About Board & Management


The Board comprises five highly qualified directors based in Auckland, Toronto, Sydney and Melbourne, three of whom are independent. Their executive experience includes healthcare, property and finance.

Graham Stuart
Independent Chair and Member of the Audit Committee
Mike Brady
Angela Bull
Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee
Craig Mitchell
Director and Member of the Audit Committee
Dr Michael Stanford AM
Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

Executive Team

Northwest has over 300 employees globally, including more than 50 real estate professionals in New Zealand and Australia. The Vital Executive Team is made up of property professionals with extensive experience in New Zealand, Australia and beyond.

Aaron Hockly
SVP New Zealand and Vital Fund Manager
Chris Adams
Co-Head, A/NZ Region
Alex Belcastro
Senior Vice President – Developments and Precincts
Vanessa Flax
Vice President, Regional General Counsel and Company Secretary
Michael Groth
Chief Financial Officer
Richard Roos
Co-Head, A/NZ Region


Kirsty Bowyer
Vice President - Development
Georgie Huxley
Vice President - Leasing
Toan Nguyen
Vice President – Asset Management
Lisa Parnell
Financial Controller
Cameron Ramsay
Vice President, Capital Transactions
Andrew Stevenson
Vice President - Development

Property and Development Managers

Sophie Benfell-Brinsden
Senior Property Manager
Tom Davies
Vice President, Development
Nicola Kean
Asset Manager
Taya Kirris
Senior Bid and Development Manager
Marise Palat
Property Manager
Jessica Penberthy
Property Manager
Michael Rippon
Senior Property Manager