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GWSCF MANAGEMENT

GWSCF's management team is responsible for all aspects of the management of the Fund. This includes determining the strategic direction, managing assets, acquiring and selling properties, accessing funding and providing appropriate services to investors.

In addition to a dedicated team, GWSCF draws on the wider resources of the GPT Group providing access to specialised services and teams for the benefit of investors.


Chris Barnett

Head of Retail and Mixed-Use - The GPT Group
Nicholas Harris - Head of Funds Management, The GPT Group

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business - University of South Australia
     
Career Summary
Chris is responsible for GPT’s Retail asset and investment management, as well as GPT’s retail and mixed-use development function. Chris also has oversight of the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund.

Chris has over 22 years of real estate and asset management experience, with the majority of this gained within the retail property sector. Chris has held various senior roles in Westfield and Scentre Group in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
 
Prior to joining GPT, Chris held the position of General Manager, Development and Strategic Asset Management (NSW/SA) at Scentre Group, where he was responsible for investment performance and the delivery of a number of development projects across Scentre’s NSW and South Australian portfolio.


David Sleet

Fund Manager - GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund

David Sleet - Deputy Fund Manager

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce – Land Economy (University Medal) – University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury

Career Summary
David was appointed Fund Manager of the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund (GWSCF) in December 2021, and has over 25 years' experience in the property industry. David joined The GPT Group in 2005 as Capital Transactions Manager - Retail.

Prior to joining GWSCF as Deputy Fund Manager in February 2016, David was Development Manager - Retail, with responsiblility for the masterplanning of the next stages of Rouse Hill Town Centre - a major transit oriented, mixed use centre in the North-West of Sydney. This included project formulation, gaining development approvals and the acquisition, subdivision and partial on-sale of land.

David’s previous experience includes five years at Lendlease in asset and portfolio management, development and capital transactions.


Paul Caddy

Senior Fund Analyst, GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund
Paul Caddy - Senior Fund Analyst, GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business Science (Business Finance Honours), University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Career Summary
Paul joined the Funds Management team at GPT in January 2015, and is responsible for the forecasting and analysis function of the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund. Prior to this role he was Treasury Manager at GPT for five years with responsibility for treasury risk management for GPT and the Wholesale Funds.

Paul has worked in the real estate industry in Australia for over 14 years, holding investment analyst roles at DEXUS Property Group and was fund analyst at New City Australia, giving him experience in a number of property sectors in Australia and Asia.

Paul is a Chartered Financial Analyst, having been awarded his charter in 2005.


David Litchfield

Financial Controller, Funds
David Litchfield - Financial Controller, Funds
Qualifications 
  • Bachelor of Economics (Accounting major), Macquarie University
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
 
Career SummaryDavid has over 15 years experience in finance and accounting positions within the property sector. He joined GPT as the financial controller of the Wholesale Funds in February 2019.
 
David worked at Mirvac as the financial controller of two Unlisted Wholesale Hotel Funds. Following the exit by Mirvac from the hotel business in 2012, David was employed by M&L Hospitality, a Singaporean family company specialising in hotel investments, in addition to office and retail holdings. In February 2018 David joined Pro-Invest Group, a boutique integrated real estate business combining hotel investment, development and operational capabilities. As the financial controller, David is responsible for ensuring both Funds comply with their accounting, tax and financial reporting requirements.