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.
Tracey has considerable experience in accounting and finance, as well as funds management and property. Tracey worked for 15 years with Tappenden Holdings Limited, including as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, managing a large investment portfolio including a number of property interests. Tracey moved into a governance career in 2016, and is currently an independent director of Partners Life and Punakaiki Fund Limited, as well as independent chair of Nikko Asset Management NZ Limited and director and chair of the audit and risk committee of Harmoney Corp Limited.
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.
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.