Board of Directors

Suzanne Jones

Suzanne Jones

Chair - Independent Non-executive Director

  • Appointed to the Board in June 2016
  • Appointed as Chair in October 2017

 Committee appointments:

  • 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. 

John Barbeler

John Barbeler

Independent Non-executive Director

  • Appointed to the Board in March 2018

Committee appointments:

  • 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

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.

Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts

Independent Non-executive Director

  • Appointed to the Board in April 2018

Committee Appointments:

  • 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).

Executive team

John Brogden

John Brogden

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.

Matthew Beggs

Matthew Beggs

Executive General Manager, Partnerships & Business Development

Matthew is responsible for leading, planning and strategic decision making for the Business and Partnerships Division to develop strategic partnerships and relationships that unlock development opportunities and improve delivery, deliver property solutions that increase the affordability, supply and diversity of housing and demonstrate excellence in sustainable development and planning practice.

 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, Head of Projects in 2017 and Executive General Manager, Projects in 2018.

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.

Tasha Burrell

Tasha Burrell

Executive General Manager, Projects

Tasha oversees a portfolio of the organisations development projects. Tasha is a property development professional with over 27 years’ experience in residential and commercial property development and funds management in Sydney, with extensive experience in implementing large scale urban renewal, housing and infrastructure projects. She has an in-depth understanding of the development industry and the Sydney property market.

Tasha joined Landcom in 2009 as part of the Urban Renewal Team and has led numerous projects including, Green Square Town Centre, Edmondson Park Town Centre and Thornton at Penrith. She was appointed Development Director in 2013 and Program Director, Western Sydney in 2015.

Over her career, Tasha has held senior roles in both the private and public sectors. Early in her career Tasha was a Project and Design Architect for a number of leading architectural firms, and has held leadership positions at St. Hilliers Property involving residential, commercial and industrial projects and at UrbanGrowth NSW on major renewal projects. Tasha places great importance on the people and relationships that make projects happen and believes this is the key to successful business outcomes.   

Tasha holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), a Bachelor of Arts, an Associate Diploma in Architectural Drafting and is a graduate of the John Grill Executive Leadership in Major Projects, Sydney University. Tasha is also a Board Director at the Women’s Housing Company which is a not for profit community housing provider.

Robert Dodd

Robert Dodd

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.

Scott Gregg

Scott Gregg

Executive General Manager, Projects

Scott Gregg joined Landcom in 2015 to lead the Sydney Metro Northwest Places 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.

 

Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee

Executive General Manager, Legal and Compliance

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.

Anna Petersen

Anna Petersen

Executive General Manager, Communications & Policy

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  to the new division Executive General Manager, Communications & Policy in March 2019 after leading the division Communications and Communities since November 2018. Prior to this appointment she acted as Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs since May 2018.

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.

Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson

Executive General Manager, People, Culture & Safety

Ben was appointed to the role of Executive General Manager, People, Culture & Safety in April 2019. In this role, he oversees the People, Culture and Safety function, which includes organisational development, industrial relations, operations, payroll and work, health and safety. 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.

 

David Sellin

David Sellin

Interim Company Secretary

David was appointed Interim Company Secretary in January 2019. He is responsible for Landcom’s governance framework and working closely with the Board and Executive team.

David has over 17 years’ legal and corporate governance experience, having worked in private practice at Herbert Smith Freehills as well as a number of property companies including Mirvac Group, Investa Property Group and Leighton Holdings (now CIMIC Group).

David holds a Masters of Corporate and Commercial Law from UNSW and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

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