Board of Directors

The responsible entity of the Fund is Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited (AUIREL) which is owned by Australian Unity Keppel Capital Pty Ltd ABN 67 637 410 505, a joint venture company owned equally by subsidiaries of Australian Unity Limited ABN 23 087 648 888 and Keppel Capital Holdings Pte Ltd CRN 201302079N, the asset management arm of Singapore based Keppel Corporation Limited CRN 196800351N

The Board of AUIRE comprises five directors, three of whom are independent, non-executive directors, including an independent Chairman.



(William) Peter Day

Independent Director and Chairman, Member of the Fund's Audit & Risk Committee
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Mr Day’s professional career includes senior executive roles in finance and general management in mining, manufacturing, food and financial services industries at companies including Bonlac Foods, Rio Tinto, CRA Limited and Comalco. He was Chief Financial Officer for Amcor for seven years until 2007.

Mr Day is a former non-executive director of Federation Centres Limited (2009-2014), former chairperson of Orbital Corporation Limited (2007–2014), former Chairman of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and was Deputy Chairman of the ASIC. He currently is a non-executive director of several ASX listed companies, including Alumina, Ansell, Boart Longyear, SAI Global and is a member of the Takeovers Panel.

Mr Day’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) from Queen Victoria University in Manchester, England, and a Master of Administration from Monash University in Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and an FCPA.

Don Marples

Independent Director, Chairman of the Fund's Audit & Risk Committee
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Mr Marples is an experienced director in both the public and private sectors, with more than 30 years’ experience in senior management positions working in real estate funds management, infrastructure, construction, banking and investment banking.

Mr Marple’s current Boards include NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust, Northern Sydney Local Health District, and MPC Funding Limited.

Previously, Mr Marples was Joint Managing Director at Fortius Funds Management (2006-2009) and General Manager/Global Head of Project, Finance & Infrastructure at the Commonwealth Bank (1999‑2006). He also held the positions of Chief Executive, Project Finance and Executive Director, Lend Lease Capital Services at Lend Lease Group (1991-1999).

Mr Marples is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Masters of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

Eve Crestani

Independent Director, Member of the Fund's Audit & Risk Committee
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Ms Crestani is a professional director and business consultant with a background in law and management. Her career spans over 35 years with her primary focus being financial services and professional services industries.

Ms Crestani is a director of booking.com Limited, a director of Seres Capital Management Limited (Caymans) and Seres Asset Management Limited (Hong Kong) and a director of Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited and Zurich Australia Limited.

Ms Crestani is a former non-executive director of Australian Unity Limited (1996 – 29 February 2016), and a former Chairman of Mercer Superannuation Australia Limited, and Mercer Outsourcing (Australia) Pty Limited.

Ms Crestani is a member of the ASX Appeal Tribunal, has a Diploma of Law and is a founding fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a business strategist, with 25 years’ experience consulting to large organisations on enterprise transformation and strategic change programs. She is highly regarded for her expertise in property strategies and specifically in the future of work and workplace concepts.

Greg Willcock

Non-executive Director
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Mr Willcock has over 33 years’ experience in banking and financial services in Australia, United States of America and the United Kingdom including seven years in general management roles at National Australia Bank in the areas of risk management, strategy and change management.

Mr Willcock has been a director of Australian Unity since 2012 and is also the chairman of Big Sky Building Society Limited, and a director of the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA), the industry advocate for Australia’s customer owned banking sector.

Mr Willcock holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Erle Spratt

Erle Spratt

Non-Executive Director
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Mr Spratt is currently the Australian Head of Keppel Capital, a property and infrastructure manager. Mr Spratt has extensive property development and funds management experience across Australia and Asia.

Important information

The Fund is issued by Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited (AUIREL) which is owned by Australian Unity Keppel Capital Pty Ltd ABN 67 637 410 505, a joint venture company owned equally by subsidiaries of Australian Unity Limited ABN 23 087 648 888 and Keppel Capital Holdings Pte Ltd CRN 201302079N, the asset management arm of Singapore based Keppel Corporation Limited CRN 196800351N. The information on this website is general information only and is not based on the financial objectives, situations or needs of any particular investor. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.