Board of Directors

David Clarke
Chairman
LLB

David Clarke joined the Board in April 2014 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman in November 2014. He is also a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

David was previously Chief Executive Officer of Investec Bank (Australia) Limited, where he held responsibility for all of Investec’s activities in Australia.

Prior to joining Investec Bank, David was the CEO of Allco Finance Group and a director of AMP Limited, following five years at Westpac Banking Corporation, where he held a number of senior roles, including Chief Executive of the Wealth Management Business, BT Financial Group.

David has 35 years’ experience in investment banking, funds management, property and retail banking. He was previously employed at Lend Lease Corporation Limited, where he was an executive director and Chief Executive of MLC Limited, and prior to this was Chief Executive of Lloyds Merchant Bank in London.

David is chairman of both the University of New South Wales Medicine Advisory Council and Dean’s Circle. He is a member of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Beachheads Forum and a non-executive director of Austbrokers Holdings Limited.

 

Anne Brennan

Anne Brennan
Non-Executive Director
B.Com (Hons)

Anne joined the Charter Hall Board in October 2010. She is currently the Chair of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee and a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Anne has held a variety of senior management and executive roles in large corporates and professional services firms over 25 years in business, including time as CFO of CSR and finance director of the Coates Group. Prior to that, she was a partner at KPMG, Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. 

Anne is a director of Argo Investments Ltd, Echo Entertainment Ltd, Myer Holdings Ltd and Nufarm Ltd. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and a Fellow of the AICD.

David Deverall

David Deverall
Non-Executive Director
BE, MBA

David joined the Charter Hall Board in May 2012. He is Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee.

David’s extensive experience in financial services, funds management and strategy includes time as CEO of Perpetual Ltd, chairman and director of The Financial Services Council and Group Head of Funds Management and Head of Strategy at Macquarie Group. He is currently CEO of Hunter Hall International Ltd, Australia’s leading ethical funds management company.

Philip Garling

Philip Garling
Non-Executive Director
B.Build (NSW), AMP (AIM) and Advanced Diploma

 

Philip joined the Board of the Charter Hall Group in 2013. He is currently a member of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee. He has over 35 years’ experience in property and infrastructure, development, operations and asset and investment management, including nine years as Global Head of Infrastructure at AMP Capital Investors and 22 years at Lend Lease Corporation, five of them as CEO at Lend Lease Capital Services. 

Philip is a director of Downer EDI Limited and Networks NSW. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Building and the Institute of Engineers, Australia.

Peter Kahan

Peter Kahan
Non-Executive Director
B.Com, B.Ac

Peter joined the Charter Hall Board in October 2009, following an investment in Charter Hall by Gandel Group. He is a member of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee and the Nominations Committee.

Peter is currently the Executive Deputy Chairman of Gandel Group and has approximately 20 years of property and funds management experience. He joined Gandel Group in 1994, became the Group’s Finance Director in 2001 and was CEO from 2007 to 2012. Prior to his time at Gandel Group, Peter worked as a chartered accountant and held a range of senior financial roles in industry.

Peter was appointed a non‑executive director of CFS Retail Property Trust (CFX) in April 2014. He is a member of CFX’s Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Organisation Committee.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Colin McGowan

Colin McGowan
Non-Executive Director
Dip.Val, GDipAppFin

 

Colin joined the Board in 2005 at its initial public offering. Colin has over 35 years’ property industry experience across the office, industrial and retail sectors including over 15 years as a Diversified Property Fund Manager.

Colin was formally CEO of the listed AMP Diversified Property Trust, Executive Vice President of Bankers Trust (AUS), founding Fund Manager of the BT Property Trust and founding Fund Manager of Advance Property Fund. He is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute, and a Senior Fellow of Finsia.

David Harrison

David Harrison
Executive Director
B.Bus (Land Economy), GDipAppFin

David joined Charter Hall in 2004 and has 27 years of property market experience across office, retail and industrial sectors. As Charter Hall Group’s Joint Managing Director, he is responsible for all aspects of the Charter Hall business, with specific focus on investment management, strategy, corporate transactions and property investment activities. David is directly responsible for overseeing the operation of the investment management divisions, including the listed REITs, wholesale unlisted and retail unlisted divisions, together with investor relations and transactions. He shares responsibility with David Southon for the Chief Financial Officer in relation to group finance, treasury and capital management.

In the last eight years, David has overseen the growth of the Charter Hall Group from $500 million to $11 billion of funds under management. He has been principally responsible for transactions exceeding $15 billion of commercial, retail and industrial property assets across all the Group’s property sectors over the past 23 years.

David also sits as an Executive Member on all Fund Boards and Investment Committees and is a Fellow Member of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI).

 

David Southon

David Southon
Executive Director
B.Bus (Land Economy)

David is a co-founder of the Charter Hall Group and has over 27 years of property industry experience across the office, industrial and retail sectors. As Charter Hall Group’s Joint Managing Director, he is responsible for all aspects of the Charter Hall business, with direct responsibility for overseeing the operation of the property and support services divisions including office, industrial and retail property services; people, brand and community; legal/company secretariat; and technology, as well as strategic involvement in project origination and direction. He shares responsibility with David Harrison for the Chief Financial Officer in relation to group finance, treasury and capital management.

David is an Executive Director on the Charter Hall Group Board, the Board of the Responsible Entity for Charter Hall Retail REIT, as well as the Responsible Entity Board of the Charter Hall Direct Funds. He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Commercial Industrial Property (CIP), a member of the Charter Hall Diversity Committee, and a member of the investment committee of Charter Hall Opportunity Fund No.5, as well as the Valuation Sub Committee.

David is a member of the Board of Advisers NSW for the Property Industry Foundation (PIF) and is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI).