Board of Directors and Committees

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

Group Head of Investments

Steve Gatt

(Chair, Board of Advisors NSW)

Salvatore Guardala

(Chair, Board of Advisors QLD)
Chief Executive Officer
Lancini Property Group

Tim Slattery

(Chair, Board of Advisors VIC)
Anthony Boyd

Anthony Boyd

Frasers Property Australia
Chief Executive Officer

Virginia Briggs

CEO & Managing Partner

Jane Fitzgerald

Property Council of Australia
Chief Operating Officer

Peter King

Victorian Funds Management Corporation
Head of Property
Malcom Tyson

Malcom Tyson

Colliers Australia
Chief Executive Officer

Penny Ransom

Penny Ransom (Chairman), Lendlease, Group Head of Investments

Penny Ransom is the Group Head of Investments at Lendlease. Lendlease is a globally integrated real estate and investment group with core expertise in shaping cities and creating strong connected communities. Lendlease has a strong history spanning over 60 years and has A$42bn of real estate funds under management.

Penny was previously Chief Investment Officer and a Group Executive at Investa.  Prior to this role, Penny led Investa’s Investment Management function, was Fund Manager of the ASX listed Investa Office Fund (IOF), Fund Manager of the diversified Dexus Wholesale Property Fund (DWPF), Head of Capital at Dexus in Sydney and Head of Equity UK/Europe at Lendlease in London.

Penny has 29 years of institutional real estate, transactional and investment management experience, and was previously at Lendlease for over 13 years.

Penny has a Bachelor of Business (Land Economics), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment and undertook the Said Business School, University of Oxford Advanced Management and Leadersip Program in 2019.

Along with being Chair of the Property Industry Foundation (PIF), Penny is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) in Australia and is on the Board of the Rugby Union Players Association (RUPA) in Australia.

“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 (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.”

Salvatore Guardala

Salvatore Guardala, Chief Executive Officer, Lancini Property Group

Salvatore is the Chief Executive Officer of Lancini Property Group and is responsible for driving the company’s strategy and financial performance. He oversees the master planning and execution of developments, marketing, leasing, property management, construction, HR and WHS functions for the group.

With over 14 years’ experience in the property industry, including 4 years as Queensland Leasing Executive for Kmart, Salvatore has used his extensive experience in retail environments to motivate and lead property management teams and drive development outcomes.

“Working with the Property Industry Foundation has allowed me to make meaningful contributions to create a positive impact for our homeless youth.
I am passionate that everyone should have a safe and caring place to stay at night and through the Property Industry Foundation we can help build homes, provide accommodation and offer ongoing support for young people to rebuild their lives.”

Tim Slattery

Tim Slattery,

Tim is the chair of the Property Industry Foundation’s Victorian Advisory Board with its mission to end youth homelessness for Australian kids.

Tim’s career includes over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate with APN Property Group and Dexus, investment banking with Goldman Sachs and corporate law with Herbert Smith Freehills.

From 2013 to 2021 Tim was an Executive Director and then CEO of APN Property Group – a specialist real estate investment manager which grew to over $3 billion in assets under management in publicly listed and private equity funds. On APN’s agreed sale to Dexus in 2021 until late 2022 Tim joined Dexus as an executive responsible for listed funds and private capital.

Tim is currently working with a number of Australian and overseas businesses and not-for-profit organisations on their real estate and investment opportunities.

Anthony Boyd

Anthony Boyd, Frasers Property Australia, Chief Executive Officer

Anthony is CEO at Frasers Property Australia. With over 25 years’ experience in the property and finance industries and a strong business acumen, Anthony oversees the development of mixed use, commercial, build-to-rent and retail together with residential land, housing and apartments.

Anthony is also responsible for FPA’s investment property portfolio management as well as the sustainability focused energy retailer, Real Utilities. As a leading Australian property professional, Anthony represents Frasers Property on the Property Council of Australia’s Corporate Leaders Group and Champions of Change Coalition.

“We sometimes take for granted the idea of having a safe place to sleep every night. Unfortunately there are too many young people in Australia who don’t have that security. I am very proud to work with the Property Industry Foundation and great people throughout the industry to help build homes that can provide stability to homeless and at-risk youth and ideally a springboard to a better life.”

Virginia Briggs

Virginia Briggs, MinterEllison, Chief Executive Officer

Virginia is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of MinterEllison and is a market-leading practitioner in the property, development and infrastructure markets acting for both government and private clients.

Virginia is passionate about the property industry and is heavily involved in the Property Council of Australia (PCA) including as a member of the PCA’s National Board. Virginia is also a Board member of Committee for Sydney and chair of its Knowledge Economy Taskforce and a member of our own National Board of Directors. Her passion and knowledge bring strength to our cause, further driving the tangible difference we can make as industry professionals.

“I’m passionate about the power of the property industry to work together to build a more inclusive society. I am delighted to be working with the Property Industry Foundation, its experts and advocates to drive new and innovative solutions to the long-term social challenge of reducing youth homelessness. Through our collaborative efforts we can drive positive outcomes through the built environment, where homeless youth can feel safe, supported and provide the stability that changes young people’s lives.”

Jane Fitzgerald

Jane Fitzgerald, Property Council of Australia, Chief Operating Officer

In 2021, Jane Fitzgerald became the Chief Operating Officer of the Property Council of Australia after five years as NSW Executive Director where she led the advocacy agenda at a time of enormous investment and change in the sector. Prior to her appointment, Jane was a senior executive with the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, the Deputy Director-General of the NSW Ministry for Police and chief of staff to two ministers in the NSW Government. Jane has a law degree and an arts degree majoring in politics from the University of NSW.

“As the industry that builds homes – bedrooms – for Australians in every nook and cranny of this bountiful land, we have a unique capacity to shift the dial on reducing youth homelessness. I’m constantly humbled by the generosity of property industry people – from the smallest participants to the biggest players. That’s why I’m proud to be on the Foundation’s board and to be able help Property Council members get involved. My kids have always been able to sleep safely at night. That should be a right and not a privilege for every Australian kid.”

Peter King

Peter King, Victorian Funds Management Corporation, Head of Property

Pete joined Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC) in 2008 and has over 30 years’ experience in asset management, consulting and funds management.

His role as Head of Property at VFMC involves the responsibility for strategy, implementation and management of property investments in a $7bn portfolio of core and value add unlisted property funds and club style investments in Australia and the US.

Pete is a member of the Property Council’s Capital Markets Division Council and joined the VIC Board of Advisors in 2021.

Malcom Tyson

Malcom Tyson, Colliers Australia, Chief Executive Officer

Malcom is the Chief Executive Officer of Colliers in Australia, responsible for leading the company’s enterprising culture and values that includes always doing what is right for Colliers’s clients, people and their communities. Colliers has supported the Property Industry Foundation since 2002 and sponsored the Sydney Sailing Regatta since 2011.

“Colliers has been a proud partner of the Foundation for over 19 years now. Our longstanding partnership is a real reflection of Colliers values – to do what’s right for our clients, people and communities.
The Foundation is a powerful example of how our industry can come together and make real positive change for young Australian’s who need a helping hand.”

Our Committees

Our State Advisory Committees are a cross-section of leaders, decision-makers and community members who provide strategic direction and champion our agenda.

State Board of Advisors

New South Wales

  • Natalie Devlin, Charter Hall (NSW Chair)
  • Cameron Gardiner, McDonalds Australia
  • Chris Davis, The GPT Group
  • Christine Obeid, Chalouhi
  • Jessica Gould, Construction Assignments
  • Joel Stringer, Lendlease
  • Lorraine Lee, Dexus
  • Sarah Hogan, MPA
  • Simon Gobbo, Parkview Group


  • Salvatore Guardala, Lancini Group (QLD Chair)
  • Annabelle Aland, Allens
  • Riye Arai-Coupe, Bluebird Property
  • Louise Cruice, BBS Communications
  • Lorraine Dupree, Queensland Youth Housing Coalition Inc
  • Marco Ficca, ADG Engineers
  • Bruce Harper, AVID Property Group
  • Alex Levy, Mirvac
  • Ineke McMahon, Objective Property Services
  • Todd Pepper, Alceon
  • Michael Rayner, Blight Rayner
  • David Rutter, Kane
  • Jen Williams, Property Council of Australia QLD
  • Kirsty Rourke
  • Alex Levy, Mirvac


  • Tim Slattery, (Chair)
  • Bettina Sheeran, Maddocks
  • Wendy Brakey
  • Monica Fontaine, Built
  • Rob Joyes, Colliers
  • Pete King, Victorian Funds Management Corporation
  • Steve Lee, Growthpoint
  • Oliver Mayger, Architectus
  • Miriam Patterson, Charter Hall
  • Faten Sadik, Stockland
  • Nicole Ward, ISPT
  • Stella Rosenthal
  • Kathleen Yeung, Qualitas
  • Melissa Gardner, GPT
  • Sami Hassoun, Mirvac

Beneficiary Review Committees

The Committees that ensure we work with the right partners, and measure our impact. We’d like to thank our Current Members: 

New South Wales

  • Chris Davis, The GPT Group (Chair) 
  • Jessica Evans, Taylor
  • Rowan Griffin, Home Consortium
  • Monica Loeffler, Charter Hall
  • James Patterson, Knight Frank 
  • Zoe Robinson, Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People 
  • Samuel Grose, KPMG
  • Gillian Donaldson, Conrad Gargett


  • Faten Sadik, Stockland (Chair)
  • Nicole Battley, Property Council Australia
  • Wendy Brakey 
  • Matthew Cleary, Urbis
  • Dominic Arcaro, KPMG
  • Melissa Kerr, AVID Property Group
  • Simon Manley, Hengyi Pacific
  • Miriam Patterson, Charter Hall
  • Matthew Snow, KPMG
  • Kathleen Yeung, Qualitas


  • Riye Arai-Coupe, Bluebird Property (Chair)
  • Paul Morris, KPMG
  • Sarah Davies, Urbis
  • Bianca Barrett, ISPT

The Haven Project Committees

The Committees that are instrumental to building projects. We’d like to thank our Current Members: 

New South Wales

  • Simon Gobbo, Parkview Group (Chair) 
  • Robin Chalouhi, Chalouhi
  • Feris Chehade, Xavier Knight
  • Ashesh Dalal, Sekisui House
  • Kirsty Edwards, Lendlease
  • Claudia Ferrari, Urbis
  • Simon Hensley, WT Partnership
  • Michael Kouknas, ADCO
  • Stephen Maher, Northrop
  • Paul Reidyfitzpatrick + partners 
  • David Radford, Essence PM
  • Martin Robinson, Lendlease 
  • Shane Strong, Strong Industries
  • Adina Toumi-Cussinet, Laing O’Rourke  


  • Monica Fontaine, Built (Chair)  
  • Wendy Brakey 
  • Tim d’Antoine, Gallagher Jeffs
  • Jim Dolkas, Wilbow group
  • Stephanie Hope, RP Infrastructure
  • Steve Lee, Growth Point
  • Oliver Mayger, Architectus
  • Stella Rosenthal
  • Jamie Shelton, Northrop
  • Bettina Sheeran, Maddocks
  • Nicole Trumball, WT Partnership
  • Matt Walton, Home Apartments

Future Leaders Committees

The place to meet other early-career professionals from across the industry who want to make a difference. We’d like to thank our Current Members: 

New South Wales

  • Cameron Gardiner, McDonalds Real Estate (Co-Chair)
  • Jessica Gould, Construction Assignments (Co-Chair)
  • Claudia Muller, Roberts Co
  • Dean Christian, BESIX Watpac
  • Eliza Dedman, National Projects & Maintenance
  • Cadie Doorley, Richard Crookes
  • Jennifer Chan, Sekisui House
  • Liz Santomingo, Trinity Interiors
  • Elizabeth Mackison, Taylor
  • Gemma Nicholas, CBRE
  • Greta San Miguel, Hunter Mason
  • Jack Newton, Core Project Consulting
  • Kelly Pham, TOGA
  • Lachlan O’Reilly, Goodman
  • Mackenzie Moores-Sipos, Charter Hall
  • Meisha Stevens, Stantec
  • Ron Wong, GPT
  • Taleah Stofka, MBM
  • Torgan Snelgrove, Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Tanya Taggart-Hodge, AW Edwards
  • Vanessa Hetherington, RPS Group


  • Amy Tayt, Apollo Group (Chair)
  • Connor Carmody, Multiplex
  • Gabriella Camilleri, TTM Consulting
  • Josh Clarke, Johnstaff
  • Rebecca Hunter, Cox Architecture
  • Avril Pretorius, Cornerstone Group
  • Sophie Pagliaro, Lancini Property Group
  • Isaac Smith, McGees Property
  • Lyn Matthews


  • Melissa Gardner, GPT (Co-Chair)
  • Sami Hassoun, Mirvac (Co-Chair)
  • Vanessa Borg, Plan Group
  • Andrew Borley, Mirvac
  • Jon Barkla, CBRE
  • Christine Beal, MPA
  • Mallory Dunn, Aliro Group
  • Emily Harrison, Built
  • Brigette Jones, Pitcher Partners
  • Izabella Minas, Colliers
  • Nitaya Nicholson,  Maddocks
  • Lester Powling, Mirvac
  • Matthew Stevens, Pitcher Partners
  • Rebecca Saber, Dalton Consulting Engineers