Board of Directors

Keeping Stride on the right path
Stride’s Board comprises a blend of skills, experience and expertise that sits naturally with the company’s ambition. Board members are drawn from leadership positions in their various professions reflecting their in-depth knowledge of their sectors. They have delivered a clear vision for the company and are actively engaged in ensuring that it delivers its objectives.

 

Working with the executive team, the Board has endorsed a clearly defined strategy that focuses on consistent and Enduring Demand for high-quality property offerings that are designed and created to deliver value to all who use them.



Tim Storey
Chairman (Independent)

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Tim was appointed Chair of Stride in 2009. He has more than 30 years’ business experience across a range of sectors and has practised as a lawyer in Australia and New Zealand, retiring from the Bell Gully partnership in 2006. Tim is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) and is a director of JustKapital Litigation Partners Limited (ASX Listed) and a number of private companies.


Michelle Tierney
Director (Independent)

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Michelle has more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry and was most recently the General Manager of Business Development and Strategy for the National Australia Bank Global Institutional Bank. Prior to this, Michelle was Fund Manager of the $3.8 billion GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund for ASX50 company The GPT Group. Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & Communication). Michelle is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Women on Boards Australia and the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia and is an Associate of the Australian Property Institute.


Philip Ling
Director (Independent)

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Philip brings more than 30 years of extensive experience gained within funds and property management entities (both listed and unlisted), in senior management and CEO roles and directorships, throughout New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific. Most recently, Philip was CEO, Asia Pacific, of LaSalle Investment Management, a Chicago-based global real estate funds manager with assets under management of $USD58 billion, chairman of the Asia Pacific Investment Committee and a member of LaSalle’s Global Management Committee. Philip is a Chartered Surveyor, a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a former Fellow and President of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors. He holds a BSc and MSc from the University of London.


Nick Jacobson
Director (Independent)

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Nick has over 25 years’ experience with leading global and investment banks and global financial services companies, specialising in real estate advisory and capital markets across Australia, Europe and Asia. Nick is currently Managing Director at CapStra (formerly Pepper Property) in Sydney, Australia, advising on significant property transactions and portfolios. Nick was previously Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Services at Goldman Sachs in Sydney, and Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Investment Banking division and, prior to joining Goldman Sachs, was Head of EMEA Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking at Citigroup in London for four years.


John Harvey
Director (Independent)

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John has over 35 years’ professional experience as a chartered accountant. He was a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers for 23 years and held a number of management and governance responsibilities. John retired from PwC in June 2009 to pursue a career as a professional independent director. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc) and is currently a director of Port of Napier Limited, Kathmandu Holdings Limited, Heartland Bank Limited and Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited.


David van Schaardenburg
Director (Independent)

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David is a Principal of the investment firm, New Zealand Funds Management. He has worked in financial analysis and portfolio management roles for 25 years, including three years in London. From 1994, he directed Fundsource Limited, New Zealand’s leading investment research group, and from 1997 was Chief Investment Officer at NZ Funds, overseeing the management of $1 billion across a variety of asset classes. David has a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Auckland and holds a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand (Inc).


Jacqueline Robertson
Director (Independent)

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Jacqueline has 25 years of experience in financial audit and advisory services. Jacqueline was a partner at Deloitte for 11 years in audit and assurance and also led the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability services function for Deloitte New Zealand for nine years. Jacqueline also has a broad range of experience across the financial services, public, private and not for profit sectors, and is currently a member of the Audit Oversight Committee of the Financial Markets Authority and the Risk and Assurance Committee for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.