Board of Directors

The responsible entity of the Fund is Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited (AUIREL) which is owned by Australian Unity Keppel Capital Pty Ltd ABN 67 637 410 505, a joint venture company owned equally by subsidiaries of Australian Unity Limited ABN 23 087 648 888 and Keppel Capital Holdings Pte Ltd CRN 201302079N, the asset management arm of Singapore based Keppel Corporation Limited CRN 196800351N

The Board of AUIRE comprises five directors, three of whom are independent, non-executive directors, including an independent Chairman.



(William) Peter Day

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman, Member of the Fund's Audit & Risk Committee
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Mr Day was appointed as a director to the AOF RE Board and Chairman in October 2015.

Mr Day’s professional career includes senior executive roles in finance and general management in mining, manufacturing, food and financial services industries at companies including Bonlac Foods, Rio Tinto, CRA Limited and Comalco. He was Chief Financial Officer for Amcor for seven years until 2007. Mr Day currently holds a number of non-executive director roles and is the non-executive Chairman of Alumina. He is a former non-executive director of Ansell Ltd (2007–2021), Federation Centres Limited (2009–2014), Orbital Corporation Limited (2007–2014), Boart Longyear Limited, SAI Global, former Chairman of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and was Deputy Chairman of the ASIC and has been a member of the Takeovers Panel.

Mr Day holds a Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) from Queen Victoria University in Manchester, England, and a Master of Administration from Monash University in Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and an FCPA.

Don Marples

Independent Non Executive Director, Chairman of the Fund's Audit & Risk Committee
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Mr Day was appointed as a director to the AOF RE Board and Chairman in October 2015.

Mr Day’s professional career includes senior executive roles in finance and general management in mining, manufacturing, food and financial services industries at companies including Bonlac Foods, Rio Tinto, CRA Limited and Comalco. He was Chief Financial Officer for Amcor for seven years until 2007. Mr Day currently holds a number of non-executive director roles and is the non-executive Chairman of Alumina. He is a former non-executive director of Ansell Ltd (2007–2021), Federation Centres Limited (2009–2014), Orbital Corporation Limited (2007–2014), Boart Longyear Limited, SAI Global, former Chairman of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and was Deputy Chairman of the ASIC and has been a member of the Takeovers Panel.

Mr Day holds a Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) from Queen Victoria University in Manchester, England, and a Master of Administration from Monash University in Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) and an FCPA.

Eve Crestani

Independent Non Executive Director, Member of the Fund's Audit & Risk Committee
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Ms Crestani was appointed as a director to the AOF RE Board in October 2015.

Ms Crestani is a professional director and business consultant with a background in law and management. Her career spans over 35 years with her primary focus being financial services and professional services industries.

Ms Crestani is a non-executive director of booking.com Pty Limited (Australia & New Zealand) and Soils for Life Ltd, and non-executive chair of Acorn Capital Limited.

Previously Ms Crestani was a non-executive director of Australian Unity Limited (1996 – 29 February 2016), a former Chairman of Mercer Superannuation Australia Limited, and Mercer Outsourcing (Australia) Pty Limited, and Zurich Australia Limited.

Ms Crestani is a member of the ASX Appeal Tribunal, has a Diploma of Law and is a founding fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a business strategist, with 25 years’ experience consulting to large organisations on enterprise transformation and strategic change programs. She is highly regarded for her expertise in property strategies and specifically in the future of work and workplace concepts.

Greg Willcock

Non Executive Director
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Mr Willcock was appointed as a director to the AOF RE Board in October 2015, and is the director nominated by Australian Unity as a shareholder of AOF RE.

Mr Willcock has over 33 years’ experience in banking and financial services in Australia, United States of America and the United Kingdom including seven years in general management roles at National Australia Bank in the areas of risk management, strategy and change management.

Mr Willcock has been a director of Australian Unity since March 2012 and is a director of a number of AUL subsidiaries and a member of the Risk & Compliance Committee and the Audit Committee. He was formerly the chairman of Big Sky Building Society Limited (now Australian Unity Bank Limited), and a director of the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA).

Mr Willcock holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Erle Spratt

Erle Spratt

Non-Executive Director
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Mr Spratt was appointed as a director to the AOF RE Board in June 2020, and is the director nominated by Keppel Corporation as a shareholder of AOF RE.

Mr Spratt is currently the Australian head of Keppel Capital, a property and infrastructure manager.

Mr Spratt has extensive property development and funds management experience across Australia and Asia, including roles with M&G Real Estate and Lend Lease.

Mr Spratt holds a Bachelor of Economics.

Important information

The Fund is issued by Australian Unity Investment Real Estate Limited (AUIREL) which is owned by Australian Unity Keppel Capital Pty Ltd ABN 67 637 410 505, a joint venture company owned equally by subsidiaries of Australian Unity Limited ABN 23 087 648 888 and Keppel Capital Holdings Pte Ltd CRN 201302079N, the asset management arm of Singapore based Keppel Corporation Limited CRN 196800351N. The information on this website is general information only and is not based on the financial objectives, situations or needs of any particular investor. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.