Board of Directors
Chair - Independent Non-executive Director
- Appointed to the Board in June 2016
- Appointed as Chair in October 2017
- Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
- Member of the Human Resources and Nominations Committee
Suzanne has held senior executive and non‐executive roles involving transport and energy, infrastructure planning and delivery, environmental assessment and sustainability, resource and asset management, property development, tourism and vocational education and training. All have involved considerable stakeholder engagement often in highly regulated environments.
Suzanne is currently the National Chair of Dial Before You Dig, Deputy Chair of ACT’s Suburban Land Agency and a director of Smoke Alarms Holdings Ltd. She is also a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee.
Suzanne was previously on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Council, serving as its chair for four years, and was a Director of TransGrid, Australia’s largest transmission network, for the four years prior to its successful privatisation in December 2015. Suzanne also served as a Director of the NSW Public Transport Authority, Parramatta Rail Link Pty Ltd, the Illawarra Regional Information Service, Newcastle Urban Renewal and Transport, Garrigal Housing and was a member of the Australian Astronomical Observatory’s governance committee.
Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Town Planning (Honours) from the University of NSW, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Rochester, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Planning Institute of Australia. Suzanne has undertaken a business leadership course at Harvard, a chair’s leadership course at Insead and was awarded an international fellowship by the United States government.
Independent Non-executive Director
- Appointed to the Board in March 2018
- Chair of Audit and Risk Management Committee
John has held Chief Financial Officer and business leadership positions in both the public and private sector and for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG).
From 2010 to 2015, John was the CFO at the Federal Department of Health. Prior to that he was CFO/Director of Corporate Services at the City of Sydney, General Manager, Finance at SOCOG and has held CFO and business enabling executive roles with major global private sector organisations including PepsiCo, BTR and CSR.
John is a member of the Audit, Risk and Improvement Committee for Penrith City, Cumberland and Snowy Monaro Regional Councils. He was a former Director for Alzheimer’s Australia ACT Ltd and a former member of NSW Electoral Commission Audit Committee.
John is a FCPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Queensland.
Professor Pamela Hanrahan
Independent Non-executive Director
- Appointed to the Board in October 2018
Professor Hanrahan is a lawyer and legal academic who specialises in corporate law, financial services and investments regulation, and corporate governance. She is a faculty member of the UNSW Business School and has over 15 years’ experience as a lawyer in private practice and four years as a senior regulator in Australian Commonwealth and State government agencies.
Professor Hanrahan was the Registrar of Community Housing for NSW from 2013-2015. In this role she was instrumental in leading the successful commencement of the National Regulatory System for Community Housing, working with Community Housing Providers (CHPs) in NSW and nationally to enhance their capacity to provide quality outcomes for residents and to build the confidence of funders, financiers and the community in the sector.
Independent Non-executive Director
- Appointed to the Board in April 2018
- Chair of the People, Culture and Nominations Committee
- Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in finance, accounting, tax, real estate and funds management in the public and private sectors.
He is currently Managing Director of PcRoberts Consulting services, an Independent Director for ProTen Limited and Chair of its Audit Committee and a Director of KU Children’s Services.
His previous roles include Interim Chief Financial Officer at UrbanGrowth NSW; Chief Financial and Operations Officer of Barangaroo Delivery Authority; Chief Financial Officer at Charter Hall Group; Dexus Property Group; Colonial First State Property; and Fund Manager with Stockland Unlisted Property Funds and Lend Lease Real Estate Investments.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Finance and Administration from the University of New England (UNE); is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants(CAANZ); a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance Investment (Securities Institute of Australia).
Chief Executive Officer
John was appointed to the Board of Landcom in January 2012 as Chairman before accepting the permanent role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May 2018. Prior to this John was the Managing Director & CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the CEO of the Financial Services Council and the CEO of Manchester Unity.
He is also the Chairman of Lifeline Australia and Furlough House Retirement Village and patron of Sailability Pittwater, Bilgola Surf Lifesaving Club, Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club and Kookaburra Kids.
John’s previous non-executive directorships include Abacus Australian Mutuals (Chairman), BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education (Chairman), NIA Pty Limited (health.com.au), Sydney Ports Corporation, Australian Private Health Insurance Association and the Australian Friendly Societies Association.
From 1996 to 2005, John was the Member for Pittwater in the NSW Parliament. In 2002, John was elected Leader of the Opposition – the youngest person ever to hold the role and lead a major political party in Australia.
In January 2014, John was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through representational roles with social welfare organisations, particularly Lifeline, to the business and financial sectors and to the Parliament of New South Wales.
John holds a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Executive General Manager, Projects
Matthew oversees a portfolio of the organisation’s development projects. Matthew has over 30 years’ experience in the property and development industry, with experience in the planning and delivery of large development projects, major property transactions, business development and relationship management.
Matthew joined Landcom in 2002 as part of the Business Development Team, before moving into Urban Development in 2005 where he worked on the One Minto and Oran Park Town projects. He was appointed General Manager Development Retail in 2014 (Landcom trading as UrbanGrowth NSW), Head of Western Sydney Projects portfolio in 2015 and Head of Projects in 2017.
Prior to working at Landcom, Matthew was with the Department of Defence for six years, managing rezoning, preparation and disposal of major Defence sites in Sydney. He also spent seven years with Australian Property Group consulting to Australian Government clients for planning approvals, sales, leasing and acquisitions.
Matthew has a Graduate Diploma in Urban Estate Management and a Masters of Project Management.
Executive General Manager, Policy & Strategy
Amanda was appointed Executive General Manger, Policy & Strategy in November 2018. She is responsible for leading, establishing and managing our Research & Learning, Sustainability, Housing, Urban Policy & Planning and Government, Industry & Media Relations. She will oversee the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, policy positions and lead relationships with Government, Parliament, Councils, Industry and representative associations.
Amanda has extensive experience across large and complex government enterprises and a strong track record in governance, policy, strategy, communications, media and risk management. Most recently, she was the Executive Director, Office of Housing Coordinator at Department of Planning and Environment. Prior to this she was Administrator at City of Parramatta Council where she was instrumental in driving strategic reforms of Council’s urban planning, services, governance and integrity systems, complaint investigation, stakeholder management, procurement and reporting.
Amanda has also held roles in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and held Executive level roles at NSW Industry, NSW Trade & Investment across Policy, Economics & Regional Development and Innovation & Industry Policy. She has also held senior level roles at Department of Water and Energy and Sydney Water.
Amanda holds Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Science Regulation, and is an Executive Fellow at the Australian New Zealand School of Government.
Executive General Manager, Finance & Commercial
Robert was appointed Executive General Manager - Finance & Commercial in May 2018 with this role incorporating the previous Chief Financial Officer position. His areas of responsibility include finance, legal and IT, as well as commercial operations. Robert has 40 years of experience, the majority within the development and construction sectors of the property industry in Australia. He has extensive experience in both the residential, commercial and retail sectors, as well as in acquisitions and disposals.
Prior to working at Landcom, Robert was the Chief Financial Officer for Leighton Properties (Aus), Lend Lease Construction Division (ANZ) , Meriton (Aus) and Built (Aus). He has also worked in senior management positions with Toll Logistics, operating in the Asia Pacific region.
Executive General Manager, Projects
Scott Gregg joined Landcom in 2015 to lead the Northwest Program. A key focus of this role included the negotiation and establishment of Landcom’s role as master developer of the government lands adjoining 8 new new station precincts as part of Sydney Metro Northwest Places.
Scott has over 35 years’ experience in the Property Industry private and public sectors and has a track record of initiating and delivering large and complex mixed use developments.
Scott holds a degree in Architecture from UTS, post graduate studies in Urban Estate Management, and is a Green Star Accredited Professional in both Communities and Design & As-Built and is a Foundation Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors.
Scott was on the executive of Parramatta City Council for 5 years and has held Director level positions at Place Leaders Asia Pacific, Land and Housing Corporation, University of Western Sydney and the Toga Group.
Scott has been responsible for substantial project portfolios and has led many high profile projects including Parramatta Square, Darwin City Waterfront, and the Jones Bay Wharf Redevelopment.
Executive General Manager, Partnerships & Business Development
Paul was appointed Executive General Manager, Partnerships & Business Development in January 2019. Paul is responsible for leading Landcom’s partnering and business development team and the organisation's value creation strategy, through the identification of targeted regions across NSW, future project opportunities and new partnerships.
Paul has over three decades of experience in the property and development industry, managing major mixed-use residential, integrating living, commercial and recreational property developments and infrastructure projects. He joined Landcom in 2010 to lead the south west development teams and the Campbelltown office. He led a multi-disciplined team through the complete project life cycle, from design to delivery. He was appointed Program Director for Sydney’s Bays Project in 2013.
Prior to Landcom, Paul worked for Becton Property Group where he managed major PPP developments from bid, through planning, delivery and to sales. He has also worked for development and project management companies, being responsible for rezoning, approvals, construction, and the delivery of property and infrastructure projects.
Paul holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
Sandra was appointed as General Counsel of Landcom in April 2018 and is the organisation’s chief legal adviser.
Sandra joined Landcom in August 2016 as Senior Manager – Legal, where she was responsible for overseeing the legal function for Landcom’s Western Sydney Projects Portfolio.
Sandra has 17 years legal experience across multiple real estate sectors, specialising in complex, structured transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, disposals and complex leasing. Sandra has worked in private legal practice, most recently for seven years as Special Counsel at Henry Davis York. Sandra has also worked as Senior Legal Counsel for Goodman for three years.
Sandra holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of NSW.
Executive General Manager, Communications & Community
Anna oversees the project communications and stakeholder engagement, community development, corporate communications and marketing functions of the organisation.
Anna has 25 years’ professional experience in the urban planning and development industry. She joined Landcom in 2002 as a Senior Development Manager and later joined the sustainability team where she led our social sustainability practice, looking at the links between urban planning and design, and community wellbeing. Anna later held senior roles with Landcom in policy, strategy and communications, and most recently led development of Landcom’s stakeholder engagement framework.
Anna was appointed Executive General Manager, Communications & Community in November 2018 after acting as Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs since May.
Prior to Landcom, Anna held roles in project management with South Sydney Development Corporation, private consulting with HASSELL and HBO+EMTB, and facilities management with the University of Sydney.
Anna has a Masters of Professional Communication, a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, a Bachelor of Science (Architecture), and a Certificate in Public Participation.
Director, People & Culture
Ben was appointed to the role of Director, People & Culture in November 2018. In this role, he oversees the People & Culture function, which includes organisational development, industrial relations, operations, payroll and internal communications. Ben joined Landcom in April 2018 in the role of People & Culture Business Partner.
Ben has 15 years’ experience as a people and culture professional, working in both the private and public sectors in various industries including retail, not-for-profit, FMCG, financial services and education.
Prior to joining Landcom, Ben most recently worked at Torrens University Australia in a Senior Business Partnering role with responsibility across faculty, support, restaurant and hotel staff. Ben also worked at the consumer organisation CHOICE, as the Head of People & Culture.
Ben has a Master of Business in Human Resource Management from the University of Technology.
Executive General Manager, Business Operations & Compliance
Robert was appointed as Executive General Manager, Business Operations & Compliance in October 2018. He is responsible for quality, integrity, accuracy and completeness of information, advice, analysis and recommendations provided to the Chief Executive Officer, the Board and other key stakeholders in relation to Landcom’s operations.
Robert has 30 years' experience across state government. He served 23 years with the NSW Police where he was Deputy Director Police Legal Services and performed senior roles across the Sydney metropolitan area. In 2012 he was appointed as Assistant Commissioner at Fair Trading. He later became the Executive Director Governance, then Executive Director Compliance and Enforcement with the Division of Resources and Energy. Prior to joining Landcom he was Chief of Staff to the Resources and Energy, Industry and Planning Minister.
Shauna was appointed Company Secretary in March 2018, having acted in the role since September 2017 following the separation of Landcom from what was previously UrbanGrowth NSW, and is primarily responsible for governance working closely with the Board and the broader Executive team. Shauna joined UrbanGrowth NSW as Deputy Company Secretary in February 2017.
Shauna has extensive experience in corporate governance supporting Boards, Board Committees and Management Committees and has previously held roles at Vicinity Centres, an ASX top 30 company, and at APRA regulated Credit Union Australia. She has experience in the areas of property development, managed investment schemes, banking, financial planning, general insurance and health insurance.
Shauna holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance), is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.