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Chris commenced as Chief Executive in August 2008. He was previously General Manager Property with Auckland International Airport Limited and, prior to that, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Properties New Zealand Limited in Wellington. Chris has been involved in property investment, development and construction in New Zealand for over 21 years. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the University of Canterbury and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Financial Officer
Gavin has over 21 years’ experience in the managed funds industry, together with five years’ chartered accounting and taxation experience. Gavin joined the Trust in 2002. He is responsible for all aspects of the ﬁnance and accounting functions for the Trust, including ﬁnancial reporting, treasury management, taxation and corporate governance. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Diploma in Business from the University of Auckland and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Manager - Retail Leasing
Gordon heads the team responsible for specialty store leasing of the Trust’s retail portfolio. Gordon has 21 years’ experience in the property industry. His background includes commercial, industrial and retail sales and leasing, shopping centre management and general management roles. He has been with the Trust since 2000.
Head of Transactions
Miles coordinates the Trust's Capital Transactions and New Business Group which explores new opportunities and drives portfolio-wide initiatives to add revenue and value to property assets. He has 19 years' experience in the commercial property industry, including 10 years working in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. He holds a bachelor degree in property from the University of Auckland and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Miles has been with the Trust since 2003 and was formerly Manager - Commercial Portfolio.
Head of Human Resources
Kylie is responsible for managing all strategic and operational Human Resources initiatives for the Trust. She has over 13 years' experience in generalist and specialist human resources disciplines working with Goldman Sachs, Deloitte and Vodafone. Kylie holds a post graduate Diploma in Business (Human Resource Management) from Auckland University and a Bachelor of Communication Studies from Auckland University of Technology. Kylie's specialist expertise is in the areas of employee engagement and leadership development.
Manager Portfolio Analysis
David is responsible for the provision of analytical information across the Trust's property portfolio, including the preparation and interpretation of property performance statistics, portfolio modelling and forecasting, completion of development feasibilities and analysis of new business opportunities. David is a registered valuer and has been involved in the property industry for over 18 years in the areas of property finance, valuation and development. David holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) degree from the University of Otago and a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland. David has been with the Trust since 2005.
National Facilities Manager
Jason is responsible for ensuring the Trust’s existing properties and new developments are market-leading performers in operational efﬁciency and effectiveness. Jason also manages the Trust’s Health and Safety and Environmental programmes. He has practised as a professional engineer and holds an honours degree in mechanical engineering, as well as a Master of Science degree specialising in Facilities Management. Jason has been with the Trust since 1997.
Manager - Commercial Portfolio
David has responsibility for the performance of the Trust's office portfolio. The role involves managing the leasing, rent review and capital expenditure programmes for the office assets. David joined the Trust in 2010 with specific responsibility for commercial leasing activities and assumed his current role in mid 2011. He has more than 25 years' experience in the commercial property industry and holds a bachelor degree in commerce from the University of Canterbury.
General Manager - Development
Mark has been involved in every aspect of property development – from industrial, major retail shopping centres and ofﬁces through to more eclectic forms of investment, including ground leasehold. Mark is responsible for all development activities of the Trust. He is a Registered Property Consultant and Property Manager, and Senior Member of the Property Institute of New Zealand. He has been with the Trust since 1996.
Manager - Retail Portfolio
Karl is responsible for all aspects of performance of the Trust's retail assets, including strategising remixes, improving net operating income, reviewing marketing strategies, and management of shopping centre teams. Karl joined the Trust in 2000 having held senior retail management roles for over 22 years in New Zealand and South Africa. He has managed the retail portfolio since 2003 and has an MBA. Karl has been Chairman of the New Zealand Council of Shopping Centres since 2010 and in 2012 was nominated to join the advisory board for ICSC-Asia Pacific.