Executive Team

Navigating risk, managing downside and seizing promising opportunities.
Stride’s executive team is highly focused on delivering a top-performing property portfolio, providing excellent returns to investors and consistently meeting the needs of tenants and the communities they serve.


Our team goes to great lengths to get the important details right and has a rigorous process to evaluate every opportunity. Stride understands how to astutely navigate risk, manage downsides, and assess acquisition and improvement opportunities.

Philip Littlewood
Chief Executive Officer


Philip joined Stride in 2014 and has over 16 years experience in property investment management in New Zealand and overseas. Highlights of his work history include six years with Morgan Stanley’s real estate merchant banking division in the UK, and partnership in a large private-equity real estate firm. Prior to this, Philip held the position of Investment Manager at AMP Capital Investors. Philip holds a Bachelor of Property and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Auckland and a Master of Business Administration from Imperial College London.

Andrew Hay
General Manager
Commercial and Industrial


Andrew joined Stride in 2004 and has more than 17 years’ property industry experience. Prior to joining Stride, he was based in Dublin, where he managed a property portfolio for Ireland’s leading betting agency. Andrew is responsible for the asset management of the Stride portfolio. He holds a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland and a Masters of Business Administration from Victoria University. Andrew is a former Wellington Branch President of the Property Council.

Jennifer Whooley
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary


Before joining Stride in 2002, Jennifer was Chief Accountant for Fletcher Property. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the property industry and is responsible for Stride’s overall financial plans and policies, ensuring the compliance of its accounting and legal practices. Jennifer is also responsible for the HR function within Stride. She holds a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Roy Stansfield
General Manager Retail


Roy is responsible for Stride’s retail portfolio. His role includes specialty store leasing and retail planning. A qualified accountant with 20+ years’ experience in the retail shopping centre industry, Roy is a recognised authority on property accountancy, centre management and retail leasing. Prior to joining Stride, he was employed by Challenge Properties, St Lukes Group and Kiwi Income Property Trust, where he headed the successful leasing team at Sylvia Park.