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Charter Hall Retail Management Limited appoints Mr Roger Davis as Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair Elect.
Mr Davis was identified for the position following a search undertaken on behalf of the Boards of Charter Hall Group and CHRML. Mr Davis’ appointment is a continuation of the orderly process of Board renewal undertaken by CHRML in recent years.
Mr Davis brings to the Board over 35 years’ experience in banking and investment banking in Australia, the US and Japan. He is currently a Consulting Director at Rothschild (Australia) Limited, a Director of Ardent Leisure Management Limited and Argo Investments Ltd, and the Chairman of Bank of Queensland.
In his career as senior executive, Mr Davis was a Managing Director at Citigroup, where he worked for over 20 years in Australia, Japan and the US. More recently, he was a Group Managing Director at ANZ Banking Group responsible for all the Commercial, Investment and Institutional Banking activities.
Mr Davis has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Philosophy from Oxford. He is also a qualified CPA.
At the 2017 CQR Annual Unitholder Meeting, CHRML Chair John Harkness announced that following the appointment of an additional non-executive director to the Board and an appropriate transition period, he intended to resign as Director and Chair. It is proposed that Mr Davis will assume the role of Chair at the conclusion of the 2018 CQR Annual Unitholder Meeting in November.
CHRML Chair John Harkness said he was pleased to welcome Mr Davis to the Board and looked forward to overseeing a smooth transition of the Chair role:
“Roger is a deeply accomplished non-executive director with a broad range of experience across different industries and sectors. His significant management and governance credentials will assist in ensuring the Board is well placed to continue the curation of the REIT’s portfolio to deliver long term income growth.
“The appointment of Roger and his transition to Chair will conclude the process of Board renewal undertaken over recent years. The Board and I look forward to working with Roger and assisting in his progression to Chair in November.” Mr Harkness said.