About us

We have an engaged Board from across the property and construction industry. A team of dedicated full-time employees. And incredible volunteers who come from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds.

And we need it all. We value diversity. We need people with all sorts of experience – from seasoned senior executives through to the bright young leaders of our future.

Photo of Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), and Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley

Proudly welcoming His and Her Excellencies as patrons of PIF

The Property Industry Foundation is proud to announce our new joint Patrons, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), and Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley.

The Governor-General is Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in Australia. In practice, they are Australia’s Head of State and have a range of constitutional and ceremonial duties. The Governor-General is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.

We are grateful to their Excellencies for their support.

National Board of Directors

Our National Board of Directors; and our Board of advisors in NSW, QLD and VIC are committed individuals, providing a wealth of expertise. They steer the industry to provide financial and in-kind support so we can make a tangible difference to the lives homeless young people. We thank them for their time, continuous support and generosity.

Penny-Ransom

Penny Ransom

(Chairman)
Investa Group
Executive Head of Investment Management

Steve-Gatt

Steve Gatt

(Chair, Board of Advisors NSW)

Greg-Clarke

Greg Clarke

(Chair, Board of Advisors QLD) McGees
Property Director

Peter-Inge

Peter Inge OAM

(Chair, Board of Advisors VIC)
Zig Inge Group
Joint Managing Director

Daryl-Browning

Daryl Browning

ISPT

Chief Executive Officer

Murray-Coleman

Murray Coleman OAM

Macquarie Capital

Head of Development Projects

John-Kenny

John Kenny

Colliers
Chief Executive Officer | Asia Pacific

Kathy Mac Dermott

Property Council of Australia

Chief Operating Officer

Get to know the Board of Directors

Penny Ransom

Penny-Ransom

Penny Ransom (Chairman), Investa Group, Executive Head of Investment Management

Penny is currently the Group Executive, Head of Investment Management at Investa. Penny leads the Group’s Investment Management business with over $12 billion of asset under management. Penny has sat on the Property Industry National Board since November 2019 and took over as Chair in April 2021. Investa has supported the Property Industry Foundation since 2001.

“I am honoured to be part of the Property Industry Foundation, bringing together strong, passionate and committed industry participants to leverage the expertise and resources of the property industry, together with financial support, to create real tangible positive impact for our homeless youth.”

Steve Gatt

Steve-Gatt

Steve Gatt (Chair, Board of Advisors NSW)

Steve is a former audit partner at KPMG and led KPMG’s real estate and construction practice for 15 years.  He first joined the Foundation in 1996 and in 2010, created the Tour de PIF, a national fundraising event that sees participants from across the property and construction industry cycle, run or walk to raise funds for homeless youth. He joined the Property Foundation Board in September 2018 and he is also Chair of the NSW Board of Advisors Committee.

“I have been an active contributor to the Property Industry Foundation because I feel the property and construction industry can and has made a meaningful contribution to alleviating youth homelessness. By leveraging our skills, networks, energy and relationships, we can deliver places that homeless youth can call home. These homes provide stability and the opportunity for its occupants to learn, build confidence and have a chance to live out their dreams and make their contribution to society.”

Greg Clarke

Greg-Clarke

Greg Clarke (Chair, Board of Advisors QLD), McGees Property Director

Greg is a Director at McGees Property Brisbane. He joined the Property Industry Foundation’s National Board in February 2019. Greg is Chair of the QLD Board of Advisors. Greg continues to support the Foundation from 2014 to the present.

“ The property & construction sectors have the necessary knowledge and personal to reduce youth homelessness & enhance career opportunities “

Peter Inge

Peter-Inge

Peter Inge OAM (Chair, Board of Advisors VIC), Zig Inge Group, Joint Managing Director

Greg is a Director at McGees Property Brisbane. He joined the Property Industry Foundation’s National Board in February 2019. Greg is Chair of the QLD Board of Advisors. McGees supported the Foundation from 2014 to 2019.

Daryl Browning

Daryl-Browning

Daryl Browning, ISPT, Chief Executive Officer

Daryl Browning was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ISPT Super Property in April 2005 and is responsible for the overall management of ISPT’s business. Daryl joined the Property Industry National Board in April 2014 and is an advocate for Workplace Giving. ISPT has supported the Property Industry Foundation since 2010.

Murray Coleman

Murray-Coleman

Murray Coleman OAM, Macquarie Capital, Head of Development Projects

Murray is the Head of Development Projects at Macquarie Group. Murray joined the Property Industry National Board in July 2014. Macquarie Bank supported the Property Industry Foundation from 2011 to 2019.

John Kenny

John-Kenny

John Kenny, Colliers, Chief Executive Officer | Asia Pacific

As the Chief Executive Officer for Colliers in Asia Pacific, John leads our enterprising culture to ensure we embrace a growth mindset and always do what’s right for our clients, our people and our community across the region. John has sat on the Property Industry Foundation Board since April 2013 and Colliers has sponsored the Sydney Sailing Regatta since 2011 and supported the Property Industry Foundation since 2002.

Kathy Mac Dermott

Kathy Mac Dermott, Property Council of Australia, Chief Operating Officer

Kathy Mac Dermott is Chief Operating Officer at the Property Council of Australia. Kathy joined the business in 2010 as Executive Director, Queensland Division, and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Kathy was a member of the Inaugural QLD Board of Advisors 2011-2014 and joined the Property Industry Foundation’s National Board in November 2019. The Property Council of Australia is one of the Foundation’s leading supporters.

“There has never been a more important time to ensure our youth have the rights of shelter, safety and community. I believe the property industry has the will, talent and generosity to tackle youth homelessness with tenacity and I am keen to contribute to this important work.”

State Board of Advisors

New South Wales

  • Steven Gatt, (NSW Chair)
  • Chris Davis, The GPT Group
  • Leah Boyd, CBRE
  • Nick Deeks, WT Partnership
  • Sarah Hogan, MPA
  • Simon Gobbo, Parkview
  • Stephanie Partridge, Goodman
  • Richard Horne, Halesmith Property
  • Richard Stacker, Charter Hall
  • Joel Stringer, Lendlease
  • Jason Vieusseux, Mirvac

Queensland

  • Greg Clarke, McGees Property (QLD Chair)
  • Ineke McMahon, Objective Property Services
  • Susan Mercer
  • Michael Rayner, Blight Rayner
  • Matthew Rollason, Thomson Geer
  • David Rutter, Kane
  • Ben Slack, Urbis
  • Jacob Swan, JLL
  • Caroline Wallace, BBS Communications
  • Jen Wiliams, PCA

Victoria

  • Peter Inge OAM, Zig Inge Group (VIC Chair)
  • Antony Blackshaw, Henley Properties
  • Bettina Sheeran, Maddocks
  • Sarah Bloom, Frasers Property
  • Barry Aarons, Architectus
  • Wendy Brakey
  • Daryl Browning, ISPT
  • Adele Levinge, Dennis Family Office
  • John Marasco, Colliers
  • Brian McGovern, CBUS
  • Andrew Schwartz, Qualitas Property Partners
  • Tim Slattery, APN Property Group
  • Craig Whatman, Pitcher Partners
  • Robert Zeidaks, PwC
  • Stella Rosenthal, Monark

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land on which PIF Houses are built. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.