Property and funds manager Oyster Property Group has appointed experienced company director Joanna Perry as the group’s first independent chair.
Joanna brings to the position a wealth of governance expertise spanning a range of industries from property, energy and sports through to e-commerce and finance.
During her career, she has been appointed to a number of high profile boards in both chair and non-executive director roles. She is currently chair of the IFRS Advisory Council (London based) is deputy chair of Regional Facilities Auckland and sits as an independent director on the boards of Genesis Energy, Trade Me Group and Partners Life.
Oyster Property Group Chief Executive Officer Mark Schiele says he is excited to have someone of Joanna’s calibre joining the board as chair.
“Her gravitas in the governance space and depth of experience across so many different industries, including property, fits extremely well with Oyster Property Group’s growth strategy.”
Commenting on her appointment, Joanna says she is thrilled to be joining the team.
“I will be using my mix of skills and experience to complement those of the existing team, as well as providing leadership and support as chair, during the next stage of Oyster Property Group’s development.”
Joanna was previously an independent director of Kiwi Property Group for 11 years.
“Having already worked in a governance role within the property industry, I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities this sector faces.”
Joanna is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a Master of Arts in Economics from Cambridge University. Awarded Membership of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to accounting, she was a senior partner at KPMG, a member of the Securities Commission and chaired the Financial Reporting Standards board.
Oyster Property Group is a leading New Zealand commercial property and funds manager. It has particular expertise in property fund structuring and equity raising, and currently manages over 20 property funds structured for retail and wholesale investors including the diversified Oyster Direct Property Fund.
The Group partners with institutional capital and private equity investing in commercial property and holds management mandates with third party property owners across development, asset management, property and facilities management, and retail leasing.
The Group manages a range of retail, office and industrial assets throughout New Zealand, with a combined value in excess of NZ$1.2B. Oyster’s team comprises specialists in transactions, asset and property management, development and finance.
Oyster Property Group is 50% owned by ASX listed Cromwell Property Group.
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