Our People

Our People

Leadership Team

Our leadership team’s vision and dedication to creating beautiful, innovative environments, combined with its deep local and global experience is key to creating spaces that inspire life.

Jin Lin

Jin Lin

Group Managing Director

Jin Lin established Aqualand Australia in 2014 and has grown the company’s real estate portfolio to 18 sites worth a collective c$5billion. As Group Managing Director of Aqualand, Lin is devoted to creating legacies for future generations. He is committed to distinguishing Aqualand as a developer that thinks with their heart, undertaking projects in areas that are set to benefit from urban regeneration. Under Lin's leadership, Aqualand is also a vested corporate citizen, sponsoring and supporting cultural and sporting initiatives ranging from The Art Gallery of NSW, The Australian Ballet and Sculpture by the Sea Bondi.
John Carfi

John Carfi

Chief Executive Officer

Property veteran, John Carfi was appointed as Aqualand's Chief Executive Officer in 2018. With more than 30 years experience, Carfi has delivered numerous master planned communities and is committed to taking Aqualand from strength to strength. Carfi has full responsibility for the company's strategic trajectory and growth plan, inclusive of Aqualand's development pipeline, landbank, procurement, joint venture opportunities and risk mitigation plans.
Aditya Asawa

Aditya Asawa

Chief Financial Officer

Aditya joined Aqualand as its Chief Financial Officer in September 2019, bringing significant in-house finance experience, with skills encompassing corporate finance, including formulating group strategy, capital allocation and corporate actions, as well as operational finance, including accounting, forecasting, risk and treasury management.
Aditya’s past roles encompass extensive experience in corporate advisory, capital markets and deep involvement in landmark transactions in the real estate sector, including M&A and capital raisings, both listed and unlisted.
Aditya is responsible for the Aqualand finance function which encompasses capital management, accounting, forecasting, risk management, mergers and acquisitions as well as being responsible for overarching management of capital partners and corporate advisory relationships.
Alex Adams

Alex Adams

Head of Sales & Marketing

Head of Sales & Marketing, Alex Adams brings twenty years’ experience in property development and leadership to Aqualand. Adams is responsible for leading sales, corporate branding, project marketing, customer experience and corporate relations for Aqualand. Adams is committed to delivering the strategic vision of the Aqualand brand, setting and driving the strategy to support the company’s mandate of being the best, most respected, trusted and recognised Australian global property business. Adams is responsible for elevating the Aqualand brand and has generated in excess of $500m of property sales since 2018, breaking numerous industry records along the way, including achieving all three of the highest grossing sales North of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by price and square metre rate. Adams has previously held senior leadership and advisory roles with some of Australia’s largest companies including Meriton, Toga Group and Crown Group, and is committed to making Aqualand the most successful.
Tom Catalovski

Tom Catalovski

Head of Construction

Head of Construction, Tom Catalovski joined Aqualand in 2018, bringing over 25 years experience in tier one construction across large major projects and multiple asset classes. Catalovski's unprecedented proven track record for building high performing teams that deliver certainty on quality projects is industry renowned. Catalovski is responsible for leading Aqualand's newly formed construction arm. He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building, a Master Builders of Australia member and a Chartered Building Professional.
Adrian King

Adrian King

Head of Design

Head of Design, Adrian King joins Aqualand with over thirty years experience. King is responsible for managing over fifty specialist architecture, engineering and design firms appointed to Aqualand's current and pipeline projects. King is dedicated to ensuring Aqualand delivers best-in-class residential products throughout the entire portfolio.
Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper

Project Director, Major Bids

Joining Aqualand in 2018 as Project Director, Major Bids, Andrew Cooper brings an invaluable amount of project management expertise and industry knowledge to the team. With over 20 years’ experience managing large-scaled construction sites across the property development industry, Andrew will direct the coordination and completion of the highly-anticipated Waterloo Integrated Station - a development set to open up the area as a unique part of the new Sydney Metro. Through trusted work partnerships and ease of collaboration, Andrew provides the Aqualand team with the leadership and integral support needed for successful project delivery. Andrew has held similar roles across several well-known construction companies, including Leighton Properties, where he was Chief Operating Officer, and Devine Limited, where he was Chief Executive Officer.
Rod McCoy

Rod McCoy

Development Director, Central Barangaroo

Rod McCoy joined Aqualand in 2019 as Development Director of Central Barangaroo Development. Rod’s experience covers all sectors and ranges from large scale urban regeneration developments to high rise luxury residential towers. Rod has extensive experience in best-in-class commercial office and mixed use developments gained from leading several high profile projects that have set new benchmarks in innovation, sustainability and design excellence. Recent roles include a 5 year tenure on Barangaroo South during which he focused on the commercial tenant negotiations and managing the conversion of Crown Sydney, One Sydney Harbour and Darling Quarter developments.
Victoria McCreadie

Victoria McCreadie

Head of New Business

Victoria McCreadie brings 12 years of experience in property development and leadership to the Aqualand team, responsible for leading land acquisition, managing re-zonings and development applications to continue to strategically build on Aqualand's growing portfolio. Initially residing in London, working at Knight Frank International as a Chartered Valuer, Victoria relocated to Australia in 2012, working in Project Marketing roles at McGrath and Knight Frank Sydney, specialising in off-the-plan, multi storey, new build residential sales across NSW, ACT and QLD. Victoria's multi faceted experience in the property industry culminated into the position of Senior Acquisitions Manager at Mirvac for 6+ years, leading the NSW New Business Team, specialising in acquisitions and large Government tenders.
Michael Rowlands

Michael Rowlands

Asset Portfolio Manager

Michael Rowlands has over 25 years experience in asset management spanning across both owners and major real estate firms. His responsibility in his role at Aqualand encompasses the total asset performance across all locations within the Aqualand portfolio. Prior to Aqualand, Rowlands was National Director of Real Estate Management at Colliers International.
Leonard Blundell

Leonard Blundell

General Counsel

Leonard Blundell, General Counsel, is at the helm of Aqualand's in-house legal team. A highly effective and results-driven legal professional, Blundell brings over two decades of experience in negotiating, closing and delivering all legal aspects of large-scale mixed-use property development projects to the Aqualand team. Previously a Partner at a national Australian law firm and a General Counsel of a top 50 ASX listed development company, Blundell’s commercial, collaborative and solutions focussed approach promotes effective and timely completion of commercial and property development transactions.

AT THE HEART OF OUR SUCCESS IS OUR PEOPLE

Aqualand considers our people to be the most important assets of the company. We are devoted to establishing a fair and safe workplace where people are encouraged to surpass expectations and to contribute to the overall success of the business.

Working with Aqualand is a rewarding experience for both people who have established career paths and for those who are just starting out.

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