Board of Directors

Matthew Madsen

Executive Chairman and Managing Director

Matthew has more than 25 years’ experience in the funds management industry, predominantly in director and management roles. 

Matthew holds a Diploma in Financial Services, a Diploma in Financial Markets, is an affiliate member of the Securities Institute of Australia, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Matthew was appointed to the Board in September 2011 and continues today as Executive Chairman.

Mark Hallett

Executive Director

Mark has in excess of 30 years’ industry and legal experience. A qualified solicitor, he has considerable experience in corporate litigation, restructuring, and commercial property generally.

Mark was principal and legal practice director of Hallett Legal and, following a merger in 2018, is now a consultant at Macpherson Kelley.

Mark has managed successful property syndicates for business associates and continues to advise participants in the industry on property investment, legal and corporate restructuring.

Mark was appointed to the Board in January 2011.

Paul Leitch

Independent Director

Paul is an experienced senior executive, board member and advisor with public and private sector organisations. He is the past Chief Operating Officer for QIC, the Queensland based institutional fund manager. Most recently, he was Leader of the Brisbane Office of the Nous Group, Australia’s largest privately-owned management consultancy firm. Paul has a special interest in family-owned and operated companies and is a director of Charles Porter and Sons and advisor to the Hewitt Group. He is also Chair of Pathways to Resilience, a Queensland charitable organisation.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music) and post graduate qualifications in education. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Paul was appointed to the Board in March 2020.

Andrew Thornton

Non Executive Director

Andrew is Joint Managing Director and major shareholder of Great Western Corporation, a private group with interests in commercial and industrial property, general manufacturing, agricultural equipment and investments.

He joined Great Western Corporation in 1995 gaining experience in accounting, finance, investment and management before becoming Joint Managing Director in 2010.

Andrew previously served as Treasurer of both the Volvo Truck & Bus Dealer Council and the Daimler Truck Dealer Council.  He is currently Company Secretary of HGT Investments Pty Ltd, GARDA Property Group’s largest securityholder.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew was appointed to the Board in March 2020.