Lewis Land appoints Brett Draffen as its next Chief Executive Officer

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Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Lewis Land is proud and delighted to announce the appointment of Brett Draffen as its next Chief Executive Officer.

Brett joins our Group with a wealth of real estate development and investment experience most recently as Chief Investment Officer at Mirvac. Brett will take up the appointment on 2nd October 2023.

Brett is highly regarded in the property industry with a notable tenure of 21 years at Mirvac.

At Mirvac, Brett held key leadership positions which contributed to the overall growth and success of the business. As the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for 9 years, Brett orchestrated group-wide capital allocation strategies, managed third-party capital partnerships, and oversaw major commercial and mixed-use projects’ acquisition and delivery. Prior to this Brett was CEO of Development and Group Strategy at Mirvac where he skilfully managed national development projects in the commercial and residential domains.

Lewis Land’s Chair, Shay Lewis-Thorp said that Brett was an outstanding choice as CEO. “The combination of Brett’s deep property development and investment knowledge make him an ideal successor. The Board is confident that Brett, alongside our talented Executive Team, is well placed to lead Lewis Land through its next phase of growth.”

Lewis Land director Marnie Lewis-Millar added “Our executive search process with Redpath Partners gave us a field of very high-quality candidates. We were focused on appointing a candidate who could align with our corporate culture and implement our strategic vision. We look forward to building on our legacy of high-quality projects with strong community connections with Brett at the helm.”

Brett Draffen said “It is a great honour to be appointed as CEO of the Group. Lewis Land has such an impressive history and legacy for innovation across diverse property interests and I am excited to be working with the Board and the entire team to advance the Group’s growth strategy. I look forward to meeting all staff and spending some time visiting each of the assets over coming months.”

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