CoreNet Global Announces New Board Members at 2016 Global Summit in Singapore

CoreNet Global Announces New Board Members at 2016 Global Summit in Singapore

David Harrison
CoreNet Global

April 4, 2016

SINGAPORE (4 APRIL 2016) – CoreNet Global introduced its newly elected global Board of Directors and officers to a record-setting audience of business leaders at the organization’s 2016 Global Summit Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Chairing the new board will be Kate Langan, Group General Manager Property, ANZ Banking Group, in Australia. Langan becomes the second female chair in the organization’s history; her term will expire in March 2018.

“Kate has delivered corporate real estate presentations to experts around the world, and is recognized as a leader who demonstrates the value of linking property to overall corporate strategy,” said Angela Cain, CEO of CoreNet Global. “We are confident that her talent, and service as chair, will significantly advance not only CoreNet Global, but the overall corporate real estate profession.”

New Board Chair:

  • Kate Langan, Group General Manager Property, ANZ Banking Group

Executive Committee:

  • Randy Smith, MCR, Immediate Past-Chair, Vice President, Global Real Estate & Facilities, Oracle
  • David Kamen, MCR.h, Treasurer, Americas Real Estate Services Leader | Business Enablement, EY
  • Barbara Donaldson, MCR, Governance Committee Chair, VP Global Real Estate & Facilities, Synopsys

New Board Members:

Serving a three-year term:

  • Shelley Frost, MCR, International Director, Head of Consulting, JLL
  • Bill Roberts, VP Real Estate Strategy and Transformation, Global Real Estate,  Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Associate Director, Serving a One-Year Term:

  • Matt Werner, Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Client Solutions, CBRE

Chapter Leaders Council (CLC) Representative:

  • Pierce DeGross, MCR, Vice President Global Workplace Services, Hilton Worldwide

Board Members Continuing To Serve:

  • Francisco J. Acoba, MCR, SLCR, Director, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  • Monique Arkesteijn, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology
  • Neil Austin, Vice President, Real Estate Portfolio Management and Transaction Services, Omnicom Group Inc.
  • Vik Bangia, MCR, Principal, Verum Consulting, LLC
  • John Cuppello, CEO, Qube Global Software
  • Shane Guan, MCR, Customer Business Director, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions
  • Craig Robinson, Corporate Real Estate Professional
  • Craig Youst, MCR, Head of Design and Build, LinkedIn

Board Members Completing Their Terms:

  • Terry Wood, Governance Committee Chair, Vice President, Real Estate National Facilities Services, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • Debra Homic Hoge, MCR, Global Director, Real Estate, General Motors 
  • Kenneth Manke, Corporate Real Estate Executive
  • Doug Sharp, MCR, President Corporate Solutions Americas, Jones Lang LaSalle

CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) executives with strategic responsibility for the real property used by multinational corporations for their own operations. CoreNet Global’s more than 9,775 members, who include 70% of the top 100 U.S. companies and nearly half of the Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. For more information, please visit     

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NOTE: MCR is the Master of Corporate Real Estate professional designation awarded by CoreNet Global.