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Management team

James Spence

James Spence Chief Executive Officer +64 9 903 3269

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James is responsible for all aspects of Goodman Group’s New Zealand business including the management of Goodman Property Trust.  With a logistics and warehousing portfolio valued at $4.9 billion and a market capitalisation of around $2.9 billion (30 September 2022) the Trust is the NZX’s largest listed property entity. James joined Goodman in 2006 and has more than 16 years of corporate, property and funds management experience in Europe and New Zealand. He spent the last five years in New Zealand as Director of Investment Management for GMT, responsible for overseeing the investment decisions of GMT and heading up the property team before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 January 2023. James holds a Property degree from the University of Auckland as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Kaplan Education in Australia.
 
Andy Eakin CFO

Andy Eakin Chief Financial Officer +64 9 375 6077

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Andy's role as Chief Financial Officer involves managing the finance and associated activities of Goodman Property Trust and Goodman's New Zealand operations. He is the Chair of Goodman’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee which encompasses ESG matters material to Goodman, including providing sustainability leadership across the business. Andy has over 25 years' experience in finance roles in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand (since 1998). Before joining Goodman in March 2011, Andy was Group Reporting Manager at Fonterra and prior to Fonterra he worked at Landco Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Anton Shead

Anton Shead General Counsel and Company Secretary +64 9 375 6072

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Anton is responsible for the provision of legal and compliance support to the business. Anton has over 20 years' legal experience. Prior to joining Goodman, Anton worked for Bell Gully. Anton has also worked for international law firm Herbert Smith LLP in its London office, Carey Olsen, a specialist corporate law firm in the Channel Islands and Buddle Findlay.
Jonathan Simpson

Jonathan Simpson Head of Corporate Affairs +64 9 375 6073

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Jonathan is Head of Corporate Affairs for Goodman in New Zealand. He has responsibility for Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Sustainability Reporting and managing the Goodman Foundation. He has over 25 years of experience in the property and capital markets, with the last 18 at Goodman. Jonathan has previously held positions with the Property Council of New Zealand and the Investment Property Databank in the United Kingdom.

Kimberley Richards Director – Investment Management and Capital Transactions +64 9 969 3747

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Kimberley is the Director of Investment Management and Capital Transactions, responsible for the acquisitions and disposals of GMT and Goodman NZ. She has over 15 years' experience and previously worked in London for Europa Capital covering transactions across Northern Europe. Kimberley holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland as well as a Masters in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Mandy Waldin

Mandy Waldin Marketing Director +64 9 969 3769

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As Marketing Director, Mandy is responsible for branding, advertising and corporate communications across all Goodman business activities in New Zealand. Mandy has over 25 years' experience in brand development and marketing, holding various senior management positions in electronics, publishing and office products sectors. She was co-owner and director of a marketing & graphic design company where she developed and implemented communication strategies for various NZX listed companies including Auckland Airport, Port of Tauranga and Trustpower. Mandy started with Goodman in 2010 and is also a member of Property Council New Zealand’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Mike Gimblett

Mike Gimblett General Manager - Development +64 9 969 3742

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As General Manager Development, Mike is responsible for all development activities for Goodman. Since joining Goodman in 2005, Mike has held a number of roles including acquisition, portfolio management and development management. With over 20 years' experience in the property industry, Mike has a proven track record of driving success in a variety of areas and has also formed solid relationships both internally and externally.
Evan Sanders

Evan Sanders General Manager - Property Services +64 9 969 3746

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Evan is the General Manager of Property Services for Goodman. His key responsibilities include leading the property services team and overseeing the management of GMT’s substantial property portfolio. Evan joined the business in 2009 and has over 14 years’ experience in the property industry, including roles in property finance and investment. He has a Business Administration degree from the University of Bath.
Sophie Bowden

Sophie Bowden Human Resources Business Partner +64 9 903 3266

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Sophie is the HR Business Partner for Goodman in New Zealand. She partners with the leadership team to implement strategic people and culture initiatives, with a focus on performance and development, diversity and inclusion, and employee experience. Sophie joined Goodman in August 2021 having held HR roles in FMCG and Retail. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.