Our Board has a proven track record in real estate investment and development, funds management, finance, research and corporate governance.
B.Bus, CPA, FINSA
Garry was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Folkestone in March 2011. Garry is a business and strategic adviser who has a diversified business background in the areas of real estate, private equity, business operations, banking and finance, and equity raising, having held the position of General Manager Operations at Consolidated Press Holdings for six years and more recently (2007) the role of Group Operations Executive for a real estate investment, development and funds management group. Garry is Chairman of Ashton Manufacturing Pty Limited and a non‑executive director of Melanoma Institute Australia.
Mark was appointed as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of Folkestone in February 2013. Prior to this Mark was Macquarie Group Limited’s Head of Real Estate – Europe and North America. During his 14 years at Macquarie, Mark was responsible for the creation and listing of three AREITs on the ASX and was an AREIT CEO for five years. Mark was located in Chicago, USA (2001 to 2006) and London UK (2006 to 2009) in order to establish and manage the growth of Macquarie Real Estate’s business in both regions. Mark was a director on the boards of all Macquarie’s listed AREITs. In addition, Mark has been a director of the following real estate industry bodies, the Property Council of Australia, the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (past Chairman) and the European Public Real Estate Association. Mark is currently a director of the American Australian Association Limited.
FAPI, FAICD, FRICS
Greg became Managing Director of Folkestone in April 2011. Greg has been involved in the real estate and funds management industry for more than 35 years, and was the cofounder of Equity Real Estate Partners, Growth Equities Mutual, Paladin Australia and the James Fielding Group. Greg was the CEO of Mirvac Group between 2004 and 2008. Greg is a past president of the Property Council of Australia and past president of Investment Funds Association, a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Greg is a director of a number of not-for-profit organisations, including the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Greg is a board member of the Sydney Swans and the Chairman of LJ Hooker. Greg is also an adjunct professor of Bond University.
LLB (HONS), MAICD
Ross was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Folkestone in March 2011 and a Non-Executive Director of Folkestone Funds Management in May 2012. Ross is a consultant to Kemp Strang, a Sydney commercial law firm. Ross is one of Kemp Strang's founders and was a partner in the practice for over 30 years. Ross has extensive experience in commercial real estate, construction and securities matters on a broad front and is well known in legal, commercial and community circles. He is the former non-executive Director of Mirvac Funds Management Limited and Mirvac Wholesale Funds Management Limited, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ross is also a director of the Millers Point Youth and Employment Partnership, which is a not-for-profit initiative aimed at providing employment and educational opportunities for inner city youth.