Rod is the Chief Executive Officer at Knight Frank Australia. Having over 30 years’ experience in the institutional property industry Rod was previously a member of Lendlease’s Global Leadership Team serving as Chief Executive Officer for both Asia and Australia and as Global Head of Investment Management.
Rod has previously served as member of the Australian Government’s Business Roundtable on Climate Change; the Singapore Government’s Urban Redevelopment Design Advisory Committee; real estate advisor to the Holy See; Director of the Green Building Council of Australia; a National Director of the Property Council of Australia and was its New South Wales President for three years.
He has also held positions as Chair of the Australian National Business Leader’s Forum on Sustainable Development and sat on the New South Wales Government’s Heritage Council and their Historic Houses Trust Foundation as well as the Property Industry Foundation.
Rod Leaver is a Member of the Champions of ChangeProperty 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.