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Scentre Group (SCG.AX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Schwartz

66 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Peter Allen

57 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Elliott Rusanow

2019 Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Clarke

2014 Director Finance & IT

Greg Miles

2015 Chief Operating Officer

Paul Giugni

2014 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Richard Williams

2014 Treasurer

Janine Frew

2014 Director - Human Resources

Dudley Heywood

2014 Head of Tax

Ian Irving

2014 Director - Design & Construction

David Lamond

2015 Director Strategic Analytics Insights and Research

Alexis Lindsay

2018 Director - Corporate Affairs

Phil McAveety

2016 Director Customer Experience

John Pappagianis

2017 Director - Leasing & Retail Solutions and NZ Development & Strategic Asset Management

Talbot Sanderson

2016 Director Risk & Internal Audit

Richard Webby

2018 Director Technology

Cynthia Whelan

48 2017 Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer

Stewart White

2015 Director - Development

John Yates

2014 Director of Security

Maureen McGrath

2015 Company Secretary

Steven Leigh

2019 Director

Andrew Harmos

59 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Ihlein

63 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Sarah Kay

57 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Aliza Knox

58 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Margaret Seale

58 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Schwartz

Mr. Brian Martin Schwartz AM is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. In a career with Ernst & Young Australia spanning more than 25 years, he rose to the positions of Chairman (1996 – 1998) and then CEO of the firm from 1998 to 2004. From 2005 to 2009, Brian was the CEO of Investec Bank (Australia) Limited. Brian is a director on the board of Guardian Early Learning Group company, part of Partners Group, a global private markets investment manager, and was most recently appointed as the new Chair of the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Brian was previously Chairman of Insurance Australia Group Limited, Deputy Chairman of Westfield Corporation, Deputy Chairman of Football Federation Australia Limited and a Director of Brambles Limited.

Peter Allen

Mr. Peter Kenneth Allen is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group in 2014, Peter was an executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Westfield Group. Peter joined Westfield in 1996 and between 1998 and 2004 was Westfield’s CEO of the United Kingdom/Europe and responsible for establishing Westfield’s presence in the United Kingdom. Peter is Chairman of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia and a Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. He is a member of the President’s Council of the Art Gallery of NSW and is a member of the Property Male Champions of Change.

Elliott Rusanow

Andrew Clarke

Mr. Andrew Clarke is Director Finance & IT of the Company. He was appointed Director Finance of Scentre Group in June 2014 and is also responsible for the organisation's IT. Prior to the establishment of the Scentre Group he was the CFO for Westfield Australia and NZ. Andrew joined Westfield in 2005, holding roles within the Australian Finance division. Prior to joining Westfield, he worked in the UK as Financial Controller for a global eBusiness organisation. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business Commerce and Administration from the University of Victoria - Wellington, New Zealand and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in New Zealand.

Greg Miles

Mr. Greg Miles is Chief Operating Officer of the Company since November 1, 2015. In June 2014 Greg was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Westfield Corporation, and prior to its establishment, was the Chief Operating Officer for Westfield Group’s US business since 2012. Greg joined Westfield in 1997 as Asset General Manager, New South Wales. Prior to joining Westfield, Greg was Property Investment Manager for Colonial First State Property, responsible for the development, management and acquisition of retail, commercial and industrial assets.

Paul Giugni

Mr. Paul F. Giugni is General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. Mr Paul Giugni was appointed General Counsel of Scentre Group in June 2014. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, Mr Giugni was General Counsel, Australia and New Zealand, West?eld Group. He joined West?eld Group in September 1998 and holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining West?eld Group, Mr Giugni was a solicitor at Freehill Hollingdale and Page (now Herbert Smith Freehills).

Richard Williams

Mr. Richard Williams is Treasurer of the Company. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, he joined Westfield Group in 2005 and held the position of Group Treasurer since 2007. Richard previously held senior treasury roles at AMP, where he was Head of Capital Markets, and Australian Industry Development Corporation. Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UNSW and a Master of Business (Banking & Finance) from UTS.

Janine Frew

Ms. Janine Frew is Director - Human Resources of the Company since June 2014. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, Janine was the Director of Human Resources for Westfield Australia since December 2012. Janine joined Westfield Australia in 2007 as the HR Manager for Shopping Centre Management. In 2010 her portfolio expanded to include all operational Divisions, incorporating: Development, Design, Construction and Leasing. In 2011, Janine was appointed HR Director UK prior to the London Olympics and the opening of Westfield Stratford City. Before joining Scentre Group, Janine was Head of HR, Australia & NZ with the Coca-Cola Company, following a long tenure with the Coles Myer Group.

Dudley Heywood

Mr. Dudley Heywood is Head of Tax of the Company., since June 2014. Prior to the establishment of the Scentre Group, he was the Head of Tax for Westfield Australia since 2006. Dudley joined the Westfield Tax team in January 1998. Dudley is responsible for overseeing the Scentre Group's tax position in Australia and New Zealand. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Chartered Tax Adviser.

Ian Irving

Mr. Ian Irving is as Director - Design & Construction of the Company. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group he was Director D&C of Westfield Australia since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) degree from the Australian University of Technology Sydney and a MBA (executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Ian joined Westfield in 2004 as a General Manager of D&C, responsible for the delivery of a number of major Westfield Centre Projects throughout Australia including the management of the Westfield Sydney Project. Ian brings 25 years working experience in the construction industry to the business. Prior to joining Westfield, Ian held a number of senior management positions in national construction companies in Australia.

David Lamond

Mr. David Lamond is Director Strategic Analytics Insights and Research of the Company., since October 2015. e has extensive experience in strategy, customer insight and analytics, having worked with Bain & Company (both in-house and as a senior advisor) over a span of sixteen years. Prior to joining Scentre Group David most recently assisted Walmart in the US, Japan and China to reset strategy. He has run customer engagement and business development functions at Woolworths and Myer. David’s first career was in aerospace, where he worked as a Systems Engineer and Program Manager. David holds a Bachelor of Science (physics and computer science) from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Alexis Lindsay

Ms. Alexis Lindsay is Director - Corporate Affairs of the Company. Over the past 20 years, Alexis has built a reputation as a trusted adviser in her field, having worked for some of Australia’s leading organisations. Prior to joining Scentre Group, Alexis led Westpac Institutional Bank’s corporate affairs and sustainability team, and prior to that Westpac’s Business Bank corporate affairs team. Alexis has a breadth and depth of corporate affairs functional experience spanning senior leadership roles and advisory positions within d large corporations and public policy and public affairs consulting firms. Alexis holds a Master of Arts, International Communication from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Charles Sturt University.

Phil McAveety

Mr. Phil McAveety is Director Customer Experience of the company. He has a globally recognised track record in brand management and customer experience, having held senior executive roles at some of the most well-known global consumer brands, including Nike, and Camper International. Prior to joining Scentre Group Phil served as Executive Vice President/Chief Brand Officer for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, operating across a portfolio of major brands including Sheraton, Westin, St Regis and W Hotels. Phil was responsible for managing a global brand strategy with local execution with a heavy reliance on digital execution. Phil holds a BA (Hons) Economic History from Exeter University and an AMP (Executive MBA) from Harvard Business School.

John Pappagianis

Mr. John Pappagianis is Director - Leasing & Retail Solutions and NZ Development & Strategic Asset Management of the Company. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group he was General Manager, Development for Westfield Group in Australia and was Director Leasing from 2009-2013. Prior joining Westfield, John was the National Network Development Manager for Tricon Restaurants (now Yum Brands) responsible for the property portfolio of Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell.

Talbot Sanderson

Mr. Talbot Sanderson is Director Risk & Internal Audit of the company. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, Talbot was Head of Risk Management for Westfield in Australia and New Zealand. Talbot joined Westfield in 1995,holding senior roles in centre management and security. Talbot holds a Bachelor in Agricultural Economics from Sydney University and from 1991 to 1995 worked as Political Adviser to the Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Ian Armstrong, and later as Political Adviser to Armstrong as Leader of the NSW National Party.

Richard Webby

Mr. Richard Webby is Director Technology of the company. He has significant experience developing and integrating differentiating customer-facing solutions across multiple platforms and industries. Richard has previously held senior roles with company such as Travelocity.Com, Register.Com and Savos. Prior to joining Scentre Group, Richard served as the Vice President, Guest Experience Technology and Chief Information Officer Disneyland, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Richard holds a Ph.D., Information Systems and a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Information Systems from the University of NSW in Australia.

Cynthia Whelan

Ms. Cynthia Whelan is Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer of the company. Cynthia was appointed Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer at Scentre Group in late 2017. Prior to her role at Scentre, Cynthia was the Group Executive responsible for Telstra’s new businesses portfolio since October 2015. Previous roles at Telstra include Group Managing Director Strategic Finance covering Strategy, M&A, Treasury and Investor Relations, and she was also responsible for Telstra’s international operations from 2015-2016. Cynthia was appointed Chair of the Foxtel Board in February 2017 and was also Chair of the Telstra Ventures Board until November 2017. Cynthia has had a career spanning more than 20 years in investment banking in the Asia-Pacific region prior to Telstra, and her last role was the Chief Executive for Barclays in Australia/New Zealand. She has also previously held roles at Merrill Lynch and UBS and brings extensive corporate strategist experience in M&A, capital markets and lending. She is a member of the Australia Advisory Board for Room to Read, a global organisation focused on literacy and gender equality in education. Cynthia graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Japanese studies. She also holds a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and completed the Oxford Strategic Leadership Program in 2013.

Stewart White

Mr. Stewart White is Director - Development of the Company. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, he was General Manager, Development for Westfield Australia. Stewart joined Westfield Australia in July 2002 as an Asset General Manager in Development. Stewart has over 19 years’ experience developing and managing shopping centres in Australia and has been involved in developments for a number of iconic centres in the Australian portfolio. He also assisted with the Westfield Group acquisition of Almeida Junior in Brazil in 2011.

John Yates

Mr. John Yates is Director of Security of the Company since June 2014. Prior to the establishment of the Scentre Group John was Head of Security of Westfield Australia since November 2013, following his retirement from the Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) in November 2011 after a 30 year career. John’s last role was as the UK’s most senior counter terrorism officer and as the senior advisor to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary on all law enforcement related security matters. John also led the UK’s response to the South East Asian Tsunami for which he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal. In between leaving policing and joining Westfield Group, John spent time in the Middle East advising the government of Bahrain on police reform before joining G3, the Good Governance Group, a leading international strategic advisory firm, as their Group Executive Director.

Maureen McGrath

Ms. Maureen T. McGrath is Company Secretary of the Company. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, Ms Maureen McGrath was appointed General Counsel, Compliance and Secretariat of Scentre Group in June 2014. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, Ms McGrath was General Counsel, Corporate and Compliance, West?eld Group. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the University of New South Wales. Ms McGrath is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and

Steven Leigh

Andrew Harmos

Mr. Andrew William Harmos is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Andrew is one of the founding directors of Harmos Horton Lusk Limited, an Auckland based specialist corporate legal advisory firm, where he specialises in takeover advice and structuring, securities offerings, company acquisitions and disposals and strategic Board and transaction advice. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from The University of Auckland. He is a Director of AMP Limited, AMP Life Limited, The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited and Elevation Capital Management Limited. He chairs the Risk Committee of AMP Limited and the Audit Committees of AMP Life Limited and The National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited. Andrew was formerly Chairman of the New Zealand Stock Exchange and a Trustee of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.

Michael Ihlein

Mr. Michael Francis Ihlein, CPA, is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mike is a highly experienced corporate and finance executive with a long career with Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (and related companies) where he was Managing Director, Poland (1995 – 1997) and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director (1997 – 2004). Mike joined Brambles as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director in March 2004 and held the position of Chief Executive Officer from July 2007 until his retirement in November 2009. Mike holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is currently a Director of CSR Limited and Snowy Hydro Limited, and is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Mike was formerly a Director of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited, from 2012 to 2017.

Sarah Kay

Ms. Sarah Carolyn Hailes Kay is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Carolyn has had more than 30 years of experience in the finance sector as an executive and non-executive director. In addition, Carolyn has been and remains a non-executive director of enterprises across a broad range of industries. She is currently a member of the Future Fund Board of Guardians and a non-executive director of the Australia-China Council. In the not for profit sector, Carolyn is also a non-executive director of the General Sir John Monash Foundation. As an executive Carolyn worked as a banker and lawyer at Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Linklaters & Paines in London, New York and Australia. Carolyn holds Bachelor Degrees in Law and Arts (University of Melbourne), a Graduate Diploma in Management (AGSM) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to Australian society in business leadership.

Aliza Knox

Ms. Aliza Knox is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Aliza has more than three decades of broad international marketing and management experience. She holds an MBA in Marketing (Honors) from New York University-Leonard N. Stern, School of Business, and a B.A., Applied Mathematics and Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from Brown University. Aliza is currently the Head of Asia for Cloudflare Inc. Her previous roles include Chief Operating Officer at Unlockd, Vice President, Asia Pacific at Twitter from 2012 to 2017, Managing Director of Commerce and Online Sales & Operations for Asia Pacific at Google Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. from 2007 to 2012, Senior Vice President, Commercial Solutions and Global Product Platforms at Visa International (from 2002 to 2007) and Senior Vice President, International Wireless and Global Expansion Asian Focus at Charles Schwab Corporation (from 1999 to 2001). Aliza was also a non-executive Director of InvoCare from 2011 to 2015, a member of the supervisory board of GfK from 2014 to 2017, a member of ANZ’s International Technology and Digital Business Advisory Panel from 2015 to 2017 and a non-executive Director of Singapore Post Limited from August 2013 to July 2018.

Margaret Seale

Ms. Margaret Leone (Margie) Seale is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Margie has more than 25 years’ experience in senior executive roles in Australia and overseas, including in the consumer goods, health and global publishing sectors, in sales and marketing, and in the successful transition of traditional business models to digital environments. Immediately prior to her non-executive career, Margie was Managing Director of Random House Australia and New Zealand and President, Asia Development for Random House globally. She is currently a non-executive director of Telstra Corporation Limited and Australian Pacific (Holdings) Pty Limited, and was most recently appointed director of Westpac Banking Corporation. Margie has previously served on the boards of Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd (as a non-executive director and then Chair), the Australian Publishers’ Association, Bank of Queensland Limited, Ramsay Health Care Limited, Chief Executive Women (chairing its Scholarship Committee), the Powerhouse Museum and the Sydney Writers’ Festival. In 2015, Margie founded philanthropic literary travel company Ponder & See, which funds writers’ festivals and writers through creating literary trips or experiences for interested readers. She donates funds and time to create, organise and lead the trips. Margie was recently appointed a non-executive Director of Westpac Banking Corporation which takes effect on 1 March 2019