Raynuha Sinnathamby – Managing Director – Springfield Land Corporation

Raynuha_webRaynuha Sinnathamby Managing Director Greater Springfield talks: building cities, keeping it in the family, adapting, taking every opportunity, seeing what’s possible and embracing change.

Raynuha Sinnathamby is the Managing Director of Springfield Land Corporation, recognised globally for what it has achieved with its award winning satellite city project, Greater Springfield. Now in its 24th year, Greater Springfield is Australia’s fastest emerging city. Encompassing six suburbs over almost 3000 hectares, it is home to 32, 000 people. When Springfield began the land mostly consisted of forestry, had a community of about 600 people, and a small shopping centre was the only retail space. It’s received numerous accolades and awards including Queensland’s President’s Award Master Planned Community, the 2015 UDIA National Master Planned Community Award. In 2010, Greater Springfield achieved international recognition by receiving the FIABCI Prix D’Excellence Award for World’s Best Master Planned Community 2010. In addition, Greater Springfield was also recognised for its contribution to master planned cities in Australia receiving three National Awards in 2010 – UDIA Presidents Award, UDIA Master Planned Community Award and PCA Master Planned Development Award.

One of four children Raynuha was born in the 1970s in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but moved to Perth, Western Australia, as a baby with her family. Her father, an engineer, had studied in Sydney and at a time of unrest in Malaysia and sought to return to Australia to provide a better life for his young family. When Raynuha was ten her family relocated to Queensland where she eventually completed law and arts degrees majoring in Japanese at The University of Queensland. After spending time in Sydney, Canberra and Japan, Raynuha began her career as a solicitor at Allen Allen and Hemsley in Brisbane, before her father offered her a position within the family business. She joined Springfield Land Corporation in 1998 as Director Corporate.

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