Our People

David Hampton

Chief Executive Officer

 

With over 30 years’ experience in the services sector across five countries, David joined Smarter Communities in 2015 after leaving his CEO position at leading strata specialist insurer, CHU.

He brings to the helm of Smarter Communities his career experience of building and working with high performing teams to achieve outstanding business and customer service, and his wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.

David has previously held roles from CEO, COO, General Manager to Country Head at several global blue chip companies, where he earned a solid reputation for successfully driving growth and profitability. He believes in harnessing the potential of people, growing capabilities and providing opportunities for people to be their best; an integral component for a growing business striving for excellence.

David holds a Master of Economics and Bachelor of Business from Macquarie University.

 

Richard Eastwood

General Manager – Southern Communities

 

Richard joined Victoria Body Corporate Services (VBCS) in 2001 as a Portfolio Manager after a range of diverse roles within the Banking industry spanning 22 years. As Project Manager with the Bank of New South Wales Richard was responsible for centralising operations within the retail branch network across the east coast of Australia.

Richard quickly progressed at VBCS and has held numerous senior management roles including General Manager of Strata Operations, to General Manager – Southern Communities, with overall responsibility for the operations of Adelaide Strata & Communities Management, Strata Title Management (Sydney Metro) and VBCS.

His vision is to ensure service delivery standards are not only met, but exceeded, and to build a strong stable team of high achievers that drive performance to new heights.

Richard is an Accredited Practising Strata Manager (APSM) of Strata Community Australia Victoria (SCA VIC).

Mark Roy

General Manager – Northern Communities

 

Mark joined Smarter Communities in February 2017 with more than 18 years’ experience in the Australian real estate, property development and bodies corporate management industries.

Before his move to Australia from the UK, Mark gained significant leadership experience having held high pressure leadership roles within the British Army and Police Force for almost two decades.

With overall responsibility for the operations of Ernst Body Corporate Management, Challenge Strata Management and Strata Title Management (Ballina & Tweed Heads), Mark excels at inspiring high performance teams to think and perform innovatively to deliver sustained positive outcomes.

Widely recognised as an experienced multi-disciplined professional, Mark has strong business vision with proven success in pro-actively building and maintaining stakeholder relationships and executing key business initiatives.

David Makinson

Chief Operating Officer

 

David joined Smarter Communities in April 2017 as Chief Operating Officer to develop and control the establishment of operational systems and provide strategic planning for Smarter Communities and its group of companies.

David has an exceptional background as a senior executive. He has extensive international senior management and board level experience in finance and treasury, strategy, operations and shared services. His experience spans the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and he has held senior positions across a diverse range of industries including financial services, institutional/commercial banking, fleet management and community services.

David has a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) from the University of Cape Town, and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa and Australia.

Kerrie Miller

Head of People & Culture

 

Kerrie joined Smarter Communities in February 2016 to partner and support senior business executives whilst delivering appropriate and innovative human resources solutions to the Smarter Communities group of companies.

With over 25 years’ experience as a senior HR professional within Not for Profit and Global and Australian financial services industries, Kerrie has extensive knowledge and a proven track record of implementing effective HR strategies, operational management, strategic workforce planning, talent and succession management, merger and acquisitions, offshoring and cultural change programs.

She has successfully demonstrated how human resources can add value in a commercial environment. Kerrie is results driven and has earned her solid reputation for successfully obtaining full stakeholder support and building strong relationships in all roles across her career.

Kerrie has a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from the Australian College of Applied Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management from TAFE. Kerrie is a Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Timothy Lee

Head of Marketing

 

Timothy joined Smarter Communities in June 2017 to steer Smarter Communities and its group of brands towards achieving its vision of Building Smarter Communities.

Previously Timothy was Head of Marketing & Investor Relations at ASX-listed Ashley Services Group, and has held several senior Marketing & Communications roles within the recruitment industry.

Having served as both Chairman and Strata Committee member at three large mixed-use/residential strata schemes in Sydney CBD, and being an owner of a portfolio of strata units, Timothy has an added level of first-hand experience in the world of Owners Corporations and strata living.

Timothy has a Master of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland.

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