Managing Director

John Heywood

About John

John Heywood is a Managing Director of Gerrity, and a member of its Investment and Executive Committees.

John has extensive international experience with real estate, oil and technology companies, and private equity firms, in the areas of financial management, organizational strategy, business transformation, transitional leadership, risk management and operating performance improvement. Prior to Gerrity, John advised domestic and international firms as a partner at Ernst & Young, and managing director with Alvarez & Marsal.

He also held several senior executive positions with Gerrity International (predecessor of Gerrity), Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, Mapeley and BP.

John graduated with a Master of Science degree in risk management from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and holds a Bachelor of Business degree in accounting and economics from the University of Technology, Sydney. John is a CPA and fellow of CPA Australia, a certified PMP of the Project Management Institute and a full member of the Urban Land Institute.

John has a lifelong passion for sports, travelling and learning. He loves spending as much time as possible with his wife Melanie, daughters, Sarah and Katie, and their Goldendoodle puppies, Teddy and Archie.

Professional Highlights

  • CPA and fellow of CPA Australia
  • Master of Science in Risk Management from NYU
  • Former Partner of Ernst & Young
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