Board of Directors
- Appointed to the Board in June 2016
- Appointed as Chair in October 2017
- Member of Audit and Risk Management Committee
- Member of the Human Resources 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 Smoke Alarms Holdings Ltd. She is also a member of the Australian Astronomical Observatory’s governance committee and the 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 and Garrigal Housing.
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 and was awarded an international leadership fellowship by the United States government.
- 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.
- Appointed to the Board May 2017
Jim is the CEO of Infrastructure NSW, an independent statutory agency that provides specialist advice to the NSW Government on infrastructure investment and prioritisation. Jim joined Infrastructure NSW following five years as the Secretary of the Victorian Department of Transport and four years as Director of Public Transport at the Victorian Department of Infrastructure. As part of his role at Infrastructure NSW, Jim led the development of more than 80 recommendations to Government of critical infrastructure for NSW—set out in the State Infrastructure Strategy Update 2014.
Jim is Chairman of Infrastructure Investor Assurance Committee, reporting to Cabinet on high profile or high risk projects, while providing oversight of almost 400 projects registered in the Infrastructure NSW assurance database.
Since the establishment of Projects NSW in 2015, Jim has also been responsible for the delivery of several infrastructure priorities, including the $3.4 billion Darling Harbour transformation along with new major projects including Western Sydney Stadium, Walsh Bay Arts Precinct redevelopment and the New Grafton Correctional Centre.
During his time in Victoria Jim was involved in the delivery of the $38 billion Victorian Transport Plan, the overhaul of Victoria's legislative framework to integrate the planning of transport and land use, and overseeing construction of the $4.3 billion Regional Rail Link project.
- Appointed to the Board in April 2018
- Audit and Risk 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 on the Board of Directors for KU Children’s Services and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
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.
Mr Roberts holds a Bachelor of Finance and Administration from the University of New England; a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance Investment; is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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, Partnerships and Business Development
Michael was appointed Executive General Manager, Partnerships & Business Development of Landcom in May 2018. Michael’s responsibilities include developing and running the new business development function, and operating and developing the strategy that will lead to long-term strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and a significant future pipeline of mixed use housing developments.
With more than 20 years of experience in the property sector in both the private and public sectors and with considerable international experience in New Zealand and the UK, Michael brings significant knowledge and expertise to develop and lead the new business development and partnership division.
Before joining Landcom, Michael helped develop the NSW Government’s first Whole of Government Property Information System and the first Whole of Government Office Accommodation Strategy for Property NSW. Prior to this, Michael was the Director of Property at The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, where he was responsible for leading 250 staff across all property and customer service functions, as well as jointly leading a 20-year housing regeneration program focused on delivering affordable housing. Michael was instrumental in developing a number of new best practice functions and operating models in construction and property development in the UK. Prior to this, Michael was also the Director of Property and Community Infrastructure at Westminster City Council, London, responsible for developing and running the council’s long-term property investment and development strategy and associated functions.
Michael has a Commerce Degree in Property from Lincoln University in New Zealand and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Cross University in NSW.
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.
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.
Acting Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs
Anna was appointed Acting Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs in May 2018. In this role she oversees the project communications and engagement, corporate communications and marketing, sustainability, policy, research and learning, government and industry relations, and media relations 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.
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.
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) and is a Chartered Secretary.