APN FM board of directors
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
B.Com, CA, F Fin, FAICD
Chairman since April 2012 and a Director since 2009. A member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Geoff has had a career in investment banking spanning more than 25 years. Until June 2009 he was Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking of Merrill Lynch International (Australia) Limited. He is a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel, Chairman of Sims Metal Management Limited (director since 2009), IPE Limited (director since 2004) and MetLife Insurance Limited (director since 2011) and a director of Campus Living Funds Management Limited (since 2014).
Independent Non-Executive Director
BBus, GradDipMgt, GradDipAppFin, MAICD
A Director since 2012. Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee.
Jennifer brings 25 years’ experience across investment banking, financial communications and investor relations. She was most recently the Chief Operating Officer in Australia of the independent investment bank Greenhill & Co.She has extensive experience in enterprise management, including the supervision and management of compliance, HR and financial management.
Jennifer is also a director of QV Equities (ASX: QVE), Redkite (national children’s cancer charity) and the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia/Australia & New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group.
Independent Non-Executive Director
BTRP, LS, AMP (Harvard)
A Director since 2009 and Chairman of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. A member of the Investment Committee for APN’s Development Fund No.2.
Michael has 40 years of global business experience in chief executive and general management roles and more recently in non-executive directorships. He has lived and worked in overseas locations including the USA, has been involved in a range of industries and has specialised in corporate and property finance and investment, property development and funds management. His career has included lengthy periods in corporate roles including 10 years as one of the Global General Managers of the National Australia Bank Group. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and corporate structuring.
Michael is a non-executive director of the Responsible Entity of the listed Folkestone Education Trust (since 2004) and the Folkestone Social Infrastructure Fund (since 2004). He is also a non-executive director of a number of companies in private environments including the not for profit sector.
A Director since 1998
Howard has a long history in the Australian property investment industry with over 30 years’ experience analysing and investing in the sector.
Howard joined APN in 1998 and was responsible for establishing the APN Funds Management business. In this capacity he developed a suite of new property securities and direct property funds, including the flagship APN Property for Income Fund, one of the largest property securities funds in Australia.
Prior to joining APN, Howard was co-founder and research director of Property Investment Research Pty Limited, one of Australia’s leading independent research companies, specialising in the property trust sector.
Howard is also a director of APN Funds Management Limited (since 1998) and National Storage Holdings Limited, part of the listed National Storage REIT (since 2014).
Executive Alternate Director for Howard Brenchley
BCom, BSc, DipIFR, CA
An Alternate Director since 2014.
Michael’s professional career includes over 7 years with KPMG Melbourne, where he worked closely with a number of major listed companies and stockbrokers before moving to the United Kingdom to work in the financial services industry and for a government regulatory body. Since joining APN in 2006, Michael has had broad exposure across all areas of the Group, and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2014. Michael is responsible for accounting, taxation and treasury across the business and a key contributor to setting the business’s direction and strategy.
Chantal is responsible for overseeing the corporate governance and compliance framework at APN. Chantal has more than 15 years’ experience in compliance and risk across the financial services industry.
Prior to joining APN in 2015, Chantal held compliance and risk roles at Arena Investment Management, TABCORP and Invesco.