Ms Michelle McKellar - Non-executive Director
FAICD, FPINZ, 66
Director since: 27 July 2011
Skills and Experience
Ms McKellar has over 30 years’ property and portfolio management experience in senior roles throughout the Asia-Pacific. Ms McKellar established the CBRE business in New Zealand which she grew successfully for 12 years before being appointed as CBRE’s Hong Kong-based Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Greater China. During her career at CBRE, which encompassed major investment transactions, she was responsible for introducing a significant amount of Asian foreign investment into the region. She subsequently served as the CEO of Jen Group of Companies, overseeing an extensive commercial and retail property portfolio across South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Ms McKellar is also a founding Director of China based QSR (quick service restaurants) company – Dash Brands – established in 2007 in Shanghai and remained as Non-executive Director until 2017. Dash Brands acquired Domino’s Pizza China in 2011 and owns the master franchise for China. In each of these roles encompassing real estate, property development and the QSR industry, she developed key relationships and gained deep property expertise that provides valuable insights into the nuances of the markets across Asia-Pacific. Ms McKellar was an independent Non-executive Director of Cromwell Property Group from 2007 until her retirement in 2019. Ms McKellar also served as Chair and Non-executive Director at Oyster Property Group, a leading New Zealand commercial property and fund manager which is 50% owned by Cromwell Property Group.
Ms McKellar is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Property Institute of New Zealand. She also sits on the advisory Board of the University of Auckland’s Business School’s Department of Property and continues to mentor graduates in the industry. Ms McKellar currently serves as CEO of Australian based family company McKellar Property Group and Joint Managing Director of New Zealand based MAP Group, both of which are property consultancy and advisory firms.