Regional executives

Jason Little

General Manager Australia

Jason was appointed General Manager, Australia in 2007 and is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Australian business. He joined Goodman in 2003 as Manager of Capital Transactions and has more than 21 years’ experience in the property industry, including previous executive roles at Grant Samuel and Paul Ramsay Holdings. Jason is the Chairman of Moorabbin Airport Corporation and is a Board Member of the Goodman Foundation.

John Dakin

Chief Executive Officer New Zealand

John is the Chief Executive Officer of Goodman in New Zealand. He is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Group in New Zealand. John has over 25 years of experience in the property industry, including experience in valuation, research, asset management, funds management and acquisitions and has held senior roles in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He is a former national director of the Property Council of New Zealand and prior to joining Goodman he was with Colonial First State Property.

Philip Pearce

Managing Director Greater China

Philip is responsible for the strategic development and continued expansion of the Group’s industrial investment business in the Greater China region. He joined the Group in 2002 and has over 16 years of experience in real estate investment in the Asia Pacific region, including four years in Singapore with Ascendas-MGM Funds Management Limited, the manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust. Prior to joining Goodman, he was at AMP Henderson Global Investors in Sydney where he worked in various roles within the AMP Henderson Property Group including valuation, asset management and fund management. Philip is a director and/or representative of the Group’s Greater China subsidiaries, management companies and funds. Philip holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment.

Paul McGarry

Paul has overall executive responsibility for Goodman’s operations in Japan. He has over 17 years of real estate and finance experience, having commenced his professional career in Perth, Western Australia in chartered accounting, before joining the Bank of Scotland in Sydney, where he specialised in real estate and private equity before joining the real estate group of Macquarie in Sydney in 2004. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) and a Bachelor of Laws both from the University of Western Australia and a Masters of Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney.

Danny Peeters

Executive Director Corporate

Danny has oversight of Goodman’s European Logistics and Business Park operations and strategy and is responsible for the Group’s investment in Brazil. Danny has been with the Group since 2006 and has 17 years of experience in the property and logistics sectors. Danny is a director of Group fund management entities, subsidiaries and the joint ventures in Europe and Brazil. During his career Danny has built up extensive experience in the design, implementation and outsourcing of pan-European supply chain and real estate strategies for various multinationals. Danny was Chief Executive Officer of Eurinpro, a developer of tailor made logistic property solutions in Europe acquired by Goodman in May 2006.

Philippe Van der Beken

Managing Director Continental Europe

Philippe joined Goodman as Managing Director, Continental Europe in October 2012. He is responsible for Goodman’s activities across Continental Europe. Philippe previously worked at Goodman from 2005 to 2008 as Executive, Corporate Transactions and Member of the Board of Managers of the pan-European logistics real estate fund, Goodman European Logistics Fund (GELF). Between 2008 and 2010, Philippe pursued an entrepreneurial venture to develop real estate projects in Europe and Brazil. Most recently he was General Manager at Inter Real Estate Trusty (IRET), a Brussels-based property developer of inner city mixed-use projects. Philippe holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a Master of Laws from the University of Leuven.

Jim Johnston

Managing Director UK Business Parks

Jim has overall management and operational responsibility for Goodman’s business park activities in the UK including the Arlington Business Parks Partnership. Jim has over 30 years’ experience in the property industry and was part of the senior management team at Arlington Securities Plc which the Group acquired in 2005. During this time he has undertaken a variety of senior roles including responsibility for development, capital transactions and leasing. Prior to this, Jim ran his own development business. He has a degree from the University of the West England, and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor.

Charles Crossland

Managing Director UK Logistics

Charles heads up Goodman’s logistics operations in the United Kingdom and is responsible for the management, strategy and development of the Group’s UK Logistics business. He also leads the Group’s joint venture with Chamber Street Properties (formerly CBRE RT). Charles has been with the Group since 2005 and has over 20 years’ experience in the logistics property sector. Charles was a Development Director at Rosemound Developments which was acquired by the Group in 2007. Prior to joining Goodman, Charles was a partner in the Industrial Department at Strutt and Parker in London.

Brandon Birtcher

Chief Executive Officer North America

Brandon is the CEO of Goodman Birtcher North America. Prior to this he was president, and sole owner of Birtcher Development & Investments, a five generation leading West Coast development and investment firm founded by his grandfather in 1939. The company has developed and constructed a total of nearly 60 million square feet of industrial, office, and speciality retail projects throughout the United States. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics from Claremont Men’s College in Claremont, California and served six years in the US Coast Guard Reserves.