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ABOUT US

Board

The Company Board consists of six Directors; four of whom are independent non-executive Directors, an independent Chairman and the Managing Director & CEO.

 

Michael Tilley

Independent non-executive Chairman

Michael Tilley was appointed an independent non-executive Chairman of the Company in November 2013. He is a highly experienced executive having spent over 30 years advising and managing leading companies in financial services, life insurance and funds management in Australasia. He has served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Challenger Financial Services, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch Australasia, and as a partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
  
Michael was a non-executive Director at Orica Ltd from November 2003 until January 2014 where he was the Chairman of Orica's Safety, Health & Environment Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk and Corporate Governance and Nominations Committees. Michael is a former member of the Takeovers Panel and has previously served as a non-executive Director of Incitec Ltd.
  
He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Swinburne University and is a Fellow of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Raymond Gunston

Independent non-executive Director

Raymond Gunston was appointed an independent non-executive Director of the Company in November 2013. Raymond has over 30 years of corporate and financial services experience in the public and private sectors, specialising in finance, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and accounting.

Raymond is currently a non-executive Director of Sigma Pharmaceuticals Limited, where he is also a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and Chairman of the Risk Management and Audit Committee.

He was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Tatts Group Limited and Director of many of the Tatts Group’s subsidiary and associate companies. He is currently General Manager – Infrastructure, Major Projects and Investment at the Australian Football League.

Raymond has a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Education. Raymond is a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant, and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Raymond is Chairman of HPI Group's Board Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Responsible Entity Compliance Committee.

 

Lachlan Edwards

Independent non-executive Director

Lachlan Edwards is the founder of the advisory business Faraday Associates, having been the Co-Head of the advisory businesses at Lazard in Australia from 2013 until June 2018. Lachlan has extensive experience in capital markets and has been a senior level advisor to Governments, boards, executive teams and creditors in Australia and Europe. He has previously held board positions including as a Director of NM Rothschild & Sons, a Governor of the English National Ballet in London, and at the University & Schools Club in Sydney.

Lachlan was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs between 2006 and 2013 and was previously at Rothschild in both Sydney and London for 15 years.

Lachlan currently serves on the board of the Bell Shakespeare Company and as Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association in Australia.

Lachlan has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia, and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lachlan is a member of the HPI Group’s Board Audit and Risk Committee and the Human Resources Committee.

 

John Russell

Independent non-executive Director

John Russell has a broad range of senior management experience in large and small public and private companies, including an extensive background in the hospitality and gaming industries. He was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Redcape Group Limited and has enjoyed senior executive roles at Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group Limited (ALH) and Tabcorp Holdings Limited. 

John joined Redcape Group from Customers Limited where he was Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer of ALH and has served as General Manager Strategy & Operations at AWB Limited and Group General Manager Operations at Tabcorp. 

John holds an Honours Degree in Economics and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

John is the Chairman of HPI Group’s Human Resources Committee and until April 2017 was a member of the Board Audit and Risk Committee.

 

Giselle Collins

Independent non-executive Director

Giselle Collins is a company Director with significant executive experience in property, tourism and financial services.

Giselle has previously chaired the boards of Aon Superannuation Pty Ltd (as Trustee for Aon Master Trust), The Travelodge Hotel Group and the Heart Research Institute, and served on the boards of Big4 Holiday Parks and Minjerribah Camping.

Giselle is currently Chairman of Darwin Hotel Pty Ltd, as nominee for Indigenous Business Australia. Giselle also sits on the boards of Generation Life Pty Ltd, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and their insurance subsidiary, IBL Pty Ltd.

Giselle has a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investments from the Securities Institute of Australia, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Giselle is a member of HPI Group’s Board Audit and Risk Committee and the Human Resources Committee.

 

 

Don Smith

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Don Smith was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HPI in October 2018.

Don brings more than 20 years’ property and funds management experience with listed and unlisted companies.  Most recently Don has been a member of the management team at OSK Property and prior to that held a range of roles at Vicinity Centres and Colonial First State.  Don is also a Board Member and Chairman of Melbourne Athenaeum Incorporated, a not for profit cultural institution.

Don holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Planning and a Graduate Diploma - Banking and Finance.  He has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Chairman’s Course.

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