Our Board Team
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Meet the Team
Phil Arnall
Chairman, Non-Executive Director
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Phil joined the SHAPE board as Chairman in August 2012. He brings considerable experience in board operations and business management, having served as Chairman of five ASX listed companies and several private companies over the past fifteen years.

In his corporate career, Phil held several senior management positions in Australian mining and manufacturing businesses and was responsible for the expansion of several businesses into overseas markets in this role.

He was initially a product of the Australian Steel industry cadet scheme and as such, graduated in Commerce from the University of Newcastle, where he undertook postgraduate studies in Marketing and Industrial Law.

Peter Marix-Evans
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
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Peter was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in December 2017. After joining SHAPE in 2011 as the Group Executive and General Manager of NSW, he became Chief Operating Officer in August 2016.

Peter brings over 30 years of wide-ranging construction and industry experience, including senior roles in both commercial and public sectors, including risk and commercial management, customer experience and environmental health and safety (EHS).

Before joining SHAPE, Peter held several operational and strategic management positions at Lend Lease, including General Manager for NSW, Operations Manager for ACT, National Operations Manager and Head of EHS for the Asia Pacific. He has particular passions for customer experience, as well as developing and leading high-performance teams.

Craig Van Der Laan
Non-Executive Director
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Craig has had an extensive international career with a range of large public companies in operational, functional, project leadership and unique advisory roles. He has held several positions over many years with the Brambles Group, operating in more than 45 countries, including as President of Brambles’ CHEP logistics/network business across the Asia Pacific region, Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Group General Counsel and Group Company Secretary.

Craig has also held senior executive and advisory roles with the Westfield Group, Leighton Holdings Group and Lend Lease Corporation and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority. Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University
of Sydney. Craig chairs the People & Remuneration Committee.

Gerard McMahon
Non-Executive Director
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Gerard is one of SHAPE’s founders and was initially responsible for the company’s shared services functions, including Finance, People & Culture, Customer Experience and Business Technology.

He has extensive experience in measuring and improving Leadership and Organisational Culture at SHAPE and with other organisations in Australia, Europe and North America. This work has led to demonstrable improvements in business performance.

Gerard’s qualifications include a Master of Leadership (Deakin University) and an Advanced Diploma of Accounting. He currently chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

Jane Lloyd
Non-Executive Director
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Jane joined the SHAPE board in September 2021. She has more than 29 years’ experience in the Australian and international property markets across the commercial, retail, industrial and residential sectors. Jane is a Non-Executive Director of ISPT, is a member of the Australian Prime Property Fund (APPF) Retail Investment Review Committee, a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a board member of Habilis Housing Limited.

Her executive career included two years as Stockland’s General Manager of Development and Design, Commercial Property and eleven years at DEXUS culminating in her role as Managing Director of US Investments. Jane started her career in the development business of Lend Lease.

Jane has a Bachelor of Town Planning (Hons) and a Masters of Business Administration from AGSM/UNSW and a Masters of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Kathy Parsons
Non-Executive Director
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Kathy was an audit partner with Ernst and Young until 2020 where she spent time in the firm’s US, UK and Australian practices. Her clients operated over a wide range of industries including real estate and construction. She was part of the firm’s Oceania Assurance Leadership team with responsibility for assurance quality and risk management.

She is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance committee at McMillan Shakespeare Limited.

Kathy qualified with a B. Comm from UNSW prior to completing her chartered accounting qualifications.

Jim Sloman OAM
Non-Executive Director
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Jim is a civil engineer with over 23 years of experience in project and business management with Lend Lease and was for four years Chief Operating Officer for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

He has been a Non-Executive Director of several ASX listed companies the most recent of which was the Goodman Group (2006 – 2019).

Jim is currently Executive Chairman of Laing O’Rourke – Australia (since 2010) responsible for strategy and corporate direction and leading construction and investment strategy implementation across the Australian hub.

Jim is a member of the People & Remuneration Committee.

Michael Barnes
Non-Executive Director
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Michael joined SHAPE in 1990, rising steadily from Project Manager to ACT Manager and Chief Executive Officer in 1997. After twenty years, he retired as CEO in 2017 and now remains on the board as a Non-Executive Director.

Michael holds a degree in Civil Engineering and has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Michael was a Director of the Green Building Council of Australia and a founding Director of the majority Indigenous-owned construction fit-out and refurbishment business, DLG SHAPE.

Michael is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Scott Jamieson
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
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After working as an External Auditor of SHAPE for seven years, Scott joined SHAPE in 2008 as Financial Controller. He has been an integral member of the SHAPE team for more than ten years and is now Chief Financial Officer with a strategic and operational focus. He also has responsibility for the company’s Business Technology and Risk Management areas.

Scott has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor.