Property Person of the Year 2012 | Mr Ross McDiven


Date: Wednesday, 5 December, 2012
Venue :  Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf

Winner: Mr Ross McDiven - Chairman, Brookfield Multiplex.

The Property Person of the Year recognises an impressive community leader who has played a major role in helping construct Australia. The 2012 Property Person of the Year award was presented to Mr Ross McDiven at a charity fundraising luncheon in aid of Warrah Disability Services and St. Vincents Prostate Cancer Centre. The luncheon was held at the picturesque location of Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf and 300 industry representatives attended the occasion.

Glenn Wheeler - Master of Ceremony and a broadcaster on 2GB and presenter on Seven Networks The Morning Show - conducted an easy, interesting and fun interview with Ross about his earlier days starting out in the industry, his family and his outstanding achievements.



Winner of the Property Person of the Year 2012

Mr Ross McDiven

Ross McDiven, Global Chairman of Brookfield Multiplex, has been awarded the prestigious title of Property Person of the Year 2012 by the Urban Taskforce Australia.


Ross is a company person through and through having started his career as a cadet with Multiplex in 1969 and then working his way up to becoming Chairman over a 43 year career.


Rosss dedication to the one construction company over 43 years is remarkable, says Urban Taskforce Chair Noel Hemmings QC. Over these years, he steered the organisation into becoming a public company in 2003 and then negotiated the new relationship with the global property giant Brookfield in 2007.


The CEO of the Urban Taskforce Chris Johnson says Under Rosss leadership Brookfield Multiplex has made its mark on Australian cities through the construction of 743 high rise towers and major projects to the value of AUD$52 billion.



awardRoss McDiven accepting the prestigious award from Noel Hemmings, QC Chairman of the Urban Taskforce.
Ross McDiven with (from left) Tony Malloy, Chairman- Warrah Disability Services; Georgina Michaelis, CEO- Warrah Society; George Kostas, Managing Director- Brookfield Multiplex Constructions and wife Christine McDiven


In NSW Ross drove Multiplexs first Sydney CBD project, the 5 star Hotel Intercontinental and since then has led the teams that have been responsible for developing over 200 projects in NSW alone including Stadium Australia, Chifley Tower, King Street Wharf, Campbelltown Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney Central Plaza, Parramatta Justice Precinct and the NSW Police Headquarters at Parramatta.


Ross has seen Multiplex grow from its Western Australian base to being an international construction entity now operating in all Australian states, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and most recently in Canada and India.


In 2003 Ross was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Multiplex Limited when it listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and subsequently became CEO of Brookfield Multiplex after Brookfield acquired the Multiplex Group in 2007.


Since 1962 Brookfield Multiplex has completed AUD$52 billion worth of work across 743 projects. Globally, the company has won an impressive 465 awards, employs 2,043 staff members and has a current workbook value of AUD$9.5 billion across 46 projects.


In Australia Brookfield Multiplex has poured over 8 billion cubic metres of concrete and used 384 million tonnes of steel in the completion of 698 projects worth AUD$41 billion since its inception 50 years ago.


Brookfield Multiplex directly and indirectly facilitates over 2 million jobs in Australia which accounts for 17 per cent of the total current workforce in the country.




Noel Hemmings QC Chairman, Urban Taskforce Australia.

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Mr Chris Johnson, CEO of the Urban Taskforce during his presentation.
Carlo Yuen, Consultant Urologist- St Vincent's Hospital
Georgina Michaelis, CEO, Warrah Society.
Glenn Wheeler, MC, addressing the crowed.



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Past winners include:

  • Mr Lang Walker, Chairman of Walker Corporation
  • Mr Liam Forde, Chief Executive of Baulderstone Hornibrook.
  • Mr Bill Moss AM, Group Head and Chief Executive Officer of the Banking and Property Group, Macquarie Bank
  • Mr Greg Goodman, Group Chief Executive Officer, Goodman
  • Mr Wal King AO, Chief Executive Officer, Leighton Holdings
  • Mr Harry Triguboff AO, Chairman and Managing Director of Meriton Apartments
  • Mr Bob Rose, AM, Chief Executive Officer, The Rose Group
  • Garry Rothwell, Founder and Principal, Winton Property Group


  For more information about the Property Person of the Year 2012 Award please contact the Urban Taskforce on (02) 9238 3955  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.