John WoodDirector

One of Western Australia’s leading entrepreneurs, John was named WA’s Young Entrepreneur when he was just twenty and went on to establish and build many successful businesses. 

After a successful career in retail, real estate, caravans and manufactured homes, John founded National Lifestyle Villages which has now become WA’s largest lifestyle village operator, servicing over 4500 homeowners.

The recipient of many business and environmental awards, John has been innovating in the early retiree lifestyle sector for over 30 years and continues to work closely with government in developing legislation to benefit consumers in WA.

He is the proud father of two adult children and loves keeping fit so that he can continue to enjoy the company of friends, good food and a beverage or two.

Janine ThomasSales Manager

Janine Thomas has been selling projects right across Perth for over 22 years.

Her interest in property started when she developed her own duplex, triplex and renovation projects until she switched to a full time role selling Apartment Towers off the plan for various developers.

In more recent years she focused on selling Land Estates, Retirement Living and now Lifestyle Resorts with Providence – Piara Waters.

Her role at Piara Waters covers all aspects of the sales process as well as the background detail of interior design and vision for the look and feel of the project.

She grew up on a farm in NZ and emigrated to Perth at age 21. She is a mother of a 12 year old daughter and lives in Salter Point.

Ella WoodSales & Operations Coordinator

Ella Wood has a vast experience in the hospitality field whilst studying Commerce & Events Management. Her creative flare has made her a stand-out with incredible grazing platters via her catering business “Little Bites”.

Her organisational skills make her an integral part of the Piara Waters Providence team as she is easily able to adapt to the ever-changing list of details and items to resolve.

She works closely with Janine in the sales process, as well as the interior design detail of the project – utilising her creativity and practical approach in all aspects.

Her warm personality makes her loved by customers and contractors alike.

She grew up in Bassendean and enjoys music, friends, yoga, cooking and entertaining.

Brenton DowningDevelopment Manager

Brenton has over 20 years’ experience in property development and is passionate about creating great places for people to live. 

With his enviable industry reputation and innovative outlook, Brenton brings significant experience in creating communities of all sizes – whether it be smaller lifestyle villages or large, master planned developments.   

Outside of work Brenton enjoys spending time with his family and paddling his surf ski on the river and ocean.