Executive Leadership Team

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Geoff Grady

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).

David Hunt

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Hunt was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in April 2010, having previously been the Chief Financial Officer of ING Real Estate Investment Management. Mr Hunt has over 20 years' experience, including earlier roles as Group General Manager of Finance at Stockland, and Group Financial Controller and Finance Manager at Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited. Mr Hunt is also a Director on the Boards of Aveo Healthcare Limited and Retirement Villages Group.

Gary Kordic

Head of Development

Mr Kordic joined Aveo Group in September 2011 as Executive General Manager, Developments Queensland and Victoria. Mr Kordic has been a senior property executive for many years and has extensive experience in the development, consulting and civil construction industries. Mr Kordic previously worked with Sunland Group as Australian Housing and Land Manager. Prior to that Mr Kordic was a director of a civil construction business and director of the Land Development Departments of International Consulting practices.

Darren Sonter

Head of Care

Mr Sonter joined Aveo Group in 2016 to launch Aveo Care at Home and lead the transition of Aveo’s communities after the acquisition of Freedom Aged Care. Mr Sonter has over 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry and prior to joining Aveo, directed business development and strategic alliances for the Mater Private Hospitals in South-East Queensland. Mr Sonter was appointed as Head of Care of Aveo Group in August 2018.

Paul McAlpine

Head of Sales and Marketing

Mr McAlpine joined Aveo in 2014 as National Sales Manager and he has in excess of 10 years’ experience within a senior management role previously with one of Australia’s largest developers. Mr McAlpine has a wealth of knowledge including 15 years’ experience in the fast moving consumer goods industry. Mr McAlpine has played a key role in the transition of the industry leading ‘Aveo Way’ contract and now leads the sales and marketing teams responsible for our national portfolio of communities.

Justin Lorenz

Head of Community, Northern Region

Mr Lorenz joined Aveo Group in 2007 as General Manager, Corporate Finance and has 20 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, company strategy, valuation and financing through his roles with Aveo and prior investment banking with Credit Suisse. His responsibilities at Aveo have also included managing sales administration, contracting, licencing and compliance functions. He was the fund manager of Retirement Villages Group (RVG), an unlisted retirement village fund, up until its acquisition by Aveo in 2016. Mr Lorenz is also a Director of Aveo Healthcare Limited.

Angela Buckley

Head of Community, Southern Region

Mrs Buckley has over 25 years of experience in leading and directing teams in sales, marketing, and operations within corporate environments and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Mrs Buckley has been with Aveo Group since 2012 and is currently a member of the Victorian Retirement Living Committee. Prior to joining Aveo she worked at Sensis Pty Ltd, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Telstra.

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