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Shuffles September 2019

AMP CAPITAL 

Nick Fanning has been promoted to Divisional Leasing Manager. Nick will continue to lead the leasing team at Indooroopilly and will assume responsibility for leading the leasing team across Pacific Fair. 

Robert Corcoran has been appointed Retail Manager at Karrinyup and was previously with Westfield Carousel.   

Mende Gelevski joins the leasing team as Leasing Executive for Dapto Mall and Northbridge Plaza. Mende previously worked with Scentre Group. 

Marc Halpin has commenced at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre as Development Manager. Marc has recently worked with The Star Entertainment Group and Brisbane Airport Corporation.  

Michael Wass joins as Retail Design Manager for Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Previously Michael worked with Scentre Group.  

Sofia Taraborrelli joins Indooroopilly Shopping Centre as Digital Marketing Assistant. Sofia has worked for abi and joseph athleisure boutique, Hugo Boss and Cold Rock Ice Creamery in similar roles. 

Emma Merlino joins as Partnerships and Events Executive at Macquarie Centre. Emma comes from an events agency background and has worked with brands such as Nike, Reebok, Westfield and Pernod Ricard.  

Victoria Minell has commenced in the role of Marketing Manager at Royal Randwick. Victoria joins from Menulog where she was Marketing Manager and was previously Brand Executive at Hello Fresh.  

James Cheng has been promoted to Divisional Leasing Manager and will lead the leasing team for Macquarie Centre.   

Sophie Norwood has been appointed Brand and Communications Manager of Karrinyup Shopping Centre. Sophie was most recently with Bankwest as a Customer Communications Manager, prior to Bankwest she worked in the radio and advertising industry.  

Nancy Fraser commences in the role of Retail Design Manager working on WA centres. Nancy has an extensive and diverse creative design background working in retail, hospitality and branded environments in Canada and more recently in Perth as a senior design manager with Masterplanners. 

Chris Bloor joins the Place Design team as Senior Concept Designer, previously Chris was with Lendlease. 

Virginia Laughton has been appointed as Centre Manager for Centre City, New Plymouth, New Zealand. Virginia joins from Kiwibank. 

Andre Thompson has been appointed Centre Manager at The Palms, Christchurch, New Zealand previously working with Ngai Tahu Property Ltd as a Senior Property Manager. 

Marisa Laister has commenced as Marketing Manager at Botany Town Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Marisa has worked in the property industry for more than 18 years, both within New Zealand and South Africa. 

MIRVAC 

Robert Neale joins in the new role of Retail Sales Manager – Media & Partnerships. Rob has extensive sales experience across a range of industries including media and technology. Most recently, Rob was Head of Commercial at Techfront Australia.  

Vinnie Falato joins in the new role of Retail Sales Manager – Media & Partnerships. Vinnie has previously held roles in Leasing and BrandSpace at Vicinity Centres and Scentre Group respectively. 

Rebecca Lynch has been appointed Experience Making Manager at St Marys Village. Rebecca has previously held positions with Coronation Property and Penrith Panthers and most recently worked on community development projects including The Gables and Mulgoa Rise with Connections Community Development. 

Bree Johnson has been appointed Experience Marketing Manager at Broadway Sydney. Bree has a strong media and agency background having held roles previously with Baker Brand and Torstar Communications. Most recently Bree was the Senior Account Manager at MCMPR. 

Kelsey Chippendale joins Mirvac as Experience Marketing Executive at Kawana Shoppingworld. Kelsey most recently held roles within marketing at dtb! Advertising and Charlie Moon. 

Robert Smith has been appointed Centre Manager at Kawana Shoppingworld. Robert joins Mirvac having extensive experience across Retail property at Chesterton International, Colliers and Abacus. Rob was previously with Mirvac, working on Rhodes Waterside as Retail Manager.  

GPT 

Amy Ng has commenced her new role as Development Manager. Amy has been promoted from her former role as Assistant Development Manager. 

Megan Engelhardt has been promoted to Building Services Manager, based at Highpoint Shopping Centre. Megan was formerly Regional Workspace Manager, based at Melbourne Central Tower. 

Rachel Portelli has commenced her role as Marketing Coordinator, based at Melbourne Central.  

Caterina DaCampo has returned from parental leave and to her role as Executive Assistant to Head of Retail & Mixed Use Development. 

Hamish Riddle has started his new role as Senior Leasing Executive. 

LENDLEASE 

Kate Hassett has commenced in the role of Pop Up Executive across Lendlease’s five assets in WA. Kate has a wealth of experience in the retail industry having previously run her own fashion label, Skylah Park. 

SCENTRE GROUP 

Troy Brennan has worked for Scentre Group for the past four-and-a-half years, and now joins the Partner Experience team as Field Operations Executive in the Queensland market. 

Brigitte Doupe joins the Leasing and Retail Solutions team as Leasing Executive working on Westfield Geelong.  

Lara Connolly has joined Westfield Southland as a Leasing Executive. Lara has more than 20 years’ of extensive business development and sales experience in the hospitality and events industries. Most recently, Lara held the role of General Manager at the Ibis Hotel in Glen Waverley.   

Chris Smith joins as Leasing Executive working on Westfield Airport West. Chris has a strong sales background within hospitality, having previously worked in the UK, NZ and Australia. 

Lauren Frew returns to Westfield Geelong as Centre Manager after launching and stabilising Westfield Coomera in Queensland. 

Charlie Tomarchio has been appointed as National Sales Coach in Leasing & Retail Solutions at Scentre Group. The role is designed to maximise Leasing Executive effectiveness and performance. 

Michael Harrison has relocated to Westfield Woden after almost two years working on Westfield Southland as Leasing Executive. 

Daniel Annetta relocates to Westfield Doncaster as Retail Experience Manager from Westfield Airport West and Westfield Geelong.  

Mark Gold has relocated to Westfield Mt Druitt as the Risk and Security Manager. Mark has previously spent time at both Westfield Penrith where he worked on a number of successful youth focused initiatives. 

Andrew Costello moves to Westfield Knox as Senior Leasing Executive. Andrew spent the past four years at Westfield Fountain Gate.  

Syma Usman joins the Westfield Parramatta team as Administration Manager. Syma joins with an extensive background across finance and admin, predominantly within the health sector for organisations such as Ramsey Health Care, Ambulance Services NSW and the Department of Family and Community Services. 

Scott Evans joins as Leasing Executive working on Westfield Chatswood. Scott has more than 12 years’ experience in the shopping centre industry ranging across New Zealand and Australia. 

Anna Ikonomou joins Westfield Fountain Gate as the new Customer Services Supervisor. Anna joins Scentre Group with a strong background in customer service, hospitality, operations and venue management.  

Leanne Tompkins will join Westfield Woden as Centre Manager. Leanne previously held the Retail Experience Manager role at Westfield Belconnen. 

Lee McLaughlin joins as the Risk & Security Manager at Westfield Parramatta. Lee has a strong security and risk background, having held roles with Justice Health & NSW Health, worked as the Director of Loss Prevention at Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel and having held several state Security & Risk lead roles within JB Hi-Fi, Cotton On and IKEA. 

DEXUS 

Sarah Clasen joins as Tweed City Marketing Manager, Sarah brings more than 15 years of retail marketing experience to the role. 

An Le joins as Lease Administrator. 

Sue Ballesty has been appointed Marketing Manager at Gateway Sydney. 

Monica Booker has been promoted to City Retail Marketing Executive across Melbourne CBD. 

Sarah Hynes has been appointed Senior Manager, Retail Marketing.   

Kerin Bonaventura has commenced as Business Development Representative at Willows Townsville. 

QICGRE 

Scott Lambert has joined QIC as Portfolio General Manager – Retail, overseeing the leasing of Castle Towers, Westpoint Blacktown and Canberra Centre. Scott has more than 25 years of industry experience and has previously held senior leasing roles at CBA and Stockland and most recently at AMP Capital. 

JLL 

Ashley Garvin joins as the Administration Manager at Chullora Marketplace. Ashley brings with her more than six years’ experience in shopping centres including CX, Marketing, Centre and Lease Administration.  

Bradley Krebs commenced as the Operations Manager for Ashfield Mall. Bradley has more than 15 years’ experience in Operations Management across Retail, Commercial and LFR. 

Chad Daly was promoted to Regional Manager for WA on the ISPT portfolio. Chad has a diverse property management background including shopping centres, student accommodation and hotels across several states in Australia. 

Andrea Shackel has joined the team at Belmont Forum as Receptionist. Andrea was previously a Customer Service Supervisor, and has a strong background in administration and operations, predominately in the construction industry. 

Nikki D’Agostino has commenced with the Perth team as Retail Property Manager. Nikki brings with her experience as a Senior Manager of a large strata portfolio including hotels and mixed-use complexes. 

Luke Taylor commences as Assistant Operations Manager at Forest Hill Chase. Luke has several years’ experience within the security and venue management industry, most recently holding the position as Venue Manager at Forest Hill Chase. 

Molly Ellwood has joined as the Marketing Manager at Top Ryde City. Molly brings with her more than four years of retail marketing experience and more than six years in hospitality marketing and sales. 

Glenn Atkins commenced as Centre Manager of Chullora Marketplace. Glenn has more than 20 years’ extensive experience in the shopping centre industry. 

Daniel Andrews joins the team at Lidcombe Centre as Operations Manager. Daniel has more than three years’ experience across retail, commercial and industrial properties. 

Pearse Coleman has commenced as Senior Centre Manager for the Kildair portfolio. Pearse has more than 25 years’ experience across many major owners and managers including Vicinity, SCA/Colliers, in addition to running his own boutique management agency in Northern QLD. 

Tina Cavallaro has commenced as Customer Service and Administration Manager for the Ranfurlie portfolio. Tina has extensive experience in retail having worked at Vicinity for many years, most recently at Sunshine Marketplace. 

Peta Heffernan has been appointed as Customer Service Manager at Karingal Hub. Peta brings to the role her extensive customer support experience. 

Nick Lannen commenced as Retail Manager of Barkly Square. Nick has transferred internally from Forest Hill Chase, bringing with him experience in both centre operations and retail. 

Andrew Antoniou joins the ISPT Portfolio as Regional Manager for NSW. Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the team with an extensive retail property career with Sydney Airport, GPT, Charter Hall and most recently with Macarthur Retail overseeing the Retail and Leasing Management.  

Peter Tame joins the ISPT Portfolio as Regional Manager for QLD. Peter is a highly experienced retail expert that has more than 20 years’ experience across retail property management, leasing, developments as well as operating his own property consulting business. 

SCA PROPERTY 

Peter Reece has been appointed as Asset Manager. Peter brings to the role 18 years of experience within the retail property industry, previously holding roles as General Manager at Top Ryde City, Property Portfolio Manager at Amalgamated Holding Limited and Centre Manager at Westfield and Terrace Tower Group. 

Janene Kellaway has been appointed as Human Resources Manager. Janene was previously at IRT Group as Head of People & Culture for its Home Care division. Prior to that, Janene was Senior Human Resource Advisor at Hatch. Janene brings more than 15 years of experience within human resources management. 

CHARTER HALL 

Maureen Benten has been appointed as Administration Assistant, Bass Hill. 

Misty Harris has been appointed as Administration Manager, Rosebud Plaza VIC. 

Natasha Greco joins as Marketing Manager for VIC/SA (based in Victoria). 

Rochelle Bacon joins as Marketing Executive for WA (based across Wanneroo Central and Raine Square).  

COLLIERS 

David Kleiner joins the Colliers International team from Savills as Senior Executive for Retail Leasing in NSW. 

John Karlovasitis joins the Colliers International team from CBRE as Senior Executive for Large Format Retail in NSW. 

James Spencer joins the Colliers International team from Fitzroys as Senior Executive for Retail Leasing in Victoria. 

Melanie Yuen joins the Colliers International team as Marketing & Team Assistant for Retail Leasing in NSW. 

STOCKLAND 

Antonella Lopez returns to Stockland as Casual Mall Leasing Executive focused on driving new business growth at Stockland Shellharbour and Nowra. Antonella brings more than  18 years’ experience across multiple sectors delivering results for businesses, most recently Business Development Manager at JLL. 

Alana Parrott has commenced as Casual Mall Leasing Executive at Stockland Shellharbour and Nowra.  Alana has a strong background in retail previously working in a Casual Mall Leasing position with  GPT, Wollongong Central and in centre advertising.

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