Paul Weightman

Paul was the founding Executive Chairman of Cromwell Property Group (ASX:CMW) on its establishment in 1998 and was the CEO and Managing Director of the Group for the following 22 years. Paul exited the Group at the end of 2020. 

Paul oversaw major transactions and Cromwell’s managed funds, was a responsible officer for Cromwell’s licensed financial operations in UK, Luxembourg, Singapore and Australia and was a Director of LDK Heath Care, Cromwell Investment Services Limited (UK), and the SGX listed Cromwell European REIT, which he launched and has a market capitalisation of in excess of $1.82bn. Under Paul’s management, Cromwell never failed to meet earnings or distribution guidance. 

Before his appointment as CEO of the Group, Paul practiced in Australia and internationally as a solicitor for more than 20 years. 

He holds degrees in commerce and law and has extensive experience in property development and investment, financial structuring, public listings, mergers and acquisitions, revenue matters and joint ventures. Paul continues to maintain a practicing certificate as a solicitor and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Paul was responsible for capital raising in Cromwell Property Group and its funds and has led equity raising valued at more than $5b. Paul has considerable experience with print & electronic media and was the public face and spokesperson for Cromwell for more than 22 years. 

Paul has acted as a director of companies in the property, energy & retail sectors. 

Executive Director & COO

Jodie Clark

Jodie has spent more than 30 years in the real estate industry, with experience in agency, development, property and asset management and funds management. 

As Chief Operating Officer of Cromwell Property Group from 2013 until 2021 she was responsible for management of its operational platform and organisation development integrating systems, processes, people strategies, culture and branding across 28 offices, in 15 countries and supervising over 450 employees, until her exit during the first quarter of 2021.  

Jodie was Director of Cromwell Property Services and the Groups’ Corporate Licensee. Jodie continues to hold real estate licenses in all states in Australia. 

She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has extensive experience in real estate investments, corporate mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, board & board committees, strategy and business operations in multiple property markets, sectors and countries around the world. 

Executive, Transactions & Advisory

Patrick Weightman

Patrick has 10 years’ experience in the real estate industry, having most recently been Transactions Manager for Cromwell Property Group from 2014-2021, where his primary focus was Australian-based acquisitions and disposals of real estate and other assets on behalf of both Cromwell’s listed and unlisted Property Funds. In addition to undertaking due diligence processes and negotiations between parties, Patrick has further experience in undertaking development feasibilities, lease review and assisting in the formulation of both single asset and portfolio strategies.

Patrick has a background in both commercial office and retail property valuations, becoming a Registered Valuer in Queensland in 2014. 

An associate member of the API, Patrick has a Bachelor of Business Management (Real Estate and Development Major) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and is currently undertaking studies for Certificate IV in Real Estate Practice through REIQ.


Community Involvement

Easts Rugby Union

As a local business that receives support from our local community, we are committed to reciprocating that support whenever we can. We are enthusiastic rugby supporters and Tigers for life, but our continuing sponsorship of Easts is recognition of the important role that the Club and its many volunteers play in improving the lives of the boys and girls, young men and women and adults who find at the club support, mateship, mentorship, physical and mental health and purpose.

It provides access to networks and opportunities and caters inclusively for people from all walks of life regardless of background, gender, creed or ethnicity. It gives all who wish to contribute and participate the opportunity to do so.

In a society in which many people, particularly young people, often feel isolated, alienated and marginalised, the club plays a vital and positive role in our community and one that Stara is proud to passionately support.