Executive Team

Navigating risk, managing downside and seizing promising opportunities.
Stride’s executive team is highly focused on managing high performing property portfolios, 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 20 years’ experience in property investment management in New Zealand and overseas. Highlights of his work history include six years in the UK, including with Morgan Stanley’s real estate merchant banking division, and partnership in a large private-equity real estate firm. Prior to this, Philip held the position of Investment Manager at AMP Capital Investors.

Andrew Hay
General Manager
Commercial and Industrial


Andrew joined Stride in 2004 and has more than 20 years’ property industry experience. Andrew is responsible for overseeing and growing the office and industrial portfolios within Stride and managing the business of Industry. Andrew is currently Auckland Branch President of the Property Council.

Louise Hill
General Manager Corporate Services
& Company Secretary


Louise joined Stride in November 2017, and has more than 20 years’ legal experience.  Louise’s previous roles included Head of Legal (NZ) for Fletcher Building and senior associate in the corporate/commercial team at Bell Gully.  Louise is responsible for a range of corporate functions within Stride, including legal, governance, compliance, health and safety and risk.

Adam Lilley
General Manager Investment


Adam commenced as General Manager Investment in April 2021. Adam was previously Investment Manager at Stride, and prior to rejoining Stride was an Institutional Equities Research Analyst at Craigs Investment Partners.

Jennifer Whooley
Chief Financial Officer


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 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.

Mark Luker
General Manager Development


Mark is responsible for Stride’s development activities. He has over 25 plus years of experience in the property development and investment industry, acquired through complex large-scale retail and commercial development projects, both within New Zealand and Australia. Mark joined Stride from Kiwi Property Group Limited (formerly Kiwi Income Property Trust), where he has held the roles of General Manager Development and Project Director, Sylvia Park.
Mark is a graduate of Auckland University where he majored in valuation and property. He is a senior member of the Property Institute of NZ and a registered property consultant.

Jessica Rod
General Manager Office


Jessica is the most recent addition to the Stride Executive Team, having been appointed to the role of General Manager Office in September 2021. Jessica has been with Stride for 20 years, most recently in the role of Investment Manager, where she was responsible for a number of recent office acquisitions, including the acquisition of the property at 110 Carlton Gore Road.