Stockland Chairman Graham Bradley today announced that Dr Nora Scheinkestel will join the Stockland Board from 19 August 2015.
Mr Bradley said: “We are delighted to welcome Nora to the Stockland Board. Her experience as a company director across a range of sectors including property,financial services, utilities and infrastructure will strongly complement our Board.
Dr Scheinkestel (FAICD) is a director of Telstra Corporation Limited, Orica Limited and Macquarie Atlas Roads Limited which she chairs and its stapled entity, Macquarie Atlas Roads International Limited.
Previously Dr Scheinkestel served as a director and chairman of various utilities and a number of major companies. Dr Scheinkestel is also an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Business School at Melbourne University, a member of the Takeovers Panel, and in 2003, was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to Australian society in business leadership.
As required by the Stockland Constitution, Dr Scheinkestel will offer herself for election by securityholders at the 2015 Annual General Meeting to be held in October.
Mr Bradley also announced that, following many years of service on the Stockland Board, directors Terry Williamson and Duncan Boyle will retire from their positions at the Stockland AGM on 27 October 2015.
Mr Williamson joined the Stockland Board in 2003 and has served on numerous committees, including serving as chair of the Stockland Audit Committee for the past 12 years. Mr Williamson retires at the completion of his fourth term as a director at the AGM.
Mr Boyle has served as a Stockland director since 2007. He is currently a member of the Human Resources Committee and previously served on the Risk Committee, Audit Committee and as Chair of the Sustainability Committee.
“Terry and Duncan have been highly valued members of the Stockland Board for many years. They have both contributed greatly to the success of the business through their strategic insights, critical thinking and dedicated professionalism.
“On behalf of Stockland securityholders, I thank them sincerely for their long and dedicated service. We wish them all the best for the future.”
Following these changes in October, the Stockland Board will comprise the Managing Director and the following seven non-executive directors, bringing broad experience and diversity to the Board: Graham Bradley (Chairman), Carolyn Hewson, Barry Neil, Tom Pockett, Nora Scheinkestel, Carol Schwartz and Peter Scott.
Stockland (ASX: SGP) was founded in 1952 and has grown to become Australia’s largest diversified property group – owning, developing and managing a large portfolio of shopping centres, residential communities, logistic centres, business parks, office assets and retirement living villages. Stockland is rated as one of the most sustainable real estate companies in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Stockland is also an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, as recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
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