Matthew Joyce is an exceptional leader in our industry in Australia who has established an enviable reputation through promoting the highest community ideals and business integrity. Matthew has been a passionate champion of contemporary community development and has pioneered many property industry innovations in Australia and Dubai.

The fact that Matthew was approached by Egon Zehnder, on behalf of the Dubai Government’s premier property development entity, Nakheel, to assume the role of Managing Director of the emirate’s signature 12,000 hectare Waterfront City project attests to Matt’s standing within the international urban development fraternity. During the three years Matthew held the role at Nakheel he gained considerable respect from the Emirati community for what he publicly acknowledged as the privileged position he held in laying the foundation for future communities to evolve and to reflect and respect the local Arab culture, rather than simply creating real estate.

Matthew was often asked to assume additional responsibilities for the Chairman of Dubai World, including representing Nakheel internationally on a number of the Company’s global property portfolio responsibilities and in mid 2008 received a personal commendation from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for the ethos, erudition and financial success Matthew brought to Waterfront City and Nakheel.

Mike Day