Retail expert appointed to place management board
The NSW Government today announced the appointment of high-profile Australian businesswoman and retailer, Katie Page, to the body responsible for the success of Sydney’s most iconic Sydney Harbour foreshore precincts.
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Victor Dominello said Ms Page, CEO of Harvey Norman, had been appointed as an independent member to the Board of Place Management NSW, part of Property NSW, for a three-year term.
The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Place Management NSW, and overseeing world-class places and experiences for over 40 million visitors a year to The Rocks and Darling Harbour.
Mr Dominello said: “Ms Page has played an instrumental role in the success of Harvey Norman, since her appointment as board director in 1987 and CEO in 1999. She also serves on a number of retail and sporting entities including the boards of Space Furniture, Singapore-based Pertama Holdings, the Bradman Foundation and the SCG Trust.”
“Her retail expertise and independent advice will be invaluable to assist the Government in delivering on its strategic objectives to create world-class destinations for Sydneysiders, domestic travellers and international visitors alike.”
Ms Page said: “This is an opportunity to be part of a once in a generation transformation of these iconic precincts and make a contribution to the fabric of Sydney.”
Place Management NSW Chair, and former Australian Senator and Cabinet Minister, The Honourable Helen Coonan, has also been reappointed for a further two-year term. Ms Coonan has served in the role since 2015.
The seven-member Place Management NSW Board is now comprised of an independent majority following the appointments of Garry Browne AM, Jill Davies and Jennifer Lambert last year. Martin Hoffman, Secretary, Department of Finance, Service and Innovation, and Sam Romaniuk, CEO of Place Management NSW, will also continue to serve on the board.