Executive Management Team

Barry Mann

Barry Mann

Chief Executive Officer

Barry was appointed Chief Executive Officer of UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation in September 2017. The corporation is responsible for the orderly and economic development of growth centres including The Bays, Redfern-Waterloo and Parramatta North. Barry oversees the corporation’s strategic direction, activities, staff, financial performance and interface with Government.

Barry has more than 30 years’ experience managing property development and construction businesses in the listed, private and government sectors. He has held local and global executive management roles overseeing operations and portfolio delivery for leading Australian property organisations including Stockland and Lend Lease.

Barry joined UrbanGrowth NSW in 2016 as Head of Projects Portfolio where he was responsible for overseeing the strategy, operations and financial management of The Bays Precinct Sydney and the Western Sydney and CBD project portfolios. Most recently, he was Acting Chief Executive Officer of UrbanGrowth NSW during the portfolio transition.

Prior to this, Barry was Director, Property Development and Asset Management, for the City of Parramatta responsible for $5 billion of property development activities.

Barry is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from UNSW and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Steve Driscoll

Steve Driscoll

Executive Director Program Strategy

Steve was appointed Head of Projects at UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation in September 2017. Steve oversees the corporation’s delivery of major urban redevelopment programs.

Steve has 25 years’ experience across the property and government sectors, working for state and local government organisations including Blacktown City Council, the Department of Planning and Environment and UrbanGrowth NSW.

Steve’s most recent role was Acting Chief Executive Officer of the corporation during the portfolio transition, and prior to this, Head of CBD projects at UrbanGrowth NSW. From 2004, Steve held senior management roles at Landcom (trading as UrbanGrowth NSW between 2012 and 2017) in project planning and delivery, sustainability, and corporate strategy.

Steve has a Bachelor of Town Planning (Honours 1; University Medal) from the University of NSW.

Jillian Khoo

Jillian Khoo

Chief Operating Officer

Jillian is UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer. 

She is responsible for legal advisory, capital transactions and real estate advisory services, portfolio management, government relations, policy and compliance, governance, risk, procurement and WHS functions.

Jillian has more than 20 years’ experience in legal advisory and management roles in property development. She has a background in project-specific financing, structured finance, development and capital partnerships. She held divisional general counsel and general management positions at Australand Holdings Limited an ASX listed REIT prior to its acquisition by Frasers.

Jillian joined UrbanGrowth NSW (Landcom - state owned corporation) in 2015 as General Counsel where she was responsible for overseeing the legal and governance functions of the organisation.

More recently as General Counsel and Company Secretary she oversaw the transactional elements of the portfolio transition.

Jillian began her career at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King and Wood Mallesons) specialising as a senior associate in structured property finance, capital partnerships and development.

Jillian holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (Politics).

Craig Becroft

Craig Becroft

Executive Director Corporate Service & CFO

Craig joined UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation in March 2018 and leads its financial management and reporting, information technology, people & culture and asset strategy & management functions.

Craig has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and financial management in government, media and consumer goods businesses.

Most recently, Craig was Chief Financial Officer at City of Parramatta Council and before that he spent almost 10 years in senior finance roles at News Corporation in its NSW newspaper businesses. He has also worked at Campbell Arnotts, Woolworths and Lion Nathan.

Craig is a Fellow of CPA Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Western Sydney University and is a Justice of the Peace in NSW.