ALE Group

Management Profiles

Andrew Wilkinson

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 around 35 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.

Andrew Slade

BEc (Actuarial Studies)
Capital Manager

Andrew joined ALE in July 2005. He has more than 20 years’ experience in investment banking and structured finance. Andrew spent 10 years with Oxley Corporate Finance, where he was involved with a range of structured, project and property finance transactions, the latter involving major Australian companies and listed property trusts.

Andrew has also acted as principal of Slade Financial Consulting, where he has provided advice on structured property and asset-based financing arrangements for public and private sector projects. Andrew has a Bachelor of Economics degree, majoring in Actuarial Studies, from Macquarie University.

Don Shipway

BCom (Prop Econ), MCom (Prop Dev), AAPI (CAM)
Asset Manager

Don joined ALE in September 2010 as Asset Manager. Don has a Bachelor of Commerce (Property Economics) from the University of Western Sydney and a Master of Commerce (Property Development) from Sydney Graduate School of Management.

Don has over 15 years’ experience in the corporate real estate sector, holding national management roles with Retail Adventures and Metcash Limited, specialising in property, lease and asset management. Don is an Associate member of the Australian Property Institute, a Certified Asset Manager (CAM) and a licensed real estate agent.

Michael Clarke

BCom, MMan, CA, ACIS
Company Secretary

Michael joined ALE in October 2006 and was appointed Company Secretary on 30 June 2016. Michael has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of Management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management. He is an associate member of both the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

Michael has over 30 years’ experience in accounting, taxation and financial management. Michael previously held senior financial positions with subsidiaries of listed public companies and spent 12 years working for Grant Thornton. He has also owned and managed his own accounting practice.

Margaret Sullivan

Compliance Manager

Margaret joined ALE in July 2016 as Compliance Manager. Margaret holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, a Graduate Certificate in Compliance Management, is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course and is a senior associate member of FINSIA, a graduate member of AICD and an accredited Certified Compliance Professional and member of the GRC Institute.

Margaret has over a decade of compliance and governance experience covering licensing matters, compliance and risk management in the areas of equities and derivatives, funds management and wealth management. Prior to this she spent over 15 years in senior corporate affairs roles within the financial services sector.