richard kilbane chief operating officer hawaiian president property council western australia
Richard Kilbane is the COO of Hawaiian and has previously served as Vice-President of the Property Council WA. Image: Supplied.
  • Kilbane has previously served as Vice-President
  • He is the COO of Hawaiian
  • Takes over from Mirvac's Paige Walker

The Property Council WA has welcomed a new president, Richard Kilbane.

Kilbane is the Hawaiian Chief Operating Officer and has been recognised as a leader in the industry, having played pivotal roles in transforming Hawaiian’s development portfolio into one that embraces innovation and change.

Among the major projects Kilbane has been involved with: the re-development of Claremont Quarter and 235 St Georges Terrace. Most recently, Kilbane steered the $50 million investment into the revitalisation of the Parmelia Hilton Hotel, including an innovative pedestrian link from Brookfield Place to Mill Street, at the west end of the Perth CBD.

Kilbane has previously served as Vice-President and said he was looking forward to working with the industry to make WA an even better place.

“Property plays an important role in our state’s development and is an integral part of our economy, contributing billions to Gross State Product, and touching the lives of all West Australians,” Mr Kilbane said.

“The state has a bright future in property, with exciting times ahead; and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to guide the industry and shape positive decisions,” Mr Kilbane concluded.

The outgoing President is Mirvac General Manager Paige Walker, who successfully led the Property Council through past two years and through Covid.

Property Council WA Executive Director Sandra Brewer said Ms Walker oversaw a period of sustained growth and policy achievements during her time as President.

“Paige Walker’s achievements as President include responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, overseeing significant planning reform and contributing to critical decision making as part of the National Board,” Mr Brewer said.

“Paige provided inspirational leadership for the WA Division, providing encouragement and support for the WA Team as we faced a variety of challenges and opportunities. I sincerely thank Paige for her friendship and guidance,” Ms Brewer concluded.

The Division Council comprises 17 of WA’s property industry’s leaders and incorporates members with a range of expertise across the full spectrum of property sectors.

The 2023-24 WA Division Council is comprised of:
Megan Adair (Satterley Group), Angelo Amara (JLL), Alwin Bax (Perron Group), Martina Crowley (PwC), Julie Drago (Realside Ovest), Richard Kilbane (Hawaiian), Ben Lisle (Hesperia), John Meredith (Fiveight), Bruce McCully (Centuria), Tim Morgan (Lavan), Nick Ozich (Brookfield Properties), Darren Pateman (Finbar Group), Anthony Rowbottam (Lendlease), Miles Rowe (Charter Hall), Damian Shephard (Stockland), Paige Walker (Mirvac) and Karen Wright (Urbis).

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