Meet Our Retirement Living Executive Management Team
With a wealth of experience, skills and knowledge, our Executive Management Team provides the strategic direction and focused drive for Lendlease's Retirement Living business.
Nathan has worked at Lendlease for six years in the Retirement Living business and has more than 25 years’ experience in Financial and Operational roles. Prior to being appointed Managing Director, he was the Executive General Manager Finance, Retirement Living where he oversaw the Finance Operations across the portfolio of 73 Retirement Villages nationally, as well as the development pipeline.
Nathan has a deep knowledge and expertise of the Retirement sector and understands the key performance drivers of the business. He thrives on the positive energy Lendlease inspires in its residents and is committed to building a team of professionals whose priority is the customer. A keen St Kilda footy fan, he enjoys running to clear his mind and can be found on weekends spending quality time with his wife and kids.
Wai See Chung
Head of Legal, Retirement Living and Company Secretary
Wai See has worked in retirement living for 14 years, and has over 20 years experience and expertise in the areas of corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, elder law, property, media and entertainment and intellectual property. Prior to joining Lendlease she practised overseas as Head Counsel of a substantial broadcasting company and in a top-tier legal firm.
Head of Development
Anne leads our Development Team nationally in origination, conversion and delivery. Anne has more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry. Most recently, she held the role of Development Director at Mirvac Group and previously worked at Lendlease from 2004 to 2013 in the Communities business.
She has significant experience in managing diverse multidisciplinary teams to deliver large projects including apartments, townhouses and master planned communities.
Anne’s excellent leadership skills and customer centric approach is complimentary to her strong skillset in origination, planning, designing communities through to the project delivery.
Anne has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Urban Planning (with Distinction) from RMIT University.
Head of Environmental Health & Safety
A typical day in Kara’s role sees her challenging the status quo, always looking for safer ways to operate and prevent accidents and injuries. As a registered nurse with over 20 years’ experience in the health and wellness space in a variety of industries, Kara is passionate about inspiring people to understand the importance of safety in the workplace. She describes the Retirement Living business as a breath of fresh air, thanks to the genuinely caring people she works with and the way in which the residents are made to feel so valued. Her interest in the arts means when she’s not promoting health and safety at work, she can be found at the theatre, visiting galleries, exploring new restaurants or planning her next overseas adventure.
Paul has worked for Lendlease for over 19 years, with responsibility for the financial management and leadership of a range of Lendlease’s projects and business, including direct experience in Australia and the UK across residential, commercial and retail development, construction and infrastructure development. Recent roles included Executive General Manger, Finance (EGMF) Residential and Urban Regeneration; General Manager Finance for Apartments & Commercial and Head of Financial Planning & Analysis, Property Australia. In January 2021, Paul became the Executive General Manager, Finance for Lendlease’s Retirement Living business. Paul is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws.
Executive General Manager Finance
Darren has worked for Lendlease for 17 years, with over 30 years of experience in the property industry and holds a First Class (Hons) Degree in Engineering. He originally started with Lendlease in the UK business working on PPP Healthcare projects, before migrating to Australia with his family During his time with Lendlease Darren has worked across several business units to include Construction, Facilities Management, Investment Management and Retirement Living. Since joining Retirement Living Darren has worked on a number of exciting projects to include Contract Standardisation, involvement in several village acquisitions to include Trebartha, Ardency Baytree and Ardency Aroona, as well as a number of significant redevelopment and refurbishment projects across the portfolio.
Lendlease Property Head of Property Refurbishment & Upgrades
Sarah Van Dyke
People and Culture Manager
With more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Sarah Vandyke has an innate understanding of people and what drives them. She joined Lendlease in 2010, beginning as a Senior HR Advisor then Strategic Business Partner, before taking on her current role as People and Culture Manager, Property for Lendlease Retirement Living in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Business from RMIT and has worked in a diverse range of industries from Manufacturing, Retail and FMCG to Insurance, Investment Banking and Recruitment, in both Melbourne and London.
As well as being an HR expert, Sarah is also a mother to Xavier and Eliza. On weekends, she can be found with her family on her 40 acre hobby farm in Heathcote, tending to the sheep and chooks.
Tamara has worked in Lendlease’s Communities business for the past 15 years. With over 20 years of experience in the property industry, her wealth of knowledge encompasses everything from community engagement and sales to operations and development management. Prior to her current role, Tamara was Regional Development Manager NSW/ACT, responsible for the master-planned communities of Calderwood Valley and Bingara Gorge.
A 2019 recipient of the National UDIA Women in Leadership Award for her contribution to the development industry, Tamara’s passion, vision and commitment to putting Lendlease’s customers first is at the heart of everything she does.
Head of Resident Operations, Retirement Living
General Manager, Marketing – Residential & Retirement Living
Sarah recently joined Lendlease and leads Marketing for our Retirement Living business. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in the property industry. Sarah led Marketing and Customer Experience at Place Management NSW who are responsible for managing and transforming some of the state’s most treasured places including The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Prior to that she spent over 15 years at Scentre Group (Westfield), most recently as the General Manager for Marketing. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Outside of work she loves spending her time with her young family and enjoying the outdoors, especially the beach. .