Leadership Team

Matthew Madsen - GARDA Property Group

Matthew Madsen

Managing Director

Matthew has more than 20 years experience in the funds management industry, predominantly in director and management roles. He has significant property and property finance experience, acting (including in his role for GARDA Property Group) as a finance intermediary focused on larger construction and property investment funding.

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.

David Addis

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer of GARDA Property Group, David is a member of the senior leadership team responsible for setting and executing Group strategy. In addition, he has responsibility for the various commercial operations supporting the Group’s activities including risk, finance, governance & compliance, investor relations and marketing & communications.

David has approximately 30 years’ experience in corporate finance, funds management and corporate strategy with eminent investment banks, fund managers and professional services firms.

He holds degrees in Commerce and Law, is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Addis - GARDA Property Group
Mark Scammells - GARDA Property Group

Mark Scammells

Director, Projects and Acquisitions

Mark recently joined GARDA Property Group and is responsible for real estate acquisitions and developments. Previously he was Group Property Director with the King & Co Group.

Mark has 29 years of experience in the Brisbane industrial real estate market and has been responsible for the initiation, management and delivery of some of the largest industrial developments in South East Queensland, including Brisbane South Industrial Park, Proximity Industrial Estate, Southlink Estate and Metroplex Westgate.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Laws and is a Licensed Real Estate Agent (Principal).

Lachlan Davidson

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Lachlan joined GARDA in 2014, and is a member of the senior leadership team. He is responsible for the legal, company secretarial and compliance monitoring activities of the GARDA Property Group. He was heavily involved in the ASX IPOs of both GDF and GCM.

Lachlan has over 20 years’ experience in corporate law, fundraising and managed investments. He has worked for Minter Ellison, and both Linklaters and McDermott Will & Emery in London. Lachlan was General Counsel at Golding Contractors, one of Australia’s largest private civil and mining contractors. Before that, he was General Counsel of the largest independent investment bank in the Middle East, and was involved in multi-jurisdiction fundraisings of over $US5 billion across IPOs and managed private equity funds.

Lachlan holds a Law degree, a BSc in Genetics and Biochemistry, and an MBA. He is a JP (Qualified), and a Graduate of the AICD Directors Course.

Lachlan Davidson - GARDA Property Group
Paul Brown - GARDA Property Group

Paul Brown

Manager, Investor Relations

Paul has been employed at GARDA Property Group since 2012 and is a key member of the funds management team. In his time with the Group, he has been a part of the GDF and GCM initial public offers and various capital raising, collectively valued at over $100 million.

Paul executes fund analysis, forecasting and manages the cash flow of GARDA Diversified Property Fund whilst also providing research on structure and performance in the listed property sector. He is responsible for developing the investor relations material and seeks to grow strong relationships with both existing and new investors as well as brokers and institutions.

Paul has previously worked with global organisations, Allianz and Vodafone, developing strong skills in product and business development.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance and Funds Management), is RG146 qualified and has 8 years equities experience in research, analysis and modelling of resource equity transactions of a private fund.

Paul Lohr

Asset Manager

Paul is responsible for the property portfolio management activities of the GARDA Property Group.

Paul has 20 years experience in the property industry, predominantly in investment management and finance. He was most recently the Head of Investment and Trading at Eris Property Group, a leading South African property development and services company. Paul was responsible for the performance and management of the Group’s proprietary investment portfolios. Prior to that he was General Manager Finance, responsible for the finance and accounting functions of the group and property portfolios under management.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Johannesburg.

Paul Lohr - GARDA Property Group
Ikram Patel - GARDA Property Group

Ikram Patel

Financial Controller

Ikram is responsible for the accounting, financial reporting and financial administration functions of the GARDA Property Group. He has been employed with GARDA since 2016 and played a key role in GCM’s initial public offering and various capital raisings for GARDA Diversified Property Fund.

Ikram is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years’ experience. He commenced his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Brisbane and London and, more recently, has been Financial Controller in ASX listed companies. Immediately prior to joining the GARDA Property Group, Ikram was the Group Financial Controller for Seymour Whyte Limited, an ASX listed civil construction company.

Ikram holds degrees in Accounting and Economics and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.