AMP Capital Shopping Centres has appointed Mark Kirkland as Head of Development, David Woodcock as General Manager Major Project Delivery and Simon Van de Velde as Divisional Leasing Manager – Projects to oversee the $2 billion retail development pipeline at the company.

AMP Capital Shopping Centre Managing Director Bryan Hynes said the new appointments will complement the existing teams that will be a key part of delivering the development pipeline.

“We’ve hired some of the best development and leasing talent in Australia to deliver our $2 billion development pipeline,” Mr Hynes said.

“We now have the strongest project development and leasing team to lead our major redevelopments at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast, Macquarie Centre and Marrickville Metro in Sydney and Garden City Booragoon and Ocean Keys in Perth.

“Mark, David and Simon bring extensive experience to our team and I look forward to working with them on these major projects,” he said.

Mark Kirkland has over 20 years’ experience in Australian and UK retail property development, with a proven track record managing large project teams on significant retail property developments.

Mr Kirkland joins AMP Capital Shopping Centres from Stockland where he was Regional Development Manager within the Commercial Property division. He has also held roles at several property companies including GPT Group and Lend Lease Corporation

David Woodcock’s career in the construction industry spans 35 years’ including senior roles at Laing O’Rourke, Leighton Contractors and Bovis Lend Lease. He has experience on design and construction of major projects across property and infrastructure including Darling Downs Gas Fired Power Station in 2010, the finalisation of the redevelopment of the Hilton Sydney Hotel in 2005 and the $550 million Sydney Airport project in 2000 for the Sydney Olympics.

Simon Van de Velde has over 20 years’ experience in shopping centre development, including delivering major projects in Australia and internationally. Mr Van de Velde joins AMP Capital Shopping Centres from Westfield Group where he was Project Leasing Manager. He has also held roles at Citta Property Group in Korea and Taiwan and Lend Lease Corporation.

Mr Kirkland starts at AMP Capital Shopping Centres 26 November 2012 and Mr Woodcock and Mr Van de Velde started 5 November 2012.

About AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT

Managed by AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT Management Limited, AIMSAMPIREIT was established with the principal investment objective of owning and investing in a diversified portfolio of incomeproducing industrial real estate assets in Singapore and Asia. The principal sponsors of AIMSAMPIREIT are the AIMS Financial Group and AMP Capital. AIMSAMPIREIT consists of 25 industrial properties located throughout Singapore with an appraised total value of S$965.7 million based on valuations obtained (as at 30 September 2012).


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