Peter Allen Chief Executive OfficerRead Profile
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 was Chairman of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia between 2015 and 2022, leading the industry through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also held senior industry leadership positions across the Property Council of Australia, and the Property Champions of Change. Peter is a Director of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and Essendon Football Club.Close profile
Elliott Rusanow Chief Financial OfficerRead Profile
Elliott was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Scentre Group in April 2019. On 1 October 2022 he will commence as Scentre Group’s CEO, following the retirement of Peter Allen. Prior to Scentre Group, Elliott was the Chief Financial Officer of Westfield Corporation, based in the United States. Elliott joined Westfield 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.
Elliott is Deputy Chair of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, elected to the position in 2022.Close profile
Maria Stamoulis Director Human ResourcesRead ProfileMaria was appointed Director Human Resources in April 2022. Maria joined Scentre Group (previously Westfield) in February 2012 as the National Talent Manager to evolve the newly created Talent function inhouse. In October 2012 she was appointed to Head of Human Resources Operations incorporating all operating teams across Australia and New Zealand. In this role she established the People Champions network to support the leader-led HR model and expand the human resources capability across the business. In 2016, Maria was appointed to General Manager Human Resources Operations.
Prior to joining Scentre Group, Maria held senior HR leadership roles with Woolworths, Metcash, The Just Group, Jetset Travel World and The Star.
Maria has a Bachelor of Economics/HRM and Industrial Relations. Close profile
Paul Giugni General CounselRead ProfilePaul 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). Close profile
Alexis Lindsay Director Corporate AffairsRead Profile
Alexis was appointed Director of Corporate Affairs at Scentre Group in June 2018.Close profile
Prior to joining Scentre Group, Alexis held senior leadership roles in Westpac’s Corporate Affairs and Sustainability team including Director Corporate Affairs for Westpac Institutional Bank and Director Corporate Affairs for Westpac’s Business Bank. Over the past 25 years, Alexis has held senior corporate affairs leadership and advisory roles 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.
Phil McAveety Chief Customer and Business Development OfficerRead Profile
Phil was appointed Director Customer Experience of Scentre Group in July 2016 and then Chief Customer and Business Development Officer in March 2021. 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.Close profile
Ian Irving Director Design & ConstructionRead ProfileIan 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. Close profile
John Papagiannis Director Leasing & Retail Solutions and NZ DevelopmentRead ProfileJohn 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. Close profile
Stewart White Director DevelopmentRead Profile
Stewart White was appointed Director Development of Scentre Group in January 2015. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, he was Group General Manager, Development for Westfield Australia. Stewart re-joined Westfield Australia in July 2002 as an Asset General Manager in Development. Stewart has 25 years of experience developing and managing shopping centres in Australia and has been involved in developments for a number of iconic centres in the Australian portfolio as well as the majority of capital transactions for the Group.Close profile
Lillian Fadel Director Customer ExperienceRead Profile
Lillian was appointed Director Customer Experience in March 2021. Prior to her appointment to this role she was Group General Manager of Customer Experience. Lillian has worked in the retail property industry for more than 22 years performing leadership roles in workplace health and safety, procurement, facilities, customer experience and development and strategic asset management. She has twenty years of experience working across different roles for Westfield Australia and then Scentre Group.
Lillian holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales and an Executive MBA from the University of Technology Sydney.Close profile