Matthew MearsChief Operating Officer, Lendlease Property
Matthew was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Property business on 1 May 2016. In this role, the Property functional heads and their teams report to Matthew. This includes EH&S, Sustainability, Risk, Operational Excellence, Marketing & Communications, HR, Legal, Strategy and Delivery as well as Living Utilities, and the Integrated Solutions team.
Matthew joined Lendlease in January 2013 as Managing Director, Communities bringing over 20 years’ experience to Lendlease’s Australian Property business. In this role Matthew was instrumental in turning around the Communities business, developing a clear strategy focused on discipline in execution excellence and a passion for our customers. During this time, several challenged projects have been repositioned and new development projects have been secured, underpinning the future success of the business.
Prior to Lendlease, Matthew was with Stockland for a number of years where he worked in key roles across the development spectrum including Residential, Retirement Living, Apartments and Mixed Use.
Matthew holds a degree from the University of Western Sydney in Land Economics and has completed a Business Strategy module at the University of Chicago.