Dana Nelson
Managing Director, APAC

Dana Nelson

Dana Nelson joined BGIS as the President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific in August 2019. In this role she leads a team of 1,700 people who deliver solutions in facilities management, technical services, project delivery, energy and sustainability, asset management, workplace advisory and real estate services.

Dana has achieved great success in a number of Senior Executive roles in large, complex services organisations. Most recently with the Spotless Group, a multi-billion dollar integrated facilities services organisation with 36,000 employees in Australia and New Zealand. Throughout her 10 years at Spotless, Dana provided leadership as the Chief Operating Officer and ultimately Chief Executive Officer. She is an energetic leader with a strong agenda to retain and attract great talent. Dana is a passionate relationship builder, focused on long term strategic customer relationships and high performing diverse, creative workplaces.

Dana is Co-chair of the BGIS’ global program ‘Women of BGIS’ which is committed to increasing the representation, inclusion and development of women in leadership and non-traditional roles. Dana is Chairperson at WEstjustice, a community organisation that provides free legal support services in the western suburbs of Melbourne in a way that addresses the systemic nature of the disadvantaged. WEstjustice offers other related services such as free community legal education, law reform activities, capacity building and access to justice projects. Dana has a Master of Leadership and Innovation from the Melbourne Business School.

Updates from the Property Group

Champions of Change Property

Dana Nelson is a Member of the Champions of Change Property Group established in 2015 in partnership with The Property Council of Australia. The Property group brings together senior leaders across the industry’s development and construction, investment, funds management and agency sectors. The group aims to achieve greater gender equality in the property industry and to increase the number of women in leadership roles.