Sustainability governance

Vicinity’s Board is responsible for overall governance of our company. The Board is chaired by Independent Non-executive Director Peter Hay, and consists of ten Directors (as at 30 September 2018), including CEO and Managing Director, Grant Kelley.

The Board has ultimate responsibility for Vicinity’s Sustainability strategy. Regular updates are provided to the Board and our Executive Committee on sustainability matters.

Vicinity’s Sustainability Committee forms part of our management committee structure and allocates responsibility for Vicinity’s sustainability agenda to the highest levels of the organisation. The Committee is chaired by our CEO and Managing Director and includes the Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Executive General Managers of Development and Shopping Centre Management and a number of senior leader representatives. 

The General Manager Sustainability reports directly to the CIO, and drives the sustainability strategy and programs at Vicinity. The sustainability team supports the business to implement the strategy, monitoring and driving continuous improvement in our performance across the business. 

Vicinity governance structure

Our shopping centre teams are responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of our centres and implementing Vicinity’s environmental and community sustainability programs on the ground.

Vicinity also has a Diversity Forum – a management committee chaired by our CEO and Managing Director – responsible for delivering Vicinity’s diversity and inclusion objectives.

Sustainability policies