tom Pockett

Chairman (Non-Executive) | BComm, FCA

Tom Pockett was appointed to the Board on 1 September 2014 and became Non-Executive Chairman on 26 October 2016. Mr Pockett has extensive experience in both the property and financial sectors having held a number of senior executive positions including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Woolworths Limited, Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and several senior finance roles at Lend Lease.

He is the Chairman of Autosports Group Limited and a Director of Insurance Australia Group Limited.

In addition to his role as the Chair of the Stockland Board, Mr Pockett is Chair of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Human Resources Committee. Mr Pockett is also Chairman of the Stockland CARE Foundation Board.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

Autosports Group Limited (29 August 2016 to present), Insurance Australia Group Limited (1 January 2015 to present)

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 and Caltex Australia Limited. 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 is Chair of the Human Resources Committee and a member of the Sustainability Committee.

Directorships of listed entities in last three years

The Reject Shop Limited (19 August 2011 to 30 June 2017), OFX Group Limited (19 September 2013 to 28 September 2018), ASX Limited (1 March 2017 to present), Caltex Australia Limited (1 March 2017 to present)

Barry Neil

Director (Non-Executive) | BE (Civil)

Barry Neil was appointed to the Board on 23 October 2007. Mr Neil has over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of property development, both in Australia and overseas. Mr Neil’s executive career included senior property and investment roles at both Mirvac and Woolworths Limited and has included the acquisition, development and operation of landmark developments in multiple asset classes.

Mr Neil is Chairman of Keneco Pty Limited and Bitumen Importers Australia Pty Limited and a Director of Terrace Tower Group Pty Ltd. Mr Neil is Chair of Stockland Capital Partners Limited Board, the Responsible Entity for Stockland’s unlisted funds and a member of the Audit Committee and Sustainability Committee.

 

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

None.

Stephen Newton

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

Stephen Newton was appointed to the Board on 20 June 2016. Mr Newton has extensive experience across real estate investment, development and management and infrastructure investment and management. Mr Newton is a Principal of Arcadia Funds Management Limited, a real estate investment management and capital advisory business and prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer – Asia/Pacific for the real estate investment management arm of Lend Lease. 

Mr Newton is currently a Director of BAI Communications Group, Viva Energy REIT Group and Sydney Catholic Schools Limited, and Chairman of the Finance Council for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

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

Directorships of listed entities in last three years

Gateway Lifestyle Group (28 April 2015 to 10 October 2018), Viva Energy REIT Group (10 July 2016 to present)

 

Christine O'Reilly

Director (Non-Executive) | BBus

Christine O’Reilly was appointed to the Board on 23 August 2018. Ms O’Reilly’s executive career included 30 years’ experience in both financial and operational entities both domestically and offshore. Following an early career in chartered accounting and investment banking, she has held a number of senior executive roles in diverse industries including CEO and Director of the GasNet Australia Group and Co-Head of Unlisted Infrastructure Investments at Colonial First State Global Asset Management.

Ms O’Reilly is currently a Director of CSL Limited, Transurban Limited, Medibank Private Limited and Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.

Ms O’Reilly is the Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Sustainability Committee.

Directorships of listed entities in last three years

CSL Limited (16 February 2011 to present), Transurban Limited (12 April 2012 to present), Medibank Private Limited (31 March 2014 to present)

Mark Steinert

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

Mark 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 27 years’ experience in property and financial services including eight years in direct property primarily with Jones Lang LaSalle and 10 years in listed real estate with UBS where he held numerous senior roles including Head of Australasian Equities, Global Head of Research (Equities and Fixed Income) and Global Head of Product Development and Management for Global Asset Management.

Mr Steinert is a past President and current Director of the Property Council of Australia and a member of the Property Male Champions of Change.

Mr Steinert is a member of the Sustainability Committee and a Director of Stockland Capital Partners Limited, the Responsible Entity for Stockland’s unlisted property funds. Mr Steinert is also a Director of the Stockland CARE Foundation Board.

Directorships of other listed entities in last three years
None

Andrew Stevens

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

Andrew Stevens was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2017. Mr Stevens’ executive career at Price Waterhouse, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, has provided him with experience in change management and in business and ICT programme design and risk evaluation, governance and delivery, and in business transformation and regional/global expansion.

Mr Stevens is Chairman of the Board of Innovation and Science Australia and the Chairman of the Data Standards Body for the Consumer Data Right implementation in Australia. Mr Stevens also serves as a Director of Thorn Group Limited, Western Sydney Football Club, and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia. 

Mr Stevens is a member of the Advisory Executive of the University of NSW School of Business and the Male Champions of Change. Mr Stevens is a member of the Audit Committee and the Sustainability Committee.

Former Directorships of listed entities in last three years

Thorn Group Limited (1 June 2015 to present), MYOB Group Limited (30 March 2015 to 8 May 2019)


  • Stockland Managing Director and CEO Mark Steinert
    Mark Steinert

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

  • Stockland executive Robyn Elliott
    Robyn Elliott

    Chief Innovation, Marketing and Technology Officer | BComm, MBA, Exec. Ed, GAICD

  • Stockland executive Katherine Grace
    Katherine Grace

    General Counsel and Company Secretary | BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MPP, MAICD

  • Louise Mason

    Group Executive & CEO Commercial Property | BA, LLB (Hons), GAICD

  • Stockland executive Tiernan O'Rourke
    Tiernan O'Rourke

    Chief Financial Officer | BComm (Hons), MBA, FCA, GAICD

  • Stockland executive Darren Rehn
    Darren Rehn

    Group Executive & Chief Investment Officer | B.App.Sc. (Val)

  • Stockland executive Andrew Whitson
    Andrew Whitson

    Group Executive and CEO, Communities | BE (Civil)

  • Karen Lonergan
    Karen Lonergan

    Group Executive, People and Culture | Bbus, MM, MAICD, FAHRI

Mark Steinert

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

Mark 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 27 years’ experience in property and financial services including eight years in direct property primarily with Jones Lang LaSalle and 10 years in listed real estate with UBS where he held numerous senior roles including Head of Australasian Equities, Global Head of Research (Equities and Fixed Income) and Global Head of Product Development and Management for Global Asset Management.

Mr Steinert is a past President and current Director of the Property Council of Australia and a member of the Property Male Champions of Change. Mr Steinert is a member of the Sustainability Committee and a Director of Stockland Capital Partners Limited, the Responsible Entity for Stockland’s unlisted property funds.

Mr Steinert is also a Director of the Stockland CARE Foundation Board.

Robyn Elliott

Chief Innovation, Marketing and Technology Officer | BComm, MBA, Exec. Ed, GAICD

Robyn Elliott was appointed Chief Innovation, Marketing and Technology Officer on 26 March 2018. Ms Elliott is responsible for innovation, marketing and technology across the organisation. She 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.

Ms Elliott 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 | BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MPP, MAICD

Katherine Grace was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary on 21 August 2014 and has responsibility for Stockland’s legal and risk functions. As the Company Secretary Ms Grace is directly accountable to the Board, through the Chairman for all matters relating to governance and the proper functioning of the Board. Ms Grace has practised as a solicitor for over 15 years with extensive experience in corporate, property, debt and capital markets transactions working with a wide range of stakeholders including listed board directors, equity investors, regulators, media and financiers.

Prior to joining Stockland, Ms Grace held roles as General Counsel and Company Secretary for Westfield Retail Trust and Valad Property Group.

Louise Mason

Group Executive & CEO Commercial Property | BA, LLB (Hons), GAICD

Louise Mason was appointed Group Executive & CEO Commercial Property on 18 May 2018. Ms Mason has 28 years’ experience in real estate and is responsible for all aspects of Stockland’s extensive Commercial Property portfolio of retail town centres, workplace and logistics assets with a combined value of $10.188 billion as at 30 June 2019.

Prior to joining Stockland, Ms Mason 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.

Ms Mason is the immediate past President of the NSW Division of the Property Council of Australia.

Tiernan O'Rourke

Chief Financial Officer | BComm (Hons), MBA, FCA, GAICD

Tiernan O’Rourke was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 8 October 2013. Mr O’Rourke 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.

Darren Rehn

Group Executive & Chief Investment Officer | B.App.Sc. (Val)

Darren Rehn was appointed Group Executive & Chief Investment Officer on 18 March 2013.

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 premier Australasian Real Estate teams at UBS and Merrill Lynch where he was involved in many of the larger Australian real estate initial public offerings, mergers, acquisitions and capital raisings. He has extensive experience advising boards and senior management on business development, acquisitions and divestments, and major transactions.

Andrew Whitson

Group Executive and CEO, Communities | BE (Civil)

Andrew Whitson was appointed Group Executive & CEO Communities on 1 July 2013. Mr Whitson oversees Stockland’s 56 Residential Communities with a portfolio of 76,000 lots and an approximate end value of $21.4 billion, and our 62 Retirement Living villages with a development pipeline of over 3,500 units as at 30 June 2019.

Mr Whitson 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. He was Group Executive and CEO of the Residential business in 2013 before his role was expanded to lead both our Residential and Retirement Living businesses as the combined Communities function in August 2018.

Andrew is the Chair of the Residential Development Council of Australia and a Director of the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia.

Karen Lonergan

Group Executive, People and Culture | Bbus, MM, MAICD, FAHRI

Karen Lonergan joined Stockland as Group Executive, People and Culture on 11 March 2019. Ms Lonergan has over 25 years’ experience working in senior roles in HR strategy development, organisational development and transformation and change leadership in the Transportation, FMCG, and Retail sectors across Australia, Asia, the USA and Europe. She was previously the Chief People Officer at David Jones and Country Road Group, after being a People Director at Woolworths Group Limited. Prior to her role at Woolworths, Ms Lonergan was the Executive Manager, Human Resources for Qantas International, responsible for the organisation’s global Human Resources function.

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