Board

Nicholas Collishaw

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

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 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 GFC and implemented a strategy of sustained growth for the Real Estate and Investment Company.

David Groves

Independent Non-Executive Director

David has over 25 years’ experience as a company director and is currently Chairman of Pyrolyx AG, a German listed company, and Tasman Sea Salt Pty Ltd.

He 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. Mr Groves is an advisory board member of the Australian Rugby Foundation and a member of the Council of Wollongong University. Mr Groves is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew Ireland

Independent Non-Executive Director

Andrew is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sydney Swans. Andrew was 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 Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Life Member of the Australian Football League.

In addition to holding his Board seat with the Sydney Swans, Andrew will take up a consultancy position with the club post-retirement at the end of 2018.

Dan Brady

Chief Executive Officer

Dan was Chief Operating Officer at Redcape since October 2012 prior to his position as Chief Executive Officer. 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 is currently Chief Operating Officer of Moelis Australia with a particular emphasis on the acquisition of alternative assets.

Hugh has over 24 years’ experience in investment management, finance and operations in Australia across a range of industry sectors. Hugh’s previous roles include 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 member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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 who 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 an 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.

Mark Crick

General Manager, Asset Management

Mark has extensive property and operational leadership experience in the leisure and hospitality industry, having worked with Australia’s largest public and privately held hospitality groups for over 30 years, including seven with the Redcape assets.

Mark’s dedicated focus to the organisation’s success is displayed through a diligent approach to capital management. This is supported by his strong financial acumen and leadership. His depth of experience in hotels across Australia gives him an advantage when evaluating opportunities and managing a property portfolio.

Mark values a culture of continuous learning and improvement. He has led several change management projects which have been successful due to his demonstrated capability in leading people through transformations. He is a respected and strategic leader who is collaborative and has a strong ability to take both staff and external stakeholders on the journey.

Mark’s eye for detail ensures that the governance, regulatory and legal requirements are effectively managed across the Redcape assets. He is solutions driven, working from a strong ethical foundation that allows him to manage the governance levels required to meet regulatory and due diligence requirements across a geographically diverse portfolio of sites.

Mark is responsible for property and facility management, strategic property direction and refurbishment programs, asset optimisation and the application of capital across the portfolio.

Mark holds a Master of Business Management from Monash University.

Bianca Vlasic

General Manager, Corporate Affairs and Marketing Strategy

Bianca is an experienced industry, marketing and communications professional with over 15 years’ experience across a diverse range of hospitality businesses, including 11 years with the Redcape portfolio of Hotels.

Bianca is responsible for the organisations internal and external communication, stakeholder engagement, corporate social responsibility, media and issues management and marketing strategy.

Bianca values the importance of a strong social license for the industry and the positive impact that has on enhancing both staff and customer experience within a hospitality business, ultimately driving improved customer and staff satisfaction, business performance and sustainability.

Taking a research, data and insights driven approach to developing and executing the Redcape Hotels’ communication and marketing strategy, Bianca is instrumental to the innovation in Redcape’s customer centric communications and strategic direction. She is focused on driving Redcape’s leadership role in the long-term sustainability of the industry and the growth of the Redcape portfolio of Hotels through enhanced customer insights and community engagement.

Experienced in customer and community relations, marketing strategy, business data and systems, Bianca has been successful in advancing Redcape’s leading corporate social responsibility initiatives and business data and insights capability.

Bianca studied Marketing and Public Relations at Macleay Business College.