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.
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.
Andrew Cooper

Andrew Cooper

Project Director, Major Bids

Joining Aqualand in 2018 as Project Director, Andrew brings an invaluable amount of development and project management expertise together with industry knowledge to the team. With over 30 years’ experience managing large-scaled development projects across the property industry, Andrew is responsible for the coordination and completion of the Aqualand Major Projects currently within its portfolio. 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 senior and executive management roles across several well-known development companies, including Leighton Properties Pty Limited, 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.
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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