Peter Barnes
Independent Chair

Peter Barnes has had extensive industry experience over 36 years through various cycles and market conditions. Peter’s career has spanned multiple relevant roles for his role as Chair and Independent Board Director of Charter Hall Investment Management Limited including the investment, ownership, divestment and development of commercial property in all major metropolitan markets.

In addition to Peter’s current role as CPIF Independent Investment Committee Member since 2006, he is also the Chairman of Real Estate at PPB Advisory, Non-Executive Director of Heathley Asset Management Limited, Non-Executive Director of the Valad Core Plus Fund and a member of the Advisory Board for Taylor Constructions.

Peter’s experience includes 5 years with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia as Executive Vice President and Head of Property Lending, 6 years with Lend Lease as its Internal Auditor and Operations Manager and 20 years as a Director and Managing Director of CRI Australia Ltd.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of NSW and is a fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Ray FazzolariRay Fazzolari
Independent Director

Ray has over 41 years’ experience in the finance and property industries. He is the founding chair of Aqua Funds’s Credit Risk Committee and, more recently, has taken a hands-on role in managing Aqua mortgage positions that have been impacted by the Global Financial Crisis. Ray has held senior positions as General Manager at St Hilliers, with responsibility for the company’s development and property investment activities.

Prior to that, he spent 15 years with Leda Holdings, a substantial private property group, with seven of those years as Managing Director and 11 years in commercial finance as General Manager of Real Estate with Citibank. Ray’s experience in the finance and property ranges from lending through to loan workout and recovery.

Walter CarpenterWalter Carpenter
Independent Director

Walter Carpenter is a successful business leader and company director. Walter was previously the Chairman of the Campus Living Villages Fund and has many years of experience in the acquisition and successful merger of companies, the expansion of sales teams and company revenues, the creation of systems to facilitate the administration, management and corporate governance of small and medium sized business that are undergoing rapid growth.

Walter has previously been involved in significant commercial property transactions over a 30 year career including as the Chief Executive Officer of national commercial property agency and valuations firms Savills (Australia), General Manager of First Pacific Davies (Hong Kong), and a Manager at Jardine Fleming Australia Capital Ltd. Walter also retains significant financial transaction and financial industry experience from his experience working as a Manager in Corporate Banking from Lloyds Bank NZA, ABN Australia and in addition as a Senior Auditor at Price Waterhouse in Sydney.

Sean McMahon
Chief Investment Officer 

Sean has over 27 years of property and investment banking experience in the real estate sector and has been active in the listed, wholesale and direct capital markets. Sean is responsible for the Group’s strategy and balance sheet investments, mergers and acquisitions, with oversight for multi sector disciplines including property transactions, together with corporate development.

He brings a wealth of experience across investment markets, diversified across office, industrial and retail sectors, and has been responsible for driving the development of corporate strategies, capital allocation and reinvestment programs.

Prior to joining Charter Hall, Sean worked at national diversified property group Australand (now known as Frasers) as Chief Investment Officer and was previously responsible for investment and development for all commercial, industrial and retail property.

Adrian TaylorAdrian Taylor
Office CEO

Adrian joined Charter Hall in 2010 and has 23 years' institutional property investment management expertise. He leads the team of Fund Managers that oversee over A$7 billion of unlisted wholesale institutional investors across office, retail and industrial funds. Adrian helps set strategy and objectives for the Group’s partnerships in conjunction with the partners and guides the portfolio management, capital transactions, treasury and trust management teams to execute strategy. He helps them develop portfolio strategies, and to prudently manage risks whilst driving investor returns. The wholesale team work with existing and new investors, from Australia and offshore, to create new and often innovative investment offerings tailored to their needs. Adrian has extensive capital management experience, including debt and equity raising.

Prior to the Charter Hall Office REIT’s privatisation, he was its Chief Executive Officer and has extensive capital transaction and joint venture experience in both Australia and the US. Adrian is a member of the Leadership Group and chairs the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee. He is involved in numerous property industry groups including the Property Council of Australia.