Board of Directors

John Harkness
Independent Chairman

 

John joined the Board in 2003, and was appointed Chairman in 2011.

A partner at KPMG for 25 years and National Executive Chairman for five years, John has held a number of non-executive director roles since leaving KPMG in 2000. He is currently an independent director of the Goodman Group as well as Chairman of Reliance Rail, Chairman of the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation and Vice‑President of Northern Suburbs Rugby Football Club Limited.

John is a Fellow of both The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Sue Palmer
Independent Director

 

 

 

 

Sue joined the Board in 2015. She has more than 30 years’ financial and commercial experience across a range of industry sectors in Australia and Asia, including construction, mining, property development, energy, infrastructure and agriculture.

Most recently, Sue was Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at Thiess Pty Ltd and she currently sits on the boards of RCR Tomlinson and New Hope Corporation.

Sue’s past directorships include MSF Sugar Ltd, Port of Brisbane Corporation, Queensland Competition Authority and the Royal Blind Foundation. Ms Palmer is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. 


Michael Gorman
Independent Director

Michael joined the Board in 2016. He brings more than 30 years’ extensive experience in both real estate and the public equity and debt markets.

In his 11 years with Novion Property Group, an ASX top 50 entity, and its predecessors, Michael held a number of executive positions including Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Fund Manager. In these roles Michael was directly responsible for raising several billion dollars in equity on the Australian Securities Exchange and corporate bonds in the domestic and US markets.

Most recently, Michael was appointed Non-Executive Director of GPT Funds Management Limited, the Responsible Entity of the GPT wholesale unlisted funds platform.

Michael is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

David Harrison

David Harrison
Managing Director and Group CEO
B.Bus (Land Economy); FAPI; Grad. Dip (Applied Finance & Investment) 

 

David has 31 years of property market experience across office, retail and industrial sectors in multiple geographies globally.  As Charter Hall Managing Director and Group CEO, David is responsible for all aspects of the Charter Hall business, with specific focus on strategy. He continues to build the momentum of a $23.2 billion investment portfolio and is recognised as a multi-core sector market leader.  David is an executive member of various Fund Boards and Partnership Investment Committees, Chair of the Executive Property Valuation Committee and Executive Leadership Group.

David has overseen the growth of the Charter Hall Group from $500 million to $23.2 billion of assets under management in 13 years.  David has been principally responsible for transactions exceeding $25 billion of commercial, retail and industrial property assets over the past 27 years.

David holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Land Economy) from the University of Western Sydney, is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI) and holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia.

 

Greg Chubb
Retail CEO

B.Bus (Land Economy), FAPI

Greg joined Charter Hall in 2014 and has 29 years of experience across Retail property funds and property management. As Charter Hall’s Retail CEO, Greg leads the Charter Hall Retail REIT (ASX: CQR) as well as overseeing the group’s Retail strategy across wholesale funds, property and asset management, leasing, marketing and development. 

Greg, with a team of 150+ retail property specialists, are responsible for growing the Group’s convenience-based retail portfolio of shopping centres, hardware, hospitality and automotive assets. A focus on building shareholder value through active asset management, a commitment to a centre-centric culture and continuing to build partnerships with the broader communities in which we operate has seen the portfolio grow from $2.9 billion on his commencement to $5.4 billion today. 

Prior to joining Charter Hall, Greg was the Property Director at Coles Supermarkets Australia and Managing Director/Head of Retail for Sandalwood/Jones Lang LaSalle in Greater China. Greg has also previously held executive leadership roles at both Mirvac and Lend Lease.  

Greg is an executive director on the Charter Hall Retail REIT (AXS: CQR) and holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Land Economy) from the University of Western Sydney, is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI), Registered Valuer and a director of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia. 

Roger Davis
Independant Non-Executive Director & Chair Elect

Mr Davis was appointed to the Board of the management company of the Charter Hall Retail REIT on 7 June 2018 as Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair Elect.  Mr Davis brings over 35 years’ experience in banking and investment banking in Australia, the US and Japan.  He is currently a Consulting Director at Rothschild (Australia) Limited, a Director of Argo Investments Limited, as well as the Chairman of Bank of Queensland.

In his career as senior executive, Mr Davis was a Managing Director at Citigroup, where he worked for over 20 years in Australia, Japan and the US. More recently, he was a Group Managing Director at ANZ Banking Group responsible for all the Commercial, Investment and Institutional Banking activities.

Mr Davis has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Philosophy from Oxford. He is also a qualified CPA.

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