Managing Director – Director since January 2001
LLB (Bond University)
Mr Sahba Abedian is a qualified lawyer and was admitted into the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1998 as a solicitor. He joined Sunland Group Limited in April 1998 as legal counsel/company secretary. In January 2000, he established the Group’s Victorian operations and is now the Managing Director of the Group.
Dr Soheil Abedian
Chairman (Executive Director) - Director Since March 1994
Dip Arch Masters Degree in Architecture with Honors (University of Graz, Austria)
Honorary Professor Griffith University (Business School – Gold Coast)
Adjunct Professor Bond University (Architecture School)
Doctorate of Bond University
Dr Soheil Abedian was educated in Graz, Austria and moved to Queensland's Gold Coast in 1983 where he co-founded Sunland to develop luxury housing projects. He has over 30 years’ experience in architectural design, construction and project management across a wide range of developments.
Non-Executive Director – Director since July 2010
LLB (Sydney), University Medal; BCL, Oxon, 1st Class Hons
Mr Carracher has extensive transactional and management experience, having spent much of the past decade living and working in Asia as Managing Partner of a leading Australian law firm, Group General Counsel for Consolidated Press Holdings Limited, and CEO of its Asian Private Equity interests. Mr Carracher is a Director of ASX-listed Kingsgate Consolidated Limited (appointed 16 November 2007) and Managing Director of a pan Asian private equity firm, Telopea Capital Partners. He is a member of Sunland’s audit and risk committee.
Non-Executive Director – Director since March 2006
LLB (Queensland University of Technology)
Mr Eames is a partner in the Brisbane offices of law firm Holding Redlich and brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the legal sector, specialising in front-end project work and project structured financing in the energy, resource, construction and tourism industries. Mr Eames is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is the chair of Sunland’s audit and risk committee.
Christopher Freeman AM
Non-Executive Director - Director Since January 2015
Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland)
Mr Freeman has significant company directorship experience in Australia and abroad in the property and finance sectors. His former roles include a Director of Watpac Limited from 2011 and then appointed Chairman of Watpac from 2012 until 2014.
Mr Freeman also held the position of Chairman, Development for Queensland, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates at Mirvac. He has previously served on the Board of Sunland Group as an Executive Director for two years and also as the Head of Business Banking at QIDC for six years. In addition to his extensive property development experience, he has held responsibility at an executive management level in the finance markets operating in the property, corporate and agri-business sectors. Mr Freeman is a Director of a number of Boards in sports, arts and business and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In June 2009, Mr Freeman was awarded a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for his contribution to the property development industry, the arts and other cultural affairs. He is a member of Sunland’s Audit and Risk Committee.
Company Secretary – Secretary since December 2003
Associate Diploma Business (Accounting), GAICD
Mr Harrison joined Sunland Group in 2000, following 16 years in the banking sector with Westpac specialising in commercial, property and corporate finance transactions. Mr Harrison was appointed Chief Financial Officer in December 2004. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.