Our People

Our people are our most valuable assets.

Get to know the team

Steve Greenwood
Chair

Steve currently sits on the Interim Management Committee at Ipswich City Council.

He founded and is currently Chief Executive of the Queensland Futures Institute; a unique partnership of academic, business, community and social services, government, industry and research organisations that seek faster economic and community growth through collaborative public policy reform.

Prior to this, as Chief Executive of Australian Canegrowers, he led landmark reforms to the sugar industry’s environmental and productivity research programs. As Queensland Head of the Property Council of Australia, he was able to indulge in his great passion for property, planning and development.  He has also held management positions with the Local Government Association of Queensland; heavily engaged in Local, State and Federal Government policy reform.

Steve has successfully led complex public policy reform initiatives; has extensive experience as a media spokesperson and regularly provides comment on current public policy issues.

His years of experience across a multitude of industries has allowed him to build extensive professional networks throughout various sectors, public and private.

Steve’s career is built on the continuous improvement of organisations, with a proven history of implementing strategic transformation in the organisations he had lead.

Annabelle Pegrum | AM
Director

Annabelle is a Canberra Architect, a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, an Adjunct Professor in architecture at the University of Canberra.  She has held chief executive and senior management positions in city operations, urban design and planning in the private and public sector and in academe including extensive experience as a member on boards, design juries and advisory/review committees.  For ten years she was the Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority responsible for the planning and development of Canberra as Australia’s National Capital.  Most recently she was a member of the NSW Independent Planning Commission determining state significant developments including for infrastructure.

Annabelle is recognised as a leader and advocate for excellence in city-making and has managed various promotional campaigns and communication strategies to foster an awareness of Canberra as the National Capital.

Annabelle is an award-winning architect (Australian Institute of Architecture Presidents Award, 2001 Centenary Medal, Telstra ACT Business Women of the Year) with unusually broad experience and recognition in planning and design strategy and policy.

In 2007 she was appointed as a Member in the Order of Australia for service to the planning, promotion, enhancement and development of Australia’s national capital, and to architecture, particularly as a mentor to women in the profession.

She is familiar with the City of Logan and Logan City Council having previously provided consultancy services to Council regarding the development of local plan codes and was invited to speak at 2015 Planning & Development Forum.

Craig Newnham
Director

A property specialist with over 35 years’ experience, across all real estate sectors and disciplines, Craig possesses a broad skill set and a deep understanding of property fundamentals and the risks inherent in real estate investment and development.

Craig is a registered Valuer and Licenced Real Estate Agent and runs his own property consultancy business which is focussed on providing investment, development, finance and corporate real estate advice.

Prior to this Craig was a Director in charge of Lloyds International’s Investment Management business and was responsible, in his capacity as Development Director, for representing the Bank’s interests on 11 different property joint venture boards with the likes of property companies such as Mirvac and Australand.

Over the course of his career Craig has been instrumental in developing, managing and transacting major commercial office towers, retail shopping centres, residential and industrial properties and has worked for major property development and investment institutions including Queensland Investment Corporation and Macquarie Bank.

Medy Hassan
Director

Medy Hassan is an expert in private equity, property and the construction industry and whose passion is collaborating to drive innovation, global excellence and sustainable, environmentally beneficial outcomes.  He founded Haus Holdings in 2014 with a clear view to using his industry experience to add “best for project” value to his customers.

To realise key opportunities, Medy established and co-founded Vitae Capital, a culturally aligned private equity group.  His approach focuses on innovation and research through the Centre of Integrated Project Solutions, RMIT, influencing decision makers through national industry participation at senior levels within MBA, PCA, QBCC, and AIB; driving excellent strategic, commercial and business outcomes.  In addition, Medy currently holds many commercial and research executive Board roles and has recently been appointed as Vice Chairman and Executive Director of the Australian Performing Arts Conservatory.

As Managing Director of Haus Holdings, Medy enjoys the complexity and diversity of operating at both a strategic leadership and operational delivery level to ensure value creation for his customers.

With over 25 years’ experience and $3.5B of projects successfully completed in the property and construction industry, Medy has led state and national teams for one of the country’s leading integrated property and construction companies, along with working intimately with Federal, State and Local governments, major national institutions and private investors, developing new forms of whole of life innovative project funding and delivery models for use nationally and internationally.

Our People

Our people are our most valuable assets.
To support the achievement of our role, a small dynamic team has been established.