David Woodcock

20 November 2012 — AMP Capital Shopping Centres has appointed Mark Kirkland, David Woodcock and Simon Van de Velde to oversee the $2 billion retail development pipeline at the company.

Mark Kirkland starts 26 November as head of development, with the other two appointees, David Woodcock as general manager Major Project Delivery and Simon Van de Velde as Divisional Leasing manager Projects, taking up their roles on 5 November.

AMP Capital Shopping Centre managing director Bryan Hynes said the new appointments would complement the existing teams which would be a key part of delivering the development pipeline.

Projects included major redevelopments at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast, Macquarie Centre and Marrickville Metro in Sydney and Garden City Booragoon and Ocean Keys in Perth.

Mark Kirkland has more than 20 years’ experience in Australian and UK retail property development. He joins AMP Capital Shopping Centres from Stockland where he was regional development manager within the Commercial Property division. He has also held roles at several property companies including GPT Group and Lend Lease Corporation.

David Woodcock’s career in the construction industry spans 35 years’ including senior roles at Laing O’Rourke, Leighton Contractors and Bovis Lend Lease. He has experience on design and construction of major projects across property and infrastructure including Darling Downs Gas Fired Power Station in 2010, the finalisation of the redevelopment of the Hilton Sydney Hotel in 2005 and the $550 million Sydney Airport project in 2000 for the Sydney Olympics.

Simon Van de Velde has more than 20 years’ experience in shopping centre development, including delivering major projects in Australia and internationally. Mr Van de Velde joins AMP from Westfield Group where he was project leasing manager. He has also held roles at Citta Property Group in Korea and Taiwan and Lend Lease Corporation.