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Board of Directors
Richard Longes
Independent Non-Executive Chairperson

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Chairperson
Chairperson of the remuneration and nomination committee
Member of the audit and risk committee

Richard was a co-founder of Investec Wentworth (Pty) Ltd (formerly Wentworth Associates) and was previously a partner in the law firm, Freehills. He holds, or has held, positions with government advisory boards, including the review of the National Museum and the funds management committee for the IIF programme, and not for profit organisations. Richard was previously chairperson of Investa Office Fund, MLC Limited, GPT Group and Investec Australia Limited and a non-executive director of Metcash Limited, Boral Limited and Lend Lease Corporation Limited.

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Laws; Master of Business Administration

Sally Herman
Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

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Chairperson of the audit and risk committee
Member of the remuneration and nomination committee

Sally has had a long career in financial services in both Australia and the United States. In late 2010, she transitioned from an executive career to expand her non-executive portfolio. Prior to that, she had spent 16 years with the Westpac Group, running business units in most operating divisions of the Westpac Group, including the institutional bank, wealth management and the retail and business banking division. Sally is currently a non-executive director, sitting on both for-profit and not-for-profit boards, and is actively involved in the community, with a particular interest in the arts, education and disability services. Her commercial boards are in the property, financial services, manufacturing and retail sectors and include four publicly listed companies – Premier Investments Limited, Breville Group Limited, Suncorp Limited and Evans Dixon Limited. Sally is also a member of Chief Executive Women.

Bachelor of Arts; Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Georgina Lynch
Independent Non-Executive Director

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Member of the audit and risk committee
Member of the remuneration and nomination committee

Georgina has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services and property industry. She is currently the non-executive chairperson of Cbus Property, an independent non-executive director and member of the audit and risk committee of Waypoint REIT and an independent non-executive director and member of the remuneration and nomination committee of Tassal Group Limited. Georgina has significant global experience in corporate transactions, capital raisings, initial public offerings, funds management, corporate strategy and acquisitions and divestments.

Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Laws

Stephen Koseff
Non-Executive Director

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Member of the remuneration and nomination committee

Stephen held various roles at the Investec Group over a 39 year period, including as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2018. He is a former board member of Business Leadership South Africa, a former non-executive director and chairman of the South African Banking Association, a former director of the JSE Limited, a former member of the Financial Markets Advisory Board and former chairman of the Independent Bankers Association. Stephen is currently chairman of BidCorp Limited, Bud Group (Pty) Ltd and IEP Group (Pty) Ltd and co-chair of Youth Employment Service. In 2017, Stephen was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Commerce Degree by the University of the Witwatersrand.

Bachelor of Commerce (with honours); Master’s Degree in Business; Administration Chartered Accountant

Graeme Katz
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

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Graeme has more than 25 years’ experience in the property industry and established the Australian property business for the Investec Group in 2006. Prior to that he was general manager of investment sales at Mirvac Group where he was the key person and responsible officer for the Mirvac real estate license dealing with their registered and unregistered schemes. He has held a number of board positions and was previously a director of the Property Investors Association of Australia as well as a number of companies within the Investec Group.

Bachelor of Social Science (Economics)

Management Team
Graeme Katz
Chief Executive Officer

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Graeme has more than 25 years’ experience in the property industry and established the Australian property business for the Investec Group in 2006. Prior to that he was general manager of investment sales at Mirvac Group where he was the key person and responsible officer for the Mirvac real estate license dealing with their registered and unregistered schemes. He has held a number of board positions and was previously a director of the Property Investors Association of Australia as well as a number of companies within the Investec Group.

Graeme has a Bachelor of Social Science (Economics).

Zach McHerron
Fund Manager

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Zach has 22 years’ experience in a range of legal, corporate, property development and property funds management roles in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Prior to Irongate Group, Zach worked for the Investec Group since 2007 and was involved in the structuring, capital raising and management of property funds.

Zach has a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a postgraduate diploma in Business Administration.

Kristie Lenton
Chief Financial Officer

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Kristie has extensive experience in a range of finance roles. Prior to Irongate Group, Kristie was CFO of Investec Australia Property Fund, responsible for all financial and operational functions. She initially joined the Investec Group in 2009 in the central finance function responsible for the group’s Australian financial operations.

Kristie has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Economics) and is a chartered accountant.

Lucy Spenceley
Investor Relations and Company Secretary

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Prior to Irongate Group, Lucy worked for the Investec Group since 2010 in a number of areas including aviation finance, company secretarial and property.  Her role at Irongate Group encompasses company secretarial and investor relations.

Lucy has a Bachelor of Arts and is currently studying at the Governance Institute of Australia for a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management.

Adam Broder
Capital Partnerships

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Prior to Irongate Group, Adam worked for the Investec Group from 2005 until 2014 in the real estate finance business. He then joined one of Australia’s leading real estate private equity firms where he focused on business development as well as the launch of a new online lending business before returning to the Investec Group in 2018 to build the wholesale funds and capital partnerships business.

Adam has a Bachelor of Economics and a Postgraduate Degree in Applied Finance.

George Rose
Transactions

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Prior to Irongate Group,  George worked for the Investec Group since 2008 in a number of areas including property finance, debt restructuring, asset management and capital transactions. George’s primary responsibility is the origination and execution of property acquisitions for Irongate Group.

George has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering.

David Cupit
Transactions

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David has 17 years’ experience in a range of finance, accounting, property funds management and property development roles. Prior to Irongate Group, David worked for the Investec Group since 2007 and has been involved in property development, strategic office leasing and capital transactions. David’s primary responsibility is the origination and execution of property acquisitions for Irongate Group.

David has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a qualified chartered accountant.

James Graves
Asset Manager

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Prior to Irongate Group, James worked for the Investec Group since 2017 leading the asset management function for Investec Australia Property Fund. James has more 10 years' of commercial real estate experience having held a variety of positions in the property industry in Australia and overseas, with a focus on successfully maximising asset value through measurable gains in occupancy, income, tenant satisfaction and retention.

James has a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, a Master in Business Administration and speaks fluent Portuguese.

Tom Greenwell
Asset Manager

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Prior to Irongate Group, Tom worked for the Investec Group since 2015. He has more than 10 years' of commercial and industrial real estate experience gained at the Investec Group and prior to that at global institutional owner/developer, Goodman Group.

Tom has a Bachelor of Business and Commerce.

Ivan Goodman
Project Manager

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Prior to Irongate Group, Ivan worked for the Investec Group since 2013. He brings more than 20 years' of experience across multiple jurisdictions and disciplines within the construction industry. This includes project and development management in relation to commercial and industrial development as well as re-positioning, multi-unit residential development and land subdivision. Ivan’s primary responsibility is project delivery and providing technical expertise across Irongate Group's property portfolio.

Ivan has a Bachelor of Science in Building.

Joanna Xue
Finance Manager

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Prior to Irongate Group, Joanna worked for the Investec Group since 2000 across a number of finance areas, including group finance, capital markets and property. She plays a lead role in the preparation of statutory and regulatory reporting, tax returns and business management analysis for the Irongate Group.

Joanna has a Masters in Accounting and is a certified public accountant.

Edwin Cheung
Analyst

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Prior to Irongate Group, Edwin worked for the Investec Group since 2019. He has more than six years' of experience in commercial real estate and energy infrastructure investment. He is involved in forecasting, valuation and analysis of Irongate Group's assets. Edwin has previously held a variety of analytical roles at Enwave Australia (a Brookfield Infrastructure portfolio company) and DEXUS Property Group.

Edwin has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a CFA charterholder.

Sam Wood
Analyst

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Prior to Irongate Group, Sam worked for the Investec Group since 2020 and has more than five years’ experience in commercial property. His role at Irongate Group is focused on the analysis and execution of capital transactions across Australia and New Zealand, as well as the administration of capital partnerships. Previously, Sam held roles at ISPT and EY (Real Estate Advisory), where he specialised in valuations, transaction advisory and feasibility analysis.

Sam has a Bachelor of Professional Accountancy and a Masters of Property, and is currently studying for his Level II CFA exam.

Sarah Brown
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

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Prior to joining Irongate Group, Sarah worked in various industries including banking, law and hospitality in client facing and administrative roles. Her role at Irongate Group is to provide administrative support to the team and coordinate office operations.

 

Lisa Chapman
Compliance Manager

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Lisa has more than 20 years’ experience in a range of compliance and risk, general management and operational roles within the funds management industry. Lisa’s role is to manage the compliance and risk functions for Irongate Group.

Lisa has a Diploma of Commerce.