APN FM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Geoff Brunsdon AM
B.Com, CA, F Fin, FAICD
- Director since 2009.
- Chairman since 2012.
- Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee and member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.
Geoff has had a career in investment banking spanning more than 30 years. He is currently Chairman of Sims Metal Management Ltd and MetLife Insurance Ltd. He is a Director of The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and Purves Environmental Custodians.
Geoff was previously Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking of Merrill Lynch International (Australia) Limited until 2009. Geoff was a member of the Listing Committee of the Australian Stock Exchange between 1993 and 1997, a member of the Takeovers Panel between 2007 and 2016 and Chairman of Redkite (supporting families who have children with cancer) until 2015 and is now a Patron. He is a Fellow of FINSIA, a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
BBus, GradDipMgt, GradDipAppFin, MAICD
- Director since 2012.
- Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee and member of the Nomination & Remuneration.
Jennifer brings 25 years’ experience across investment banking, financial communications and investor relations. She was formerly 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), Yarra Funds Management Limited and is Chairman of Redkite (national cancer charity supporting children and young people with cancer and their families) and a Director of Breast Cancer Trials (leading independent clinical trials body in Australia & NZ).
BTRP, LS, AMP (Harvard)
- Director since 2009.
- Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee.
Michael has 45 years of global experience in Chief Executive and General Management Roles and more recently in company directorships. His two principal corporate executive engagements have been with Jennings Industries Ltd and the National Australia Banking Group. At Jennings, he was successively General Manager of AVJennings Homes, General Manager Commercial Property, CEO of Jennings Properties Limited (Centro etc.) and President Jennings USA. Within NAB, he was Global Manager Real Estate responsible for commercial property lending and corporate property investment. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, property investment and funds management. In the not for profit sector, he has chaired the Cairnmillar Institute and been a board member of the Salvation Army and Yarra Community Housing.
Michael is also a non-executive director of Charter Hall Social Infrastructure REIT (CQE) and in the private sector, a non-executive director of Dennis Family Holdings and Chairman of Dennis Family Homes.
- Director since 1998.
- Independent Director since March 2018.
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 FM business. In this capacity he developed a suite of new property securities and direct property funds, including the flagship APN AREIT Fund and the APN Property for Income Fund, both market leading 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 fund sector.
Howard is also a director of APN PG (since 2004) and National Storage Holdings Limited (since 2014) and National Storage Financial Services Limited (since 2015), both listed as National Storage REIT (ASX Code: NSR).
Joseph De Rango
BCom, BBIS (IBL)
- CFO and Alternate Director for Howard Brenchley since 2019.
Joseph was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of APN Property Group Limited on 1 September 2019. He has over 13 years’ experience in real estate, corporate advisory and investment banking.
Joseph has had broad exposure across all areas of the APN Property Group and is a member of APN’s executive leadership team. He has led and been responsible for a number of significant corporate finance transactions including real estate acquisitions, equity raisings and bank financings, as well as being integrally involved with the successful IPOs of APN Convenience Retail REIT (ASX: AQR) and APN Industria REIT (ASX: ADI) in 2017 and 2013 respectively. Prior to joining APN, Joseph held leadership roles and worked on a broad range of transactions at National Australia Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Company Secretary and Head of Risk and Compliance
BSc(Psych), DipHRM, GIA(Cert)
- Company Secretary since December 2016.
Chantal is the Company Secretary and Head of Risk and Compliance for the APN Group. Chantal is responsible for the company secretarial, governance, risk management and compliance functions.
Chantal has over 15 years’ professional experience in governance, risk and compliance. Prior to joining APN in 2015, Chantal held various risk and compliance roles predominately in financial services including seven years at Arena Investment Management.
Chantal is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.