Company: Liberty Two Degrees
Title: Chief Executive
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Qualification: BCom, Certificate in Shopping Centre Management. Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Amelia is the Chief Executive of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) since listing the company as a Trust REIT in December 2016. In 2018, Amelia led the reconstitution of L2D to a Corporate REIT as well as the alignment of the company to investor preferences, effectively positioning the business for sustainable growth.
Today, L2D is co-owner in South Africa’s most iconic shopping centres, namely Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Melrose Arch and Liberty Midlands Mall among others across the country focused on creating experiential spaces to benefit generations.
Amelia’s experience spans 21 years in the property sector, initially established at Old Mutual Property in various positions before exiting her role as the Chief Operations Officer and then joining STANLIB in 2012 to establish the STANLIB Direct Property Investment business, before taking on the role at L2D.
On 21 July 2021, Amelia was inaugurated as the founding member of the WITS University Industry Advisory Board of the School of Construction Economics and Management. The Board consists of construction and property industry leaders and aims to build stronger ties and nurture strategic relationships with the construction and property industry.
Passionate about serving the property industry, Amelia was the President of the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) from 2014 to 2015. She is also past Chair of Women’s Property Network (WPN) and served as a trustee for the education trusts of WPN and SAPOA until 2018. Amelia was appointed to the SA REIT Executive Committee in 2021 and serves as the chair of the research committee.