Board of Directors

Peeyush Gupta FAICD
Independent Chairman

Peeyush Gupta

Peeyush was co-founder and the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Ipac Securities Limited, a pre-eminent wealth management firm. He has experience in starting and growing businesses, general and investment management, and corporate governance. He is a Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank Limited, BNZ Life, Link Group, Insurance and Care NSW, and SBS. He also serves in a pro bono capacity on the Australian School of Business Dean’s Advisory Committee and as a Trustee of Western Sydney University. Peeyush holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Computing Studies from the University of Canberra. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

Rick Higgins
Independent Director 

Rick Higgins

Rick is a property professional with over 45 years of experience, having provided valuations and consultancy advice to a range of large institutional clients relating to a broad range of properties. He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of BWP Management Limited, which is the responsible entity for the ASX listed BWP Trust. Rick was the National Director of Business Development for Colliers International. Before that, he was employed by Jones Lang Wootton for 30 years as National Director responsible for the National Valuation and Consultancy Division. Rick is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI).

Ian Pratt
Independent Director 

Ian Pratt

As an accounting professional, Ian has been providing astute property, finance and tax advice for over 40 years. Currently a partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants, he is also a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, is a Director of a number of private companies, is the Chairman of Ashley Services Group Limited and was a Director of Macquarie Direct Property Management Limited, which became Charter Hall Direct Property Management Limited in 2010.

David Harrison
Executive Director 

David Harrison

David has more than 30 years of property market experience across office, retail and industrial sectors in multiple geographies globally. As Charter Hall Managing Director and Group CEO, David is responsible for all aspects of the Charter Hall business, with specific focus on strategy. He continues to build the momentum of a $20 billion investment portfolio and is recognised as a multi-core sector market leader. David is an executive member of various fund boards and partnership investment committees and Chair of the Executive Leadership Group. David has overseen the growth of Charter Hall Group from $500 million to $20 billion of assets under management. David has been principally responsible for transactions exceeding $30 billion of commercial, retail and industrial property assets. David holds a Bachelor of Business (Land Economy) from the Western Sydney University, is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI) and holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia. 

Cedric Fuchs 
Executive Director  

Cedric Fuchs

Cedric is a co-founder of Charter Hall Group and has over 41 years of experience in property investment, development and financial services. He has served as a member of investment committees across Charter Hall Group’s wholesale and retail funds. Prior to co-founding Charter Hall Group in 1991, he worked with Heine Management Limited (now part of ING Real Estate Australia) and Leighton Holdings Limited, where he was involved in the development and investment activities of those organisations. Cedric holds a Diploma in Business Management.

Richard Stacker
Executive Director  


 

Richard is Charter Hall’s Group Executive - Global Investor Relations. Richard has over 26 years of experience in real estate funds management, real estate finance, mergers and acquisitions, accounting and risk management. Over the past 12 years, Richard has led the growth in the Charter Hall Direct Property business to its market leading position today. Prior to joining Charter Hall, Richard was Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Direct Property Management Limited and General Manager at Lend Lease Corporation. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

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