Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chaim Katzman

Chaim Katzman

Non-executive director and Chairman
Chairman, Executive Committee
Chairman, Compensation and Nominating Committee

Chaim Katzman is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and controlling shareholder of Gazit Globe (TASE, NYSE, TSX: GZT), a leading global real estate company focused on the ownership, development and management of shopping centres and mixed-use properties in major urban markets. As CEO of Gazit-Globe, Mr. Katzman leads the global operations and manages affiliate and subsidiary activities for approximately $11 billion of real estate assets in the Unites States, Canada, Europe, Israel and Brazil..

Mr. Katzman is also the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and controlling shareholder of Norstar Holdings Inc. (TASE: NSTR), the parent company of Gazit Globe, and was the Founder and Executive Chairman of Equity One, Inc. (NYSE: EQY), a leading urban focused shopping centre REIT he founded in 1992 which merged with Regency Centers in 2017, forming a leading US shopping centre REIT. Mr. Katzman served in roles as EQY’s CEO and then Chairman from 1992 to 2006. Mr. Katzman currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Regency Centers (NYSE: REG). Mr. Katzman also served on the Board of First Capital Realty Inc. (TSX: FCR), Canada’s leading owner, developer and operator of supermarket and pharmacy-anchored shopping centres from 2000 to 2017. He served as FCR’s Chairman from 2000 to 2015. In 2008, following an investment by Gazit-Globe, Mr. Katzman was appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company. In 2010, Mr. Katzman was appointed Chairman of Citycon Oyj (OMX: CTY), an owner, developer and operator of shopping centers in the Nordic and Baltic and the market leader in the Nordic shopping centre sector.

A pioneer of the retail investment and development industry, Mr. Katzman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Real Estate Roundtable and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), and a trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Mr. Katzman was the recipient and winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 Award in the Real Estate and Construction Services Category in Florida. Mr. Katzman received an L.L.B. from Tel Aviv University Law School and serves as a Trustee on the Board of Governors at Tel-Aviv University.

Mr. Katzman is a well-known civic leader, philanthropist and supporter of numerous organisations. In 2011, he founded the Gazit Globe Real Estate Institute at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC) Herzliya, an academic and research program focused on innovation and entrepreneurship in the real estate sector that offers a Master’s degree in real estate with concentrations in housing, land use and real estate finance.

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Rachel Lavine

Rachel Lavine

Non-executive director and Vice-Chairman
Member, Audit Committee, and Executive Committee

Rachel Lavine was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board on 1 December 2014 having previously been Chief Executive Officer from August 2008 to November 2014 and a member of the Board of Directors throughout that time. Mrs. Lavine currently serves as an External Director of Hadera Papers Ltd. Mrs. Lavine was formerly CEO of Gazit-Globe; President and CEO of Plaza Centres (Europe) BV; President and CEO of Elscint Ltd; and has been a director on several boards of directors throughout her career.

Mrs. Lavine graduated from the Tel Aviv College of Management with a BA (Bachelor of Business) in accounting, she has been a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) since 1995 and holds an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University)/Recanati School of Management (Tel Aviv University) graduating in 2008.

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Simon Radford

Simon Radford

Non-executive director
Member, Audit Committee, and Operations Committee

Simon Radford is an independent non-executive director appointed to the Board in March 2008. Based in Jersey, he serves as a non-executive director on a number of alternative investment strategy funds, as well as a multi-national trust and corporate services business. Mr. Radford was the Chief Financial Officer of an alternative investment fund administration business for 11 years until March 2016 and prior to that was senior partner of Deloitte & Touche in Jersey where he was in charge of the assurance and advisory business. Mr. Radford is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. In the years 2006 to 2008, he also served as Chairman of the Institute of Directors in Jersey.

Andrew Wignall

Andrew Wignall

Non-executive director
Chairman, Operations Committee
Member, Audit Committee

Andrew Wignall is an independent non-executive director appointed to the Board in March 2008. Mr. Wignall is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified with Ernst & Young in 1988, where he worked as an auditor primarily with financial services clients. In 1996 he was a founding director of Moore Management Limited (“Moore”) and since leaving Moore in 2007, Mr. Wignall has acted as an independent non-executive director of a number of private equity, real estate and other alternative fund structures. Mr. Wignall is authorised by the Jersey Financial Services Commission to act as a director of such structures and from 2004 to 2011 was a committee member of the Jersey Funds Association.

Michael Erichetti

Michael Erichetti

Non-executive director
Member, Compensation and Nominating Committee and Executive Committee

Michael Errichetti is an independent non-executive director appointed to the Board in April 2017. Mr. Errichetti is a principal of Midcountry Capital LLC, a private real estate investment and advisory firm. He has been a real estate investment banker for thirty years, twenty of those with JP Morgan based in NY, Paris and London. Prior to Midcountry Capital, he was a Managing Director in UBS’s global real estate investment banking group in NY. Mr. Errichetti has been an associate board member of NAREIT, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers College, Rutgers University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Neil Flanzraich

Neil Flanzraich

Non-executive director
Chairman, Audit Committee

Neil Flanzraich is an independent non-executive director appointed to the Board in April 2017. Mr. Flanzraich is Executive Chairman of Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-owned pharmaceutical company developing medicines for cancer. Mr. Flanzraich has significant experience leading both public and private pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Mr. Flanzraich is also an Expert-in-Residence in Entrepreneurship at Harvard University. He has served as a member of the board of directors of numerous public companies listed on the NYSE or other American stock exchanges. He is the Lead Independent Director of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG:NYSE), a fast casual restaurant chain, and was also the Lead Independent Director of Equity One Inc. Mr. Flanzraich has a BA from Harvard College (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude), and a JD from Harvard Law School (Magna Cum Laude).

Lucy Lilley

Lucy Lilley

Non-executive director

Lucy Lilley is a chartered surveyor and independent non-executive director appointed to the Board in April 2018. She serves as a non-executive director for a number of real estate companies and funds. Based in Jersey since 2010, Mrs. Lilley was Director and Fund Manager of Schroder Real Estate Managers (Jersey) Limited until September 2015. Prior to that, she was Portfolio Manager with Land Securities. Mrs. Lilley specialised in shopping centres and shopping parks between 2004 and 2015 and has a background in commercial property asset management, portfolio management and fund management. Mrs. Lilley is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Investment Property Forum, Revo (the British Council of Shopping Centres) and IoD.