PFA Committees

PFA Executive Committee

ThePFA Executive is the decision-making body of the Association and is made up of PFA members which represent the various areas of the Association’s constituency.

The Executive comprises the following representatives:

Andrew Cannane

Intertrust

President

Melissa Kingham

Haben Property Funds

Vice President

Harry New

Hall & Wilcox

Secretary

Alex King

HLB Mann Judd

Treasurer

Steven Bennett

Charter Hall

Immediate Past President

Ross Lees

Centuria Property Funds Ltd

Member

Nikki Panagopoulos

Australian Unity

Member

Ryan Neary

GSA Insurance

Member

Greg Preston

Preston Rowe Paterson

Member

Noah Warren

Quintessential Equity

Member


PFA Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for developing, updating and monitoring the PFAcommunications policies, social networking accounts, and electronic discussion groups, as well as recommending new ways for the PFA to communicate with its members and other interested parties through alternative media. The committee is also responsible for regularly updating and marketing information about PFA activities.

The Committee members are:

Greg Preston

Preston Rowe Paterson

Chairperson & Executive Representative

Sasha Shatilova

Yardi Systems

Member

Ryan Neary

GSA Insurance

Executive Representative

Paul Healy

PFA

PFA CEO

Nicole Morris

PFA

PFA Operations Manager

Deborah Upton

PFA

PFA Consultant

David Manallack

PR / Media Consultant, Manallack Pty Ltd

PFA Consultant


PFA Events Committee

The Events Committee designs educational events for PFA members; to enable members to keep abreast of changes in property funds management; and to provide regular forums for members and their guests to network in a social environment.

The Committee members are:

Greg Preston

Preston Rowe Paterson

Chairperson & Executive Representative

Andrew Cannane

Intertrust

PFA President

Steven Bennett

Charter Hall

Executive Representative

Nikki Panagopoulos

Australian Unity

Executive Representative

Nicola Woodward

KPMG

Member

Benjamin Martin-Henry

Real Capital Analytics

Member

Paul Healy

PFA

PFA CEO

Deborah Upton

PFA

PFA Consultant


PFA Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee drives PFA initiatives and continues to build a culture of respect, connection and progress, where we have contribution from a diversity of members and industry leaders.

Initiatives

1. Inclusive culture

  • The PFA continues to build a culture where people are respected, valued and encouraged to contribute to the success of the funds management industry;
  • The PFA creates an environment where a diversity of people from different backgrounds, age and gender have access to opportunities and resources and are able to contribute their perspectives to improve the Association and membership value; and
  • Creating an inclusive Association will be fundamental to the Associations’ ability to successfully build a diverse Association and improve performance.

2. Gender commitments

  • The PFA will work on achieving a significant increase in the number of women in the industry and in senior leadership positions;
  • The PFA will establish a program to encourage, promote and engage with women in funds management associated industries; and
  • Sponsorship of women from member organisations to attend events and for mentoring will be a priority.

3. Age and ethnicity

  • The PFA will continue to work on attracting and retaining members from diverse age groups and ethnic backgrounds; and
  • Creation of a networking group and specific events for emerging leaders and member employees.

The Committee members are:

Noah Warren

Quintessential Equity

Chairperson & Executive Representative

Andrew Cannane

Intertrust

PFA President

Melissa Kingham

Haben Property Group

PFA Vice President

Steven Bennett

Charter Hall

Executive Representative

Paul Healy

PFA

PFA, CEO

Nicole Morris

PFA

PFA Operations Manager


PFA Issues & Regulatory Committee

The Issues and Regulatory Committee is one of the key backbone committees of the Association. The PFA was originally established around a group of individuals representing businesses in the unlisted direct property investment space who did not have a voice with regulators regarding industry reforms. Today the committee continues to play a key role in representing, promoting and protecting the interest of its members, advisors and investors.

The Committee engages in numerous lobbying efforts on proposed policy and legal changes with industry regulators (ASIC, APRA) and other Government organisations including Treasury and the ATO.

It is essential that the Issues and Regulatory Committee acts as a voice for our members, and also regularly updates PFA members on proposed reforms, and the implementation of policy and law changes. Our members need to continually be aware of any potential changes to legislation that could have an impact on their business structure and/or operations.

The committee meets regularly to discuss and consider any new or proposed law reforms or policies that will impact the unlisted property industry. Please contact the Committee Chair if you would like to participate in the committee or you have any questions regarding lobbying on behalf of members.

The Committee members are:

Harry New

Hall & Wilcox

Chairperson & Executive Representative

Joshua Chye

HLB Mann Judd

Member

Ken Atchison

Atchinson Consultants

Member

Troy Dafter

Centuria Property Funds

Member

Mark Bryant

Charter Hall

Member

Vince Battaglia

Hall & Wilcox

Member

Emma Rodgers

Australian Unity

Member

Paul Healy

PFA

PFA, CEO