Mirvac's Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz the face of women in property

Mirvac's Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz the face of women in property
Mirvac's Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz the face of women in property

Born in Britain, educated in Australia, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz has become the face of women in property, whether she likes it or not.

In an industry still heavily dominated by men, Lloyd-Hurwitz's appointment as CEO of Mirvac marks a significant first for women.

The stats are truly against women when it comes to development, real estate and property  in Australia. Back in 2006, the ABS reported that just 15-20% of the property and development sector is female, despite this sector employing almost a fifth of the workforce.

Mirvac made the announcement yesterday that Lloyd-Hurwitz would become its new CEO, following the departure of Nick Collishaw.

Lloyd-Hurwitz, 45, is currently based in London as the Europe managing director of LaSalle Investment Management. She has previously held senior executive roles at Macquarie Group and Lend Lease in Australia, Europe and the US.

Mirvac Group chairman James MacKenzie says Lloyd-Hurwitz has spent 23 years in the industry, working accross four continents and a variety of facets in the property sector

"She is a respected leader of people and businesses, has a global outlook and is well-versed in the opportunities and challenges associated with all parts of the business cycle," he says.

This article originally appeared on Women's Agenda

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