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RetireAustralia’s owners

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RetireAustralia is owned by Infratil Limited (50%) and New Zealand Superannuation Fund (50%) in a consortium managed by HRL Morrison & Co.

Infratil Limited is listed on both the Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges and has an investment portfolio spanning the retirement living/aged care, energy, airport, public transport and social infrastructure sectors.

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is a sovereign wealth fund established by the New Zealand Government to partially pre-fund the future cost of universal pension payments. A long-term, growth-oriented investor, the Fund has returned 10% p.a. since inception in 2003. Managed by the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, a Crown entity, the NZ$29 billion fund also has investments in Australian toll roads, timber, private equity and listed equities.

For more information visit:

www.infratil.com

www.nzsuperfund.co.nz

www.hrlmorrison.com

 

RetireAustralia’s Board of Directors

RetireAustralia currently has six non-executive Directors with broad expertise spanning healthcare, property development, corporate finance and business development.

Mark Tume, Chairman

Mark Tume was appointed to the Board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation in April 2006 and joined the Board of Infratil in 2007. He is also a Director of New Zealand Oil and Gas and New Zealand Refining Company. Mark has held a variety of senior finance positions with experience spanning investment management, capital markets, asset and liability management and risk control.

Steven Fitzgerald, Director

Steven Fitzgerald has an expertise in economics, accounting and business law. He has held senior executive positions at Sydney Airport, Infratil Airports Europe and Wellington International Airport. Steven joined Morrison & Co in 2011 as Head of Asset Management and has responsibility for the performance of private market investments made on behalf of the company’s clients. He is also responsible for origination across a number of sectors in which Morrison & Co is an experienced investor.

William Smales, Director

William is a Senior Executive and Head of Private Markets at H.R.L. Morrison & Co. with responsibility for private investment activity in New Zealand and Australia. He has extensive investment experience across a number of industry sectors. Immediately prior to joining Morrison & Co, William spent 7 years with The Carlyle Group where he was a principal in the firm investing in Europe and North America. He was previously a Director of Vubiquity Holdings, The Foundry Vision Mongers Limited and The Mill Digital Media Limited.

Prof. Christine Bennett AO, Director

Professor Christine Bennett is a specialist paediatrician and, in 2014, was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to medicine as a clinician, educator, researcher and social policy adviser. Prof Bennett is currently the Professor and Dean for The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Medicine, Sydney and has previously held the positions of Chief Medical Officer for Bupa Australia Group, Partner in Health and Life Sciences at KPMG Australia, CEO of Research Australia, CEO of Westmead Hospital, General Manager for the Royal Hospital for Women and Head of Planning in NSW Health. In addition to RetireAustralia, Prof Bennett has served as non-executive Director for a wide range of companies, government bodies and charitable organisations.

Peter Spira AM, Director

Peter Spira is a property expert with extensive experience leading and managing the property development process from land acquisition, design and government liaison to construction, marketing and vendor finance. Peter began his career as in-house Architect at Meriton Group in 1978 and held the positions of General Manager and then Director between the years of 1983 and 2014 when he stepped down after 37 years at the company. Peter was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2006 for services to the property industry.

Joe Halapua, Director

Joe Halapua recently joined the RetireAustralia Board and brings a wealth of knowledge in business investment. He is a Portfolio Manager at the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (Guardians), which is the Crown entity that manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Joe is primarily responsible for the Fund’s infrastructure investments and mandates, which include significant investments in RetireAustralia, Z Energy and Horizon Roads. Prior to joining the Guardians in 2011, Joe spent six years with Goldman Sachs JBWere where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets activity across New Zealand and Australia.

Mark Tume, Chairman

Mark Tume was appointed to the Board of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation in April 2006 and joined the Board of Infratil in 2007. He is also a Director of New Zealand Oil and Gas and New Zealand Refining Company. Mark has held a variety of senior finance positions with experience spanning investment management, capital markets, asset and liability management and risk control.

Steven Fitzgerald, Director

Steven Fitzgerald has an expertise in economics, accounting and business law. He has held senior executive positions at Sydney Airport, Infratil Airports Europe and Wellington International Airport. Steven joined Morrison & Co in 2011 as Head of Asset Management and has responsibility for the performance of private market investments made on behalf of the company’s clients. He is also responsible for origination across a number of sectors in which Morrison & Co is an experienced investor.

William Smales, Director

William is a Senior Executive and Head of Private Markets at H.R.L. Morrison & Co. with responsibility for private investment activity in New Zealand and Australia. He has extensive investment experience across a number of industry sectors. Immediately prior to joining Morrison & Co, William spent 7 years with The Carlyle Group where he was a principal in the firm investing in Europe and North America. He was previously a Director of Vubiquity Holdings, The Foundry Vision Mongers Limited and The Mill Digital Media Limited.

Prof. Christine Bennett AO, Director

Professor Christine Bennett is a specialist paediatrician and, in 2014, was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her distinguished service to medicine as a clinician, educator, researcher and social policy adviser. Prof Bennett is currently the Professor and Dean for The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Medicine, Sydney and has previously held the positions of Chief Medical Officer for Bupa Australia Group, Partner in Health and Life Sciences at KPMG Australia, CEO of Research Australia, CEO of Westmead Hospital, General Manager for the Royal Hospital for Women and Head of Planning in NSW Health. In addition to RetireAustralia, Prof Bennett has served as non-executive Director for a wide range of companies, government bodies and charitable organisations.

Peter Spira AM, Director

Peter Spira is a property expert with extensive experience leading and managing the property development process from land acquisition, design and government liaison to construction, marketing and vendor finance. Peter began his career as in-house Architect at Meriton Group in 1978 and held the positions of General Manager and then Director between the years of 1983 and 2014 when he stepped down after 37 years at the company. Peter was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2006 for services to the property industry.

Joe Halapua, Director

Joe Halapua recently joined the RetireAustralia Board and brings a wealth of knowledge in business investment. He is a Portfolio Manager at the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation (Guardians), which is the Crown entity that manages the New Zealand Superannuation Fund. Joe is primarily responsible for the Fund’s infrastructure investments and mandates, which include significant investments in RetireAustralia, Z Energy and Horizon Roads. Prior to joining the Guardians in 2011, Joe spent six years with Goldman Sachs JBWere where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets activity across New Zealand and Australia.