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 (UTS), MCom (UNSW), SF Fin
Appointed to the Board on 1 February 2021, and appointed Chair of the Board on 27 October 2022, Warwick Negus is an Independent Director of Dexus Funds Management Limited and a member of the Board Nomination Committee, Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee.
Warwick is Chair of Pengana Capital Group and a Non-Executive Director of Washington H. Soul Pattinson, the Bank of Queensland, 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. 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 a Non-Executive Director of FINSIA.
Appointed to the Board on 1 February 2020, Patrick Allaway is an Independent Director of Dexus Funds Management Limited and a member of the Board Nomination Committee, Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee.
Patrick is Chairman of the Bank of Queensland and a Non-Executive Director of Allianz Australia and is on the Advisory Board of Adobe International.
Patrick brings over 30 years’ experience in financial services across financial markets, capital markets, and corporate advisory. Patrick’s executive career was in financial services with Citibank and Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS) working in Sydney, New York, Zurich and London. Patrick was also Managing Director of SBC Capital Markets & Treasury.
Patrick has over 15 years Non-Executive Director experience across financial services, property, media, and retail. Patrick was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Macquarie Goodman Industrial Trust, Metcash Limited, Fairfax Media, Woolworths South Africa, David Jones, Country Road Group, Domain Limited and Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited. He was also Chair of the Audit & Risk Committees for Metcash, David Jones, and Country Road Group.
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 ESG Committee.
Penny is a Non-Executive Director of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, Supply Nation and the Crescent Foundation. Penny is also Chair of Vocus Group Limited, Taronga Conservation Society Australia and the Advisory Committee for the Climate Governance Initiative, Australia.
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 and a member of the Board Nomination Committee.
Paula is Chair of Allianz Australia Limited and Elenium Automation Pty Limited and a Non-Executive Director 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 Australian Government’s Takeovers Panel and 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.
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 ESG Committee and Board Nomination Committee.
Mark is Chair of Kiwi Property Group and 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 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 Nomination Committee.
Rhoda is Chair of Kinetic IT Pty Limited and a Non-Executive Director of APA Group (ASX: APA) and Pacific Hydro.
Rhoda has been a Non-Executive Director for over 15 years. She has extensive executive experience across infrastructure, energy, financial services, technology, operations & change management and mergers & acquisitions.
Previous Board roles include Non-Executive Director of 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 People & Remuneration Committee and Board Nomination Committee.
Nicola is an Independent Chair of HESTA and VicHealth, a member of the IFM Investor Advisory Board, a Non-Executive Director of Lifestyle Communities Limited and Health Justice Australia and chairs the Lifestyle Communities Remuneration Committee. Prior to her non-executive career, Nicola served in the Commonwealth Parliament, including as Minister for Health and Australia's first female Attorney-General.
Nicola brings more than 20 years’ experience in government and law which have given her significant insight into the public and professional services sectors.
Elana Rubin AM
BA (Hons), MA, FFin, 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 People & Remuneration Committee, Board Risk Committee and Board Nomination Committee.
Elana is Chair of Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and a non-executive director of Telstra Corporation and Slater and Gordon. She is also a director of several infrastructure and government bodies.
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 started her career working at the ACTU in social policy and industrial relations. Her last executive role was as Executive Director - Investments for Australian Retirement Fund.
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 office, industrial and retail 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.