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Gary Weiss AM

Non-executive Chair

LLB (Hons), LLM, JSD, 70

 

Director since:

18 September 2020

Chair since:

17 March 2021

Last elected:

16 November 2022

Board Committee membership:

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the ESG and Risk Committee

Member of the Investment Committee

Member of the Nomination and People Committee

Independent:

No

Based in:

Australia

Stapled securities held:

150,000 stapled securities (Change of Director’s Interest Notice dated 17 June 2022)

Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years):

Chair – Ardent Leisure Group Limited (2017 – current)

Executive Director – Ariadne Australia Limited (1989 – current)

Chair – Estia Health Limited (2016 – 2023)

Non-executive Director – Hearts and Minds Investments Limited (2018 – current)

Non-executive Director – Thorney Opportunities Ltd (2013 – current)

Non-executive Director – Myer Holdings Limited (2023-current)

Skills and Experience

Dr Weiss has substantial board and board committee experience at both listed and non-listed entities. Dr Weiss is currently Chair of Ardent Leisure Group Limited, an Executive Director of Ariadne Australia Limited, Non-executive Director of Myer Holdings Limited, Hearts and Minds Investments Limited, Thorney Opportunities Limited, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and The Centre for Independent Studies. Dr Weiss is also a Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League Commission.

Dr Weiss served as Chair of Estia Health Limited, Ridley Corporation Limited, Clearview Wealth Limited and Coats Group plc. Dr Weiss is a former Non-executive Director of The Straits Trading Company Limited, a former Executive Director of Industrial Equity Limited, Whitlam, Turnbull & Co and Guinness Peat Group plc, and has served on the boards of numerous other companies, including Westfield Group, Premier Investments Limited and Tower Australia Limited. Dr Weiss has been involved in overseeing large businesses with operations in many regions including Asia Pacific, Europe, China, India and the United States and is familiar with investments across a wide range of industries and sectors, including real estate.

In 2019, Dr Weiss was awarded the Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant services to business and the community.

Dr Weiss holds an LLB (Hons) and LLM from the Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) from Cornell University. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.


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Eng Peng Ooi

Non-executive Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director

BCom, Member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia, Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, 68.

 

Director since:

8 March 2021

Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director since:

17 March 2021

Last elected:

1 November 2023

Board Committee membership:

Chair of the Audit Committee

Chair of the Independent Board Committee

Member of the ESG and Risk Committee

Independent:

Yes

Based in:

Australia

Stapled securities held:

195,208 stapled securities (Change of Director’s Interest Notice dated 10 June 2022)

Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years):

Non-executive Director – Manager of Cromwell European REIT (2021 – current)

Deputy Chair – Manager of ESR-LOGOS REIT (formerly known as ESR-REIT) (2021 – 1 July 2022)

Chair – Manager of ESR-LOGOS REIT (formerly known as ESR-REIT) (2017 – 2021)

Non-executive Director – Manager of ESR-LOGOS REIT (formerly known as ESR-REIT) (2012 – 1 July 2022)

 

Skills and Experience

Mr Ooi has more than 35 years of real estate experience, including in property investment, development, project management, fund investment and management and capital partnerships in Australia and across Asia.

Mr Ooi joined Lendlease in 1981, working in various finance roles in Sydney, before taking on the role of Chief Financial Officer, Asia in the late 1990s. Later, Mr Ooi returned to Sydney with Lendlease and fulfilled the roles of Chief Financial Officer of Lendlease Development (2000 – 2002), Global Chief Financial Officer of Lendlease Investment Management (2002 – 2003) and Asia Pacific Chief Financial Officer, Lendlease Communities (2003 – 2005).

From 2006 to 2010, Mr Ooi was the Asia Chief Executive Officer, Lendlease Investment Management and Retail, based in Singapore. Mr Ooi subsequently established the development business and retail funds, and successfully developed capital partnerships, forming strong relationships across Asia. In 2010, Mr Ooi was appointed Asia Chief Executive Officer for Lendlease.

Since retiring from his executive career in late 2011, Mr Ooi has gained board and board committee experience at both listed and non-listed entities across Asia Pacific. Mr Ooi is a Non-executive Director of Cromwell EREIT Management Pte. Ltd., the manager of SGX-listed Cromwell European REIT. Since 2016, Mr Ooi has been a Non-executive Director of Savant Global Capital Pty Limited, a specialist investment management and real estate advisory platform.

Mr Ooi served as a Non-executive Director of ESR-Logos Funds Management (S) Limited (formerly known as ESR Funds Management (S) Limited), the manager of SGX-listed ESR-LOGOS REIT (formerly known as ESR-REIT), from 2012 until 1 July 2022. Mr Ooi served as Chair from 2017 to 30 June 2021 and, after almost nine years as independent Non-executive Director, was redesignated as Deputy Chair and non-independent Non-executive Director effective 1 July 2021. Mr Ooi was a Member (and the former Chair) of ESR-LOGOS REIT (formerly known as ESR-REIT)’s Nominating and Remuneration Committee, a Member of its Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee and the Chair of its Executive Committee.

In addition, Mr Ooi was previously a Non-executive Director of formerly-SGX-listed Perennial Real Estate Holdings Limited (2015 – 2020), Frasers Property Australia (2014 – 2018) and Perennial China Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd. (2012 – 2014).

Mr Ooi holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a Member of the Certified Practising Accountants of Australia and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.


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Rob Blain

Non-executive Director

FAPI, FRICS, 68

 

Director since:

8 March 2021

Last elected:

17 November 2021

Board Committee membership:

Chair of the Investment Committee

Member of the Independent Board Committee

Member of the Nomination and People Committee

Independent:

Yes

Based in:

Australia

Stapled securities held:

Nil (Initial Director’s Interest Notice dated 8 March 2021)

 

Skills and Experience

Mr Blain has more than 40 years of real estate experience, including in property and asset management, strategic development, cross border activity and capital markets in Australia and across Asia.

After pursuing rural infrastructure interests, Mr Blain commenced his corporate career in Sydney in the late 1970s, obtaining a real estate licence and working for several years with LJ Hooker. He joined the Colliers Jardine Group as Sales Director before being appointed as Regional Service Director, Capital Markets APAC. From 1995 to 1998, Mr Blain held the position of Regional Investment Director based in Singapore and, in 1999, was appointed Australia Director. Mr Blain’s last role at the Colliers Jardine Group was as Chief Executive, New South Wales.

In 2002, Mr Blain joined CBRE as Managing Director, CBRE Hong Kong and China, based in Hong Kong. In 2003, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Asia and, in 2005, became Chair and Chief Executive Officer, CBRE Asia-Pacific. Mr Blain was responsible for CBRE’s activities across Asia Pacific and was a member of the Global Operating Committee, based in the United States, driving CBRE’s global business strategy.

In 2014, Mr Blain transitioned to the role of Executive Chair, CBRE Asia Pacific and focussed on CBRE’s major clients and building strong relationships across the region. In 2019, Mr Blain retired from his Executive Chair and Global Operating Committee roles at CBRE and returned to Australia. In December 2022, Mr Blain was appointed Chair of LAWD.

Mr Blain is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.


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Jonathan Callaghan

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons), MAppFin, 52

 

Director since:

7 October 2021

Last elected:

Not applicable

Board Committee membership:

Not applicable

Independent:

No

Based in:

Australia

Stapled securities held:

1,090,670 stapled securities (Change of Director’s Interest Notice dated 23 November 2023)

Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years):

Non-executive Non-independent Director – Cromwell European REIT  (June 2023 – present)

 

Skills and Experience

Mr Callaghan joined Cromwell as Chief Executive Officer in October 2021. Prior to this, he was at Investa Property Group where he started as General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2006 before being appointed Joint Managing Director and Finance Director in 2013 and Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

His career at Investa included overseeing management of the Investa Commercial Property Fund, which at the time of his departure was the top performing core office fund over two, three, five and seven-year time horizons. During his tenure, Investa was widely regarded as an industry leader and was recognised in the Australian Financial Review BOSS Best Places to Work list for 2021 in property. Earlier in his career, Mr Callaghan spent time at law firms Gilbert & Tobin and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Mr Callaghan holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Mr Callaghan is a Member of the Property Champions of Change Coalition.


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Tanya Cox

Non-executive Director

MBA, Grad Dip Applied Corporate Governance, FAICD, FGIA, 63

 

Director since:

21 October 2019

Last elected:

1 November 2023

Board Committee membership:

Chair of the Nomination and People Committee

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the ESG and Risk Committee

Member of the Independent Board Committee

Independent:

Yes

Based in:

Australia

Stapled securities held:

210,000 stapled securities (Change of Director’s Interest Notice dated 14 June 2022)

Skills and Experience

Ms Cox has over 15 years of board experience and extensive executive experience in sustainability, property, finance and funds management. Ms Cox began her career at the Bank of New Zealand and over an 11 year period succeeded to the role of General Manager of Finance, Operations and IT. Ms Cox led similar functions at the managed fund custodian Ausmaq Limited, before joining Rothschild & Co Australia Limited as Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Australian operations. During her tenure at Rothschild & Co Australia Limited, Ms Cox was a member of several Executive Committees, including Chair of the Risk Committee and a member of the Investment Committee.

In 2003, Ms Cox joined Dexus as Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary, with her responsibilities expanding in 2012 to include the role of Executive General Manager – Property Services. During her tenure at Dexus, Ms Cox was a member of the Executive Committee and the Investment Committee, and her responsibilities included oversight of all operational aspects of the business including corporate responsibility and sustainability, marketing and communications, information technology, operational risk management, corporate governance and company secretarial practices.

Since retiring from her executive career in 2014, Ms Cox has gained board experience at listed companies. She is a former Non-executive Director of BuildingIQ, Inc and OtherLevels Holdings Limited. Ms Cox is Chair of Cromwell Funds Management Limited, Chair of Equiem Holdings Pty Limited, Chair of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, former Chair of the World Green Building Council and former Chair and Director of the Green Building Council of Australia. Ms Cox is a Director of Campus Living Villages Pty Limited, Niche Environment and Heritage Pty Limited and Fender Katsalidis (Aust) Pty Limited in which she became Chair in May 2023. Ms Cox was a member of the NSW Climate Change Council until it disbanded on 30 June 2021 and is a former Director of Low Carbon Australia.

Ms Cox holds a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management at University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia. Ms Cox is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Governance Institute of Australia and is a Member of Chief Executive Women.


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Joseph Gersh AM

Non-executive Director

BCom, LLB (Hons), 68

 

Director since:

18 September 2020

Last elected:

16 November 2022

Board Committee membership:

Member of the Independent Board Committee

Member of the Investment Committee

Independent:

Yes

Based in:

Australia

Stapled securities held:

140,000 stapled securities (Change of Director’s Interest Notice dated 14 June 2022)

 

Skills and Experience

Mr Gersh is currently Executive Chairman of Gersh Investment Partners Ltd and a Director of the Sydney Institute in an honorary capacity.

Mr Gersh is a former government appointed Non-executive Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and was Chair of the ABC’s People and Sustainability Committee. Mr Gersh was formerly the inaugural Chairman of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation, foundation Director of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments System Board and Director of the Federal Airports Corporation. Mr Gersh is a former senior partner and Chairman of the Management Committee of law firm, Arnold Bloch Leibler. One of his principal areas of expertise is major property development and, in particular, the construction of hotels, shopping centres, land subdivisions, apartments and office towers.

Mr Gersh previously served as Deputy Chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts, as Chairman of Artbank (which is part of the Australian Government Office for the Arts) and as Chairman of the National Institute of Circus Arts.

In 2006, Mr Gersh was awarded the Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant services to business, government, the arts and the community.

Mr Gersh holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.


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Lisa Scenna

Non-executive Director

B.Comm, Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, MAICD, 56

 

Director since:

21 October 2019

Last elected:

16 November 2022

Board Committee membership:

Chair of the ESG and Risk Committee

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Independent Board Committee

Member of the Nomination and People Committee

Independent:

Yes

Based in:

United Kingdom

Stapled securities held:

150,000 stapled securities (Change of Director’s Interest Notice dated 31 October 2022)

Listed Company Directorships (held within the last three years):

Non-executive Director – Gore Street Energy Storage Fund plc (2023 – current)

Non-executive Director – Harworth Group plc (2020 – current)

Senior Independent Director – Genuit Group plc (2023 – current)

Non-executive Director – Genuit Group plc (2019 – 2023)

 

Skills and Experience

Ms Scenna has over 25 years of executive experience in property and asset management and funds/investment management in both the United Kingdom and Australia. Ms Scenna joined Westfield Group in 1994 and progressed to the role of Head of Investor Relations. Ms Scenna moved to Stockland Group as General Manager – Finance and Business Development and rose through the group to the role of UK Joint Managing Director in 2007. In this role, Ms Scenna was responsible for establishing Stockland Group in the UK, had full responsibility for the regional operations and was involved in a number of acquisitions and integrations.

In 2009, Ms Scenna left Stockland Group to stay in the UK and accepted the role of Group Head of Explore at Laing O’Rourke, the country’s largest privately-owned construction solutions provider. For just under three years, Ms Scenna led the Explore Investments and Explore Living businesses across Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Australasia. In this role, Ms Scenna led the infrastructure investing activities globally and worked with clients and investors to build Laing O’Rourke’s direct infrastructure portfolio held in co-ownership with a number of institutional investors across the UK, Australia and Canada.

In 2013, Ms Scenna joined UK construction and regeneration company, Morgan Sindall Group plc, as the Managing Director of their Investments business. During her tenure, Ms Scenna was a Director of the Morgan Sindall Investments Board. Through her extensive executive experience in the UK, Ms Scenna has developed strong connections with local authorities, developers and investors and has a deep understanding of the drivers for competitors.

Ms Scenna is an Independent Director of AMP Capital Funds Management Limited and Chair of its Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. Ms Scenna is an Independent Director of AMP Investment Services Pty Limited and Chair of its Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Ms Scenna is a Senior Independent Director of Genuit Group plc and Chair of its Remuneration Committee, and a Member of its Audit Committee and Nomination Committee. Ms Scenna is a Non-executive Director of Gore Street Energy Storage Fund plc. Ms Scenna is a Non-executive Director of Harworth Group plc and a Member of its Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. Genuit Group plc, Gore Street Energy Storage Fund plc, and Harworth Group plc are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Ms Scenna is the former Deputy Chair of the Private Infrastructure Development Group’s Supervisory Board and has played a leadership role in charitable organisations.

Ms Scenna holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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Jialei Tang

Non-executive Director

BFA Architectural Design, BA in Liberal Arts, 28

 

Director since:

9 July 2021

Last elected:

17 November 2021

Board Committee membership:

Member of the Investment Committee

Member of the ESG and Risk Committee

Independent:

No

Based in:

Singapore and the United States

Stapled securities held:

123,346,692 stapled securities (Initial Director’s Interest Notice dated 9 July 2021)

 

Skills and Experience

Ms Tang has investment, executive and board experience in diverse industries comprising finance, real estate, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, and technology. Her work spans Asia-Pacific, European and North American markets.

In the real estate sector, Ms Tang specializes in the evaluation, acquisition, planning, and development of properties encompassing hospitality, port terminals, premium offices high density residential complexes, and REITs. She is the Director of investment offices Haiyi Holdings Pte Ltd and Asia Marvel Holdings Ltd, where her projects include the UBS Singapore headquarters, a 1468-unit residential complex, a port terminal in Southern China, and a logistics portfolio acquisition. She is also Chief Executive Officer of Silver City Properties, LLC, a residential property investment and management company in New York.

Ms Tang joined the board as an alternate director of TauRx Pharmaceuticals Ltd in 2019. She also handles the communication and strategic planning for her family office’s philanthropy including support for education, sports, the Olympic movement, refugee relief and healthcare.

Ms Tang holds a Master in Urban Planning from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Design and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (Epistemology and Language) from The New School. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.