by Divina Paredes

New CIO for JLL in Australia and New Zealand

Jan 21, 2020
IT Leadership

Kathleen Stubbs brings experience across blockchain for property, IoT, AI and RPA

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Kathleen Stubbs, the new CIO for JLL across Australia and New Zealand, came from Knight Frank’s global head office in London, where she was global head of infrastructure and service delivery, or the deputy global CIO.

JLL is a professional services firm specialising in real estate and investment management.

Stubbs’ global experience is impressive and spans blockchain for property, IoT, artificial intelligence and robotic process automation, says Stephen Conry, CEO of JLL Australia and New Zealand.

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“Her career has included overseeing service and operations management, application, and database management in companies such as Star Entertainment Group, Herbert Smith Freehills Solicitors, Ernst & Young, and King & Wood Mallesons.”

He says JLL has been at the forefront of investing in people, innovative technology and systems to deliver new technology-driven real estate offerings for their clients.

JLL has earlier formed JLL Technologies, a business division that will align and expand its technology and digital initiatives, and accelerate innovation in commercial real estate for its investor and occupier clients. 

It has recruited Silicon Valley veterans Mihir Shah and Yishai Lerner, who have led JLL Spark since 2017, to oversee the division. They will join the company’s global executive board.