The Champions of Change Property Group was established in 2015 and currently includes 26 Members who lead more than 26,000 employees. 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 drive greater gender equality in the property industry and increase the number of women in leadership roles.

Group Convenor

Phil Rowland

Phil Rowland

Advisory Services CEO Australia & New Zealand, CBRE


Phil Rowland is the Chief Executive Officer of CBRE in Australia and New Zealand, a role that he has held since January 2019 when he relocated to Australia. His responsibilities centre around growing and diversifying CBRE’s service platform in Australia & New Zealand across Capital Markets, Leasing, Property Management and Advisory in all established and emerging asset classes.

In his 25-year real estate advisory career, Phil has served in senior positions across Asia, the US and Europe. His most recent prior role was CEO of Global Workplace Solutions, Asia Pacific for CBRE, leading a diversified business across 18 countries, serving corporate occupiers across a wide spectrum of industry sectors.