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Executive team

Gregory Goodman

Gregory Goodman Group Chief Executive Officer

Gregory is responsible for Goodman’s overall operations and the implementation of its strategic plan. He has over 30 years of experience in the property industry with significant expertise in the industrial property arena. Gregory was a co-founder of Goodman, playing an integral role in establishing its specialist global position in the property market through various corporate transactions, including takeovers, mergers and acquisitions. He is a director of Goodman (NZ) Limited (the manager of the New Zealand Exchange listed Goodman Property Trust), and director and/or representative on other subsidiaries, management companies and funds of the Consolidated Entity.

Anthony Rozic

Anthony Rozic Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Anthony’s responsibilities for Goodman include assisting in setting and managing strategy, business performance, corporate transactions and related operational projects with direct line management of marketing, information technology (IT), human resources, legal and compliance. Anthony joined Goodman in 2004 and until February 2009, was Group Chief Financial Officer where his responsibilities also included financial reporting, management reporting, forecasting and budgeting, tax, and capital and financial risk management. Anthony is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over 20 years of experience in the property industry, having previously held a number of senior roles in the property funds management industry and chartered accountancy profession. Anthony is also a director of the Consolidated Entity’s subsidiaries and was recently responsible for establishing the Consolidated Entity’s investment into the United States where he continues to be actively involved operationally.
Nick Vrondas

Nick Vrondas Group Chief Financial Officer

Nick is responsible for the Group’s corporate finance functions, which include accounting and finance, treasury, tax and the analytics functions. He also plays a key role in the Group’s strategic planning and capital management. Nick has over 21 years of experience in the public and private real estate markets in roles at Jones Lang LaSalle and Goldman Sachs JBWere.
Jason Little

Jason Little General Manager Australia

Jason was appointed General Manager, Australia in 2007 and is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Australian business. He joined Goodman in 2003 as Manager of Capital Transactions and has more than 22 years’ experience in the property industry, including previous executive roles at Grant Samuel and Paul Ramsay Holdings. Jason is the Chairman of Moorabbin Airport Corporation and is a Board Member of the Goodman Foundation.
Danny Peeters

Danny Peeters Executive Director, Continental Europe and Brazil

Danny has oversight of Goodman’s European operations and strategy and is responsible for the Consolidated Entity’s investment in Brazil. Danny has been with Goodman since 2006 and has 17 years of experience in the property and logistics sectors. Danny is a director of the Consolidated Entity’s fund management entities, subsidiaries and the joint ventures in Europe and Brazil. During his career, Danny has built up extensive experience in the design, implementation and outsourcing of pan European supply chain and real estate strategies for various multinationals. Danny was Chief Executive Officer of Eurinpro, a developer of tailor made logistic property solutions in Europe acquired by Goodman in May 2006.
Philippe Van der Beken

Philippe Van der Beken Managing Director, Continental Europe

Philippe joined Goodman as Managing Director, Continental Europe in 2012. He is responsible for Goodman’s activities across Continental Europe. Philippe previously worked at Goodman from 2005 to 2008 as Executive, Corporate Transactions and Member of the Board of Managers of Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF). Philippe holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Master of Laws from the University of Leuven.
Charles Crossland

Charles Crossland Managing Director, UK Logistics

Charles heads up Goodman’s logistics operations in the United Kingdom and is responsible for the management, strategy and development of the Group’s UK Logistics business. Charles has been with the Group since 2005 and has over 20 years’ experience in the logistics property sector. Charles was a Development Director at Rosemound Developments which was acquired by the Group in 2007. Prior to joining Goodman, Charles was a partner in the Industrial Department at Strutt and Parker in London.
Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston Managing Director, UK Business Parks

Jim has overall management and operational responsibility for Goodman’s business park activities in the UK including the Arlington Business Parks Partnership. Jim has over 35 years’ experience in the property industry and was part of the senior management team at Arlington Securities Plc which the Group acquired in 2005. During his time with the company, he has undertaken a variety of senior roles including responsibility for acquisitions, development, capital transactions and leasing. Prior to this, Jim ran his own development business. He has a degree from the University of the West England, and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Brandon Birtcher

Brandon Birtcher Chief Executive Officer, North America

Brandon Birtcher is the CEO of Goodman Birtcher North America, a subsidiary of the Goodman Group of Australia, one of the top 2 industrial REITS in the world.  Brandon is a fourth generation developer that sold the families 75 year old company to Goodman in June 2012.  He is now leading the Goodman Birtcher initiative to invest $2 billion of equity for the development of, and investment in, prime quality logistics and industrial facilities in high absorption distribution markets from Panama to Northern Canada. Currently, Goodman Birtcher has a pipeline of approximately 15.8 million square feet in California, New Jersey, Central Pennsylvania and Florida with a combined total completion value of more than $1.6 billion.
John Dakin

John Dakin Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand

John is the Chief Executive Officer of Goodman in New Zealand. He is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Group in New Zealand. John has over 25 years of experience in the property industry, including experience in valuation, research, asset management, funds management and acquisitions and has held senior roles in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He is a former national director of the Property Council of New Zealand and prior to joining Goodman he was with Colonial First State Property.
Paul McGarry

Paul McGarry Chief Executive Officer, Japan

Paul has overall executive responsibility for Goodman’s operations in Japan. He has over 18 years of real estate and finance experience, having commenced his professional career in Perth, Western Australia in chartered accounting, before joining the Bank of Scotland in Sydney, where he specialised in real estate and private equity before joining the real estate group of Macquarie in Sydney in 2004. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) and a Bachelor of Laws both from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney.
Philip Pearce

Philip Pearce Managing Director, Greater China

Philip is responsible for the strategic development and continued expansion of the Consolidated Entity’s industrial investment business in the Greater China region. He joined Goodman in 2002 and has over 17 years of experience in real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region, including four years in Singapore with Ascendas-MGM Funds Management Limited, the manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust. Prior to joining Goodman, he was at AMP Henderson Global Investors in Sydney where he worked in various roles within the AMP Henderson Property Group including valuation, asset management and fund management. Philip is a director and/or representative of the Consolidated Entity’s Greater China subsidiaries, management companies and funds. Philip holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment.
Nick Kurtis

Nick Kurtis Group Head of Equities

Nick is responsible for the co-ordination and performance of the Group’s corporate activities and funds management platform.  He joined Goodman in 2000 and has held a number of senior positions within funds management and corporate services. Nick has 19 years of experience in the property funds management industry and holds an undergraduate degree in Real Estate and a Masters in Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney.
James Inwood

James Inwood Group Head of Investment Management

James has been with the Group for nine years and is responsible for the co-ordination, strategy and performance of the Group’s investment management platform. He spent three years overseeing the UK/European investment platform before returning to Australia. He has significant expertise gained from over 20 years in property finance and structuring in both listed and unlisted environments. Prior to joining Goodman, James spent 10 years as a real estate investment trust analyst, including eight years at J.P. Morgan, which involved equity raisings for listed and unlisted funds.

Michael O

Michael O'Sullivan Group Corporate & Investor Relations Executive

Michael is responsible for managing Goodman’s relationship with institutional investors, retail investors and governance groups. He is also responsible for managing the risk function and is involved in significant corporate transactions undertaken by the Group. He joined Goodman in 2002 and prior to his current role, Michael was Chief Executive Officer, Europe, based in London and responsible for the performance of the Group’s European business. Michael has had extensive experience in property and financial services having worked previously at KPMG.
Alison Brink

Alison Brink Group General Manager, Marketing

Alison is responsible for marketing and communications across the Group including branding, advertising and corporate communications. Prior to joining Goodman, she held various marketing positions at DHL in Asia, Europe and the United States, including regional brand director for Asia Pacific and Europe, US marketing vice-president and head of global advertising. Alison has over 20 years' experience in international marketing and holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Diploma in Logistics Management.
John Taylor

John Taylor Group General Manager, Human Resources

John joined Goodman in August 2010, and is responsible for the Group’s HR strategy and HR operations globally. He has 23 years' experience in HR, in both international and domestic organisations. John joined the Group from Thomson Reuters, where he had almost five years senior HR experience (including time in Asia) and prior to that he worked in Australia for JPMorgan, The Colonial Group and Australia Post. John has a Bachelor of Business from the University of South Australia, and a Masters in Commerce (Industrial Relations) from Sydney University.
Luc Lafontan

Luc LaFontan Group Chief Information Officer

Luc is responsible for information technology across the Group which encompasses IT strategy, infrastructure, applications and project services. Luc joined Goodman in 2008 as the European IT Director and was appointed to his current role based in Sydney in December 2009. Prior to joining Goodman, he held various technology leadership positions around the world including IT Director at Expedia, Senior Enterprise Architect at Sony, Vice President, Technology at and Director, Technology at BBC Worldwide. Luc has over 22 years of technology management experience, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University, Executive Technology Management certificate from Columbia University and an MBA from University of Connecticut.