Goodman Property Trust Annual Report 2022

Management team

Jonathan Simpson


Head of Corporate Affairs
Jonathan is Head of Corporate Affairs for Goodman in New Zealand. He has responsibility for Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Sustainability Reporting and managing the Goodman Foundation. He has over 25 years of experience in the property and capital markets, with the last 18 at Goodman. Jonathan has previously held positions with the Property Council of New Zealand and the Investment Property Databank in the United Kingdom.
Mandy Waldin


Marketing Director
As Marketing Director, Mandy is responsible for branding, advertising and corporate communications across all Goodman business activities in New Zealand. Mandy has over 25 years' experience in brand development and marketing, holding various senior management positions in electronics, publishing and office products sectors. She was co-owner and director of a marketing & graphic design company where she developed and implemented communication strategies for various NZX listed companies including Auckland Airport, Port of Tauranga and Trustpower. Mandy started with Goodman in 2010 and is also a member of Property Council New Zealand’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
James Spence


Director - Investment Management
James is the Director of Investment Management for GMT, responsible for overseeing the investment decisions of GMT and heading up the property team. He joined Goodman in 2006 and held various roles within the New Zealand business before moving to Europe with Goodman in 2011. During his time in Europe, James was responsible for managing Goodman wholesale funds and leading its capital transaction programme. James holds a degree in Property from the University of Auckland as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Kaplan Education in Australia.
John Dakin


Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
John is responsible for all aspects of Goodman Group’s New Zealand business including the management of Goodman Property Trust. With a logistics and warehousing portfolio valued at $4.8 billion and a market capitalisation of $3.2 billion it is the NZX’s largest listed property entity. John has been the CEO of Goodman NZ for 19 years and prior to this he held senior roles in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. His career has included asset management, investment management, property and corporate transactions, research and valuation. He is a member of the Goodman Group Operations Committee and a Director of Goodman (NZ) Limited.
Kimberley Richards


Director - Investment Management and Capital Transactions
Kimberley is the Director of Investment Management and Capital Transactions, responsible for the acquisitions and disposals of GMT and Goodman NZ. She has over 15 years' experience and previously worked in London for Europa Capital covering transactions across Northern Europe. Kimberley holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland as well as a Masters in Real Estate Finance from the University of Cambridge, UK.
Anton Shead


General Counsel and Company Secretary
Anton is responsible for the provision of legal and compliance support to the business. Anton has over 20 years' legal experience. Prior to joining Goodman, Anton worked for Bell Gully. Anton has also worked for international law firm Herbert Smith LLP in its London office, Carey Olsen, a specialist corporate law firm in the Channel Islands and Buddle Findlay.
Mike Gimblett


General Manager - Development
As General Manager Development, Mike is responsible for all development activities for Goodman. Since joining Goodman in 2005, Mike has held a number of roles including acquisition, portfolio management and development management. With over 20 years' experience in the property industry, Mike has a proven track record of driving success in a variety of areas and has also formed solid relationships both internally and externally.
Andy Eakin


Chief Financial Officer
Andy's role as Chief Financial Officer involves managing the finance and associated activities of Goodman Property Trust and Goodman's New Zealand operations. He is the Chair of Goodman’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee which encompasses ESG matters material to Goodman, including providing sustainability leadership across the business. Andy has over 25 years' experience in finance roles in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand (since 1998). Before joining Goodman in March 2011, Andy was Group Reporting Manager at Fonterra and prior to Fonterra he worked at Landco Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Sophie Bowden


Human Resources Business Partner
Sophie is the HR Business Partner for Goodman in New Zealand. She partners with the leadership team to implement strategic people and culture initiatives, with a focus on performance and development, diversity and inclusion, and employee experience. Sophie joined Goodman in August 2021 having held HR roles in FMCG and Retail. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.
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