Seng Huang Lee
Mr Lee joined the Board in February 2006 and was appointed as Chairman in February 2009. Mr Lee was educated at the University of Sydney in Australia and has wide experience in the financial services and real estate investment industry in the Asian region. He has previously served, in various capacities, on the Board of Lippo Limited and Lippo China Resources Limited in Hong Kong, Auric Pacific Group Limited in Singapore and Export and Industry Bank, Inc. in the Philippines. Mr Lee is currently the Group Executive Chairman of Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited (appointed 1 January 2007). Listed in Hong Kong, Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited is the leading non-bank financial institution in Hong Kong. Mr Lee is also a Non-Executive Director of Mudajaya Group Berhad (appointed 17 March 2011), a company listed on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and Executive Chairman of Mulpha International Bhd (appointed 15 December 2003), a company listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange and Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, BMSB).
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr Grady joined Aveo Group as Chief Operating Officer in March 2009, having previously been the Chief Executive Officer of Mulpha Sanctuary Cove (Developments) Pty Limited since 2002. He was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aveo Group in July 2013. He has also worked as a partner of KPMG. Mr Grady holds degrees in commerce and law with honours from the University of Queensland. He is a chartered accountant and admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Mr Grady is also the Chairman of Aveo Healthcare Limited (appointed 18 March 2014).
Mrs Diana Saw has more than 15 years’ experience in senior roles in Australia and overseas, primarily in the areas of property finance and investment. Mrs Saw has worked as a senior executive in the Babcock & Brown’s infrastructure group in Sydney and London where she gained considerable experience in transaction structuring and execution for local and cross-border transactions, across various infrastructure asset classes.
In addition, prior to this Mrs Saw was a member of the structured debt capital markets team at Deutsche Bank and was a solicitor in the banking and finance group at Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons)
Mrs Saw is currently Director – Risk Management for Qualitas Property Partners where she is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all aspects of transaction risk management for the group.
Mrs Saw holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney.
Mr Frayne joined the Board in July 2008. He has over 40 years’ experience in chartered accountancy in audit and corporate services fields. Mr Frayne was appointed as a partner of PKF Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers (now BDO Chartered Accountants) in 1983 and from that time headed up the Audit and Assurance Division of PKF Brisbane until his retirement in June 2006. He is a Director of Black & White Holdings Limited. Mr Frayne was appointed a member of the Audit Committee effective 13 December 2010 and has been a member of the Remuneration Committee since 2012.
Mr McDonald joined the Board in August 2012. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners with many years’ experience in advising major government and corporate clients. Currently, Mr McDonald is a partner in the Corporate Division at Piper Alderman. During his career, Mr McDonald has gained experience across a wide range of areas of law including government, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, energy and resources, corporate finance, intellectual property, workout/recovery, major projects and technology, media and telecommunications. He is a Non-Executive Director of Retirement Villages Australia Limited, the head entity of Retirement Villages Group.
Mr Lee joined the Board in December 2012. He is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer for Mulpha International Berhad, the Parent of Mulpha Australia Limited, Aveo’s largest single securityholder. Prior to joining Mulpha International Berhad, Mr Lee was the Executive Vice President of Alliance Financial Group. Mr Lee has also held various senior management positions, including 12 years at Microsoft as Chief Financial Officer of Greater China Region and Finance Director of Asia Pacific Region. He is Non-Executive Chairman of Mulpha Land Berhad (appointed 31 January 2013), an alternate Director of Mudajaya Group Berhad (appointed 17 October 2012) and a Director of Mulpha Australia Limited.