Mr William G Hames

B Arch (Hons) MCY (Harvard) LFRAIA, MPIA, FAPI (Econ)
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Non-executive Director
Appointed: 23 March 1990

Mr Hames is a co-founder of Cedar Woods Properties Limited. He is an architect and town planner by profession, and received a Master’s Degree in City Planning and Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, at Harvard University in Boston.

He worked in the US property development market before returning to Australia in 1975 and establishing Hames Sharley Australia, an architectural and town planning consulting company.

Mr Hames brings substantial property experience to the Board of Cedar Woods Properties Limited upon which he has served as a director for more than 27 years.

Cedar Woods Chairman William Hames

Mr Robert S Brown

MAICD, AIFS
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Non-executive Director
Member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nominations Committee
Appointed: 18 August 1988

Mr Brown is Executive Chairman of Westland Group Holdings Pty Ltd, with responsibilities in mining, agribusiness, biotechnology and venture capital.

He is a past president of the Federation of the Building Societies of WA and has participated in and chaired various Western Australian government advisory committees related to the housing industry.

Mr Brown brings to the Board his diversified experience as a director of these companies and other listed entities and has served as a director of Cedar Woods Properties Limited for more than 29 years.

Cedar Woods Deputy Chairman Robert Brown

Mr Ronald Packer

BCom (UWA), AAPI, FAICD, Solicitor Supreme Court of England & Wales
Lead Independent Non-executive Director
Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
Chairman of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Nominations Committee
Appointed: 9 June 2006

 
Mr Packer is an independent director who brings to the Board a wide range of property experience in the public and private arena.

He is the former Managing Director of PA Property Management Limited, the responsible entity for the PA Property Trust and is currently the Chairman of Terrace Properties and Investments Pty Ltd.

Mr Packer chairs all of the Cedar Woods' Board committees.

Cedar Woods Board Ronald Packer

Ms Valerie Davies

FAICD
Independent Non-executive Director
Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
Member of the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nominations Committee
Appointed: 21 September 2015
 
Ms Davies is an experienced company director and leading communications advisor. Ms Davies has more than 20 years’ experience as a non-executive director, serving on the boards of a number of publicly listed companies, government entities and not-for-profit organisations.

Ms Davies has contributed to peak business groups such as the Australian Institute of Company Directors, where she was a Councillor and co-Vice President of the WA branch. She is a previous winner of the Telstra Businesswoman of the Year (WA) Award.

Ms Davies currently serves on the boards of Event Hospitality & Entertainment Limited and Tourism Western Australia

Cedar Woods Board Valerie Davies

Ms Jane Muirsmith

FCA, GAICD
Independent Non-executive Director
Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee
Appointed: 2 October 2017

Ms Muirsmith is an experienced company director and is one of Australia’s leading digital strategists and advisors. She has experience in digital technologies and transformation, marketing and communications together with an accounting and audit background. Ms Muirsmith has worked in the USA and the Asia Pacific.

Ms Muirsmith is currently Managing Director of Lenox Hill a digital strategy and solutions company.

She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has an Honours Degree in Commerce (Marketing major) together with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major).

Ms Muirsmith is a past President of the Women’s Advisory Council to the State Government and Minister for Women’s Interests.

Ms Muirsmith currently serves on the board of Australian Finance Group (AFG) and Healthdirect Australia and is a member of the UWA Business School Ambassadorial Council.

Cedar Woods Board Jane Muirsmith

Mr Nathan Blackburne

BB (Curtin), AMP (Harvard), GAICD
Managing Director
Appointed: 18 September 2017

Mr Blackburne has 24 years’ experience in various sectors of the property industry including valuations, asset management, commercial leasing and property development.

He commenced his career with Cedar Woods in 2002 with the mandate to establish the Victorian office. He later led the expansion of the company into Brisbane and Adelaide to become State Manager for Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.

In 2016, Mr Blackburne was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for the company, working with the Board and Managing Director to strengthen the operating platform of the company and to prepare the business for further growth.

Mr Blackburne has a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Valuations and Land Economics and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Graduate of Harvard Business School in Boston having completed their Advanced Management Program.

Cedar Woods Board Nathan Blackburne