APN management team
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 10 years with APN.
Tim has worked on mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions worth over 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 APN Industria REIT and APN 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 and the investment performance of APN’s investment products and the company itself.
Joseph De Rango
Chief Financial Officer
BCom, BBIS (IBL)
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.
Head of Distribution and Marketing
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.
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.
Head of Direct Property
Tom has over 15 years of property experience across institutional capital transactions, investment sales and property valuations.
Prior to joining APN in April 2017, Tom has worked at Savills as an Associate Director of Retail Investments and with Vicinity Centres within the capital transactions team where he was responsible in completing over $5 billion in sales, acquisitions and joint venture establishment.
Tom holds Bachelor of Business (Property) at the University of South Australia, is a Certified Practicing Valuer (Associate of the Australian Property Institute) and holds an Agents representative licence.
Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Securities
Pete joined APN in 2006 and is responsible for management of APN’s suite of real estate securities funds. Pete is also the dedicated Fund Manager of the APN AREIT Fund.
With more than 18 years financial markets experience, Pete brings a unique knowledge set having completed Masters level academic research papers on both commercial real estate cycles and global property securities.
Prior to joining APN, he was a senior analyst at Australian research house Lonsec, managed an internationally focused private investment fund and worked in the UK for Nomura, ING Barings and Lloyds Bank.
Pete holds both a Master of Commerce and Master of Finance and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Company Secretary & Head of Risk and Compliance
BSc(Psych), DipHRM, GIA(Cert)
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.