Board of Directors
The Board believes that corporate governance is the foundation for the long-term success of the Group and the achievement of Dexus's strategy is underpinned by a strong governance platform
Chair and Independent Director
BBus, MCom, SF Fin
Appointed to the Board on 1 February 2021 as an Independent Director, Warwick Negus became Chair of Dexus Funds Management Limited on 27 October 2022. He is also Chair of the Board Nomination Committee, and a member of the Board Audit Committee, Board Environmental, Social & Governance Committee, Board People & Remuneration Committee and Board Risk Committee.
Warwick is Chair of the Bank of Queensland and a Non-Executive Director of Virgin Australia Holdings Limited, Terrace Tower Group, New South Wales Rugby Union Limited and Tantallon Capital Advisors. He is also Deputy Chancellor and a member of the Council of UNSW.
Warwick has more than 30 years of funds management, finance and property industry experience in Australia, Europe and Asia. Through his experiences as an executive and a non-executive director, Warwick brings expertise in the management and governance of complex organisations particularly in the fields of fund management and finance.
His most recent executive roles included Chief Executive Officer of Colonial First State Global Asset Management, Chief Executive Officer of 452 Capital, and Goldman Sachs Managing Director in Australia, London, and Singapore. Warwick was formerly Chair of UNSW Global and Pengana Capital Group, and a Non-Executive Director of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and FINSIA.
BA (Industrial Design), FAICD, SF Fin
Appointed to the Board on 10 June 2014, Penny Bingham-Hall is an Independent Director of Dexus Funds Management Limited, Chair of the Board People & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Board Nomination Committee and Board Environmental, Social & Governance Committee.
Penny is a Non-Executive Director of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and Supply Nation. She is also Chair of Vocus Group Limited, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, the Advisory Committee for the Climate Governance Initiative, Australia and Deputy Chair of the Crescent Foundation.
Penny has broad industry experience in construction, property and infrastructure development and brings extensive experience as a company director in publicly listed, government and not-for-profit organisations. She has developed deep expertise in the oversight of people, culture and remuneration issues and has been a vocal advocate for sustainability, workplace safety and ESG issues for more than a decade.
Penny was a senior executive at Leighton Holdings Limited (now CIMIC Group) and is a former director of BlueScope Steel Limited, Australia Post, Port Authority of NSW and Macquarie Specialised Asset Management. Penny was also Chair of the NSW Freight and Logistics Advisory Council, the inaugural Chair of Advocacy Services Australia, Deputy Chair and Life Member of the Tourism & Transport Forum and a director of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited and the Global Foundation.
Appointed to the Board on 1 February 2023, Paula Dwyer is an Independent Director of Dexus Funds Management Limited, Chair of the Board Risk Committee, and a member of the Board Audit Committee and Board Nomination Committee.
Paula is Chair of Allianz Australia Limited and Elenium Automation Pty Limited and a Non-Executive Director of AMCIL Limited and of Lion Pty Limited and Lion Global Beverages, where she is Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance committees. She is a member of the Committee of the Melbourne Cricket Club.
Paula has been a Non-Executive Director for over 20 years following an executive career in investment banking and funds management. She has significant experience across financial services, investment management, healthcare, energy, utilities and infrastructure, property and construction, corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions. Paula brings to the board her diverse leadership experience including in corporate strategy development and implementation across a broad range of industries and in navigating complex stakeholder relationships.
Previous roles include as Non-Executive Director of ANZ Banking Group Limited (where she was Chair of the Audit Committee), Suncorp Group Limited, Astro Japan Property Group Limited, Fosters Group Limited, David Jones Limited and Promina Group Limited. Paula was formerly Chair of Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Healthscope Limited and Deputy Chair of Leighton Holdings Limited.
Dip. Tech (Commerce), CA, FAICD
Appointed to the Board on 1 November 2016, Mark Ford is an Independent Director of Dexus Funds Management Limited and Dexus Wholesale Property Limited, Chair of the Board Audit Committee and a member of the Board Environmental, Social & Governance Committee and Board Nomination Committee.
Mark is a Director of Prime Property Fund Asia.
Mark has extensive property industry experience and has been involved in Real Estate Funds Management for over 25 years. He was previously Managing Director, Head of DB Real Estate Australia, where he managed more than $10 billion in property funds and sat on the Global Executive Committee for Deutsche Bank Real Estate and RREEF. Mark was also a Director in the Property Investment Banking division of Macquarie and was involved in listing the previous Macquarie Office Fund. His previous directorships include Comrealty Limited, Property Council of Australia, Deutsche Asset Management Australia and he was also Founding Chair of Cbus Property Pty Limited and Chair of Kiwi Property Group and South East Asia Property Company. Mark previously held senior roles with Price Waterhouse and Macquarie Bank.
MSc Telecommunications Business, GAICD
Appointed to the Board on 1 February 2023, Rhoda Phillippo is an Independent Director of Dexus Funds Management Limited and a member of the Board Audit Committee, Board Nomination Committee and Board Risk Committee.
Rhoda is Chair of Kinetic IT Pty Limited, a Non-Executive Director of APA Group (ASX: APA) where she chairs the Risk Committee and a Non-Executive Director of Waveconn Group Holdings Management Pty Ltd.
Rhoda has been a Non-Executive Director for over 15 years, following an extensive executive career leading operations across infrastructure, energy, telecommunications and technology in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Her experiences have gained her deep skills in operational and change management, mergers & acquisitions, risk management, technology and cyber issues.
Previous Board roles include Non-Executive Director of Pacific Hydro, Datacom Group Limited, LINQ, Vocus Group Limited (ASX: VOC) and Managing Director of Lumo Energy. Rhoda also held the role of Chair of Snapper Services NZ and Deputy Chair of Kiwibank NZ.
The Hon. Nicola Roxon
BA/LLB (Hons), GAICD
Appointed to the Board on 1 September 2017, Nicola Roxon is an Independent Director of Dexus Funds Management Limited, Chair of the Board Environmental, Social & Governance Committee and a member of the Board Nomination Committee and Board People & Remuneration Committee.
Nicola is the Independent Chair of large superannuation fund, HESTA, and of the statutory public health agency, VicHealth. She is also a non-executive director of ASX listed housing company, Lifestyle Communities, and on the board of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She is Chair of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Trained as an industrial lawyer, Nicola served in the Commonwealth Parliament for 15 years including a period as Minister for Health, and also as Australia’s first female Attorney-General.
Nicola’s skill set from more than 20 years’ experience in government and law provides strong insights into strategy, public policy and accountability. Her non-executive career across not-for-profit, unlisted, government and listed organisations in the last decade has allowed her to develop further expertise in ESG, health, investor relations and remuneration.
Elana Rubin AM
BA (Hons), MA, SF Fin, FAICD
Appointed to the Board on 28 September 2022, Elana Rubin is an Independent Director of Dexus Funds Management Limited and Dexus Wholesale Property Limited, and a member of the Board Nomination Committee, Board People & Remuneration Committee and Board Risk Committee.
Elana is Chair of the Australian Business Growth Fund (ABGF) and Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, and a Non-Executive Director of Telstra Corporation. She is also a director of several infrastructure, private and social enterprises, and a member of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Elana has been a Non-Executive Director for over 20 years. She has extensive experience across technology, financial services, property, infrastructure and government sectors. Her non-executive directorships have spanned listed, unlisted, private and government companies.
Previous roles include having served as Chair of Afterpay, Chair of AustralianSuper and Chair of WorkSafe Victoria and as a director of Mirvac and ME Bank. Elana was formerly a member of the Federal Government’s Infrastructure Australia Council and Climate Change Authority, and a member of the AICD Victorian Council.
Elana brings a strong investor and stakeholder focus and understands the positive role well managed real assets can play to create stronger communities. She has been a strong advocate for the benefits of diversity in the workplace and building strong cultures to drive performance.
Elana was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2021 for services to corporate governance and community.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
BEc, FAICD, FRICS, FAPI
Appointed to the Board on 1 March 2012, Darren Steinberg is the CEO of Dexus and an Executive Director of Dexus Funds Management Limited.
Darren has over thirty years' experience in the property and funds management industry with an extensive background in property investment and development. He has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Australia.
Darren is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Australian Property Institute. He is a Life Member and former National President of the Property Council of Australia, and a founding member of Property Champions of Change Coalition. He is also a Director of Sydney Swans Limited.