Appointments Aug21
Some of the recently-announced real estate exec appointments. Images – supplied.
  • Farhan Faruqui has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of ANZ Bank
  • Duncan Schieb has joined the Knight Frank in the Sydney office
  • Campbell Bowers and Andrew Havig have joined Burgess Rawson as QLD Directors
  • Propps has hired Jonathan King as COO and Matilda Salameh as Operations Manager

Amid the ongoing property boom, real estate companies are making new hires to their senior executive ranks.


Farhan Faruqui
Farhan Faruqui. Image – ANZ

Farhan Faruqui has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of ANZ Bank. He joined the bank in 2014, where he was responsible for ANZ’s institutional business in 19 markets across Asia, Europe, Middle East and America.

Prior to joining ANZ, Mr Faruqui had extensive international banking experience at Citigroup where he held senior roles including Head of Citi’s Corporate and Investment Bank in Asia Pacific as well as its Global Loans and Capital Markets business in the region. He was also a country officer for several countries in Africa and Europe.

In his new role, Mr Faruqui will have responsibility for all aspects of Finance as well as Treasury, Mergers and Acquisitions and Investor Relations. He will remain a member of the Group Executive Committee.

Knight Frank, Sydney office

Duncan Schieb
Duncan Schieb. Image supplied

Duncan Schieb has joined the Knight Frank real estate agency in the role of Senior Sales Executive. He has more than 25 years of experience in real estate in Australia and overseas, with an extensive career starting in country New South Wales as a Stock and Station Agent, leading to the UK, Hong Kong, the USA – specifically New York – and back to Sydney.

Duncan has moved to Knight Frank from his previous role as a Prestige Property Sales Advisor at Christie’s International Real Estate in Sydney. Prior to that, he was in New York, where he successfully marketed and sold high-end luxury property.

Burgess Rawson, Queensland

Andrew Havig Campbell Bowers

Former Jones Lang LaSalle agents Campbell Bowers (see photo above left) and Andrew Havig (photo above, right) have joined Burgess Rawson as Queensland Directors.

Burgess Rawson Managing Director Ingrid Filmer said the appointments demonstrate the business’ focus on the Queensland market and growing demand for investment properties in the northern state.

The duo achieved strong success in recent years, both transacting more than $300 million across a diverse range of assets, including the sale of $30 million CBD retail assets and achieving record yields in Queensland for both retail fuel and automotive asset classes.

Propps hires Harcourts exec

Jonathan King Matilda Salameh
Jonathan King (left) and Matilda Salameh. Images supplied

Proptech startup Propps has secured the services of Jonathan King as Chief Operating Officer. Also joining the growing outfit is new Operations Manager Matilda Salameh.

Formerly CEO of Harcourts in Queensland, Mr King has experience across the digital and real estate realms, having held previous roles with Domain Group,, REA Group, RE/MAX and the Australian Radio Network.

Ms Salameh has previously held digital solutions and CRM management positions with Domain Group. Prior to that, she worked for a real estate agency for eight years overseeing the day-to-day business operations.

Mr King and Ms Salameh join Propps at a ‘pivotal time’ in the company’s growth trajectory. The national launch of the digital offer management solution to the broader market is imminent.

You May Also Like

Property and design firms to shine a light on First Nations at Melbourne Fashion Festival

the Urban Oasis Runway presented by Architectus, ADP Consulting, MPA and Slattery will be held on Friday 9 March at 7.00pm.

Property Council launches CBD VIP campaign to raise footfall in Perth city

The move comes on the day most COVID restrictions across WA were lifted

2022 Apartment Awards to include seven new categories

Entries for the awards close 31 March

Harcourts Packham joins Toward Home to battle homelessness

‘Terra Firma’ provides short-term accommodation for vulnerable people