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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.


Nicholas Harris

Head of Funds Management, Group Strategy and Research - The GPT Group
Nicholas Harris - Head of Funds Management, The GPT Group
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Land Economics - (University Medal & First Class Honours) - University of Technology, Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment - Securities Institute of Australia
  • Advanced Management Program – Harvard Business School
Career Summary
Nicholas is responsible for The GPT Group’s funds management platform. He plays a key role in the development of the Group's strategy and is responsible for the Group’s research and transactions functions. Nicholas joined GPT in mid-2006. Nicholas has been involved in the Australian property and property funds management industry for over 25 years, including roles at BT Funds Management Limited and Lend Lease Corporation. During his career, his roles have included property and asset management, portfolio management, capital transactions and business development. Nicholas is a member of GPT’s Leadership Team, Investment Committee and Valuation Committee.

Nicholas is a Director of GPT Platform Limited. Nicholas is a member of the Executive Board of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV) and a member of the Property Council of Australia’s International and Capital Markets Division Council. He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Brett Williams

Fund Manager - GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund
Brett Williams - Fund Manager - GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Valuation) – Adelaide University
Career Summary

Brett has been Fund Manager of the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund since November 2015 and is responsible for developing and implementing strategic objectives and driving the fund’s financial performance.

Brett brings a wealth of retail experience to the role, with 25 years working at AMP, Lend Lease and GPT in various roles including asset management, valuation, development, acquisitions and investment management. Prior to Brett’s appointment as Fund Manager, he was responsible for the overall investment performance of The GPT Group’s $5 billion shopping centre portfolio.

Brett also sits on the Board of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia.


David Sleet

Deputy Fund Manager - GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund
Katie O'Meara - Senior Legal Counsel and Company Secretary

Qualifications

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

Career Summary
David has a diverse background in most aspects of property across various sectors including major retail and masterplanned community projects. Experience over 20 years in the property industry includes asset and portfolio management, development, valuation, leasing and capital transactions.

In his most recent role as Development Manager, David was responsible for the masterplanning of the next stages of Rouse Hill Town Centre – a major transit oriented, mixed use centre in the northwest of Sydney. This included leading all aspects of the project including formulation of the value proposition, gaining development approvals and the acquisition, subdivision and partial on sale of land.
Prior to joining The GPT Group in 2005, David’s previous experience includes five years at Lend Lease in a number of retail investment roles.


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.


Simon Lai

Financial Controller, Funds
Simon Lai - Financial Controller, Funds

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)

Career Summary

Simon joined the GPT Group in April 2015 and leads the finance team for the GPT Funds Management platform, including the GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund. As Financial Controller, Funds, Simon is responsible for the accounting, tax, finance and investor reporting functions of the Funds managed by The GPT Group.

Prior to joining GPT, Simon was with Deloitte for 8 years in their Sydney audit practice, providing audit and accounting related services for a range of clients in the real estate and hotel sectors.