I am a senior executive with over 30-years experience who loves to develop high performance business teams. Creating a shared purpose and vision, underpinned by high order values.

My drivers are curiosity, future orientated thinking and the influence of digital technology on consumer behaviour.

Experience

  • Director of Shopping Centre Management

    at Scentre Group (Previously Westfield Group)

    October 2007 - December 2015

    State of New South Wales

    Scentre Group (previously Westfield Group) is ASX listed, has a portfolio of 44 retail shopping centres across Australia and New Zealand, over 12,000 retail outlets and total assets under management of more than $40 billion. I held full accountability for the operational management of all Shopping Centres located in Australia, the development of new income streams, the operational delivery of more than 10 projects worth more than $4 billion and the management of over 1000 employees. Incrementally added over $2 billion of value by growing a diverse portfolio of Management Income. Including the development of a world-class digital screen Mall Media business, one of the most complex networks in the world comprising a ‘SuperScreen’ and ‘SmartScreen’ format that delivered outstanding Financial returns. Championed the highly successful “Cultural Journey” of the business to a Shopper and Customer centric approach delivered through collaborative working.

  • SVP Regional Director

    at Reckitt Benckiser

    January 2003 - February 2006

    State of New South Wales

    Global top 40 position with full financial accountability for the Australian/New Zealand region with an emphasis on driving profitable market share growth in over twenty product categories including Household Cleaning, Health and Personal Care products. ♣︎ Increased net revenues by $70 million (Base circa $00 million) ♣︎ Increased operating profit by $35 million, +30% ♣︎ Grew RB in Market at CAGR 10% versus total market CAGR 6% ♣︎ Increased RB market share by 760 basis points, +28% ♣︎ Introduced 42 major new products adding $18 million to annual revenues ♣︎ Developed 16 executives for promotion internally to other RB units

  • General Manager

    at Reckitt Benckiser

    December 1999 - December 2002

    Ontario

    Global top 40 position with full financial accountability for the Australian/New Zealand region with an emphasis on driving profitable market share growth in over twenty product categories including Household Cleaning, Health and Personal Care products. ♣︎ Increased net revenues by $70 million (Base circa $00 million) ♣︎ Increased operating profit by $35 million, +30% ♣︎ Grew RB in Market at CAGR 10% versus total market CAGR 6% ♣︎ Increased RB market share by 760 basis points, +28% ♣︎ Introduced 42 major new products adding $18 million to annual revenues ♣︎ Developed 16 executives for promotion internally to other RB units

  • Commercial Director

    at Reckitt and Colman

    October 1997 - November 1999

    Ontario

    ♣︎ Senior company officer in the Canadian business ♣︎ Developed and implemented Canadian version of North American strategy ♣︎ Lead negotiator for disposal on three non-core businesses

  • Finance and IS Director

    at Reckitt and Colman

    October 1995 - October 1997

    Ontario

    ♣︎ Coach / Leader to Finance and IS teams responsible for all Financial and IS in the business ♣︎ Enhanced strategy development through integrated product and customer profitability reporting ♣︎ Developed Customer and product profitability reporting framework

  • Transformation Stream Leader Finance / Organisation Development

    at Reckitt and Colman

    March 1994 - September 1995

    London

    ♣︎ Facilitated "As Is" and "To Be" Process mapping across Several European countries ♣︎ Facilitated 'Visioning' and 'Organisation Design' workshops for European Leadership Team ♣︎ Designed and Facilitated European 'Transformation Integration Workshop' in Paris ♣︎ Co-developed a 'High-Performance Team' framework

  • Various Accounting and Project Roles

    at Reckitt and Colman

    March 1986 - February 1994

    Kingston upon Hull

  • Junior Accounting Positions

    at Various Medium sized businesses

    July 1980 - March 1986

    Kingston upon Hull

Education

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

    at United Kingdom

    1985 - 1988 (3 years)

Languages

  • English Native

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