WESTFIELD GROUP DIRECTORS
Frank Lowy is the Chairman and co-founder of the Westfield Group. Having served as Westfield’s Chief Executive Officer for over 50 years, Mr Lowy assumed a non-executive role in May 2011. He is the founder and Chairman of the Lowy Institute for International Policy and Chairman of Football Federation Australia Limited. Mr Lowy is Chairman of the Westfield Group Nomination Committee.
Brian Schwartz was appointed as a non-executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in May 2009 and as Deputy Chairman in May 2011. In a career with Ernst & Young Australia spanning more than 25 years, he rose to the positions of Chairman (1996 - 1998) and then CEO of the firm from 1998 to 2004. From 2005 to 2009, Mr Schwartz assumed the role of CEO of Investec Bank (Australia) Limited. He is Chairman of Insurance Australia Group Limited, Deputy Chairman of Football Federation Australia Limited, a Director of Brambles Limited and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Mr Schwartz is a member of the Westfield Group Audit and Compliance Committee and Nomination Committee and is the lead independent Director.
Peter Allen was appointed as an executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in May 2011 and is Westfield Group's Chief Financial Officer. Mr Allen worked for Citibank in Melbourne, New York and London before joining Westfield in 1996 as Director for Business Development. From 1998 to 2004 he was based in London as Westfield’s CEO of United Kingdom/Europe and was responsible for establishing Westfield's presence in the United Kingdom. Mr Allen is a Director of Westfield Retail Trust and is on the Board of the Kolling Foundation. He is also an Associate Member of the Australian Property Institute (API).
Ilana Atlas was appointed as a non-executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in May 2011. Ms Atlas was previously a partner in Mallesons Stephen Jaques and held a number of managerial roles in the firm, including Managing Partner and Executive Partner, People & Information. In 2000 she joined Westpac as Group Secretary and General Counsel before being appointed to the role of Group Executive, People in 2003. In that role, she was responsible for human resources strategy and management as well as Westpac’s approach to corporate responsibility and sustainability. Ms Atlas is a Director of Suncorp Group Limited and Coca‑Cola Amatil Limited, Chairman of Bell Shakespeare Company, Pro- Chancellor of the Australian National University and a Director of the Human Rights Law Centre. Ms Atlas is a member of the Westfield Group Risk Management Committee.
Roy Furman was appointed as a non-executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in July 2004, having served as a non-executive Director of Westfield America Management Limited since 2002. He holds a degree in law from Harvard Law School. Mr Furman is based in the US and is Vice-Chairman of Jefferies and Company and Chairman of Jefferies Capital Partners, a group of private equity funds. In 1973 he co-founded Furman Selz - an international investment banking, institutional brokerage and money management firm and was its CEO until 1997. Mr Furman is a member of the Westfield Group Remuneration Committee.
Lord (Peter) Goldsmith was appointed as a non-executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in August 2008. He holds a degree in law from Cambridge University and a Master of Laws from University College London. Lord Goldsmith has been admitted to practice in New South Wales. He is a partner in the international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. In 1987, Lord Goldsmith was appointed Queens’ Counsel and a Crown Court Recorder and he has been a Deputy High Court Judge since 1994. For six years until June 2007, Lord Goldsmith served as the United Kingdom’s Attorney General. He was created a Life Peer in 1999 and a Privy Counsellor in 2002 and he remains a member of the House of Lords. Lord Goldsmith’s other past positions include Chairman of the Bar of England and Wales, Chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel, and founder of the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
Frederick Hilmer was appointed a non-executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in August 1991. He holds degrees in law from the Universities of Sydney and Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance. Professor Hilmer became Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of NSW (UNSW) in June 2006. From 1998 until November 2005, he was CEO and a Director of John Fairfax Holdings Limited. Between 1989 and 1997, he was Dean and Professor of Management at the Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW). Professor Hilmer is Chairman of the Westfield Group Audit and Compliance Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Stephen Johns was appointed an executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in November 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Johns held a number of positions within Westfield, including Group Finance Director from 1985 to 2002, and became a non-executive Director in October 2003. He is a Director of Brambles Limited and was previously the Chairman of ASX listed entities Leighton Holdings Limited and Spark Infrastructure. Mr Johns is Chairman of the Westfield Group Risk Management Committee and a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee.
Mark Johnson was appointed as a non-executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in May 2010. He holds a degree in law from the University of Melbourne and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University. Mr Johnson is a senior advisor for Gresham Partners in Sydney and Chairman of Conto Resources Limited, Alinta Energy and the Australian Government’s Financial Centre Task Force. He is one of the Prime Minister’s three Australian representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and was Chairman of ABAC and the APEC Business Summit in Sydney in 2007. Mr Johnson is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide and a Life Governor of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. He has previously held senior roles in Macquarie Bank before retiring as Deputy Chairman in July 2007 and his former directorships include Pioneer International and the Sydney Futures Exchange. Mr Johnson is a member of the Westfield Group Remuneration Committee.
Peter Lowy was appointed Managing Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in 1997 and currently serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Westfield Group. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW. Prior to joining Westfield in 1983, Mr Lowy worked in investment banking both in London and New York. Mr Lowy serves as Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council for Los Angeles county; he also serves on the RAND Corporation Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, the Executive Committee of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Board of Governors for National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and is a Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Steven Lowy was appointed Managing Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in 1997 and currently serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Westfield Group. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of NSW. Prior to joining Westfield in 1987, Mr Lowy worked in investment banking in the US. He is President of the Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Chairman of the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, a Director of Westfield Retail Trust and the Lowy Institute for International Policy and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business-Government Advisory Group on National Security.
John McFarlane was appointed as a non-executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in February 2008. He holds an MA from the University of Edinburgh, an MBA and an honorary DSc from Cranfield University. Mr McFarlane is Chairman of Aviva plc and a Director of Old Oak Holdings Ltd in the UK. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd, Group Executive Director of Standard Chartered plc, and Head of Citibank NA in the UK and Ireland. Mr McFarlane was a non-executive Director of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, Capital Radio plc, the London Stock Exchange, Chairman of the Australian Bankers Association and President of the International Monetary Conference.
Judith Sloan was appointed as a non-executive Director of Westfield Holdings Limited in February 2008. She is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. Professor Sloan holds a first class Honours degree in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics specialising in Industrial Relations, from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics. She has previously held an academic appointment at Flinders University and is currently a Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy. Professor Sloan is also the current contributing Economics Editor at The Australian newspaper.