Mark E 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. Mark lives in Auckland.
Paul Duffy (Chairman, Dip Urb Val)
Paul Duffy has had 35 years’ experience in the property investment industry, both within NZ and internationally. Paul is currently a director of several private companies and was the chief executive/executive director of DNZ Property Fund for 13 years. During his career, Paul held the position of general manager of Fletcher Property Limited and was joint managing director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, an offshore government property investment agency where he was responsible for the formation of a large real estate portfolio in the United States and Europe. A former chairman of the Keystone Trust, Paul now sits on the Keystone Trust Board.
John Loughlin (Director, BCA, MBA, FCA, ANZIIF (fellow), INFINZ (fellow), FNZIM, AFInstD)
John Loughlin is a professional company director. He is chairman of Powerco Limited, Tru-Test Corporation Limited, EastPack Limited and Rockit Global Limited. John lives in Havelock North.
Bryce Barnett (Executive Director, Head of Funds Management. CA, FPINZ)
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.
Martin Goldfinch (Director, BCom, LLB)
Martin is a senior professional with extensive commercial 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). He also has current directorships with Les Mills Holdings Limited, Youi (NZ) Pty Ltd and is a Council Member of NZ Venture Capital Association. Martin is considered to be an independent director.
Mark Petersen (Dip Urb Val, SNZPI)
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, investment management. Mark was Managing Director of NZX listed Shortland Properties Limited from 1989 – 1999. Mark is currently a Director of CentrePort Limited, Wellington’s container port company and its subsidiaries and is 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. Mark is currently an executive director of D H Flinders, a Melbourne headquartered corporate advisory firm providing corporate and funds management advice in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.