Claire Johnston is Managing Director for the master planning, entitlement and development of three major areas in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Lendlease estimates that it will develop up to 15 million square feet of residential, retail, hospitality, and other associated community uses in the new neighborhoods. Google will focus on developing its office space within these mixed communities.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Johnston was Managing Director of Lendlease Communities in August 2015, directs the Lendlease Communities business including Development projects, Property and Asset Management, Environment, Health & Safety, as well as managing new business opportunities. She also held the position of Project Director of Island Palm Communities, a Lendlease community in Oahu, Hawaii. Most recently, as Project Director on an Urban renewal project (value $6b) at Docklands Melbourne Australia where she was responsible for the development and delivery of commercial, residential and mixed-use assets as an integrated, master-planned in partnership with the City of Melbourne and the State Government of Victoria.
Ms. Johnston received a Bachelor of Commerce, Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Western Sydney, and a Master’s Degree in Business from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne).
Past board positions have been with Destination Docklands, Kunia Water Association and Newport Haven. She is also a member of the Law Institute of Victoria (Australia) and The Chief Executive Women Group (Australia).
Was recently named on the 'Most Influential Women' 2020 List, San Francisco Business Times.