Tim was appointed Chair of Stride in 2009. He has more than 30 years’ business experience across a range of sectors and has practised as a lawyer in Australia and New Zealand, retiring from the Bell Gully partnership in 2006. Tim is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) and is a director of JustKapital Litigation Partners Limited (ASX Listed) and a number of private companies.
Michelle has more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry and was most recently the General Manager of Business Development and Strategy for the National Australia Bank Global Institutional Bank. Prior to this, Michelle was Fund Manager of the $3.8 billion GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund for ASX50 company The GPT Group. Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & Communication). Michelle is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Women on Boards Australia and the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia and is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute.
Philip brings more than 30 years of extensive experience gained within funds and property management entities (both listed and unlisted), in senior management and CEO roles and directorships, throughout New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. Most recently, Philip was CEO, Asia Pacific, of LaSalle Investment Management, a Chicago-based global real estate funds manager with assets under management of $USD58 billion, chairman of the Asia Pacific Investment Committee and a member of LaSalle’s Global Management Committee. Philip is a Chartered Surveyor, a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a former Fellow and President of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors. He holds a BSc and MSc from the University of London.
Ross recently retired after 38 years (27 years as a Partner) with the Global accounting and consulting firm KPMG. In his last nine years Ross was Executive Chairman of KPMG in New Zealand and a member of KPMG’s Asia Pacific Board and KPMG’s Global Council. During his career with KPMG he managed the firm’s Audit, Risk and Tax practices, in addition to the firms’ People, Performance and Culture function. Ross is a strong believer in the importance of education and strong governance practices and currently chairs the Auckland Branch of the Institute of Directors and the Massey School of Business Advisory Board. He is also a director of ASB Bank and independent chair of Service Foods.
John has over 35 years’ professional experience as a chartered accountant. He was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers for 23 years and held a number of management and governance responsibilities. John retired from PwC in June 2009 to pursue a career as a professional independent director. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) and is currently a director of Port of Napier Limited, Kathmandu Holdings Limited, Heartland Bank Limited and Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited.
Jacqueline Robertson Cheyne
Jacqueline has 25 years of experience in financial audit and advisory services. Jacqueline was a partner at Deloitte for 11 years in audit and assurance and also led the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability services function for Deloitte New Zealand for nine years. Jacqueline also has a broad range of experience across the financial services, public, private and not for profit sectors, and is currently a member of the Audit Oversight Committee of the Financial Markets Authority and the Risk and Assurance Committee for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
Nick has over 25 years’ experience with leading global and investment banks and global financial services companies, specialising in real estate advisory and capital markets across Australia, Europe and Asia. Nick is currently Managing Director at CapStra (formerly Pepper Property) in Sydney, Australia, advising on significant property transactions and portfolios. Nick was previously Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Services at Goldman Sachs in Sydney, and Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Investment Banking division and, prior to joining Goldman Sachs, was Head of EMEA Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking at Citigroup in London for four years.