Linda Rudd, a director of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales,

By Ian Horswill


Posted on September 19, 2019

Linda Rudd has been appointed to the board of directors at Knight Frank Australia.

Rudd, Partner – National Head of Asset Management Services, accepted the invitation to be on the board of directors at Knight Frank Australia and will start her board responsibilities in late September.

As part of a broader restructure, following the appointment of Rod Leaver as CEO of Knight Frank Australia, it was recognised there was an opportunity to add different experience, and ways of thinking, to the Knight Frank board, Knight Frank Australia said in a statement.

“I am very pleased to welcome Linda to the board. Her credentials will greatly assist in helping Knight Frank achieve its strategic goals,” Leaver said.

“We are focused on building a customer centric and diverse business which takes a long-term growth view. This focus, paired with people who lead with a strong set of values, passion, mature thinking and diverse skill sets, really defines how we plan to move our business forward. Linda fits this profile and I have complete confidence she will add significant value to the board discussions.”

Rudd has been with Knight Frank Australia for more than seven years in the Asset Management Services (AMS) line of business and over 15 years in the property industry. She joins Naseema Sparks as a female member of the board.

“I would like to thank Rod and the other board members for this appointment. I am honoured to accept their invitation and I am looking forward to being able to further contribute to Knight Frank and its clients,” she said.

“Knight Frank encourages a sense of entrepreneurship amongst its employees. This environment, in addition to a great set of colleagues and clients, is why I am looking forward to working with the board, and making strategic, long term decisions for Knight Frank.”

Rudd is a committee member for the Property Council of Australia and a Director of the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales.

She joins the following Knight Frank Australia board members:

Kevin Coppel, Chair
Naseema Sparks, Independent Director
Rod Leaver, CEO
Aaron McGhee, COO/CFO
Craig Dawson, Head of Western Australia
Linda Rudd, National Head of AMS
James Templeton, Head of Victoria