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    Paul Duffy Independent Chairman

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    Paul Duffy Independent Chairman Dip Urb Val

    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 NPT 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 Non-Independent Executive Director

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    Mark Francis Non-Independent Executive Director BCom (Fin)

    Mark is currently the Managing Director of Augusta Capital. 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 Capital.

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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 in the Taranaki region.

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    John Loughlin Independent Director

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    John Loughlin Independent Director MBA, BCA, FCA, ANZIIF (fellow), INFINZ (fellow), F

    John Loughlin is a professional company director. He is chairman of Powerco Limited, Tru-Test Corporation Limited, EastPack Limited and Rockit Global Limited. John is retiring as a director of Augusta Funds Management Limited with effect from 30 June 2018.

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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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    Martin Goldfinch Independent Director

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    Martin Goldfinch Independent Director BCom, LLB

    Martin has experience across a range of industries in both public and private companies. He holds degrees in Law and Commerce from Auckland University. He is currently the Private Equity Manager for Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and represents ACC on the board of CWS Assets Limited, Syft Technologies Limited and Partstrader Markets Limited. He is also a director of Les Mills Holdings Limited, Youi NZ Pty Limited and Youi Holdings Pty Limited.

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    Mark Petersen Independent Director

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    Mark Petersen Independent Director 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.

Senior Management

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    Mark E Francis Managing Director

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    Mark E 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. Mark lives in Auckland.

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  • Augusta 280 pp Bryce2

    Bryce Barnett Executive Director, Head Of Funds Management

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    Bryce Barnett Executive Director, Head Of Funds Management FCA, FPINZ, MNZM

    Bryce is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Property Institute of New Zealand. He began his career in the Inland Revenue before becoming the Chief Accountant of the Moller Group of Companies in 1980. From there he joined General Properties Consolidation Limited as the Managing Director involved in property development and investment throughout New Zealand. In 1989 Bryce became the General Manager of MacDow Properties, a subsidiary of the McConnell Dowell Corporate. Bryce was responsible for that company’s development and investment activity throughout New Zealand. In 1993 Bryce established KCL Property. Bryce lives in New Plymouth.

  • Augusta 382 pp Simon

    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.

  • Augusta 339 pp Guy

    Guy French-Wright Chief Operating Officer

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    Guy French-Wright Chief Operating Officer

    Guy joins Augusta from Quintessential Equity, a wholesale property fund manager based in Melbourne, Australia, where he was General Manager – Development and was responsible for building a diversified development business.  Prior to that, he was Development Director – Commercial at the Mirvac Group in Melbourne and has held a range of other management positions at Mirvac Group, Salta Properties and Austcorp Group in Australia.  He started his career as an Investment Banking Associate at Macquarie Bank.  The appointment marks a return to New Zealand for Guy grew up in Christchurch and obtained property and finance qualifications from Lincoln and Otago Universities.

  • Augusta 433 pp Luke

    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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Asset Management

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    Ben Visser Asset Manager

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    Ben Visser Asset Manager BCom (Fin), BProp

    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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  • Augusta 029 pp Wendy

    Wendy Roycroft Assistant Asset Manager

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    Wendy Roycroft Assistant Asset Manager

    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 assistant asset manager comprises liaising with tenants, property managers and investors to help with the smooth management of assets. She also oversees some of the health and safety functions in the business.

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    Alexandra Wheeler Assistant Asset Manager

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    Alexandra Wheeler Assistant Asset Manager

    Alexandra began with Augusta in October of 2016, and is now positioned as assistant asset manager to Lo Cheng. Her role involves assisting Lo in ensuring that the optimal strategy is in place with respect to the current and future direction of each Scheme, and that the required information is relayed to the investors.  

     

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    Matt Selles Assistant Asset Manager

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    Matt Selles Assistant Asset 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. His role as assistant asset manager entails helping Bernie run the New Zealand and Australian property portfolios as proficiently as possible.

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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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    Lo Cheng Senior Asset Manager

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    Lo Cheng Senior Asset Manager

    Lo has been with Augusta since 2012 and has been responsible for managing a varied portfolio of over 30 properties with a combined value of over $650m from Hamilton through to Kerikeri. As Senior Asset Manager, Lo is responsible for communicating Augusta’s strategy to investors and implementing these strategies across his portfolio. Prior to joining Augusta he worked for Equinox Capital for over 10 years.

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Business Development

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    Alex Kendrick Assistant Property Development Manager

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    Alex Kendrick Assistant Property Development Manager

    Alex joined Augusta in 2015 following her employment with Bayleys Real Estate. Alex is part of the Augusta development team assisting with project based works associated with all properties across the Augusta portfolio. Her role comprises liaising with tenants, property managers, contractors and asset managers to help create efficient and cost-effective project management across both New Zealand and Australian based properties.

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    Will Ellison Property Development Manager

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    Will Ellison Property 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 Development Manager he is responsible for achieving corporate objectives in relation to property development activities and major capital works programmes through strategic planning, development management and financial management and reporting.

     

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  • Augusta 489 pp Steve

    Stephen Brown-Thomas Property Development Manager

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    Stephen Brown-Thomas Property Development Manager

    Stephen is development manager for Augusta’s Value Add Fund No. 1, responsible for delivering the value-add strategy on these five Auckland based assets. He is also responsible for identifying, negotiating, planning and delivery of development and add-value opportunities across the existing Augusta portfolio. He joined KCL in 2007, which was acquired by Augusta in 2014. His background is in development, asset and project management.

     

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Finance

  • Augusta 180 pp Paul

    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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  • Augusta 217 pp Brad

    Brad Hinton Finance Syndicate Associate

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    Brad Hinton Finance Syndicate 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 Syndicate Finance Associate, Brad oversees the finance and accounting functions for a portfolio of New Zealand 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.

     

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  • Augusta 258 pp Nick

    Nicolaas Eman Group Accountant

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    Nicolaas Eman Group Accountant

    Nic Joined Augusta in September 2016 as a corporate accountant, transitioning from the assurance line of service at PwC. As the group accountant for Augusta Capital Limited and Augusta Funds Management Limited Nic provides support to the financial controller by managing a number of month-end financial processes and controls for the corporate entities. He also plays a key role in the annual audit and financial reporting processes as well as preparing the 33 Broadway Trust financials.

     

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  • Augusta 420 pp Haley

    Hayley Cross Finance and Syndicate Manager

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    Hayley Cross Finance and Syndicate Manager

    Hayley joined the Augusta team in August 2017. She manages the Syndicate Finance Team to oversee preparation, monitoring and reporting of financial matters relating to the syndicates. This includes treasury management, cash flow forecasting, feasibility modelling, financial statement preparation, entity divestments and managing relationships with external stakeholders. Prior to joining Augusta Hayley worked for ASB in investment, analysis and project roles.

     

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  • Augusta NP 111 pp

    Matthew Landrigan Finance Syndicate Associate

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    Matthew Landrigan Finance Syndicate Associate

    Matt is an all round legend.

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    Matt Ander Finance Syndicate Associate

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    Matt Ander Finance Syndicate Associate

    As a syndicate 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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    Brendan Clough Business Analyst

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    Brendan Clough Business Analyst

    Brendan joined Augusta as an internal auditor in October 2016, before becoming a syndicate finance associate in November 2016. Before this, he worked in PwC’s Private Business and Financial Audit teams, where he achieved his Chartered Accountancy qualification. Brendan oversees the finance and accounting functions for a portfolio of New Zealand based property Schemes. 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 Scheme in his portfolio. In addition, he is heavily involved with business process improvement and adoption of digital technologies within Augusta Funds teams.

     

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    Adrian Leach Financial Controller - Value Add Fund

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    Adrian Leach Financial Controller - Value Add Fund

    Adrian joined KCL Property in 2008 and served as the company’s Group Accountant. Adrian is a Chartered Accountant having previously been Finance Manager for NASDAQ listed company Aviat Networks, heading up the Finance team for their NZ operation. Outside of work, Adrian enjoys spending time with his young family and is a keen mountain biker.

     

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    Jess Tuki Finance Syndicate Associate

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    Jess Tuki Finance Syndicate Associate

    Jessica joined Augusta as a syndicate finance associate in February 2015. Prior to this she has worked in the business advisory team at Staples Rodway Hamilton. Jessica oversees the finance and accounting functions for a portfolio of New Zealand based property Schemes. 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 Scheme in her portfolio.

     

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    James Page Finance and Syndicate Manager

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    James Page Finance and Syndicate Manager

    James manages the Syndicate 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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    Ayla Dunlop-Barrett Finance Administrator

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    Ayla Dunlop-Barrett Finance Administrator

    Ayla joined Augusta in 2017 on a short term contract to cover the finance administrator role. Ayla has a bachelor of business studies (Finance) and is currently studying her AFA. Currently her role focuses on processing distribution payments to investors, reconciling management fee bank account and assisting the finance team when required.

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Legal and 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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Investor Relations

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    Adelle McBeth Investor Relations Manager

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    Adelle McBeth Investor Relations Manager

    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. Adelle is responsible for overseeing all investor communication and activity, working with the Asset and Finance teams to ensure timely, appropriate and investor centric communication with investors. 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.

     

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    Kerri Ewart Investor Relations Assistant

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    Kerri Ewart Investor Relations Assistant

    Kerri joined Augusta in August 2016 after a long career in banking across the retail, rural and commercial sectors. Kerri facilitates Augusta Funds Managements 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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Administration

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    Jess Merrilees Office Administrator

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    Jess Merrilees Office Administrator

    Jess joined Augusta’s Auckland office in 2017 as the office administrator being the first point of contact for all visitors and investors. She is responsible for ensuring general administrative support is completed effectively and efficiently as well as liaising with all staff to assist with any ad-hoc duties. Jess also regularly assists the executive assistant with coordinating staff functions and the preparation of events.

     

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  • Augusta 118 pp Jasmine

    Jasmine McAuslan Executive Assistant to Mark Francis

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    Jasmine McAuslan Executive Assistant to Mark Francis

    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.  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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Marketing and Communications

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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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AML / CFT Compliance

  • Augusta 338 pp Katie

    Katie Ireson AML/CFT Compliance Programme Administrator

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    Katie Ireson AML/CFT Compliance Programme Administrator

    Katie’s role 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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  • Augusta 399 pp Sheree

    Sheree Vickers AML/CFT Compliance Officer

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    Sheree Vickers AML/CFT Compliance Officer

    Sheree joined the Augusta compliance team in 2015and her focus is to ensure Augusta meets its account monitoring, reporting and compliance obligations of the AML/CFT Act.  As the requirements of the Act directly impact on Augusta investors, Sheree’s role involves regular contact with investors to meet the due diligence requirements. 

     

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