Industry Shuffles

Industry Shuffles – August 2018


Andrew Falson has joined the business in the role of General Manager, Design and Delivery.

Georgia Everette has been promoted to the role of Divisional Marketing Coordinator(QLD) for assets Gasworks Plaza, Brickworks Centre and MarketPlace Warner.

Tamika Magann has joined the business in the role of Digital Marketing Assistant at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.


Alexa Dong has joined us as Property Accountant. Mandy Beresford has joined us as Centre Manager Southgate, South Australia.

Michael Figallo has joined us as Operations Manager Southgate, South Australia.


Mark Reid has joined the Victorian Project Leasing team as a Senior Executive.

Adam Lester has joined the Victorian Project Leasing team as a Senior Executive.

Jarrod Herscu has been promoted to the role of Senior Executive within the Melbourne CBD retail leasing team.

James Wilson has been promoted to the role of National Director within the Retail Investment Services team.

Kelly Buxton has been promoted to the role of Manager within the Retail Leasing team, based in the Gold Coast.

Lauren Smith has been promoted to the role of Senior Leasing Executive within the Retail Real Estate Management team.

Luke Rutledge has been promoted to the role of Senior Executive, Commercial Sales and Leasing with the Newcastle team.

Shane Barr has been promoted to the role of Associate Director, Woolworths Portfolio within the Real Estate Management team.

Tony De Graaf has been promoted to the role of Associate Director, NSW Retail Portfolio within the Real Estate Management team.

Norah Skilton has joined as Senior Centre Manager in Queensland.

Courtney Dreaver has joined as Property Manager in Queensland. Anne Clarke has joined as Centre Manager in NSW.

Natasha Gligorijevic has joined as Centre Manager of the SCA Portfolio NSW. Sue Fowler has joined as Centre Manager of the SCA Portfolio NSW.

Karen Paul has joined the team as a Centre Manager in South Australia. Kristy Wundenberg has joined the team as a Centre Manager in South Australia.

Liza Maris has transferred within Colliers International to Senior Centre Manager of Marina Square Shopping Centre, Wentworth Point, NSW for Billbergia Group.

Anne Munday has been promoted to a Senior Centre Manager role in Victoria.

Anil Suri has been promoted to Centre Manager in Victoria. Tony Varalla has been promoted to Senior Facilities Manager in Victoria.


Trudi Cummins joined in the role of Director, Retail Asset Services. Trudi was previously with Dexus and will spend part of her time in the Centre Manager role at North Blackburn Shopping Centre whilst also driving new business for the Victorian Asset Services team.

Dave Burgham joined as Portfolio Manager for Home Consortium (Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia). He was previously with Colliers and joins with a strong big box retailer background, having also been with Kmart.

Elizabeth Pimperl joins as Centre & Leasing Manager at Wyndham Shopping Centre. Elizabeth has a strong leasing background and joins from JLL where she managed Lilydale Market Place.


Ben Hughes takes on a new expanded role, National Marketing and Business Manager. Ben continues to lead the retail marketing and digital strategies and in addition drives the overall retail strategy forward for the business.

David Patrick takes on a new role as National Shop Design and Delivery Manager.

Dan McLindon joins as Operations Manager at Beenleigh Marketplace. Donna Schifilliti has commenced as Marketing Manager for Willows, Townsville.

Donna has extensive experience across media, promotions and marketing management.

Maryanne O’Donnell joins as Business Development Representative in the Platform leasing team, working across Tweed City, Eagle Street Pier and Beenleigh Marketplace. Kate Ashman joins Willows, Townsville as Marketing Assistant.

Thomas Jenkins has been appointed Centre Manager at Plumpton Marketplace.


Jacqui Howden has returned to work following parental leave and is now acting as a Project Marketing Manager at Melbourne Central. Jacqui has been with the Group since 2011.

Rachelle King is acting as a Retail Administration Manager at Melbourne Central, and was previously Administration Manager at Chirnside Park Shopping Centre.

Julie Anne Dacumos has commenced at Highpoint Shopping Centre as Senior Business Development Executive. Julie joins with experience as a Retail Sales Executive with Scentre Group.

Jessica Jansen joins as the new Executive Assistant to Head of Retail, Vanessa Orth.

Chloe Zafaranic has returned as a Leasing Executive at Melbourne Central. Chloe was previously a Leasing Executive with Scentre Group and The GPT Group.


Will Simmonds joins the team at 670 Chapel Street as Operations Manager. Will was part of JLL’s graduate program where he worked in various aspects of the business including working as an Assistant Operations and Centre Manager.

Emily Mazzega commenced as Assistant Marketing Manager at Belmont Forum. Emily majored in Property and Marketing at Curtin University and has over four years’ experience in marketing.

Virginia Gowan recently transferred from the Customer Service Desk to Receptionist at The Square Mirrabooka. Virginia has worked at The Square Mirrabooka since 2011.

Elise Mrsa joins the team as Receptionist at Cockburn Gateway. She brings over four years of administration and reception experience.

Jennifer Black commenced as Casual Leasing Executive for the Perron portfolio. Jennifer brings extensive experience in sales and business development.

Jessica McAneney joins the team at World Square as Marketing Manager. Jessica brings with her over five years’ experience in retail, marketing and internal communication.

Ben Davis has been appointed General Manager of several ISPT Commercial & Retail properties in Perth. Ben brings with him extensive knowledge of property management in both the Sydney and Perth markets.

Leah Zou joins The Forest Hill Chase team as Marketing Coordinator. Leah brings with her over four years’ experience in marketing, design and e-commerce.

Vanessa Preiss joins as Senior Casual Leasing Executive at Forest Hill Chase, Greensborough Plaza and Rundle Place. Vanessa has more than six years’ experience in sales and has worked in casual mall leasing for the past 3.5 years.

Greg Matthews transfers to the role of Operations Manager at Warrawong Plaza. Greg has been Operations Manager at Figtree Grove since 2015.

Shad Dickeson has been promoted to Operations Manager at Figtree Grove. Shad has been the Assistant Operations Manager at Warrawong Plaza since 2015.

Kasia Kowalska joins the IRAPT team in the South East Queensland Hub at Bracken Ridge as an Operations/Administration Assistant. Kasia has over 10 years’ experience in Operations.

Abdul Morris commenced as the Operations Manager on the IRAPT team based at Dee Why. With over 15 years’ experience in the Security and Operations Abdul will be a valuable resource for the team.

Katrina Cheung joins the IRAPT Portfolio Marketing team as Regional Marketing Manager. Katrina relocated from Barkly Square Centre Management team where she held the position of Marketing Manager.

Alysha Montebello has transferred to the role of Marketing Manager for Barkly Square and Campbellfield Plaza. Alysha was previously the Marketing Coordinator at Central West Shopping Centre.

Tracey Thomas Richmond Marketplace’s Senior Marketing Manager will also now be overseeing the marketing for Central West Shopping Centre.

Tara-Lee Brown commenced as the Regional Marketing Manager for the IRAPT Portfolio Marketing team. Tara-Lee has an extensive marketing background.

Michelle Rowse joins the ISPT Portfolio team as the National Marketing Manager for the Core Fund. Michelle brings over 18 years of experience to the role spanning strategy, brand property development marketing, campaign generation and implementation, business planning, market analysis and sponsorship.


Anh Dang joins as Communications Manager – Retail. Previously, she led communications and engagement for the high profile and complex urban renewal project, The Bays Precinct at UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation. She has also worked on a number of Western Sydney projects at Parramatta City Council.

Jessica Matakovic returns to Lendlease as Pop Up Sales Executive at Macarthur Square. She was most recently at Scentre Group as National Sales Executive.

Angela Tham joins as Marketing Manager, Armadale Shopping City and Southlands Boulevarde in Western Australia. Angela was previously at Hawaiian as Marketing Coordinator – Partnerships & Community Relations.

Matthew Lee has been appointed Project Support Manager – Retail. Matthew was recently Project Engineer on Barangaroo South and Darling Square.


Hannah Petsalis has been appointed as Marketing Manager at Kawana Shoppingworld. Hannah has held various marketing roles at Mirvac including within the National Marketing team and at Rhodes Waterside.

Lorena Tomasi joins Orion Shoppingworld as Retail Manager. Lorena was most recently the Marketing Manager at Kawana.

Juliana Lovell has been appointed as Marketing Manager across both Greenwood Plaza and MetCentre.

Jordan Smith has been promoted to Assistant Marketing Manager across both Greenwood Plaza and MetCentre. Jordan was most recently National Marketing Coordinator at Mirvac.

Louisa Goodall joins as Marketing Manager at Harbourside. Louisa has previously held roles with the Royal Botanic Gardens Society and with Colonial at Entertainment Quarter.

Katey Young joins as Marketing Manager across East Village and South Village. Katey was most recently at Marrickville Metro.

Nicole Foxe (Smith) joins Mirvac as the Marketing Manager for St Marys Village. Nicole was most recently at Macarthur Square.

Jessica Thy has been promoted to Marketing Manager at Cherrybrook Village. Jessica was most recently Assistant Marketing Manager through the successful development and launch of the new premium retail precinct at Birkenhead Point.


Robert Binder joins as Leasing Executive. Robert has over five years retail experience, most recently as a Senior Lease Administrator with the Scentre Group. He will be based in the Sydney office and will join the WestPoint leasing team.


Josi Bastian joins Scentre Group as Retail Design Manager in NSW, assigned to Westfield Penrith and Westfield Mt Druitt. Josi’s most recent experience includes working for Caltex, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Mabel Gong joins as Retail Design Manager after five years with Tailor Inc, where she worked as part of the Senior Design team across a number of prominent retailer accounts.

Leo Dagg has been promoted to Customer Operations Coordinator, working between Westfield Tuggerah and Westfield Kotara. Leo brings 14 years of experience across both centres.

Lauren Frew has commenced a secondment role as Centre Manager at Westfield Coomera.

Scentre Group has appointed six new Commercial Retail Managers in NSW/ACT:
Pania Murray Retail Experience Manager at Westfield Sydney;

Leonie Chard Retail Experience Manager from Westfield Parramatta;

Nathan Yeo Retail Experience Manager at Westfield Miranda;

Tanya Able Retail Experience Manager at Westfield Tuggerah;

Maija Pelham Retail Experience Manager at Westfield Hornsby and

Kim Ashton Brand Experience Manager at Westfield Woden.

Dirk Phillips has been appointed Customer Operations Manager at Westfield Fountain Gate. Dirk has had significant retail operational experience, most recently as the General Manager, Kingpin Bowling where he was responsible for the opening at Westfield Chermside.

Lillian Fadel has been promoted to Group General Manager of Centre Experience at Scentre Group.

Megan Gill has been promoted to the role of Group Manager, Commercial at Scentre Group supporting the Australia and New Zealand team.

Anthony Pantilas has been promoted to Infrastructure Manager at Westfield Hurstville. Anthony started with Scentre Group 12 months ago, originally as Facilities Assistant before transitioning to Infrastructure Coordinator.

Paula Gutierrez has been promoted to the role as Senior Brand Experience Manager at Westfield Eastgardens. Paula has been working with Scentre Group for over 14 years across the BX function including six years as BXM including most recently at Westfield Miranda.

Richard Moddel has been appointed to the role of Project Executive Parking Experience Team for a 12 month secondment. He has been with Scentre Group for eight years.

Natasha Gribble has transitioned from Senior Brand Experience Manager of Westfield Knox to Senior Brand Experience Manager of Westfield Chermside.


Darin Maher has commenced his role of Centre Manager Stockland Baldivis (WA). Darin brings with him vast experience in shopping centre management having worked most recently with AMP as Senior Centre Manager based at Garden City and previously in Retail Asset Management with Savills and Knight Frank.

Alex Walichnowski has been promoted to Centre Manager, Stockland Forster (NSW). Alex is currently Stockland Retail Manager at Wetherill Park, a position he has held since September 2017. Alex’s experience is very broad, having worked previously for the Retail Apparel Group as a Property Manager and as a Property Project and Development Manager in companies based overseas.

Chris Travers has been appointed as Acting Regional Retail Manager for NSW South. Chris has been the Centre Manager for Green Hills for the last eight years, supporting our local community, customers, retailers, development partners, Government and other stakeholders through the exciting redevelopment. Prior to Green Hills, Chris held Centre Manager positions at Cairns and Castle Mall Shopping Centre.

Angela Vogt has been appointed Acting Centre Manager for Green Hills. Angela was previously Stockland Glendale Centre Manager.

Trina Pywell has been appointed Acting Centre Manager for Glendale. Vanessa Knight commenced as the National Casual and Incubation Leasing role.

Vanessa has worked at Stockland for over six years, spending the first three years in marketing as National Development and Trade Marketing Manager. The last three years spent in Leasing, starting in the National Kiosk and Franchise Leasing Manager role and moving into National Business Development Manager as well specialty shop leasing across various centres.

Natasha Wainberg joins the Nowra Team as Marketing Manager – Part time. Natasha brings a wealth of marketing skills and expertise to our team.


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