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2015 Annual Property Lunch, 28 Oct 2015


Peter Allen, CEO, Scentre Group, Carolyn Viney, CEO, Grocon and Mark Steinert, Managing Director & CEO in an event moderated by Ticky Fullerton, Presenter, The Business, ABC addressed a Business Lunch for over 420 senior business executives in an interactive discussion around “In these volatile times – is Property the place to invest?”. More than ever, property investment is critical to growing Australia’s future economy in terms of infrastructure and housing affordability.

Peter Allen is an Executive Director and CEO of Scentre Group with more than 20 years of global experience in senior financial, property and commercial roles.  Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, Peter was an Executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited, the Westfield Group’s Chief Financial Officer and a non-executive Director of Westfield Retail Trust. Peter is Chairman of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, a Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and sits on the Board of the Kolling Foundation.  He is also a member of the President’s Council of the Art Gallery of NSW.

Carolyn Viney was appointed CEO of Grocon in February 2014, having originally joined Grocon in 2003 and having performed a variety of roles within the business since that time. She has extensive experience in buying, selling, developing and building large commercial real estate assets. She is the Victorian President of Property Council of Australia, an Advisory Board Member of Women’s Property Initiatives (a not for profit housing provider for women in children and risk) a Director of the Australia Constructors Association and a Director of the JV between UBS and Grocon, UBSGrocon.

Mark Steinert was appointed Managing Director & CEO of Stockland on 29 January 2013. He has over 25 years of experience in property and financial services including eight years in direct property primarily with Jones Lang LaSalle and ten years in listed real estate with UBS. Mr.Steinert was appointed President of the Property Council of Australia in 2015 and is a Director of The Green Building Council of Australia. He is also a director of Stockland Capital Partners Limited, the Responsible Entity for Stockland's unlisted property funds.

Ticky Fullerton is a journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). She is a regular presenter of the national show, The Business since mid-2010, which is also aired on ABC News 24, the ABC's international TV news channel.         


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