Executive Leadership Team
Angela Skandarajah - Chief Executive Officer
With over 20 years’ experience in the real estate sector, Angela has broad commercial property experience with particular expertise in property development, urban renewal and infrastructure projects.
The former head of Minter Ellison's National Real Estate, Environment and Planning team, Angela has acted for both public and private sector clients in high-profile property and infrastructure projects. Angela is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Property Industry Foundation and has been a long term contributor to Property Council of Australia and Law Council of Australia committees.
Geoff Ward - Group Head, Precincts
Geoff’s team lead the long-term urban renewal of some of the State's priority precincts. The Group provides advice to support strategic planning, undertakes master planning, and provides delivery advice to balance policy and commercial outcomes. Geoff has more than 30 years’ experience in planning and delivering precinct, civic and infrastructure projects. He has broad local and international experience within the private sector and government organisations. Most recently, Geoff led the Fishermans Bend Taskforce and was responsible for the strategic planning of one of Australia’s largest urban renewal precincts. Prior to that he spent a decade in the Middle East delivering a range of major precinct projects.
Neil Anderson - Group Head, Property Development
Neil leads the team responsible for land and property development of surplus and under-utilised government land to deliver social and economic benefits for Victorians. The Group provides technical and commercial advice, develops residential and mixed use projects, and leads DV’s affordable housing initiatives. Neil possess strong business leadership, joint-venture and property development experience across residential, retail and mixed-use projects. Neil also has a depth of commercial, financial and feasibility expertise developed through his background in property advisory. Prior to his commencement at Development Victoria, Neil was the General Manager of Burbank Developments and has previously held senior positions at Devine and Urban Pacific.
Manny Bikakis - Group Head, Operations
Manny Bikakis has a wealth of experience in senior finance roles across high profile organisations, with his career spanning Australia, Germany and the UK. Most recently, Manny held the position of Australia and New Zealand Finance Director for PPG Industries, where he was a member of the Board and the Executive Team and accountable for all Finance, IT and Commercial support across the Asia Pacific.
Prior to his time with PPG, Manny held other senior finance positions including CFO of Incitec Pivot’s fertiliser business and he had a long and distinguished career with BP in both their European and Australian businesses.
Tom Considine - Group Head, Advisory & Civic Infrastructure
Tom leads Development Victoria’s infrastructure development and delivery business. The group is responsible for managing major projects on behalf of government clients and operates through the whole project lifecycle, from strategy and conception, through to commissioning. Tom is an experienced executive having held a number of roles within the Victorian, Commonwealth and UK public sectors and served as Chief of Staff to the Victorian Treasurer from 2014 to 2016. He has extensive skills and experience in infrastructure policy, major project feasibly, development and delivery. He has led the origination and development of some of Victoria’s largest infrastructure projects and transactions including the Level Crossing Removal Program, the long-term lease of the Port of Melbourne and the Suburban Rail Loop.