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Board of Directors

Keith Smith portrait

Keith Smith Chairman and Independent Director

Keith is a professional director. He was previously a partner in the Chartered Accountancy practice of BDO. Keith is the Deputy Chairman of The Warehouse Group Limited, having been involved since its establishment in 1982. He is also a director of Mercury NZ Limited and Westland Dairy Cooperative Ltd. Keith also holds board positions for a number of private companies in the motor vehicle, finance and health industries, and is a past President of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.

Susan Paterson

Susan Paterson Independent Director

Susan has been a professional director since 1996. She has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and practised as a pharmacist before moving into management roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Susan completed an MBA at London Business School and was a strategy consultant for the Boston based Index Group across Europe and the USA. She chairs Steel and Tube (appointed to the Board January 2017) and Theta Ltd, with other directorships including the Electricity Authority, Arvida Group Ltd, Les Mills Holdings Limited, Tertiary Education Commission and Sky Network Television Services. Past directorships include Transpower NZ Limited, St Cuthbert’s College, the NZ Eco Labelling Trust, Housing New Zealand and Ports of Auckland. Susan was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015 for services to corporate governance.

Phil Pryke portrait

Phillip Pryke Non-executive Director

Phil is a Director of Northridge Partners Pty Ltd, a Director of Goodman Group and a Director of Tru-Test Limited. His previous Roles include Vice President of EDS, Chief Executive of Nextgen Networks, Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies Australia Pty Limited and New Zealand Health Funding Authority and a Member of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission.

Peter Simmonds Portrait

Peter Simmonds Independent Director

Peter’s career has spanned over 30 years, with extensive experience in the listed property sector as a senior executive. He is a qualified chartered accountant and was one of the founders of Kiwi Property Group Limited (formerly Kiwi Income Property Trust) where he served as Chief Financial Officer for over ten years. For approximately five years from 2004 to 2008, he was Chief Financial Officer of GNZ where he had overall responsibility for the financial management of Goodman Property.

Greg Goodman portrait

Gregory Goodman Non-executive Director

Gregory is the Chief Executive Officer of Goodman Group and is responsible for its overall operations and the implementation of its strategic plan. He has over 30 years of experience in the property industry with significant expertise in the industrial property arena. Gregory was a co-founder of Goodman Group, playing an integral role in establishing its specialist global position in the property market through various corporate transactions, including takeovers, mergers and acquisitions. He is a director of the management companies of Goodman’s unlisted funds and many of its subsidiaries.

John Dakin

John Dakin Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

John has been the Chief Executive Officer of Goodman in New Zealand since 2004. He is responsible for the overall management and operations of Goodman Group’s New Zealand business.  John has over 25 years experience in the property industry, including property and corporate transactions, valuation, research, asset management and investment management. During his career John has held senior roles in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.  John was appointed to the Board in July 2012.

Leonie Freeman portrait

Leonie Freeman Independent Director

Leonie has broad experience across a range of property disciplines having held senior development, valuation, property management, strategic and education roles.  Her 25 year career has also included the establishment of Realenz.co.nz in 1996 (later renamed realestate.co.nz), a successful property consultancy business as well as the purchase, transformation and sale of a large property management business in 2007.  She has spent eight years holding senior and advisory positions with local and central government – either in strategic property advice or troubleshooting public sector development projects.  Last year she launched a philanthropic and independent initiative with the sole purpose of solving Auckland’s housing crisis – called thehomepage.nz.   She achieved first class honours in her Masters of Commerce Degree and has previously held board positions with the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, the Massey University Property Foundation and Government Property Services.