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    Paul Duffy Independent Chairman

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    Paul Duffy has over 35 years’ experience in the property investment/development industry, including CEO/executive director of DNZ Property Fund (now named Stride Property) for 13 years. During his career, Paul held the position of general manager of Fletcher Property Limited and was joint managing director of US Real Estate Subsidiaries for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. In this role he oversaw the formation of a large real estate portfolio in the United States and Europe. Paul is currently a director of Asset Plus Limited, Leighs Construction and a number of other private companies. Paul is the chairman of Augusta Capital and Augusta Funds Management.

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    Mark Francis Managing Director

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    Mark Francis Managing Director BCom (Fin)

    Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Otago and a background in finance and property in roles with Hendry Hay MacIntosh, Force Corporation Limited and Village Roadshow Australia Pty Limited. Mark formed Augusta Group Limited in 2001 and began property syndication through Augusta Funds Management in 2003. Mark is the largest shareholder in Augusta and is also a director of a number of private companies. 

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    Bryce Barnett Non-Independent Executive Director

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    Bryce Barnett Non-Independent Executive Director FCA, FPINZ

    Bryce’s career started as a Chartered Accountant for the Inland Revenue before becoming Chief Accountant of the Moller Group of Companies. Bryce has held executive positions including Managing Director within publicly listed and private companies each with a strong emphasis on property. Bryce went on to form his own company, KCL Property Limited in 1994, which merged its business with Augusta Capital in 2014. His property experience over the last 47 years includes; commercial, industrial, larger format retail and residential development and investment in New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia. In 2017, Bryce was awarded both a Chartered Accountants Fellowship and is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for recognition of his contribution to governance and philanthropy.

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    Kevin Murphy Independent Director

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    Kevin Murphy Independent Director

    Kevin became a director of Augusta Funds Management on 29 March 2018. He was formerly the Managing Director of TSB New Zealand (until January 2018) where he helped grow a small regional bank into the sixth largest retail bank in New Zealand with assets in excess of $7 billion.
    During his time as Managing Director he also served as a director of Fisher Funds, Payments NZ and the New Zealand Banking Ombudsman. Mr Murphy is a Chartered Accountant and was previously the Vice President of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

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    Mark Petersen Independent Director

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    Mark is a professional director and corporate adviser who has worked in the commercial property sector for the past 35 years. Initially working as a registered valuer, Mark’s background includes development management, project management and investment management. Mark was Managing Director of NZX listed Shortland Properties Limited from 1989 to 1999 and he is currently a director of CentrePort Limited, Wellington’s container port company and its subsidiaries and is also an advisory Board member for Te Tumu Kainga, a trust administered by the Maori Trustee for the provision of affordable housing. Mark is a former director of Wellington Waterfront Limited, a former director of Australian property focused private equity funds which were established and managed by Grant Samuel and is a past Chair of the NZ Hockey Federation.

Augusta Industrial Fund Board of Directors

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    Mark Petersen Chair

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    Mark Petersen Chair Dip Urb Val

    Mark is a professional director and corporate adviser who has worked in the commercial property sector for the past 35 years. Initially working as a registered valuer, Mark’s background includes development management, project management and investment management. Mark was Managing Director of NZX listed Shortland Properties Limited from 1989 to 1999 and he is currently a director of CentrePort Limited, Wellington’s container port company and its subsidiaries and is also an advisory Board member for Te Tumu Kainga, a trust administered by the Maori Trustee for the provision of affordable housing. Mark is a former director of Wellington Waterfront Limited, a former director of Australian property focused private equity funds which were established and managed by Grant Samuel and is a past Chair of the NZ Hockey Federation.

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    Mark Francis Managing Director

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    Mark Francis Managing Director BCom (Fin)

    Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Otago and a background in finance and property in roles with Hendry Hay MacIntosh, Force Corporation Limited and Village Roadshow Australia Pty Limited. Mark formed Augusta Group Limited in 2001 and began property syndication through Augusta Funds Management in 2003. Mark is the largest shareholder in Augusta and is also a director of a number of private companies. 

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    Guy French-Wright Independent Director

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    Guy French-Wright Independent Director BCom VPM (Valuation & Property Management)

    Guy joined Augusta in March 2017, from Quintessential Equity, a wholesale property fund manager based in Melbourne, Australia. Prior to that, he was Development Director at the Mirvac Group in Melbourne and had previous roles at Salta Properties and Austcorp Group in Australia. In 2018, Guy stepped down as Chief Operating Officer of Augusta Capital to return to Melbourne but remains as an Independent Director of Augusta Industrial Fund. 

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    Guy Weaver Independent Director

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    Guy Weaver Independent Director

    Guy joined the Augusta Industrial Fund Board in October 2018 as a Director. His previous experience has been as a director of a privately-owned software company together with owning and operating a large multi franchised Automotive Group. Guy also subsequently owned and operated Newline Homes Limited who held the A1 Homes franchise for the greater Wellington area. Guy has prior experience as a General Manager in the corporate sector. For the past twenty years he has successfully managed his own commercial property business. The Board considers that Guy is an independent director of Augusta Industrial.

Senior Management

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    Mark Francis Managing Director

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    Mark Francis Managing Director BCom (Finance)

    Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Otago and a background in finance and property in roles with Hendry Hay MacIntosh, Force Corporation Limited and Village Roadshow Australia Pty Limited. Mark formed Augusta Group Limited in 2001 and began property syndication through Augusta Funds Management in 2003. Mark is the largest shareholder in Augusta and is also a director of a number of private companies. 

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    Bryce Barnett Executive Director

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    Bryce Barnett Executive Director FCA, FPINZ, MNZM

    Bryce’s career started as a Chartered Accountant for the Inland Revenue before becoming Chief Accountant of the Moller Group of Companies. Bryce has held executive positions including Managing Director within publicly listed and private companies each with a strong emphasis on property. Bryce went on to form his own company, KCL Property Limited in 1994, which merged its business with Augusta Capital in 2014. His property experience over the last 47 years includes; commercial, industrial, larger format retail and residential development and investment in New Zealand and Brisbane, Australia. In 2017, Bryce was awarded both a Chartered Accountants Fellowship and is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for recognition of his contribution to governance and philanthropy.

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    Simon Woollams Chief Financial Officer

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    Simon Woollams Chief Financial Officer

    Simon has a commerce degree majoring in accountancy and is a Chartered Accountant. Simon has a strong financial background including roles with BDO Spicers, UK experience and then four years at ANZ National Bank in the property and finance teams. His previous role at ANZ National Bank was as the property finance manager. Simon has been with Augusta since 2007.

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    Joel Lindsey Chief Operating Officer

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    Joel Lindsey Chief Operating Officer

    Prior to his return to New Zealand in 2014, Joel worked at Aviva Investors (London) where he worked his way from Analyst to Fund Manager and ultimately held the position of Senior Director – Real Estate. In that position, he was responsible for management of the £4 billion Aviva Life & Pensions real estate investment portfolio. On his return to New Zealand, Joel has worked at Panuku Development Auckland and was, until recently, the Head of Business Development and Project Director. 

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    Luke Fitzgibbon General Counsel & Company Secretary

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    Luke Fitzgibbon General Counsel & Company Secretary

    Luke joined Augusta in January 2016 from Chapman Tripp where he spent 8 years in the corporate team where he advised on securities laws (including for Augusta’s syndications), mergers and acquisitions as well as general commercial and corporate advice. Luke completed his studies at the University of Otago where he graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Chemistry). Luke’s role at Augusta is to oversee and advise on all legal aspects of the Augusta business.

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    Adelle McBeth Head of Operations

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    Adelle McBeth Head of Operations

    Adelle joined KCL on a part time basis in 2004 while studying at The University of Auckland. In 2007 she joined the team in New Plymouth on a full time basis and is now the senior staff member there. She is responsible for overseeing the HR, Marketing, Investor Relations and IT functions at Augusta. She is the first point of contact for a potential investor wanting to know more about investing with Augusta or an existing investor with general queries.

Asset Management

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    Ben Harding Head of Asset Management and AIF Manager

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    Ben Harding Head of Asset Management and AIF Manager

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    Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University and Masters in Property Valuation and Law from London City University. Prior to joining Augusta, Ben spent three and a half years with Stride Property where he was responsible for the strategic asset management for their property portfolio. Ben (previously Senior Asset Manager) is now responsible for leading the Asset team responsible for the New Zealand portfolio as well as the dedicated Fund Manager for Augusta Industrial Fund.

     

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    Bernie Smith Senior Asset Manager

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    Bernie Smith Senior Asset Manager

    Bernie joined  KCL in as a senior asset manager looking after the New Zealand portfolio from Hamilton South and the Queensland portfolio. As an asset manager Bernie is responsible for strategically managing his portfolio and communicating with investors in each of his Schemes throughout New Zealand and Australia

     

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    Ben Visser Asset Manager

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    Ben Visser Asset Manager BCom (Fin), BProp

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    Ben joined Augusta in March 2017 as an Asset Manager with a portfolio spanning from Auckland to Hastings. Ben holds a Bachelor of Business Studies with a double major in Finance and Valuation & Property Management. Previously Ben had roles with Jones Lang LaSalle in the valuations and office leasing team and most recently worked for Trust Investments Management as a Property Manager. Coming from a successful Triathlon career Ben now plans to re-focus his attention to Commercial Property.

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    Will Allan Asset Manager

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    Will Allan Asset Manager

    Will joined the Augusta Asset Management Team in April 2019 and will be managing a number of properties in Auckland, Hastings and Christchurch. This management will include monitoring the overall performance of the properties and communicating that with investors. Prior to joining Augusta Will worked at Robt. Jones Holdings Limited, where he strategically managed several Auckland CBD office towers and their numerous tenants. Will holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Otago.

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    Gavin Fiddes Asset Manager

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    Gavin Fiddes Asset Manager

    Gavin joined Augusta in June 2019 as an Asset Manager for the South Island Portfolio. Gavin holds a Bachelor of Business Studies with a double major in Finance and Valuation & Property Management. Most recently Gavin has held roles with Ngai Tahu Property as a Senior Property Manager and prior to that with KCL Property as an Asset Manager.

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    Matt Selles Property Manager

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    Matt Selles Property Manager

    Matt started with Augusta in October 2017 following his employment at CBRE as a commercial property analyst. Matt holds a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland.Matt is a Property Manager to reflect his sole responsibility and lead role in the property management of our Australian portfolio and SPG properties in New Zealand. 

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    Linda Sawyer Portfolio Administrator

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    Linda Sawyer Portfolio Administrator

    Linda has recently joined the team in the Auckland Office as a Portfolio Administrator. She has over 30 years experience in the property sector, having worked in various roles within the industry in South Africa, New Zealand and most recently for Knight Frank in Australia. Linda’s primary role will be general business and support for the Asset Management team. This will involve co-coordinating portfolio functions such as insurances and valuations, liaising with external parties and assistance with the preparation of investor correspondence.

Development

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    Stephen Brown-Thomas Senior Development Manager and Asset Plus Manager

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    Stephen Brown-Thomas Senior Development Manager and Asset Plus Manager

    Stephen is a Senior Development Manager, with a background in development, asset and project management. He is responsible for identifying, negotiating, planning and delivery of development and value-add opportunities across the existing Augusta and Asset Plus portfolio. Stephen joined KCL in 2007, which was acquired by Augusta in 2014 and he is the senior staff member responsible for the Christchurch office. 

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    Will Ellison Senior Development Manager

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    Will Ellison Senior Development Manager

    Will joined the Auckland team in October, previously holding roles as the National Property Development Manager for Progressive Enterprises, NZ and as Associate Director, Funds Management for LaSalle Investment Management in London.  As a Senior Development Manager he is responsible for leading and managing the Auckland based Development Managers by achieving corporate objectives in relation to property development activities and major capital works.

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    Matt Dayman Senior Development Manager - Residential

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    Matt Dayman Senior Development Manager - Residential

    Matt joined Augusta in June 2019 to lead our residential investment strategies. Prior to returning to New Zealand in mid-2017, Matt spent 9 years working for Lendlease in London – most recently as Development Director for Lendlease’s European residential development business. During this time Matt gained significant experience in large scale mixed use developments and played a key role in establishing a Lendlease managed Build to Rent investment fund with an initial target to invest £1.5bn. Prior joining Augusta, Matt worked at Winton where he was responsible for managing their Launch Bay development at Hobsonville Point. Matt has a Master of Business (Property) from RMIT University, Melbourne and a Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) from the University of Auckland.

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    Daniel Mahony Property Development Manager

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    Daniel Mahony Property Development Manager

    Daniel Mahony is the most recent addition to the Development Team here at Augusta.  Daniel has an extensive background in asset and development management, previously working for Goodman NZ, Mahony & Seton (London), and most recently private commercial development company Wallace Development Company Limited. Daniel will be working across a number of Augusta’s funds focusing on add-value opportunities.

     

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    Mark Johnston Project Manager

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    Mark Johnston Project Manager

    Mark joined the Augusta team in January 2019. He has a background in civil and structural engineering, construction and project management. Prior to his return to New Zealand in 2017 he worked for PDS Group as a project manager delivering predominantly residential developments. Later during his return to NZ he worked for The Building Intelligence Group on a range of project sectors including commercial, education, local government and residential. Mark’s role as Project Manager will be working closely with the development team to successfully deliver development projects.

Marketing and Communications | Investor Relations

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    Jessie Davidson Marketing & Communications Manager

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    Jessie Davidson Marketing & Communications Manager

    Jess joined the Auckland office in November 2017. She has an extensive advertising and marketing background including 4 years working alongside the Deputy Global Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi as an Account Director in their London office - as well as several other roles focused on brand, marketing, strategy and development. Jess has managed from agency side, some of the worlds most recognised brands including BMW and MINI, Kelloggs, Greenpeace, AXA, ABSOLUT Vodka, Glenfidich, PWC and L'Oreal. Jess’s role is focused on growing the Augusta investor database, public relations and devising and implementing a full brand, communications and marketing strategy.

     

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    Kerri Ewart Secondary Sales Manager

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    Kerri Ewart Secondary Sales Manager

    Kerri joined Augusta in August 2016 after a long career in banking across the retail, rural and commercial sectors. Kerri facilitates Augusta Funds Managements and Augusta Industrial Fund's secondary sale market, working with investors to sell or purchase units in Augusta’s schemes as well as assisting investors with applications into new schemes and getting investors AML compliant. She is the first point of contact for an investor wishing to sell their unit in a Scheme, purchasing a unit or any change of details (change of bank account, trustees, address’ etc.) 

     

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    Wendy Roycroft Investor Relations Associate

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    Wendy Roycroft Investor Relations Associate

    Wendy’s background is in banking and finance, lending to property developers and commercial property investors in Wellington, London and Auckland. She joined the team in 2014 when Augusta purchased a property syndication business from Bayleys. Her role as Investor Relations Associate comprises liaising with investors with day to day queries and during new offers, processing applications for the AML legislation, offering support for secondary sales along with undertaking organisational project work. She also oversees some of the health and safety functions in the business.

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    Jess Merrilees Marketing Associate

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    Jess Merrilees Marketing Associate

    Jess joined Augusta’s Auckland office in 2017 and is now positioned as Marketing Associate. She is responsible for providing support to the Marketing Manager and helping ensure the Augusta brand is presented consistently through all communication channels within deadline and budget. Jess also liaises with any external partners including PR and creative agencies and helps to assist with event planning and website management.

Legal and Compliance | AML/CFT Compliance

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    Louise Connell Legal and Compliance Manager

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    Louise Connell Legal and Compliance Manager

    Louise joined Augusta in 2017 following three years working for a top-tier global law firm in London in the disputes resolution team. She assists Luke in providing legal advice to Augusta, as well as overseeing the company’s compliance policies and procedures in meeting its obligations under the Financial Markets Conduct Act, AML/CFT Act and Health and Safety at Work Act.

     

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    Katie Ireson AML/CFT Investor Liaison

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    Katie Ireson AML/CFT Investor Liaison

    Katie’s position reflects her investor facing role within the compliance team both during and outside of the equity raise periods. This involves processing investor applications and ensuring that Augusta meets its compliance obligations under the AML/CFT Act. Often your first point of contact for any AML related queries, she works closely with investors to meet Augusta’s due diligence requirements of the act. Katie joined the Augusta team as a temp in June 2016 and was employed on a full-time basis in July 2017.

     

     

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    David Haczynskyj AML/CFT Compliance Manager

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    David Haczynskyj AML/CFT Compliance Manager

    David is the newest addition to the Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) team working as an AML/CFT Compliance Manager. David has an extensive compliance and banking background including a recent role as a fraud analyst for Lloyds Bank in The United Kingdom. David is responsible for ensuring the company’s compliance policies and procedures meet the AML/CFT Act standard and will be assisting with onboarding of investors into our new schemes.

Finance

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    Paul Matheson Corporate Financial Controller

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    Paul Matheson Corporate Financial Controller

    Paul is the Financial Controller for Augusta Capital Limited and Augusta Funds Management Limited. He is responsible for corporate financial reporting, annual audit process, monthly management and board reporting, and oversees the financial processes and controls. In addition, Paul is the accountant for 33 Broadway Trust. Paul’s background is in the financial services industry having worked in London, Sydney and most recently for Westpac New Zealand in the property and corporate finance teams. Paul joined Augusta in 2014.

     

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    Mark Madigan Financial Controller - Augusta Funds Management

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    Mark Madigan Financial Controller - Augusta Funds Management

    Mark joined Augusta in 2018 following Financial Controller roles at Airwork and Property for Industry. Prior to this, Mark spent five years in the institutional banking client coverage team at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.  Mark is responsible for financial reporting, compliance and treasury management for the Augusta Funds Management portfolio. Mark is a graduate of the University of Auckland and obtained his Chartered Accountancy whilst working in the tax division at PwC.

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    James Page Finance Manager

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    James Page Finance Manager

    James manages the Finance Team to oversee preparation, monitoring and reporting of financial matters pertaining to the syndicates.  This includes treasury management, liaising with funders, cash flow forecasting, feasibility modelling, financial statement preparation, entity liquidations and transaction processing. Before immigrating to New Zealand and joining Augusta in 2013, James worked for PWC in the United Kingdom.

     

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    Nick Gibson Finance Manager

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    Nick Gibson Finance Manager

    Nick joined the Augusta team in May 2019 as a Finance Manager covering maternity leave. Nick has most previously been based in London as a Fund Controller at Tristan Capital Partners, a boutique Pan-European Real Estate Fund Manager. During his role at Tristan, he managed the finance operations for several real estate funds across EUR 2.5bn of institutional equity with EUR 6bn of assets under management. Nick holds a Bachelor of Accountancy and a Diploma in Arts qualifying from Massey University Albany. 

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    Jackie Moore Finance Manager - CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

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    Jackie Moore Finance Manager - CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE

    Jackie joined Augusta in 2015 after returning from three years in London where she worked at J. Rothschild Capital Management. Jackie manages the Finance Team to oversee preparation, monitoring and reporting of financial matters pertaining to the syndicates. This includes treasury management, liaising with funders, cash flow forecasting, feasibility modelling, financial statement preparation, entity liquidations and transaction processing. Jackie obtained her Chartered Accountancy qualification whilst working as an auditor for Ernst and Young.

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    Brendan Clough IT Manager

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    Brendan Clough IT Manager

    Brendan joined Augusta in October 2016 following 5 years working in PwC’s Private Business and Financial Audit teams, where he also achieved his Chartered Accountancy. Brendan has worn many hats at Augusta, firstly setting up Augusta’s internal audit programme, then as maternity cover in a finance role, and now leads the technology practice in Augusta. His main responsibilities are focused on the strategic use of technology, project management of system implementations, security of Augusta’s networks and business improvements efforts.

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    Brad Hinton Senior Finance Associate

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    Brad Hinton Senior Finance Associate

    Brad joined Augusta Auckland in October after returning from three years in London; the last two of which he spent working at Grosvenor. As a Senior Finance Associate, Brad oversees the finance and accounting functions for a portfolio of New Zealand assets including Augusta Industrial Fund. This includes the preparation of financial statements and annual budgets, liaising with the bank around funding requirements, ensuring all compliance obligations are met, and assisting in the development and implementation of strategy.

     

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    Matthew Landrigan Finance Associate

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    Matthew Landrigan Finance Associate

    Matt joined Augusta in February 2018 after 5 years working at BDO Taranaki. Matt obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting, Commercial Law and Marketing in 2011 from Victoria University, Wellington. He went on to achieve his Chartered Accountancy in 2016.

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    Matt Ander Finance Associate

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    Matt Ander Finance Associate

    As a Finance Associate Matt oversees the finance and accounting functions for a portfolio of New Zealand and Australian syndicates.  This includes the preparation of financial statements and annual budgets; liaising with the bank around funding requirements; ensuring all compliance obligations are met; and assisting in the development and implementation of strategy for each syndicate in his portfolio. He joined Augusta in January 2015 after returning from London where he worked in the finance team at University College London for two years.

     

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    Josh Fsadni Finance Associate

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    Josh Fsadni Finance Associate

    Josh joined the Augusta team in January 2019 following a role as a Senior Accountant in the Business Advisory team at Crowe Horwath Limited. Josh obtained a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Commercial Law and later achieved his Chartered Accountancy there also. As a Finance Associate, Josh oversees the finance and accounting functions for a portfolio of NZ Syndicates. This includes preparation of financial statements, annual budgets and treasury management, ensuring all compliance obligations are met and assisting in the implementation of strategy for each syndicate in his portfolio.

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    Lauryn Lewthwaite Corporate Accountant

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    Lauryn Lewthwaite Corporate Accountant

    Lauryn joined the Auckland team in September 2018 from her most previous role at RSM Hayes. Lauryn is replacing Nicolaas Eman as a Corporate Accountant for Augusta Capital Limited and Augusta Funds Management Limited in which she provides support to the Financial Controller as well as managing month-end financial processes and controls.

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    Stefanie Chapman Finance Administrator

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    Stefanie Chapman Finance Administrator

    Stef joined Augusta’s finance team in February 2013 as a Finance Administrator based in New Plymouth. Her role as a Finance Administrator focuses on assisting the finance team when required, processing distribution payments to investors and ensuring all compliance deadlines are met for the team.

Administration

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    Jasmine McAuslan EA to Mark Francis/Project Coordinator

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    Jasmine McAuslan EA to Mark Francis/Project Coordinator

    Jasmine joined Augusta in October 2016 as the executive Assistant to Mark Francis, Managing Director. Her role involves assisting Mark and the senior management team with day-to-day activities, and managing general office operations across a variety of functions and projects. Jasmine also works as an internal project coordinator using her skill set in organising people and process to provide support and a key pivot for new acquisitions and projects for the senior management and development teams. She has over seven years’ experience in the property sector, including having worked as an executive assistant and facilities manager for Robt. Jones Holdings Ltd previously. 

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    Nikki Burwell Reception & Investor Relations Assistant

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    Nikki Burwell Reception & Investor Relations Assistant

    Nikki joined the KCL Property team in May 2009 as the receptionist in the New Plymouth office.  She plays an integral role supporting the team there, including logistical support to the investor relations team as well as managing all client meetings and events.

     

     

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    Madeleine Morey Office Coordinator

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    Madeleine Morey Office Coordinator

    Maddy joined Augusta’s Auckland office in 2019 and is responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the office. She is often the first point of contact an investor or visitor will have with the company. She assists with any ad-hoc project work, planning and preparation of events, accounting functions and administration of applications received during an Augusta offer sell down process.