Technology, Marketing & Innovation Leader

Stockland is one of Australia largest diversified property groups, with over $15.2 billion of real estate assets, including retail town centres, workplace and logistics assets, residential and retirement living communities.

Placement Overview

  • Client


  • Employees


  • Location


  • Role

    Chief Innovation, Marketing & Technology Officer

  • Revenue

    AUD$12.5 billion (FY2019)


One of Stockland’s key pillars is operational excellence, enabling Stockland to deliver on its strategy by continually improving the way it operates and responds to the challenges presented by disruption. To build the right technology, innovation and customer capabilities, Stockland is focusing on a program of core system upgrades, greater digital capabilities, expanding customer-orientated features, social media and financial tools, as well as a significant investment in innovation to identify, assess and deliver value for its customers and stakeholders. This senior leadership role became available with the resignation of the incumbent and is responsible for leading all activities and initiatives in technology, marketing and innovation.

Competency Based Criteria

  • Leadership

    Able to integrate people, ideas and process improvement in a complex organisation, lead change and transformation, bring people along with them, rapidly iterate and commercialise opportunities, and ideally have senior level experience in leading strategic and corporate marketing

  • High Level Technology Experience

    Able to undertake feasibility analysis and future planning to create a strong and robust digital platform, including an understanding of how to design from the inside out in relation to end-to-end transactions, in a relevant organisation of similar scale to Stockland

  • Innovation

    Demonstrate leadership of successful and relevant innovation initiatives

Search Highlights

  • 95%
    Longlisted candidates female
  • 100%
    Shortlisted candidates female
  • 60
    Days to placement

Successful Candidate

Sharmila Tsourdalakis

Sharmila Tsourdalakis brings over 20 years’ experience working in senior roles in technology, innovation, customer and digital transformation for ASX-listed companies, including Suncorp, GPT and Leighton Contractors. Sharmila has led a number of large scale digital and customer-centric transformations, including the implementation and optimisation of complex technology platforms, aligning with Stockland’s focus on innovation and upgrading its systems to increase customer service, business efficiency and embrace digital opportunities.

Sharmila Tsourdalakis

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