Ms Lisa Scenna - Non-executive Director
B.Comm, Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, MAICD 52
Director since: 21 October 2019
Board Committee membership: Chair of the Investment Committee and Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Non-executive Director - Harworth Group plc (effective 1 September 2020)
Skills and Experience
Ms Scenna has over 25 years of executive experience in property and asset management and funds/investment management in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Ms Scenna joined Westfield Group in 1994 and progressed to the role of Head of Investor Relations. Ms Scenna moved to Stockland Group as General Manager – Finance and Business Development and rose through the group to the role of UK Joint Managing Director in 2007. In this role, Ms Scenna was responsible for establishing Stockland Group in the UK, had full responsibility for the regional operations and was involved in a number of acquisitions and integrations.
In 2009, Ms Scenna left Stockland Group to stay in the UK and accepted the role of Group Head of Explore at Laing O’Rourke, the country’s largest privately-owned construction solutions provider. For just under three years, Ms Scenna led the Explore Investments and Explore Living businesses across Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Australasia. In this role, Ms Scenna led the infrastructure investing activities globally and worked with clients and investors to build Laing O’Rourke’s direct infrastructure portfolio held in co-ownership with a number of institutional investors across the UK, Australia and Canada.
In 2013, Ms Scenna joined UK construction and regeneration company, Morgan Sindall Group plc, as the Managing Director of their Investments business. During her tenure, Ms Scenna was a Director of the Morgan Sindall Investments Board. Through her extensive executive experience in the UK, Ms Scenna has developed strong connections with local authorities, developers and investors and has a deep understanding of the drivers for competitors.
Ms Scenna is a Non-executive Director of Polypipe Group plc and, effective 1 September 2020, will be a Non-executive Director and Member of the Remuneration Committee of Harworth Group plc. Polypipe Group plc and Harworth Group plc are listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Ms Scenna is the former Deputy Chair of the Private Infrastructure Development Group’s Supervisory Board and has played a leadership role in charitable organisations.
Ms Scenna holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.