JLL’s Australian and New Zealand chief executive officer Stephen Conry takes the reins from Mirvac’s managing director Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz at an important moment for Australia’s biggest industry.
Conry entered the property industry in 1982, joining JLL as a trainee in the valuations team. In the decades since, he’s advised some of Australia’s largest institutions, developers and governments on strategy and major property transactions.
Leading JLL in Australia since 2009, and as an international director of the firm since 2000, Conry is a passionate advocate for Australia’s property industry and the role it plays in the global investment market, the national economy and wider community. He is also a Property Male Champion of Change, joining 20 other industry leaders driving gender diversity through the property industry.
Conry says he is “delighted” to step into the role after Mirvac’s managing director and CEO Lloyd-Hurwitz concluded her two-year term.
“I congratulate Sue Lloyd-Hurwitz on her impressive leadership as president for the past two years and also thank the outgoing board members for their commitment and service over many years,” Conry says.
“The new board is a committed group of senior industry leaders. We will be focused on the issues facing our members in a dynamic and changing industry and market.
“I also look forward to working closely with CEO Ken Morrison and, in particular, supporting the vital advocacy aspects of his role for positive government policy outcomes.”
Lloyd-Hurwitz will continue on the board as immediate past president. David Harrison, managing director and group CEO of Charter Hall, and Kylie Rampa, Lendlease’s chief executive officer for property at Lendlease have both been re-elected as national vice-presidents.
Conry says the property industry has “tremendous opportunities” to help create great places and build strong communities.
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary this year of industry leadership, the Property Council has much to be proud of and also much more to do. We are well positioned to achieve a lot for our members in the years ahead,” Conry says.
The full board is as follows:
Stephen Conry, CEO, Australia and New Zealand, JLL (National President)
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, CEO & Managing Director, Mirvac Group (Immediate Past President)
David Harrison, Managing Director and Group CEO, Charter Hall (Vice-President)
Kylie Rampa, CEO, Property, Lendlease (Vice-President)
Peter Allen, CEO, Scentre Group
Virginia Briggs, Partner, Minter Ellison
Jonathan Callaghan, CEO, Investa Property Group
Deborah Coakley, Executive General Manager, Funds Management, Dexus
Travis Doherty, CEO, Village Building Company
Christian Grahame, Head of Home, Grocon
Bruce Harper, General Manager QLD, AVID Property Group
Carmel Hourigan, Global Head of Real Estate, AMP Capital
Bob Johnston, CEO, The GPT Group
M-L MacDonald, CEO, Masonic Care
Steve Maras, Managing Director, Maras Group
Scott Nugent, Divisional Development Manager WA, AMP Capital Investors
Carl Schibrowski, Executive Vice President & Co-Head, Brookfield Properties
Mark Steinert, CEO and Managing Director, Stockland
Josephine Sukkar AM, Principal, Buildcorp
Andrew Whitson, Group Executive and CEO Residential Development, Stockland