26 June 2013 — Andrew Whitson will take up the role of group executive and chief executive office residential at Stockland on 1 July.
Mr Whitson has 20 years of experience in residential property development and investment in Australia and overseas. He has led Stockland’s Victorian Residential business since 2009 and his role was expanded in 2012 to include New South Wales.
He joined Stockland in early 2008 and was appointed to his current role of general manager residential, Victoria, in July 2009. In November 2012 Andrew’s role was expanded to include NSW.
Prior to his current role, Mr Whitson was Stockland’s regional manager for Greater Brisbane and Far North Queensland.
He started his career in the construction industry before joining Springfield Land Corporation in Queensland where he held the role of general manager – residential from 2005, leading the company’s residential development business.
Mr Whitson is president of the Property Council in Victoria.
Meanwhile, Stephen Bull, currently general manager development and design (commercial property), will succeed David Pitman, group executive and chief executive officer retirement living, who has resigned after six years at Stockland.
Mr Bull joined Stockland in 2007 and since 2009 has led the development and design team, overseeing the retail development pipeline.
He joined Stockland in March 2007 and was promoted to general manager capital transactions and strategy (commercial property) in 2008, then taking on responsibility for Retail development in 2009.
Prior to joining Stockland, Mr Bull was at Westfield for eight years where he held various strategy, financial planning and operational asset management roles. Before joining the property sector, Stephen worked in financial services.
Mr Bull is a director of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.