Lisa Chung appointed as independent director

July 14, 2021: News, People

Warren and Mahoney is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Chung AM as an independent director to the practice’s board of directors effective 1 August 2021.

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Lisa Chung joins Richard Leggat as its second independent director, and the first permanently based in Australia as the practice continues to grow through partnerships with clients such as Lendlease, Google, Investa, Gurner and state and local government entities.

Warren and Mahoney’s Chair, Graeme Finlay, says that as the practice continues to expand its geographic reach and influence, Lisa’s role is important in bolstering the diversity of perspectives that help govern the business.

“Lisa brings extensive senior and board-level experience across key sectors including commercial property and infrastructure; professional services; creative arts and social and community services. She joins the practice at a time when we are succeeding in building a strong, sustainable future for the business and being invited to design significant commissions in Australia and beyond.”

Alongside a career in law, including as partner at Maddocks Lawyers and Blake Dawson (now Ashurst), Lisa has been contributing to private and ASX listed boards for the past two decades. This will be her tenth directorship and she is also currently serving on the boards of Australian Unity, Artspace/Visual Arts Centre and the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas. Previously, Lisa held the role of Chairman for international property consultancy firm Urbis, advising on the use, development, investment and governance of property, cities and communities.

Lisa is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders and a member of the AICD’s NFP Chairs Forum and Chief Executive Women. Lisa is a member of the Order of Australia (General Division) as recognition of her services to the community.

Lisa says she is looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead.

“Joining Warren and Mahoney’s board presents an exciting opportunity to work with a leading firm of architects that has a reputation for delivering excellent outcomes for clients in areas in which I have a long-standing passion: design, placemaking and precinct creation,” says Chung.

“I look forward to working with the firm’s leaders and their teams in pursuing the many opportunities in the Australian market, leveraging Warren and Mahoney’s proven expertise in New Zealand and across the Pacific Rim region.”

Warren and Mahoney’s Principal, Shareholder and Executive Leader, Andrew Barclay has also made the commitment to now divide his time evenly between Sydney and Auckland as both the Sydney and Melbourne studios go from strength to strength.