Board of Directors
Roger Dobson – Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Roger’s main areas of practice currently include property related structured finance for banks and other funds management clients, and he works extensively on corporate transactions and debt restructuring. More recently, Roger has acted in relation to the establishment of a major new funds management business and its core and opportunistic property funds (including the acquisition of the underlying property assets). Roger has also acted for several retail funds management clients in property and other areas. He frequently advises directors of public companies on a variety of issues, including corporate governance, capital raisings, takeovers and other significant transactions.
Prior to joining Henry Davis York in 1989, Roger was an Associate with Sullivan & Cromwell, a New York based law firm, practising corporate law and finance. He has also worked as Associate to a former Chief Justice of South Australia, and has lectured in corporate law at the University of Technology, Brisbane.
Roger holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Adelaide, and a Master of Laws from Colombia University (New York). Roger brings to the Board of Directors of Centuria his extensive legal knowledge of the property funds management and financial services industries, as well as corporate governance and regulatory issues.
Roger was appointed to the Board on 28 November 2007. He is Chairman of the Centuria Capital Board and Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Roger is also a member of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee.
Peter Done – Independent Non-Executive Director
Peter joined Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now known as KPMG) in 1968, where he held the position of partner from 1979 until his retirement in 2006. During his 27 years as partner, he was the lead audit partner for many clients, including those involved in property development, primary production and television and film production and distribution. Peter held a number of senior positions during his time at KPMG, where he was the partner in charge of KPMG Financial Services Pty Ltd (KPMG’s financial planning practice) from its formation in 1988 until it was sold in 1999, a member of KPMG’s NSW Executive Committee from 1986 to 1992, and the partner in charge of Migration Advisory in Australia from 1995 to 2005.
Following his retirement from KPMG in 2006, Peter formed his own consulting practice, and is also a director of a number of private companies involved in property development and investment.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of New South Wales, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Peter brings to the Board of Directors of Centuria his strengths in accounting, audit and financial management in the property development and financial services industries, and a strong knowledge of corporate governance, regulatory issues and board processes through his many senior roles.
Peter was appointed to the Board on 28 November 2007 and is the Chairman of the Audit, Risk Management and Compliance Committee. He is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Investment Committees.
Jason Huljich – Executive Director
Jason is the Chief Executive Officer of Centuria Property Funds. In his role he is responsible for providing strategic leadership and ensuring the effective operation of Centuria’s property portfolio.
He joined Centuria (formerly Century Funds Management Limited) upon it’s formation in 1999. In July 2006 Century was acquired by the Over Fifty Group and he was appointed General Manager, Property. Jason has been involved in investment property syndication in Australia since 1996 and he has developed considerable expertise in investment property selection, syndicate feasibility and syndicate management.
Jason is Vice President of the Property Funds Association (PFA) and sits on the National Executive Committee. PFA is the peak industry body representing the $32 billion direct property investment industry.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Commercial Law).
Jason brings to the Board a wealth of experience in property investment and syndication together with considerable energy and enthusiasm. He was appointed to the Board on 28 November 2007.
John McBain – Executive Director
John joined the Centuria Board (formerly Over Fifty Group) on 10 July 2006. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Over Fifty Group in April 2008.
John was also a founding director and major shareholder in boutique funds manager Century Funds Management, which was established in 1999 and acquired by Over Fifty Group in July 2006.
Prior to forming Century, John founded property funds manager Waltus Investments Australia Limited and Hanover Group Pty Limited a specialised property consultancy. Waltus was formed in 1995 and was one of the first dedicated property funds managers in Australia. Prior to 1990 John held senior positions in a number of property development and property investment companies in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
John holds a Diploma in Urban Valuation (University of Auckland).