Board

Nicholas Collishaw

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Nicholas was appointed to the Board on 27 September 2018.

Nicholas has over 35 years’ experience in Australian and Global real estate and funds management markets. He has considerable experience in the development and management of residential, hotel, commercial, retail, industrial and retirement assets. Nicholas is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Valuers, a Fellow of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a Graduate Member of FINSIA and the Institute of Company Directors.

Nicholas is currently a Non-Executive Director of Centuria Capital Group (‘Centuria’) and was previously Chief Executive Officer (‘CEO’) – Listed Property Funds at Centuria.

Prior to his time at Centuria, Nicholas held the position of CEO and Managing Director of Mirvac Group and successfully guided the business through the global financial crisis and implemented a strategy of sustained growth for the Real Estate and Investment Company.

 

David Groves

Independent Non-Executive Director

David was appointed to the Board on 27 September 2018.

David has over 25 years’ experience as a company director.

David is a Non-Executive Director of Pengana Capital Group Limited, Pengana International Equities Limited and Pipers Brook Vineyard Pty Ltd. He is a former director of EQT Holdings Limited, Tassal Group Limited and GrainCorp Limited and a former executive with Macquarie Bank Limited and its antecedent, Hill Samuel Australia. David is a member of the Council of Wollongong University.

David is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong and a Master of Commerce from the University of NSW.

 

Andrew Ireland

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew was appointed to the Board on 29 October 2018.

Andrew is currently Chairman of VIVID MLC, Director of Sports Australia and Director of the Sydney Swans.

Prior to this, Andrew was Managing Director and CEO of Sydney Swans having been appointed as CEO in September 2009 after joining the club in 2002 as General Manager of Football. Since 1990, Andrew has been involved in the management of leading Australian sporting teams including a successful tenure as CEO of Brisbane Bears and Brisbane Lions (1990 – 2001). He led the Brisbane Lions to their first premiership in 2001 as CEO and has overseen a strong and successful football program and growth in commercial areas during his time at Sydney Swans. During both tenures as CEO, Andrew had ultimate responsibility for the AFL clubs’ substantial social clubs, which included bars, restaurants and EGMs.

During his tenure at the Brisbane Lions, Andrew was appointed by the QLD Treasurer as a Director of The Golden Casket Corporation, overseeing a gaming entity in a highly regulated market.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science from La Trobe University, is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Life Member of the Australian Football League.

 

Dan Brady

Chief Executive Officer

Dan is currently Chief Executive Officer of MA Hotel Management Pty Ltd (MAHM), the manager and hotel operator of Redcape. Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Office at Redcape, a role which he assumed in October 2012. He has extensive operational experience and has held senior positions within listed, privately owned pub organisations and was the owner operator of a pub.

Prior to joining Redcape, Dan was National Operations Manager at National Leisure and Gaming Limited (NLG), a position he held for five years before being made Chief Executive Officer at NLG in January 2011.

Dan has previously held key industry positions as well currently being a Director of the Liquor Stax Retail Group.

Dan completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2016.

 

Hugh Thomson

Non-Executive Director

Hugh was appointed to the Board on 26 February 2016.

Hugh is a Managing Director at Moelis Australia Limited (‘Moelis Australia’) within its Advisory businesses. Prior to this, he was COO of Moelis Australia.

Hugh has over 24 years’ experience in Investment Management, with a particular emphasis on the acquisition of alternative assets, finance and operations in Australia across a range of industry sectors. Hugh’s previous roles include Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) and CEO of ING Real Estate Investment Management, COO of HiLife Health & Beauty and CFO of Industrie Clothing.

Hugh has considerable expertise in managing ASX listed funds, including as an executive Board member and Chairman of investment committees and operational risk management committees.

Hugh is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of East Anglia.

 

Management Leadership Team

Dan Brady

Chief Executive Officer

An accomplished Senior Executive with over 10 years’ experience, including seven years board experience on various boards; Dan is a proven leader of large teams and businesses with diverse capital and ownership structures.

Dan’s disciplined approach to strategy development, execution and the management of capital has seen him consistently deliver financial returns, ensuring prosperity for all stakeholders. He has a high work effort and a hands-on approach to problem-solving with a strong ability to draw out solutions from various circumstances.

Dan values the power that capable people and systems can add to an organisation and is acutely focussed on performance with a foundation of strong ethical governance and risk management.

Dan has been successful in leading large teams of people to achieve objectives. He is focussed on talent development and acquisition and takes a strategic approach to the application of the talent pool across an organisation.

Dan’s effective hands-on approach to both the development of leadership capability and understanding an organisations customers ensures the continued alignment of resources.

Dan is widely regarded as an industry specialist with over 25 years’ experience from proprietary ownership of a single hotel operation to director and board member of large hotel groups. Dan is an active member of the Australian Hotels Association and has contributed to the development of key policy decisions that continue to positively impact the success and prosperity of communities and the Hotels industry.

Dan recently graduated from the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School in 2016.

Tim Fawaz

Chief Financial Officer

Tim assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in February 2019 and is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership for Redcape, including ensuring the strategy creates Securityholder value, communicating performance and implementing a capital structure to support the Group’s growth and return on investment goals.

Tim has a strong background in financial management gained within ASX listed and private equity settings. Prior to joining Redcape Tim served as Chief Financial and Operations Officer for ASX listed City Chic Collective Ltd (ASX: CCX), formerly Specialty Fashion Group (ASX: SFH), where he managed Information Technology, Group Planning, Group Transformation, Logistics, Investor Relations and Finance. Before CCX, Tim was CEO of EziBuy and CFO of Big W.

Tim’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Business in Accounting, membership of CPA Australia, membership of Australian Institute of Company Directors and an MBA from the University of Technology Sydney.

Chris Unger

Chief Operating Officer

First being involved with the bulk of the Redcape portfolio of Hotels more than 10 years ago, Chris is an experienced Senior Executive with deep industry and business knowledge.

Chris has a strong ability to identify opportunities for improved customer and staff outcomes and apply leadership and technology to stimulate long term sustainable growth across a portfolio of geographically dispersed businesses. He applies a customer-first approach with a mindset founded upon ensuring guests have great hospitality experiences in venues.

Chris values a collaborative team and the impact that has on an organisation, drawing on collective strengths to successfully drive change and improve business performance. With a deep passion to see the Redcape team develop and grow as individuals, Chris leads a team that aspire to learn and achieve more.

Chris is responsible for the leadership of Redcape’s Hotels and operating performance.

Chris has been successful at identifying and creating value at both and individual asset and portfolio level through innovation in the customer and staff experience in Redcape hotels.

He has a depth of understanding of business systems and data and how these can inform decision making and drive improved business performance. Chris is a highly regarded industry specialist with over 20 years’ experience across Pubs, Clubs and Casino operations in both private and public ownership structures.

Chris studied Commerce – Business Law at Curtin University.