Executive Team

Executive Team

The Scentre Group executive team is headed by Peter Allen as Chief Executive Officer and draws on deep expertise from within Scentre Group and the former Westfield Group as well as diverse experience from other organisations and sectors.

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    Peter Allen Chief Executive Officer

    Peter Allen is an executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Scentre Group. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group in 2014, Peter was an executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Westfield Group. Peter joined Westfield in 1996 and between 1998 and 2004 was Westfield’s CEO of the United Kingdom / Europe and responsible for establishing Westfield’s presence in the United Kingdom.  Peter is Chairman of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia and a Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Essendon Football Club. He is a member of the President’s Council of the Art Gallery of NSW and is a member of the Property Council of Australia including his role as a Property Male Champion of Change.

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    Greg Miles Chief Operating Officer

    Greg Miles was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Scentre Group in November 2015. In June 2014 Greg was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Westfield Corporation, and prior to its establishment, was the Chief Operating Officer for Westfield Group’s US business since 2012. Greg joined Westfield in 1997 as Asset General Manager, New South Wales. Prior to joining Westfield, Greg was Property Investment Manager for Colonial First State Property, responsible for the development, management and acquisition of retail, commercial and industrial assets.

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    Elliott Rusanow Chief Financial Officer

    Elliott was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Scentre Group at the Group’s annual general meeting in April 2019.  Prior to Scentre Group, Elliott was the Chief Financial Officer of Westfield Corporation, based in the United States. Elliott joined Westfield Group (the predecessor of Westfield Corporation and Scentre Group) in 1999 and has held roles based in Sydney, London and Los Angeles including Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Head of Corporate Finance, Director Finance UK/Europe and Director of Investor Relations and Equity Markets. Elliott previously worked at Bankers Trust Australia Limited and holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of New South Wales.

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    Alexis Lindsay Director of Corporate Affairs

    Alexis was appointed Director of Corporate Affairs at Scentre Group in June 2018.
     
    Over the past 20 years, Alexis has built a reputation as a trusted adviser in her field, having worked for some of Australia’s leading organisations. Prior to joining Scentre Group, Alexis led Westpac Institutional Bank’s corporate affairs and sustainability team, and prior to that Westpac’s Business Bank corporate affairs team. Alexis has a breadth and depth of corporate affairs functional experience spanning senior leadership roles and advisory positions within large corporations and public policy and public affairs consulting firms.
     
    Alexis holds a Master of Arts, International Communication from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Arts, Communications from Charles Sturt University.

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    Paul Giugni General Counsel

    Paul was appointed General Counsel of Scentre Group in June 2014. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, Paul was General Counsel, Australia and New Zealand, Westfield Group. Paul joined Westfield Group in September 1998 and holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining Westfield Group, Paul was a solicitor at Freehill Hollingdale and Page (now Herbert Smith Freehills).

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    Janine Frew Director Human Resources

    Janine was appointed Director of Human Resources of Scentre Group in June 2014. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, Janine was the Director of Human Resources for Westfield Australia since December 2012. Janine joined Westfield Australia in 2007 as the HR Manager for Shopping Centre Management. In 2010 her portfolio expanded to include all operational Divisions, incorporating: Development, Design, Construction and Leasing. In 2011, Janine was appointed HR Director UK prior to the London Olympics and the opening of Westfield Stratford City. Before joining Scentre Group, Janine was Head of HR, Australia & NZ with the Coca-Cola Company, following a long tenure with the Coles Myer Group.

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    John Yates Director of Security

    John was appointed Head of Security of Scentre Group in June 2014. Prior to the establishment of the Scentre Group John was Head of Security of Westfield Australia since November 2013, following his retirement from the Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) in November 2011 after a 30 year career. John’s last role was as the UK’s most senior counter terrorism officer and as the senior advisor to the Prime Minister and Home Secretary on all law enforcement related security matters. John also led the UK’s response to the South East Asian Tsunami for which he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal. In between leaving policing and joining Westfield Group, John spent time in the Middle East advising the government of Bahrain on police reform before joining G3, the Good Governance Group, a leading international strategic advisory firm, as their Group Executive Director.

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    Ian Irving Director Design & Construction

    Ian was appointed Director of Design & Construction (D&C) of Scentre Group in June 2014. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group he was Director D&C of Westfield Australia since 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Building) degree from the Australian University of Technology Sydney and a MBA (executive) from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM). Ian joined Westfield in 2004 as a General Manager of D&C, responsible for the delivery of a number of major Westfield Centre Projects throughout Australia including the management of the Westfield Sydney Project. Ian brings 25 years working experience in the construction industry to the business. Prior to joining Westfield, Ian held a number of senior management positions in national construction companies in Australia.

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    Phil McAveety Director Customer Experience

    Phil was appointed Director Customer Experience of Scentre Group in July 2016.  He has a globally recognised track record in brand management and customer experience, having held senior executive roles at some of the most well-known global consumer brands, including Nike, and Camper International.

    Prior to joining Scentre Group Phil served as Executive Vice President/Chief Brand Officer for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, operating across a portfolio of major brands including Sheraton, Westin, St Regis and W Hotels. Phil was responsible for managing a global brand strategy with local execution with a heavy reliance on digital execution.

    Phil holds a BA (Hons) Economic History from Exeter University and an AMP (Executive MBA) from Harvard Business School.

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    John Papagiannis Director Leasing & Retail Solutions and NZ Development

    John was appointed Director Leasing & Retail Solutions and NZ Development & Strategic Asset Management in late 2017. His career in the property industry spans nearly 20 years, and he was most recently Director of Development & Strategic Asset Management for Scentre Group since 2015. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group he was General Manager, Development for Westfield Group in Australia and was Director Leasing from 2009-2013.

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    Stewart White Director Development

    Stewart was appointed Director Development in January 2015. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, he was General Manager, Development for Westfield Australia. Stewart joined Westfield Australia in July 2002 as an Asset General Manager in Development. Stewart has over 19 years’ experience developing and managing shopping centres in Australia and has been involved in developments for a number of iconic centres in the Australian portfolio. He also assisted with the Westfield Group acquisition of Almeida Junior in Brazil in 2011.

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