Advanced Management Programme – INSEAD
Master of Business Administration – Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours, University Medal) – University of New South Wales
Bachelor of Science (Architecture) – University of New South Wales
Fellow – Australian Property Institute
Fellow - Royal Society of Arts
Graduate Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors
Michael was appointed as an independent director to the board of GPTFM in February 2016.
Michael has extensive experience in the real estate, public equity and debt markets. Michael’s real estate experience extends to investment, master planning, management and development of large assets.
Michael was formerly the deputy chief executive officer and chief investment officer of Novion Property Group and was responsible for Novion’s investment decisions as well as day-to-day management of the business. Prior to joining Novion, Michael spent over 11 years at Lendlease, working as portfolio manager of the General Property Trust (now The GPT Group), chief executive officer of the Lendlease Foundation and senior development manager.
Michael is currently a non-executive director of Charter Hall Retail REIT and a member of its Audit and Risk Management Committee. Michael is also a non-executive director of Adelaide Airport Limited and chairman of its Property, People and Customer Committee and a member of the Infrastructure Committee.
Michael was the former deputy chairman of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia and was a former non-executive director of Eramboo Artist Environment, a not-for-profit organisation.
Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Society for the Arts. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Independent Director and Chairman of Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee
Bachelor of Economics – Macquarie University
Master of Business Administration (Executive) – Australian Graduate School of Management – Universities of NSW & Sydney
Stuart was appointed as an independent director to the board of GPTFM in March 2023 and appointed as the chairman of GPTFM’s Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committees in November 2023.
Stuart has over 30 years’ of experience working for KPMG in Hong Kong and Australia, including 20 years spent as an audit partner specialising in real estate, construction and funds management industeries. During his career at KPMG, Stuart led the Real Estate Audit practice and was a member of the Real Estate and Financial Services Executive team. Stuart also spent five years as the Partner in Charge of Sydney Financial Services Audit, being an integral member of the Audit Leadership Team.
Stuart retired from KPMG on 1 July 2020 and is currently a non-executive Director of Goodman Funds Management Australia Ltd, the responsible entity for the Goodman Australia Industrial Partnership, and is a member of its Audit Risk & Compliance Committee and its Securityholder Committee. Stuart is also on the Board of The Ethics Centre and is Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Stuart is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.