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Property Male Champions of Change launched

By WLIA | April 14th, 2015

Businesswoman and former president of the Property Council Carol Schwartz is leading the property sector’s Male Champions of Change — a group of chief executives and chairmen formed to bring gender equality to the male-dominated industry.

Ms Schwartz said this was the first industry-specific MCC.

“The founding Male Champions recognised the business case for gender diversity in leadership and took practical steps to accelerate this within their companies.

“All the research tells us that companies with gender-diverse leadership teams show greater profitability and higher levels of innovation. Now it’s the property industry’s turn to influence this issue and really compete in the war for talent.”

The Property Male Champions of Change are:

  • Adam Tindall, Chief Investment Officer and Director of Property, AMP Capital
  • Bob Johnston, MD, Australand Holdings
  • Tom Southern, Executive Chairman, Australia & New Zealand, CBRE
  • Adrian Pozzo, Chief Executive Officer, Cbus Property
  • David Southon, Joint MD, Charter Hall
  • John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer (Australia), Colliers International
  • David Woolford, MD, Cushman Wakefield
  • Darren Steinberg, Chief Executive Officer, DEXUS Property Group
  • Steven Sewell, Chief Executive Officer and MD, Federation Centres
  • Jonathan Callaghan, MD and Finance Director, Investa Property Group
  • Daryl Browning, Chief Executive Officer, ISPT
  • Stephen Conry, Chief Executive Officer, JLL
  • Stephen Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Knight Frank Australia
  • Steve McCann, Chief Executive Officer and MD, Lend Lease
  • John Mulcahy, Chairman, Mirvac Group
  • Angus McNaughton, Chief Executive Officer and MD, Novion
  • Ken Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Property Council of Australia
  • Steven Leigh, MD Global Real Estate, QIC
  • Paul McLean, Chief Executive Officer, Savills
  • Peter Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Scentre Group
  • Mark Steinert, Chief Executive Officer and MD, Stockland
  • Michael Cameron, Chief Executive Officer and MD, The GPT Group

Co-Secretariats for the group will be Kathy Mac Dermott, COO of the Property Council of Australia and Amy Mullins, Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia.

At the first PMCC meeting (pictured) L-R First Row: David Woolford, Stephen Ellis, Carol Schwartz, Bob Johnston, John Mulcahy, David Southon. L to R Second Row: Kathy Mac Dermott, Mark Steinert, Ken Morrison, Darren Steinberg, Stephen Conry, Liz Broderick, Paul McLean, Adrian Pozzo, Jonathan Callaghan, Daryl Browning.

Categories: Gender Diversity

Facts about women in leadership

By Women's Leadership Institute Australia | April 1st, 2015

The AICD’s latest data on appointments to S&P/ASX 200 Boards reveals…

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 200 boards is 20.0% (31 March 2015).
  • A total of 34 boards in the ASX 200 still do not have any women
  • Women have comprised 25% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards to date in 2015 (31 March).
  • Women comprised 30% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards to date in 2014.
  • 10 women have been appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2015 (31 March 2015).
  • 53 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2014.


Australia’s 2013-14 Gender Equality Scorecard, created by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency reveals…

  • The representation of women steadily declines when moving up the management levels, with women comprising only 26.1% of key management personnel (KMP) positions, and 17.3% of CEO positions
  • One-third (33.5%) of employers have no KMPs who are women, and 31.3% of organisations have no ‘other executives or general managers’ who are women
  • Only 13.6% of employers have a strategy for flexible working and only 13.2% of employers have a strategy to support employees with family or caring responsibilities
  • Less than one in four employers have conducted a gender remuneration gap analysis to check for potential pay equity issues
  • Few employers are taking a strategic whole-of-enterprise approach to gender equality. Only 7.1% of employers have a standalone overall gender equality strategy