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Robert Mactier

B Ec. MAICD
Independent Non Executive Director Chairman of the Board

Robert was appointed a Director on 28 November 2016 and was appointed as Chairman of the Company on 23 May 2017.

Mr Mactier's other current roles include Chairman of ASX-listed WPP AUNZ Limited (since 2006) and Consultant to UBS AG in Australia (since June 2007). Between 2006 and January 2017 he served as a non-executive Director of NASDAQ listed Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited.

Mr Mactier began his career at KPMG and from January 1986 to April 1990 worked across their audit, management consulting and corporate finance practices. He has extensive investment banking experience in Australia, having previously worked for Citigroup, E.L. & C. Baillieu and Ord Minnett Securities between 1990 and 2006.

Mr Mactier holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Sydney and has been a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors since 2007.

Andrew Wilkinson

BBus, CFTP, MAICD
Managing Director

Andrew was appointed Managing Director of the Company in November 2004.

He joined ALE as Chief Executive Officer at the time of its listing in November 2003. Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in banking, corporate finance and funds management. He was previously a corporate finance partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers and spent 15 years in finance and investment banking with organisations including ANZ Capel Court and Schroders.

James McNally

BBus (Land Economy), Dip Law
Executive Director

James was appointed as an executive and founding director of the company in June 2003.

James is an executive and founding director of the company. James has over 20 years’ experience in the funds management industry, having worked in both property trust administration and compliance roles for Perpetual Trustees Australia Limited and MIA Services Pty Limited, a company that specialises in compliance services to the funds management industry. James’ qualifications include a Bachelor of Business in land economy and a Diploma of Law. James is also a registered valuer and licensed real estate agent.

Phillipa Downes

BSc(Bus Ad), MAppFin, GAICD
Independent Non Executive Director

Ms Downes is a Director of the Infotrack Group, the ASX Clearing and Settlement companies, the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and is also on the panel of the ASX Appeals Tribunal. Pippa is also a director of the Pinnacle Foundation. Ms Downes was a Managing Director and Equity Partner of Goldman Sachs in Australia until October 2011, working in the Proprietary Investment division. Ms Downes has had a successful international banking and finance career spanning over 20 years where she has led the local investment, derivative and trading arms of several of the world’s leading Investment Banks. She has extensive experience in Capital Markets, derivatives and asset management.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2004, Ms Downes was a director and the Head of Equity Derivatives Trading at Deutsche Bank in Sydney. When Morgan Stanley was starting its equity franchise in Australia in 1998 she was hired to set up the Derivative and Proprietary Trading business based in Hong Kong and Australia. Ms Downes started her career working for Swiss Bank O’Connor on the Floor of the Pacific Coast Stock Exchange in San Francisco, followed by the Philadelphia Stock Exchange before returning to work in Sydney as a director for UBS.

Pippa was previously an appointed Director on the Board of Swimming Australia and the Swimming Australia Foundation. Pippa graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration majoring and Finance and Accounting. Pippa also completed a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University in 1998.

Paul Say

BSc(Bus Ad), MAppFin, GAICD
Independent Non Executive Director

Paul was appointed a Director on 24 September 2014. 
He chairs the Remuneration Committee.

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in commercial and residential property management, development and real estate transactions with major multinational institutions. Mr Say was Chief Investment Officer at Dexus Property Group from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that he was with Lend Lease Corporation for 11 years in various positions culminating with being the Head of Corporate Finance.

Paul has a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Fellow of the Australian Property Institute and a Licensed Real Estate Agent (NSW, VIC, QLD).

Nancy Milne

OAM, LLB, FAICD
Independent Non Executive Director

Nancy was appointed a Director on 6 February 2015.

Nancy has been a professional non-executive director for over a decade. She is a former lawyer with over 30 years’ experience with primary areas of legal expertise in insurance, risk management, and corporate governance. She was a partner with Clayton Utz until 2003 and a consultant until 2012. She is currently Chairman of the Securities Exchange Guarantee Corporation, deputy chairman of the State Insurance Regulatory Authority and a director of Pillar Administation. She was previously a director of Australand Property Group, Crowe Horwarth Australasia, State Plus and Novion Property Group (now Vicinity Centres).

Nancy has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney. She is a member of the NSW Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute’s Law Committee.