Australian Senior Management
The Savills Australia senior management team is responsible for ensuring our operations, services and standards reflect the values we hold true to.
CEO - Australia & New Zealand
Managing Director - Queensland
Paul McLean was appointed Executive Chairman of Savills Australia in July 2006. Following this Paul became Chief Executive, Australia, in January 2009 and Managing Director of Queensland in Jan 2013. Paul is responsible for overseeing Savills national operations, employing more than 800 staff.
Paul joined Savills in March 1990 as Director of Commercial Leasing in Brisbane, following that he was Director - Agency in 2001 and Managing Director in 2002. Paul is also an Executive Committee member of Savills Asia Pacific Limited.
Managing Director - New South Wales
Simon is the Managing Director of Savills New South Wales. His current responsibilities include managing all aspects of the agency and real estate services. He is a member of the Australian board of Savills and head of the NSW Capital Transactions Team.
His primary focus outside his Managing Director responsibilities is capital transactions with an emphasis on both institutional and private clients. Simon started his career in commercial leasing before moving into sales and now has over 20 years experience in commercial property. Before moving back into the Sydney CBD, he had been one of the most active agents covering Sydney’s suburban markets.
Managing Director - South Australia
Rino Carpinelli has over 15 years of accomplished retail planning and shopping centre experience with Savills in South Australia.
Prior to joining Savills, Rino had a successful career with Coles Group in their Real Estate Department both Adelaide and Sydney. Rarely can someone with Rino’s experience be found working in a Property Consulting organisation.
Managing Director -| Victoria
Dominic has almost 30 years experience in the property industry. Dominic joined Savills in 2001 as Director of Commercial Management and in 2002 also assumed responsibility for the Retail Management portfolio.
Over the next four years Dominic actively managed a number of portfolios for institutional owners, including fulfilling a national role for Macquarie Countrywide. Dominic was appointed Managing Director in early 2006 and since that time has increased turnover in Melbourne by in excess of 150%. Dominic’s role now includes a number of key management contracts as well as assistance with commercial sales and national capital transactions. Prior to joining Savills, Dominic spent almost twenty years working for a private development and investment group in Dublin, Ireland where he held roles as a Property Manager, Retail Manager, Associate Director and General Manager of a stand alone Asset Management Group.
Managing Director - Western Australia
In July 2003, Paul was appointed Managing Director of Savills Western Australian office. His current responsibilities include all aspects of the agency and real estate services. He is principal licensee of the WA office, a member of the Australian Board of Savills, and member of Savills National Capital Transactions team and is responsible for overseas investment in Australian property.
Paul has developed an extensive client base of both local and institutional clients and has access to all of the key institutional buyers. Paul has been a frequent visitor to the east coast over the past ten years, on a monthly basis, and also frequents Singapore, Asia, Europe (including Germany) and the Middle East to present acquisition opportunities for property throughout Australia and in all capital cites. Paul recently completed the sale of $63.5 million CBD asset to UK based fund “Newstar” and now Henderson Global Investments in Hong Kong, was involved in the sale of “The Atrium” in NSW to Swiss Pension Fund AFIAA for $137 million in 2009 and Ashton House in Singapore to GE Real Estate.
Paul has over 15 years experience in the Property industry. He commenced his agency career in Commercial and Industrial Property Management and was responsible for the management and leasing of numerous commercial, industrial and retail premises for both local, high net worth and institutional clients. His primary focus outside his Managing Director responsibilities is National Capital Transactions with an emphasis on overseas institutional, private equity and equity funds for inflows both into and out of Australia.