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Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Tony Randello

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Randello was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer in December 2020. Mr Randello has over 15 years’ experience in senior roles, including finance, operations and asset management. Mr Randello is a strong advocate for the retirement living sector, serving as Division Vice President of the Retirement Living Council.

Prior to joining Aveo, Mr Randello held the position of Manager Director for the Retirement Living division of Lendlease. Prior to becoming Managing Director, he was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, overseeing the acquisition of 23 villages and the divestment of the NZ retirement living portfolio.

Mr Randello's corporate career also includes senior finance positions at KPMG, Hertz Corporation and Melbourne IT. Mr Randello has a Bachelor of Business from RMIT and is a Chartered Accountant.

John Freedman

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Freedman joined Aveo Group as CFO in early 2021 and has extensive expertise across capital, strategy and finance. He previously worked at Lendlease, where in 2012 he established and led the Group Financial Planning & Analytics (FP&A) team driving deeper analytics and lifting capital velocity, before going on to lead the Group Strategy team. In 2016, Mr Freedman moved to Lendlease’s $25bn Funds & Asset Management business as EGM Finance, with a focus on treasury, portfolio performance analytics and process automation. Prior to joining Lendlease, Mr. Freedman spent almost 15 years at UBS Equities, finishing as Head of Real Estate & Contractors Equities Research, leading the top three equities team and working closely with global institutional investors.

Natalie Patterson

Chief Operating Officer

Ms Patterson joined Aveo in November 2020 as Chief Operating Officer. Ms Patterson has 25 years’ experience in key roles with leading organisations including Lendlease and Delfin Limited. More recently, leading the Village Management unit of Lendlease’s Retirement Living division. Ms Patterson has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Property Economics) from Queensland University of Technology.

Justine Hughes

Chief Care Officer

Ms Hughes joined Aveo in February 2021 as Chief Care Officer. Ms Hughes has 25 years’ experience in the real estate sector across property, portfolio and funds management in listed and wholesale markets. Previously working in senior roles at Mirvac, AMP Capital and more recently SCA Property Group.

Ms Hughes holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) and Law from The University of Sydney.

Natalie Moore

Head of Sales

Ms Moore joined Aveo in April 2021 as Head of Sales. She has 24 years of experience in sales across the retirement, residential and retail industries, of which includes 16 years in executive leadership roles. Ms Moore spent eight years at Stockland and seven years at Lendlease with the most recent, as Head of Sales Retirement Living and prior to that Head of Sales in the Lendlease residential community’s business. Ms Moore thrives on building a motivated team of sales professionals, ensuring customer service remains a priority. Ms Moore has a Master of Business Administration from QUT graduating in 2010 with a focus on HR management and strategy.

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.

Anthony Ibrahim

Head of Portfolio Management

Mr Ibrahim joined Aveo in April 2021 as Head of Portfolio Management. Mr Ibrahim has 20 years of experience across audit, transactions, and business optimisation. He spent 15 years at KPMG where he supported corporates to deliver solutions to critical business challenges and provided insight across strategic, financial and operational change. More recently, Mr Ibrahim spent five years at Lendlease Retirement Living leading the Portfolio Management team to optimise the portfolio and successfully divest 50% of the business to strategic capital partners. Mr. Ibrahim has a Bachelor of Business from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is a Chartered Accountant.

Kevin Griffiths

Chief Strategy & Digital Officer

Mr Griffiths joined Aveo Group in March 2021, as Chief Strategy & Digital Officer. He has held senior executive roles spanning technology, customer service, operations and engineering. Most recently, Mr Griffiths spent 15 years in Dubai working with Emirates Airlines. Previously he has worked with Boeing, Ansett Australia, Air New Zealand and British Airways.

Mr Griffiths holds a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering (Hons) and Master of Business Administration. He remains a Chartered Engineer (UK) and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Institute of Manager & Leaders.

Bridgid Allsopp

Head of Marketing

Ms Allsopp joined Aveo in March 2021 as Head of Marketing. Ms Allsopp has over 15 years in senior leadership roles within the retirement living sector. More recently, as an independent consultant working with leading organisations to deliver key customer focussed projects.

Ms Allsopp has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) with Honours from RMIT University.

Joshua Little

Chief Risk Officer

Mr Little was appointed Chief Risk Officer in January 2020. Joining Aveo Group in 2014, Mr Little was responsible for establishing Aveo’s internal audit, quality and compliance, and risk functions. Mr Little has over 10 years’ experience in the governance, risk and compliance space, having held various risk and assurance roles at Qantas Airways, Woolworths Limited and Caltex Australia. Mr Little holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Commerce and Graduate Certificate in Health Management from UNE, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia

David Korman

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Mr Korman was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Aveo Group in March 2021. Mr Korman has over 14 years’ experience in commercial law, including eight years in the retirement living sector with Lendlease. Prior to this, Mr Korman was a lawyer with Minter Ellison. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne, and was admitted into the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2007 in his profession as an Australian Lawyer.

Rolanda Mitchell

Head of People & Culture

Mrs Mitchell joined Aveo Group in May 2020, as Head of People and Culture. She has over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles, with industry experience spanning retail, hospitality, gaming, insurance, FMCG, and most recently the early education sector. Mrs Mitchell has worked with large scale organisations such as Tabcorp, Coca Cola Amatil, and RACQ, in both metropolitan and remote regions, and has a proven track record in delivering people performance outcomes in complex regulatory environments.

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