APN management team
Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer
BSc, LLB (Hons), MBA (London Business School)
Tim has 14 years’ experience across real estate investment management, investment banking with Goldman Sachs and corporate law with Herbert Smith Freehills including 9 years with APN.
Tim has worked on mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions worth A$8 billion within Australia and internationally including a number of significant commercial real estate transactions across, retail, office, industrial and healthcare including in recent years the listing on ASX of Industria REIT and Convenience Retail REIT with over A$800 million in assets.
He has led both private and public capital raising projects for real estate investments and successfully completed asset acquisitions, sales and asset management projects and the launch of new investment funds.
Tim leads APN’s team and is responsible for setting and implementing APN’s strategy and growth objectives, leading APN’s team and the investment performance of APN’s investment products and the company itself.
Chief Financial Officer
BCom, BSc, DipIFR, CA
Michael’s professional career includes over seven 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 is a key contributor to setting APN’s direction and strategy.
Chief Investment Officer, Real Estate Securities
Michael joined APN in 2003 and has been instrumental in the management of APN’s real estate securities funds. In January 2019 Michael transitioned his previous responsibilities for the APN AREIT Fund and assumed the role of Chief Investment Officer – thereby taking a higher level perspective on markets and securities to support the real estate securities management team.
Michael is highly regarded in the real estate funds management industry and has more than 30 years’ experience. Michael has 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 and a major mortgage fund.
Michael is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.
Joseph De Rango
Head of Business Development and Corporate Finance
BCom, BBIS (IBL)
Joseph has over 13 years’ experience in real estate, corporate advisory and investment banking.
Joseph has extensive experience in the property industry with a background in corporate transactions, capital raising and strategy. He brings a wealth of experience in equity and debt capital raisings, strategy and business development, and the establishment and structuring of new funds and investment products. Prior to joining APN, Joseph held leadership roles and worked on broad range of transactions at National Australia Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Bachelor of Business Information Systems (IBL) from Monash University.
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 20 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).
Fund Manager, Convenience Retail REIT
Chris joined APN in March 2016 and was previously responsible for managing the Direct Property Funds business before the listing of the Convenience Retail REIT.
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 has been part of APN Property Group as the Fund Manager of Industria REIT since April 2016. Alex has more than 16 years of experience across all the key areas of real estate funds management, including asset management, leasing, capital transactions, corporate finance and investor relations.
Alex’s previous roles have been across multiple property sectors at Investa Office, Stockland and Halladale (United Kingdom). His achievements range from delivering Investa Office Fund’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, to managing a suite of funds in the UK from 2006 to 2010, a period of rapid change in real estate markets.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services.
Company Secretary & Head of Risk and Compliance
Chantal is the Company Secretary for the APN Group and is responsible for the company secretarial, corporate governance, risk management and compliance functions.
Chantal has over 15 years’ experience in corporate governance, risk management and compliance across the financial services industry. Prior to joining APN in 2015, Chantal held compliance and risk roles at Arena Investment Management, Tabcorp and Invesco Australia.
Chantal is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Head of Global Distribution and Channel Management
MBA AGSM (UNSW)
Peter joined APN in 2008 and has responsibility for global distribution and developing channels in Australia and offshore wealth management markets.
Peter works integrally with APN’s investment and product teams in developing relevant offers for investors via channel partners, wholesale and retail distribution. This includes implementation and growth of mandates and offshore regulated funds in conjunction with external RE’s and channel partners. Ultimately driving a broad and deep distribution platform for APN investment offers.
With 25 years’ experience, Peter has a wealth of knowledge and deep understanding of financial service sectors having previously worked in Asia and Australia for AXA, ING and boutique investment firms in distribution and strategic management roles.