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Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is responsible for all aspects of the management of the Group, its properties and services.

This includes determining the strategic direction, managing assets, acquiring and selling properties, accessing funding and providing appropriate services to investors. The team has extensive experience in the A-REIT industry along with a diverse skill base and proven track record in delivering results.

  • Bob Johnston Chief Executive Officer
    Bob Johnston
    Bob Johnston joined The GPT Group as Chief Executive Officer in September 2015.
    Bob is an experienced property executive and business leader, with a career spanning 28 years. He has been involved in most facets of the property sector including investment, development, project management and construction in Australia, Asia, the US and UK. He has a wealth of experience in funds management, asset management, development and across most asset classes including office, retail and industrial. For the eight years prior to joining GPT, Mr Johnston was Managing Director of the ASX-listed Australand Property Group, which became Frasers Australand in September 2014.
    Prior to that Mr Johnston held a number of senior management positions with Lend Lease both in Australia and abroad, including that of Global CEO of Bovis Lend Lease, COO of Lend Lease Real Estate Investments in the USA and CEO of Bovis Lend Lease Asia Pacific. Mr Johnston is also a director of the Property Industry Foundation and the Property Council of Australia and is a member of the Property Council of Australia’s Property Male Champions of Change.
  • Mark Fookes Chief Operating Officer
    Mark Fookes

    In his role as Chief Operating Officer Mark oversees the operations of the business and has responsibility for the Property Services, Retail and Mixed-Use Development, People and Performance, Risk, Capital Transactions, and Corporate Affairs functions. Mark has more than 25 years of experience in the property industry. He most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer for three years and before that was Head of Investment Management. Prior to working at GPT, Mark was Head of Retail (Asia Pacific) at Lend Lease and before that was General Manager of Retail Property Management and Leasing.

  • Anastasia Clarke Chief Financial Officer
    Anastasia Clarke
    Anastasia is responsible for the Group’s capital management, financial reporting, accounting, tax, technology and business services. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting, finance and treasury roles in the real estate industry. Anastasia joined The GPT Group in September 2009 as Group Treasurer. Her past roles include Chief Financial Officer of New City Australia and Singapore, Treasurer and Head of Finance at Dexus Property Group and corporate treasury and project finance roles at Lend Lease. Anastasia is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Technology, Sydney.
  • James Coyne General Counsel and Company Secretary
    James Coyne

    James is responsible for the legal, compliance and company secretarial activities of GPT. James was appointed the General Counsel/Company Secretary of GPT in 2004. His previous experience includes company secretarial and legal roles in construction, infrastructure and the real estate funds management industry, both listed and wholesale.

  • Nicholas Harris Head of Funds Management, Group Strategy and Research
    Nicholas Harris

    Nicholas is responsible for GPT’s funds management activities, including the development of the Group’s funds management platform and the creation of new products. He plays a key role in the development of Group Strategy and is also responsible for the Group’s Research function. Nicholas has been involved in property and funds management for more than 25 years, including roles with BT Funds Management and Lend Lease prior to joining GPT in 2006.

  • Vanessa Orth Head of Retail
    Vanessa Orth
    Vanessa has more than 15 years' experience in the property industry. As Head of Retail, Vanessa is responsible for setting and delivering the strategic direction for the GPT Retail portfolio. She also has accountability for the investment performance and operational management of the Group’s shopping centre assets. Most recently, Vanessa held the role of Head of Asset Management, Retail. In this role, Vanessa was responsible for the asset management of shopping centres across both The GPT Group and GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund. Prior to GPT, Vanessa held roles with Lend Lease and Jones Lang LaSalle.
  • Matthew Faddy Head of Office & Logistics
    Matthew Faddy

    Matthew has over 20 years’ professional experience in leading successful teams in property, including finance management, funds management, asset management and portfolio management. As Head of Office & Logistics, Matthew is responsible for the investment, asset management, and development of the group’s portfolio of office and logistics assets.
    Upon joining GPT in 2006, Matthew was responsible for the launch of the $1.9 billion GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund. Prior to his role as Fund Manager, Matthew was the Head of Retail for Lend Lease’s Retail Group, responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of over assets for both GPT and the Australian Prime Property Fund.
    Prior to his move into property, Matthew spent five years in the audit group of chartered accounting firm PWC.

  • Anthony McNulty Head of Development - Retail and Mixed Use
    Anthony McNulty

    Anthony is responsible for the conversion and delivery of GPT’s development pipeline for Retail and Mixed Use. Anthony has 30 years of experience in the property industry in both Australia and overseas. His past experience includes the major redevelopments of Penrith Plaza and Melbourne Central, Bluewater in the UK, Rouse Hill Town Centre and the expansion of Highpoint.

  • Phil Taylor Head of People & Performance
    Phil Taylor

    Phil is responsible for GPT’s people management policies, processes and systems, as well as strategic support across all aspects of human resources activities and organisational development. Phil has 17 years experience in human resources within the banking and finance sector, including 10 years within the real estate funds management industry.