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, controlling shareholder and Chairman of Gazit-Globe Ltd, a leading international real estate company listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: GZT), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: GZT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: GZT).

Mr. Katzman is also the founder, controlling shareholder and Chairman of Norstar Holdings (formerly Gazit Inc.), the parent company of Gazit-Globe; Vice Chairman of Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE: REG), the Chairman of Citycon (OMX: CTY), and a director of First Capital Realty Inc. (TSX: FCR. Mr Katzman is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Real Estate Roundtable and the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE)

He received an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University Law School and in 2011, founded the Gazit-Globe Real Estate Institute at Israel’s Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.

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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 of Directors on 1 December 2014 having previously been Chief Executive Officer from August 2008 to November 2014 and a member of the Board throughout that time. Mrs. Lavine currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors Citycon and as a member of the Advisory Board of EPRA(The European Real Estate Association). Mrs. Lavine was formerly CEO of Gazit-Globe; President and CEO of Plaza Centres (Europe) BV, President and CEO of Elscint Ltd., and a director on several boards of directors throughout her career. Mrs. Lavine graduated from Tel Aviv University, College of Management with BA (Bachelor of Business) in accounting, has been a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) since 1995 and completed an Executive MBA at the Kellogg School of Management in 2008.

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 of Directors in March 2008. Based in Jersey, he serves as a non-executive director in a number of alternative investment strategy funds, as well as multi-national trust and corporate services business. He 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 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 of Directors 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

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

Neil W. 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 Innovation 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).