Industry Shuffles

Shuffles September 2020


Helen Hey has been appointed General Manager, Retail Marketing. Helen was the founder of Scentre Group’s first ever greenfield venture, a loyalty enablement platform and marketplace called ‘WhatsMine’. Helen is also the co-founder of The Toy Edit, an online retailer of baby and kid-friendly products and toys. Helen was the first ever Australian winner of the Cannes Young Lion Award for Marketing, and has also been recognised in B&Ts prestigious Top 30 Under 30 Industry Leaders of Tomorrow. Prior to joining the tech and startup space, Helen specialised in leading cross disciplinary teams in integrated marketing with a focus on digital execution, customer experience, loyalty and growth. Helen has held Senior Marketing roles within Scentre Group, Audi Australia and has extensive agency experience.


Jacqui Bell has been appointed Centre Manager at Plumpton Marketplace. Jacqui has extensive experience in retail property management and most recently held the role of Centre Manager at Menai Marketplace.

Michelle Mouhtaris has been promoted to Centre Manager of Menai Marketplace. Michelle has been a Retail Manager at Macarthur Square since January 2019. Prior to joining Lendlease Michelle held management roles at JLL, Scentre Group and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Janet Reading has been promoted to Centre Manager of Craigieburn Central. Janet was previously the Retail Manager at Craigieburn Central. She’s had extensive shopping centre experience and has previously worked at Bay City Plaza, JLL and Vicinity Centres.

Louise Montafia has been appointed Marketing Manager at Smithfield Shopping Centre, Cairns. With more than 20 years’ marketing and communications experience, Louise has worked with major global retail and lifestyle brands such as Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy and represented major events including Caulfield Cup Carnival and Australian Open.

Sarah Clasen has been appointed Marketing Manager at Tweed City. She joined Lendlease following the transition of the centre to Lendlease management. Sarah has more than 20 years of retail experience working for a number of major landlords and private owners across a range of assets.

Sheena Jensen has been appointed as Marketing Manager of Plumpton Marketplace. Sheena joins with previous retail marketing experience at Vicinity Centres and Kingsland Group. She played an instrumental role in the development and opening of Lidcombe Shopping Centre and has worked across a variety of sectors.

Yvette Lewis has been promoted to Operations Manager, Cairns Central. Yvette has worked at Cairns Central for 15 years and most recently held the role of Assistant Operations Manager for Cairns Central.

John Cooper has been appointed Centre Manager, Smithfield Shopping Centre in Cairns. He joins Lendlease following the transition of the centre to Lendlease management. John brings many years of retail property experience across a range of assets.

Grant Jolley has been appointed Centre Manager at Tweed City Shopping Centre. He joins following the transition of the centre to Lendlease management. Grant has previously held the roles of Retail Manager and Marketing Manager in his career in shopping centre management.

Brett Boshard has been appointed Operations Manager at Smithfield Shopping Centre in Cairns. Brett previously held the role of Senior Operations Manager at Brisbane Transit Centre and brings diverse experience across hotels, commercial, mixed-use and government assets. Brett has also proudly served in the Australian Defence Force.

Valentina Verratti joins as Sales Executive at Smithfield Shopping Centre in Cairns. She joins following the transition of the centre to Lendlease management. Valentina has held the role of Pop Up Executive at the centre for more than two years.

Vicki Shaw has taken on the role of Pop Up Executive at Plumpton Marketplace, in addition to managing Pop Up at Macarthur Square.

Tom Sheridan has been appointed Operations Manager for Caneland Central. He most recently held the role of Technical Engineering Manager at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Tom also worked as Chief Engineer for the Shangri-La Hotel in Brisbane.


Chantelle Clark is the new Senior Marketing Manager at a number of Stockland’s Retail Town Centres. Chantelle joins Stockland with more than seven years’ experience in the industry, previously working at a number of Vicinity centres across Melbourne – Northland, Forest Hills Chase as well as a number of marketing roles for Federations Centres’ Paradise Centre and QICGRE’s Robina Town Centre.

Emma Phillips joins as the Customer Experience Executive at Stockland Wendouree. Her previous role was the Event Support Officer at City of Ballarat Council. Emma brings excellent experience from her roles as Marketing & Events Coordinator at United Media Group and Marketing Officer at Federation University Australia.

Ashley Pilkinton has joined the Retail Marketing team in the Queensland Content & Distribution Manager role. Ashley has previously been a Community Marketing Manager in the Stockland Community Marketing team.

Emily Chuah joined Stockland in October last year as the Customer Experience Executive at Stockland Balgowlah and Stockland Piccadilly. Emily has now made the move to Stockland Wetherill Park in the same role.

Sarah Crichton joins as the new Retail Manager for Stockland Green Hills. Sarah has had various roles across asset management including Marketing, Operations and Retail Management. She joins from JLL and has worked on a number of assets in Sydney and the Newcastle area including the QVB, World Square, Charlestown Square, Jesmond and Forster.

Amy Lewis joins as the new Retail Manager for Stockland Shellharbour. She arrives after a couple of years in the Brandspace Team at Scentre Group. Prior to that, Amy worked across multiple assets in Casual Leasing for JLL. Amy has also worked in the hospitality and marketing industries, where she also gained significant experience in the retail environment.


Campbell Hanan has been appointed Head of Commercial Property, effective 1 October 2020. Campbell’s extensive experience of asset and investment management coupled with his focus on operational efficiencies places him in a great position to head Mirvac’s combined commercial portfolio of Office, Industrial, Retail and Build to Rent operational businesses.

Brett Draffen will continue in his role as Chief Investment Officer, but his role will expand to include oversight of Mirvac’s commercial and mixed-used developments, and will be particularly focused on leveraging Mirvac’s multi-asset expertise into mixed-use.


Ivanka Foti joins as the Senior Accounts Officer at SCA Property Group. Ivanka is responsible for controlling the Accounts Payable process for the Corporate Finance Business Unit, organising and supervising payment activities to maintain control and accuracy. Ivanka has more than 20 years’ experience in accounts having worked for companies including Westfield, UNICEF, Hancock Coal and Hy-Tec Industries.


Daniel Paul has joined the Colliers International team as Senior Executive for Retail Leasing in VIC.

Lucina Jones has joined the Colliers International team from CBRE as Senior Team Assistant for Retail Leasing in NSW.

Marcus Allchin has joined the Colliers International team as Manager for Large Format Retail in NSW.

Donna Walker has joined the Colliers Retail Management team as Administration Manager at Vincentia Marketplace, NSW.

Kate Murphy has joined the Colliers Retail Management team as Centre Manager in the Primewest portfolio, NSW.

Jolene Irwin has joined the Colliers Retail Management team as Administration Manager in the SCA portfolio.

Amanda Longmuir has joined the Colliers Retail Management team as Marketing Manager across various centres in the NSW portfolio.

Mathew Whittaker has been promoted to Associate Director across the Holdmark Portfolio, NSW.

Tessa Condor has joined the Colliers International Retail Investment Services team as Personal Assistant, NSW.

Holly Simmonds has joined the Colliers International Retail Investment Services NSW team as Team Assistant, NSW.

Joanne O’Callaghan has joined the Colliers Retail Management team as Centre Manager Auburn Central and Auburn Central Podium, NSW.

Nina Sanders has been promoted to Senior Centre Manager at Fairfield Forum, NSW.


Kelly Benjamin joins the team at Cockburn Gateway Shopping Centre as Finance Manager. Kelly brings with her more than eight years’ experience in accounting and financial roles, and most recently a Commercial Leader for WA and NT for Flight Centre Travel Group.

Jamie Wilmot commenced as Operations Manager at Belmont Form. Jamie joins from Vicinity Centres where he has held operations roles across Warwick Grove and Victoria Park Central.

Jessica Mascione joins the Adelaide team as a Retail Leasing Executive working on the managed portfolio. Jessica brings with her more than five years of experience in leasing, management and sales.

Kimberley Hill joins the QLD Commercial portfolio team for ISPT as Customer Services Manager. Kimberley brings a wealth of experience managing events, building community, wellness initiatives and customer service, and previously worked at Mirvac and Christie Spaces managing third spaces.

Ahmad Khan commenced as Assistant Operations Manager for Pentridge and Armstrong Creek Town Centre. Ahmad most recently held the position of Security Manager at 150 Collins St.

Julie Niutta has transferred from the government account to Northpark Shopping Centre as Centre Manager. Julie is a highly experienced real estate agent with many years of experience in all facets of property.

Kareem Hemeda has transferred to his new role as Operations Manager at Central West Shopping Centre and Industrial Parks. Kareem brings years of operations management experience having worked previously at Melbourne GPO.

Theo Kalavazides has been appointed as a Property Manager for the NSW CBD team. Theo bring with him extensive asset management experience from various previous roles at Westpac Group, Argyle Asset Management, and Lambert Smith Hampton.

Paul Morgan has been appointed General Manager for World Square in Sydney. Paul brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience from his previous roles with Vicinity Centres, Property NSW, Vinta Group and Westfield.

Talera Mangion has transferred to the team at Leichhardt Marketplace as Administration Manager. Talera brings with her a very strong administration background making her a great addition to the centre.

Kiah Lingwood commenced as a Commercial Manager at 2 Park Street. Kiah has relocated from Canberra where she has worked in commercial property management at Knight Frank Australia.

Marianna Sevastis has been promoted to Retail Manager at Central Park. Marianna has spent the past seven years at Leichhardt Marketplace giving her extensive experience in asset management, making her a valuable asset to the team.

Nicole Alhnin joins as Marketing/Administration Manager, Bonnyrigg Plaza. Nicole brings with her diverse experience in marketing and administration.

Sharlene Donnelly joins the team at Chullora Marketplace as Administration Manager. With a set of comprehensive administration skills, she will be an asset to the centre.

Tracey Dignman has re-joined as Centre Manager at Chullora Marketplace. Tracey’s previous centre manager experience and knowledge makes her a great addition to this centre.

Jake Galea has transferred from his role as Portfolio Coordinator to join the team at Lidcombe Centre as Administration Manager.

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