James Spence

CEO, Goodman Property Trust

James is responsible for all aspects of Goodman Group’s New Zealand business including the management of Goodman Property Trust. With a logistics and warehousing portfolio valued at $4.8 billion and a market capitalisation of around $3.1 billion (17 May 2023) the Trust is the NZX’s largest listed property entity. James joined Goodman in 2006 and has more than 17 years of corporate, property and funds management experience in Europe and New Zealand. He spent the last five years in New Zealand as Director of Investment Management for GMT, responsible for overseeing the investment decisions of GMT and heading up the property team before being appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 January 2023. James holds a Property degree from the University of Auckland as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Kaplan Education in Australia.