An experienced and united group of industry leaders
Harold contributes his incredible knowledge of financial management and investment to his role on the ICC Development Group Board. He has a long history in advisory, having worked with large and high-profile listed institutions such as CIMB Morgans, Macquarie Bank and AMP Capital. Harold specialises in hotel and residential property transactions, and his largest transaction to date is with Dr. Jerry Schwartz for the $650m, 590-room Sofitel hotel at Darling Harbour, Sydney. Harold also draws on his expertise in construction and Australian property markets to provide a complete investment package of project planning, architecture, construction, finance, property sales, and marketing, as well as remaining at the forefront in recognising market trends and tailoring each development to meet new circumstances in Sydney’s fast-paced property economy. Harold graduated from The University of Sydney in Engineering Management (Aero/Space) and holds his Diploma of Financial Services. He is also an active contributor to the community, serving as a volunteer at the Matthew Talbot Hostel Facility.
Dr. Schwartz brings his exemplary hotel management, ownership, and operations experience to the ICC Development Group Board. Dr. Schwartz is the CEO for the Schwartz Family Company which has a long family history in hotel development and management. It is the largest private company owner of hotel rooms in Australia. The company owns, under operator management agreements, some of the world’s largest hotel brands; over 3,000 hotel rooms in Sydney, Newcastle, and the Hunter Region, Canberra and Melbourne. He is actively involved in a continual upgrade of these hotels. His largest project to date is an investor/owner for the 590-room Sofitel hotel at Darling Harbour, Sydney. Further details of his hotels are found at www.schwartz.com.au/hotels. Dr. Schwartz graduated from The University of Sydney in Medicine and has since specialised in Cosmetic Surgery, running his own multi-faceted general practice in Matraville.
Board Advisory, (Non. Executive Director)
Board Advisory, Corporate and Legal counsel
Bernard has over 20 years’ experience as a property and development lawyer. He has worked in several large law firms and in-house positions and is currently a Consulting Principal at Keypoint Law, an award-winning law firm. Bernard’s commercial and legal advisory ranges from large, high-value projects for developers, property investors, and government authorities, through to commercial, retail and residential leasing and conveyancing. Bernard has particular expertise in property development work and complex property transactions such as joint ventures, development agreements, share sales, mixed-use developments, and tourism. He has acted for a wide variety of clients ranging from publicly listed companies, government authorities and private developments and investors.
Greg Crone has over 25 years’ experience in the field of architecture. In 1985, Greg took over as Managing Director of Crone Associates following the retirement of Donald Crone, and has been instrumental in the expansion of the group in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, New Zealand, South East Asia, China, and the Middle East.
Greg’s high-level design skills are well regarded across many sectors including large-scale master planning, high rise residential and commercial office hotels, retail, education, and government infrastructure. Greg Crone is currently Chairman of the Board and CEO of Crone and Idiom Design Practice. Greg is responsible for the strategic planning for the ICC group including the development of new business. Greg also maintains an active role in formulating development briefs and preparing initial master planning and design concepts for development by the group’s specialist urban planning and design teams. He also serves as a member of various professional organisations.
Head of Architecture Design and Planning (Non-Executive Director)
Legal counsel, Environmental & Planning (Non-Executive Director)
Harshane advises on some of the most significant and high-profile development projects in Australia. His expertise spans property and infrastructure development, mining and resources, planning, and environmental and administrative law matters. He specialises in helping clients to secure necessary development approvals, including approvals for major projects. He is currently acting for clients in landmark major project and environmental litigation on high-value projects. He is also acting for clients in many test cases at the cutting edge of environmental and planning law and on critical “bet the company” litigation. Harshane has a strong litigation track record shows and helped clients to successfully secure and preserve billions of dollars in development rights in major project litigation. After being admitted to practice in 1999, he joined Allen Allen & Hemsley (now Allens Linklaters). In 2006 he went onto hold senior positions at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills). He spent 5 years as a partner at Henry Davis York before joining Addison’s in 2015. Having trained as an architect as well as a lawyer, He holds a deep understanding of building and development processes.
Qualifications: BSc (Arch) – University of Newcastle BArch – University of Newcastle LLB – University of Newcastle
With more than 27-years’ extensive experience in corporate, government and private industry in negotiations, business, commercial, and contract and project management, Mehran brings credibility from a wealth of experience in delivering leading edge commercial projects and negotiating contracts. Over his career, he has been involved during which time he has analysed commercial success from various perspectives.
His diverse background in commercial management, engineering and law combined with his broad international experience including Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East has led Mehran to develop a Structured Collaborative Approach to problem-solving that is hands-on and pragmatic, designed for complex negotiations with commercial focus.
Covering broad international experience that includes Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East with specialist expertise in Middle Eastern business practice, Mehran holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology Sydney, a Master of Commercial Law from Monash University, and a Graduate Certificate of Administrative Law from Victoria University.
Advisor to the CEO, Corporate and Strategic Advisor (Non-Executive Director)
Head of Building and Design (Non-Executive Director)
ICC has hired experienced construction professional, Adrian Sicari, to act as Head of Building and Design for the building phase and delivery of each project. Adrian has many years of building experience and has carefully gathered a team of highly experienced and capable building professionals that he will utilise for each ICC Development project. Adrian graduated from The University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Construction Management, and immediately began a cadetship with Mirvac before working with Tier 1 construction firm Built and development company Toga. Adrian has embarked on a long career in property and construction, holding an Australian Builders License, and has over 20 years of project and construction management experience. During this time, he has managed construction development contracts in excess of $400M.