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Board of Directors

The GPTFM Board is majority independent, with an Independent Chairman.

The GPTFM Board represents a wide range of skills and experience to assist with decision making and leadership. Members of the Board have extensive experience across funds management, property investment and development, financial markets, accounting and law.
 


Brian McFadyen

Chairperson
Brian McFadyen - Independent Director
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts/Law – University of Sydney
  • Fellow – Australian Property Institute
  • Fellow – University of Technology, Sydney
Career Summary
Brian was appointed as an independent director and chairman of the board of GPTFM in February 2016. Brian has worked in the real estate sector for over 40 years and has extensive corporate governance experience. 

Brian was formerly the general counsel of Novion Property Group and held a wide range of legal and corporate governance roles including chairman of a number of Novion and Colonial First State Property subsidiary companies in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Novion, he was head of legal for Colonial First State Global Asset Management. Before that, Brian was a partner of Freehill Hollingdale & Page (later known as Freehills, and now Herbert Smith Freehills) for over 26 years practising in the real estate, funds management and hospitality and leisure sectors.
 
Brian is currently a non-executive director of Excelsior Housing Services Pty Limited, and a number of companies within the Pro-invest Australia Hotel Group and Pro-invest New Zealand Hotel Group. He is also a member of Pro-invest's Advisory Board which advises Pro-invest’s International Investment Committee, and a member of the Investment Committee for Westhaven Limited.
 
Brian is the immediate past chairman of the Law Advisory Board at the University of Technology, Sydney and was the chairman of Bowel Cancer Australia for almost 10 years until July 2015 and is now its chairman emeritus.
 
Brian is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and The University of Technology, Sydney.

Belinda Robson

Independent Director
Belinda Robson - Independent Director
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (Marketing) – University of New South Wales
Career Summary
Belinda was appointed as an independent director to the board of GPTFM in November 2014.

Belinda has nearly 30 years’ experience in the property industry, with specific expertise in retail and commercial funds management.

Belinda had a long association with Lendlease that began in 1990. Belinda was formerly the fund manager of the Australian Prime Property Fund Retail where she was responsible for developing and implementing the fund strategy. Prior to that, Belinda was the head of operations for the Australian Prime Property Fund Series.

Belinda is a non-executive director of Region Group, Goodman Limited and Goodman Funds Management Limited. Belinda also advises UniSuper in relation to the management and development of Karrinyup Shopping Centre in Western Australia.
 
Belinda is a former non-executive director of Lendlease’s Asia Retail Investment Funds Board.


Michael Gorman

Independent Director
Michael Gorman - Independent Director
Qualifications
  • 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
Career Summary
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 is the former deputy chairman of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia and is 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.



Stuart Marshall

Independent Director and Chairman of Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee
Stuart Marshall - Independent Director
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Economics – Macquarie University
  • Master of Business Administration (Executive) – Australian Graduate School of Management – Universities of NSW & Sydney
Career Summary
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.
 


Vicki Allen

Independent Director

Vicki Allen
Qualifications
  • Master of Business Administration – Melbourne Business School
  • Bachelor of Business – University of Technology, Sydney
  • Fellow Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
  • Diploma Financial Services

Career Summary
Vicki was appointed as an independent director to the board of GPTFM in March 2024.  Vicki has over 30 years of experience in the financial services and property investment industries holding various non-executive director and chairman roles for listed, unlisted, not for profit and private companies.

Vicki has held senior executive roles at a number of organisations including Trust Company, MLC Limited, Lend Lease Corporation and Westfield.

Vicki is currently a non-executive director at New Forests Pty Ltd, ING Bank (Australia) Ltd and Steadfast Group Ltd.  She is also the Chairman of the NSW Ombudsman Audit & Risk Committee.

Vicki was previously Chairman of BT Funds, Mortgage Choice and Bridge Housing Limited, and a non-executive director at Bennelong Funds Management Group Ltd, Bennelong Funds Management Limited, Mirvac Funds Management Limited and MTAA Superannuation Funds Pty Ltd.
 
Vicki is a Fellow of the AICD and a member of the AICD’s APRA Regulated Entities Forum.
 

Mark Fookes

Executive Director

Bob Johnston - Independent Director
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of N.S.W.
Career Summary
As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mark has responsibility for the Capital Transactions and Corporate Affairs functions of the business, in addition to chairing GPT’s Investment Committee and Valuation Committee.
Mark has more than 30 years of experience in the property industry. Prior to becoming COO, he was GPT’s Chief Financial Officer and Head of Investment Management. 
Prior to working at GPT, Mark was Head of Retail (Asia Pacific) at Lendlease and General Manager of Retail Property Management and Leasing, also at Lendlease. 

Mark is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.