Chief Executive Officer
With over 25 years’ experience in the real estate sector, Angela has broad based expertise in property development, urban renewal and infrastructure projects. She previously headed up MinterEllison's National Real Estate, Environment and Planning team and has been a long term contributor to various industry bodies.
Since joining Development Victoria in 2017 she has been part of the leadership of the organisation in various roles and was appointed CEO in February 2019.
Angela is passionate about creating a learning environment at Development Victoria, where people are encouraged to develop and maximise their potential, whilst achieving great outcomes for the community.
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.
Acting Group Head, Property Development
Manny leads our Property Development team. The team provides technical and commercial advice, develops residential and mixed use projects, and leads our affordable housing initiatives.
Manny 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.
Acting Group Head, Civic Infrastructure
Hannah leads our civic infrastructure delivery group, which is responsible for managing major project delivery on behalf of government clients. With more than 20 years experience in planning and delivering major civic and infrastructure projects, she has led some of the state's most significant redevelopments including Margaret Court Arena, Geelong Arts Centre, State Library Victoria as well as the $1B+ Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation.
Prior to joining Development Victoria, Hannah delivered complex and challenging major projects across Australia, the Middle East and South-East Asia. With a background in civil engineering, she spent more than 10 years in the engineering consultancy sector, with a specialisation in the delivery of major sporting, event and social infrastructure.
Hannah also maintains an interest in the fields of international development and is passionate about the role urban built form plays in promoting social equity, cohesion and reducing communities’ vulnerability to natural disasters.
André van Baalen
Acting Group Head, Operations
André leads the delivery of finance, technology, human resources and risk services at Development Victoria. With more than 20 years’ experience gained in large corporations across a range of industries, André has extensive experience in operational and financial management.
Prior to joining Development Victoria he held various group finance, decision support, corporate services and business transformation roles at Energy Australia, Commonwealth Bank and Hutchison Telecommunications.
Executive Director, People and Culture
Caroline leads the People & Culture function, bringing over 20 years of experience in human resources across property, software development and professional services industries. She joined Development Victoria in 2013 and in that time her primary focus has been on leadership & organisational development, cultural transformation and change management programs, including the program that was undertaken to support the establishment of the organisation.
Caroline is a certified member of the Australian HR Institute and a committee member for IPAA’s People Community of Practice.
Executive Director, Corporate Affairs and Engagement
Julie leads the Corporate Affairs and Engagement team for Development Victoria. The team provides support to the organisation and its work across a broad range of communications, including branding, community and stakeholder engagement, media, government relations and reputation management.
Julie has extensive executive experience built across the public and private sectors, including Infrastructure Victoria, the City of Melbourne and the Royal Children’s Hospital. She is passionate about community engagement, leading engagement for development of the masterplan for the Queen Victoria Market Precinct renewal, engagement for the state’s first 30-year infrastructure strategy as well as deliberative processes for difficult policy reforms in areas such as density, planning and transport.
As a consultant, she has worked extensively across a broad a range of clients, particularly in the health sector, more recently working with the Victorian Government and stakeholders to develop a 10-year strategy for the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct in Parkville.
Acting Senior Development Director, Advisory Services
Brad leads our Advisory team. The team provides a broad range of strategic advice to support the development of our property, precincts and wider government projects in areas including business case and strategy development, market research and data analytics, planning and, sustainability. Most recently, the team led the development of our Affordable and Diverse Communities Framework.
Brad has 20 years experience as a commercial and strategic adviser across the private and public sectors. Brad has led the front end development and provision of strategic funding advice for a wide range of strategic government projects including Melbourne Park Redevelopment and the Melbourne Arts Precinct.
Brad also led the government’s market offering of the 20 hectare E-Gate redevelopment. This experience, combined with an investment banking grounding from Macquarie Bank, provide Brad with a sound understanding of commercial principles that inform the provision of high quality strategic advice across our project portfolio.
Acting Senior Development Director, Acquisitions
Kathryn leads our Acquisitions team, responsible for the identification and assessment of property investment opportunities to secure policy and commercial outcomes on behalf of the Victorian Government.
Kathryn has more than 25 years’ property development experience leading and managing complex, multi-disciplinary large-scale feasibility and development projects in the private and public sector.
Since joining Development Victoria in 2009, she has held a number of senior positions and has been involved in a several precinct and property projects of state significance.