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Meet the board

Peter Lewis


Peter was appointed Chair of the Board of McGrath Limited in February 2018. Peter is currently a non-executive director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Chair of their Audit and Risk Committee; and an advisory board member of Anacacia Capital and Gravity Media Group Ltd. Peter previously worked as Chief Financial Officer for the Seven Group of companies for 15 years. Peter holds a Master of Commerce (UNSW) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Wayne Mo

Board Member

Wayne was appointed to the McGrath Board in June 2018 as the nominee of Aqualand Group, one of Australia’s premier residential property development and investment groups. Wayne is CEO of AL Capital, overseeing the growth of its diversified investment portfolio. He has more than 23 years global experience in international banking, structure finance, and M & A. Prior to joining AL Capital, Wayne held senior executive roles with ANZ for 15 years and was Chief Investment Officer of Hong Kong listed Everchina International Holding. He holds an MBA from Webster University (USA) and Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and was a Board Director of Australia China Chamber of Commerce (Beijing) from 2006 to 2008.

Andrew Robinson

Board Member

Andrew was appointed to the McGrath Board in February 2018 and is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Andrew established his legal practice in 1982 with specialisations in tax disputes, corporate re-constructions, franchising and commercial negotiation. Prior to that he had a background in litigation and commercial law at Freehill Hollingdale and Page. Andrew has had extensive involvement in the property sector over many years as both an advisor and a principal, and has been a long term supporter of various not for profit and charity groups, including Tour de Cure and The Mater/St Vincent’s Hospitals. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney).

John McGrath

Founder, Executive Director

John McGrath is one of the most influential figures in the Australian property industry. He took the company from a lounge room start-up in 1988 to be one of Australia's most successful integrated real estate service groups. In 2008, John was honoured by the Real Estate Institute of NSW with the Woodrow Weight OBE Award, a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the real estate industry. John was a founding director of the REA Group and served on its board from 1999 to January 2018, and Chairman from 2003 – 2007.

Meet the management team

Geoff Lucas

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff rejoined McGrath Limited as Chief Executive Officer in February 2018. Previously Geoff was Chief Operating Officer of McGrath for eight years from 2008-2016, where he was instrumental in driving the company’s growth across the Eastern Seaboard. His most recent position was Chief Operating Officer of Sonoma Bakery Group. A focused leader specialising in developing and executing growth strategies for companies and developing strong leadership teams, Geoff holds a Bachelor of Commerce (double major Accounting and Finance (Bond University); and is a Fellow of AICD.

Howard Herman

Chief Financial Officer

Howard was appointed Chief Financial Officer of McGrath Limited in June 2019, with over 25 years’ experience in retail, property and public markets. Prior to joining McGrath, Howard was Chief Financial Officer of global apparel business Naked Brand Group Limited, listed on NASDAQ and previously Chief Financial Officer of Speciality Fashion Group, an ASX listed fashion retailer. His experience in the property sector includes finance roles with Bovis Lend Lease in Sydney and Anglo American Properties in Johannesburg, South Africa. Howard holds a Bachelor of Commerce (University of Cape Town) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa and Australia).

Christopher Mourd

Head of Franchise Network

Christopher returned to McGrath Limited in June 2017 as Head of Franchise Network, bringing with him an extensive experience in the real estate industry spanning 30 years. Formerly Head of Real Estate for LJ Hooker, Christopher was responsible for over 500 offices nationally. Prior to that he spent over seven years at McGrath in various senior roles with both the franchise and company owned sales divisions, as well as being an accomplished auctioneer.

Michael Conolly

Head of Network Property Management

Michael is one of Australia’s most respected experts in Property Management with over 28 years’ experience in residential, commercial and business management. Michael has had extensive leadership experience, including roles as State Manager of multi-billion dollar asset portfolios. Michael was General Manager of McGrath Property Management from 2002-2005, and returned in 2010 as Head of Network Property Management. Michael fulfils a strategic role in developing the vision for customer focused service for our clients throughout the McGrath residential asset management network.

Rob Fearnley

Head Of Company Owned Property Management

Rob was appointed Head of Company Owned Property Management for McGrath Limited in September 2017. Rob has 14 years of extensive operational, financial management and strategic experience. He previously worked as the General Manager of Staples, where he led a $250 million dollar business unit, implementing hyper growth strategies in the group’s Facility Solutions division across Australia and New Zealand. At McGrath, Rob is responsible for overseeing the company owned property management business across NSW and QLD. Rob holds an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Scott Kennedy-Green

Chief Auctioneer

Scott’s skill and dedication have not only achieved outstanding sales results for McGrath since he joined the company in 1997 but have garnered him many awards and accolades including Australia’s highest distinction in real estate auction terms, Australasian Auctioneer of the Year 2006. As Chief Auctioneer of McGrath Estate Agents, Scott draws from his knowledge and years of experience to lead a team of talented and professional auctioneers.

Nichola Byrne

General Manager of TRET (Total Real Estate Training)

Nichola is the General Manager of Total Real Estate Training, the industry leading force on Training and Events for the real estate industry. TRET produce a suite of events, including AREC (Australasian Real Estate Conference) the largest Real Estate Conference in the Southern Hemisphere. AREC attracts in excess of 4000 attendees from all over the world, 80 exhibiters and Internationally acclaimed speakers. Managing a highly efficient team, the TRET business unit continually produce industry leading events, and set the standard for training within the real estate industry.

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