Chris Aylward

Chris Aylward

Non-Executive Chairman

About Chris
  • Director since 1996.

Chris commenced his career in real estate in 1972. He has significant experience in the management, marketing, construction and development of residential and commercial real estate.

Prior to his current role, Chris was a principal of Richard Ellis, now CBRE, and responsible for City Sales and Leasing. He joined the Grollo Group as Development Manager and personal assistant to Bruno Grollo, in 1984. In 1987 he became a founding director in Grocon Pty Ltd and a substantial shareholder retiring in 1994 and from the board in 1996. He founded Kooyong Wines and APN in 1996 and maintains an interest in the wine industry. He has been Chairman of APN since inception and remains its largest shareholder.

 Howard Brenchley

Howard Brenchley

Independent Director

About Howard


  • Director since 1998.
  • Independent Director since March 2018.
  • Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Howard has a long history in the Australian property investment industry with over 30 years’ experience analysing and investing in the sector.

Howard joined the APN Group in 1998 and was responsible for establishing the APN Funds Management Limited (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 the APN Group, 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 FM (since 1998), National Storage Holdings Limited (since 2014) and National Storage Financial Services Limited (since 2015), both listed as National Storage REIT (ASX Code: NSR).

Clive Appleton

Clive Appleton

Independent Director

About Clive

BEc, MBA, AMP (Harvard), GradDip (Mktg), FAICD

  • Director since 2004.
  • Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Clive joined APN as managing director in April 2004 following a successful career in property and funds management, having worked for Australia’s leading retail property investment, management and development groups. Clive was instrumental in floating APN in 2005 and was responsible for managing APN’s Private Funds division for five years. In 2013 he became a non-executive director and an independent director in 2016.

Prior to joining the group, Clive was the Managing Director of the Gandel Group (1997-2004), which included the iconic Chadstone Shopping Centre, where he was involved in the development of $1 billion worth of property as well as the acquisition and redevelopment of the Myer Brisbane Centre. Between 1990 and 1997 Clive was managing director of Centro Properties Limited (later Federation Centres).

Clive is Deputy Chairman of the Gandel Group, Chairman of Aspen Group (since 2012), Director of Perth Airports Pty Ltd and Perth Airport Development Group Pty Ltd (since 2014) and Director of Vicinity Limited and Vicinity Centres RE Ltd (since August 2018). Clive is also Chairman of not for profit organisation Pancare.

 Tim Slattery

Tim Slattery

Chief Executive Officer

About Tim

BSc, LLB (Hons), MBA (London Business School)

Tim has 15 years’ experience across real estate investment management, investment banking with Goldman Sachs and corporate law with Herbert Smith Freehills including 11 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.

Danielle Carter

Danielle Carter

Independent Director

About Danielle

BCom / BA, Grad DipAppFin, CA, GAICD

  • Director since 2020.
  • Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Danielle Carter has over 25 years combined real estate and financial services industry experience. Danielle was most recently the Chief Investment Officer at financial advisory firm Strategic Financial Management.

Danielle has extensive property funds management expertise having worked at BlackRock for 11 years and with boutique fund manager SG Hiscock & Company. At BlackRock she was a Fund Manager responsible for BlackRock Australia’s listed, unlisted and direct real estate assets and a member of the Australia / Asia Investment Committee.

Danielle has worked in New York as a consultant in Ernst & Young’s Real Estate Consulting Group and in the UK with retailer Mark & Spencer’s property division. Danielle also spent three years with Ernst & Young’s Assurance and Advisory team in Melbourne and Sydney, specialising in Property.


Chantal Churchill

Chantal Churchill

Company Secretary and Head of Risk and Compliance

About Chantal

BSc(Psych), DipHRM, GIA(Cert) 

  • Company Secretary since December 2016.

Chantal is the Company Secretary and Head of Risk and Compliance for the APN Property Group. Chantal is responsible for the company secretarial, corporate governance, risk management and compliance functions.

Chantal has over 15 years’ professional experience in company administration, corporate governance, risk and compliance having been involved with several listed and unlisted public companies. Prior to joining APN in 2015, Chantal held various risk and compliance roles predominately in financial services and funds management including seven years at Arena Investment Management.

Chantal is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.