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MaxCap makes three appointments to its’ Australia (WA/ VIC) and New Zealand team

Feb 17, 2023
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MaxCap makes three appointments to its’ Australia and New Zealand team

Melbourne, 15 February 2023 – MaxCap Group one of Australia’s leading Commercial Real Estate financiers today announced three new appointments to its’ Australian and New Zealand team.

Investment appointments

Greg Scott has been appointed an Associate Director Investment based in Perth. He joins from Commonwealth Bank’s Property Finance team. As Relationship Executive and lead banker for key commercial property clients, he managed a substantial lending portfolio and was responsible for new business origination and credit risk management for more than a decade. Prior to Commonwealth Bank, he worked as a structured project capital specialist for Macquarie Bank in Perth, Sydney and in the UK. Greg brings more than 20+ years of experience to MaxCap. He will report to Justin Pearce, State Director Investment – WA and will start on 6 March 2023.

Angus Simpson will join MaxCap New Zealand as an Associate Director, Investment. He brings more than 12 years of experience to MaxCap. More recently, he was an Assistant Portfolio Manager for ANZ Wholesale Property Securities Fund. Prior to this role, he was a Senior Equity Analyst advising on investment recommendations for three of ANZ Investments’ NZ equity funds. Before ANZ, he held roles as an Associate, Investment Research for UBS Investment Bank, and as an Equity Analyst for Forsyth Barr and as an Analyst in the Accounting and Auditing Division at Deloitte. He will report to Nick Bullick MaxCap New Zealand’s CIO and started on 13 February.

At MaxCap, Angus and Greg will be responsible for relationship management working in partnership with clients to structure optimal lending solutions. They will also manage the end to end credit process with internal and external parties and another key focus will be to nurture new business opportunities to expand into new markets and sectors.

Capital appointments

Anna Kaur is joining MaxCap’s Capital team as an Associate. She joins from a Toronto-based consultancy, ESG Global Advisors, where she helped clients to identify and assess ESG risks and opportunities, and embed best practices, approaches and reporting frameworks related to ESG, responsible investment, and climate change. Anna helped investors integrate ESG across their investment process and strategy, as well as into their firm-level strategic objectives. Before this, Anna was a Senior Analyst with Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Investments’ Enterprise Risk team and completed a 2-year rotational program in the Climate Change Risk, Market Risk, and Liquidity Risk teams.

At MaxCap, Anna will provide support for the institutional capital raising programme including investor onboarding and developing business development collateral. She will also provide execution support for the implementation of MaxCap’s ESG plan. She will start on 1 March, be based in Melbourne and will report to Romy Grace, Director, Capital.

The Capital team has grown significantly, more than doubling in size since industry veteran Rob Hattersley joined as Group Head of Capital in September 2022.

In December, MaxCap announced Ben Woolley will also join on 1 March as Associate Director Capital. He will be primarily responsible for executing capital-raising strategies within the domestic wholesale market and report to Rob. Hugh Thomson joined as an Associate Director Capital with a focus on capital raising and targeting family offices in Asia. Liam Howley also joined as an Associate Private Capital to support fundraising. Both Hugh and Liam report to Ben Klein, Head of Private Capital.

An internal appointment has also been made with Deborah Ford transitioning from the Investment team as an Associate Director, Capital. Her focus will be investor relations and institutional mandate management demonstrating a commitment to deliver best in class service to our growing investor base. Her appointment was effective from 30 January and she reports to Domenic Demaria, Associate Director, Capital.