APN management team
Chief Executive Officer
BSc, LLB, MBA (London Business School)
A Director since 12 September 2014.
Tim has over 12 years’ of experience across real estate, funds management, investment banking and law.
Over Tim’s career, he has practised law at Herbert Smith Freehills as a qualified corporate lawyer and worked in corporate finance advisory within Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division.
Tim has worked on mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions worth several billion dollars within Australia and internationally including a number of significant commercial real estate transactions.
He has led both private and public capital raising projects for real estate investments and successfully completed asset acquisitions, sales and asset management projects across a range of different real estate asset classes.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael joined APN in 2006 and is responsible for all accounting, compliance and tax related matters for APN.
Prior to joining APN, Michael was with KPMG Melbourne for several years, where he worked closely with a number of major listed companies and stockbrokers. Michael also spent three years in London with various organisations including Abbey plc (now part of the Santander Group) and Ofgem
Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Securities
Michael joined APN in 2003 and is responsible for the portfolio management of APN’s suite of real estate securities funds and direct property funds for the retail market. Michael is also the dedicated Fund Manager of the APN AREIT Fund.
Michael is highly regarded in the real estate funds management industry and has 25 years experience. Michael held various senior roles specialising in real estate valuation, consultancy and funds management.
Before joining APN, Michael was Head of Property at ANZ Funds Management Limited which included responsibility for listed and direct property portfolios as well as a large mortgage fund.
Michael is a Fellow of both the Australian Property Institute and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Business (Property), an Associate Diploma in Valuations, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment and is actively involved in a number of not for profit community focussed organisations. In 2014 he was appointed to the board of St Kevin’s College in Melbourne.
Head of Marketing and Distribution
Simone is responsible for the marketing and distribution at APN Property Group. In this role Simone leads the marketing strategy and activity across the APN Group whilst overseeing the broader sales strategy and execution by the Distribution teams. She also manages Investor Services, which provides the full spectrum of registry and client servicing for the unlisted funds.
Prior to joining APN in 2008, Simone held various project, product and marketing roles with the ANZ Banking Group within their private banking, wealth management and corporate funds management businesses. Simone has more than 11 years experience in the financial services industry and over this time she has developed expertise across various disciplines including branding, communications and product management. Her broad corporate skill set will help drive continual improvement in the APN brand and delivering new initiatives to market which is pivotal to our firm’s growth.
Simone holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hon) and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).
Head of Direct Property and Fund Manager
Chris joined APN in March 2016 and is responsible for managing the Direct Property Funds business.
Chris has over 10 years of experience in direct real estate, funds and asset management, predominately in the retail property space.
Prior to joining APN, Chris was with Vicinity Centres for over 10 years, where he held a number of senior roles including Head of their Unlisted Funds Management business (formerly known as Centro MCS Direct Property) where he was responsible for funds under management of $1.7 billion, comprising 75 properties, across a number of Australian, New Zealand and US unlisted property funds. More recently, he has been responsible for managing Vicinity Centres’ key joint venture partnerships.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Business at Swinburne University and is also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Fund Manager, Industria REIT
Alex started as Fund Manager of Industria REIT in April 2016. Alex has substantial experience across all the key areas of real estate funds management, including asset management, leasing, capital transactions, corporate finance and investor relations.
Prior to joining APN Property Group, Alex worked for one of Australia’s largest managers of CBD office property, Investa Office – where he was the Assistant Fund Manager for the $3.5 billion ASX-listed Investa Office Fund. Alex played a critical role in delivering IOF’s strategy of selling offshore assets and reinvesting proceeds into the domestic market to establish a high quality portfolio of Australian CBD Office assets generating attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Alex has more than 13 years’ experience in the property industry, and prior to Investa Office held a number of senior roles at Stockland and Halladale in the United Kingdom – where he managed a suite of funds between 2006 and 2010 – a period of rapid change in the market that provided invaluable experience across debt, equity and real estate markets. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services.
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.