Our people are our greatest asset, their unparalleled drive and unique skills accelerating business success.
Michael O'Brien
Managing Director
Michael drives QICGRE's real estate investment and business strategy in alignment with the expectations of our investors, partners and communities, having joined the organisation in 2019 from ASX-listed retail real estate manager Vicinity Centres. Based in Brisbane, his extensive experience covers funds management, shopping centre operations, finance and development. He also sits on the board of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia.
David Asplin
Deputy Managing Director and Head of Funds Management
Drawing on more than 25 years’ experience in institutional asset management, David leads our Funds Management division, focusing on the delivery of investment outcomes on behalf of QICGRE’s investors, with funds under management totalling circa AU$22bn. He has previously served as QICGRE’s Acting Managing Director and also held the roles of QICGRE Chief Operating Officer and QIC Executive Director of Global Clients and Marketing. He is based in Brisbane.
Melissa Hardy
Melissa Hardy
Director - Business Performance and Technology
Melissa and her team partner with our Funds Management, Strategy, and Investment Management teams across a broad performance remit. The specific functions within the team include: Digital & Technology Strategy, Asset Technology Management, Business Transformation and Support, Business Systems Success and Data Management. Melissa holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of International Business, International Management. She is also a Certified Turnaround Professional, a Certified Prosci Change Management Practitioner, and Graduate of the Company Directors Course. She is based in Brisbane.
Ryan Murphy
Director – Strategy
With more than two decades of industry experience, Ryan is responsible for sharpening and executing QICGRE’s strategic vision for the next phase of investment growth. His expertise covers real estate investment, strategy, business and product development, transactions, structuring and capital raising. He is based in Sydney.
Daryl Stubbings
Director – Australian Investment Management
Daryl leads asset and development management, leasing and strategy across our Australian portfolio. His expertise in managing the investment lifecycle is founded on more than 20 years’ experience, with a keen focus on value enhancement and a strategic approach to stakeholder negotiations. Daryl is committed to delivering long-term sustainable returns from our property portfolio. He is based in Melbourne.
Melissa Schulz
Melissa Schulz
General Manager - Sustainability
With almost 20 years’ experience in environmental management, community investment and corporate sustainability, Melissa is responsible for providing leadership on ESG strategy and execution across all QICGRE functions, at both a fund and asset level in her role as General Manager – Sustainability. Reporting into the Director of Australian Investment Management, Melissa is a key member of our global real estate executive committee. She is based in Melbourne.
John Alderson
EVP – Investment Management, US Real Estate
John joined QICGRE in 2018 to oversee asset and development management, leasing and strategy across our US portfolio. He harnesses intimate knowledge of the Californian retail property market to spearhead our highly anticipated redevelopment of South Bay Galleria. He is based in Los Angeles.
Stephen Dewaele
General Manager - Shopping Centre Management
With over 15 years’ experience in the retail property sector, Stephen is responsible for the management of our 24 Australian shopping centres, executing QICGRE's shopping centre strategy, managing retailer relationships and overseeing the operations and financial performance for these assets. He is based in Melbourne.
Luke Young
Luke Young
General Manager – Leasing
Luke leads the long-term and tactical leasing of our flagship assets and mixed-use development projects across Australia, maximising yield and optimising the customer experience through a diversified tenant mix. He heads a team responsible for more than AU$100m per year in rental transactions and plays a pivotal role in bringing our town centre strategy to life. He is based in Sydney.
Martin Dowl
Martin Dowl
General Manager – Asset Creation & Investment Management
Martin oversees the investment management function for our retail and commercial office assets. He is responsible for the establishment and implementation of strategic asset plans, which includes steering the creation of masterplans and development projects. Having joined the business in 2005, Martin has more than 15 years’ experience in asset, development and investment management with QICGRE. Martin's experience spans a variety of disciplines, markets and development projects, including as project lead on $700m+ worth of retail development at Robina Town Centre. He is based in Brisbane.