The Property Male Champions of Change was established in 2015 and today includes 25 members who lead some 35,000 employees, in 9 jurisdictions. The Group includes senior leaders from across the industry’s development and construction, investment, funds management and agency sectors.

Members work within and across their organisations to achieve a significant and sustainable increase in the number of women in senior leadership positions in the property industry by working together and leading with visible action. The Property Group also aims to address community and social issues, including domestic and family violence, by leveraging their industry footprint.

Group Chair

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Bob Johnston

CEO, The GPT Group


In March 2021 a steering Committee was established to guide governance, the agenda, membership and performance criteria. The Steering Committee is led by Bob Johnston, a founding member of the Property Champions of Change who has worked to progress critical areas of focus over the last six years including normalising flexible work and addressing everyday sexism.

The Champions of Change Property Group pays tribute to the founding Convenor, Carol Schwartz AO, who stepped down from the role after six years in March 2021.