Our People

Our People

Homes, investments, commercial buildings and industrial properties – VBCS manage all with the same high level of care and attention.

The devoted team whose extensive experience in owners corporation management is committed to serving your needs. VBCS demands the best from its team. As a result, VBCS is proud to boast a team of highly skilled, motivated and proactive professionals, all of whom are passionate about the management of your property.

RICHARD EASTWOOD
General Manager – Southern Communities

Richard joined Victoria Body Corporate Services (VBCS) in 2001 as a Portfolio Manager after a range of diverse roles within the Banking industry spanning 22 years. As Project Manager with the Bank of New South Wales Richard was responsible for centralising operations within the retail branch network across the east coast of Australia.
Richard quickly progressed at VBCS and has held numerous senior management roles including General Manager of Strata Operations, to General Manager – Southern Communities, with overall responsibility for the operations of Adelaide Strata & Communities Management, Strata Title Management (Sydney Metro) and VBCS.
His vision is to ensure service delivery standards are not only met, but exceeded, and to build a strong stable team of high achievers that drive performance to new heights.
Richard is an Accredited Practising Strata Manager (APSM) of Strata Community Australia Victoria (SCA VIC).

SHARON MICHELL
Regional Manager

Sharon joined VBCS as an Owners Corporation Manager in April 2012 to manage a diverse portfolio of residential, mixed-use and commercial properties across greater Melbourne.

Prior to VBCS Sharon held various administrative and managerial positions within the recruitment industry including Portfolio Manager and Business Manager.

In her current role as Regional Manager, Sharon leads a team of 13 owners corporation managers and assistants. One key focus is driving recruitment activities and encouraging best practice throughout the business.

Sharon has a complete understanding of the nuances of strata. With her extensive experience within human resources, she is a passionate believer of open, honest and regular dialogue with her team.

Sharon has a Diploma in Human Resource Management and Diploma in Management.

DONNA ROWE
Regional Manager

Donna rejoined VBCS as a Senior Manager in July 2013 to manage an extensive portfolio of large buildings and a team of owners corporation managers and support staff.

She is proud to have been the Company’s first female senior manager appointed.

Donna left her accomplished banking career to join VBCS, initially as a Portfolio Manager, in 2010. She successfully managed over 1000 lots within her portfolio over a two-year period.

In 2012 Donna accepted the challenge to establish a new Owners Corporation division within a local real estate firm. Twelve months after its establishment Donna returned to VBCS as Regional Manager.

Donna enjoys all aspects of her diverse role, particularly mentoring her team. Away from the office Donna enjoys a healthy lifestyle and successfully manages her own business teaching yoga.

MICHAEL O’CONNOR
Regional Manager

Michael brought to VBCS his extensive knowledge and experience in risk and people management from his stellar career spanning over 35 years within the finance industry.

Initially appointed as a Portfolio Manager more than 10 years ago, Michael was responsible for the management of a large and diverse portfolio of owners corporations within VBCS. Today, as Regional Manager, he utilises his management skills and the experience gained working with committees to mentor his team of portfolio managers.

Michael has a strong customer focus and is dedicated to the continual development of his team. This is to ensure his team continue to grow and strive and, as a result, their bodies corporates will continue to enjoy their expected, high level of customer service from their property management team.

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