Board & Executive Team

Directors & Executive Team

Kevin Neville

Independent Chairman

Kevin is a Chartered Accountant by profession, with an extensive career in professional services with Moore Stephens, later ShineWing Australia, including roles as Managing Partner, Head of Assurance and Chair of the National Moore Stephens network.

Since stepping down from the firm, Kevin is now an active Non-Executive Director in both the For Profit and For Service sectors. Kevin is Chair of Fund Manager – RF CorVal Partners Ltd, Disability Service Provider - Interact Australia Ltd, Retirement Living & Residential Care Provider - The Old Colonists Association of Victoria, Professional Services Firm - Lanyon Partners and is a Director of IntoWork Australia, a national Specialist Recruitment, Employment and Training Services Provider, and MAS National Ltd, an Apprenticeship Support Service Provider.

Rob Rayner

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Rob is a founder and CEO of RF Corval.

He has overall responsibility for the business, including investment decisions, capital management and the establishment of property investment vehicles. Rob has some 30 years of experience in the Australian financial services and property industry, with wide-ranging involvement in the establishment, re-structuring and on-going management of various property funds on behalf of both retail and private wholesale investors, family offices and institutional mandates.

Rob has a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University and is an associate member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Financial Securities Institute of Australia.

Kerr Bray

Chief Operating Officer and Director

Kerr is responsible for the establishment, investment and ongoing management of institutional funds and mandates. He has overall responsibility for all aspects of these funds including establishing the fund strategy, raising capital, acquisitions, asset and portfolio management, financing and investor relations and communication. Kerr has over 25 years of experience in the property and funds management industry and has managed both listed and unlisted funds in Australia and Europe. Kerr previously worked for ING Real Estate in Sydney as the Fund Manager of the listed retail property trust and for Tishman Speyer in Europe in a number of senior roles including managing that group's pan-European core office funds with total assets in excess of $4 billion. Kerr has a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance from the University of Western Australia and is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Investment & Asset Management Team

Michael Hua

Fund & Business Development Manager

michael.hua@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8402

Michael is responsible for the management of RF Corval’s institutional funds as well as identifying and sourcing new domestic and offshore capital partners. He also leads RF CorVal’s ESG initiatives which includes establishing principles for responsible investing and management across the entire business. Prior to joining RF Corval in 2012, Michael spent 6 years in Institutional Real Estate with Stockland where he was the Assistant Fund Manager for Stockland’s unlisted retail funds platform, which had over $500m of funds under management. Before this, Michael was at JLL within the research and consulting team, focusing on office and industrial markets for institutional clients. Michael has experience and in-depth knowledge in financial modelling, management reporting, valuation, investor relations and funds management. Michael holds a Bachelor of Property Economics from the University of Western Sydney and is a Certified Practicing Valuer and a member of the Australian Property Institute and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Oliver Picone

Head of Transactions

oliver.picone@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8407

Oliver is responsible for acquisitions and divestments at RF Corval, including identifying, sourcing and analysing opportunities as well as managing due diligence and contract negotiations.  Since joining RF Corval in 2012, Oliver has acquired more than 30 properties with a total value in excess of $1.3b. He is also involved in developing and monitoring asset management strategies, with a focus on maximising disposal values and investor returns, as well investor communications for high net worth, institutional and overseas clients. Oliver has worked in the commercial property industry for over 13 years, having previously held positions within major commercial valuation firms, most recently working for CBRE in the Sydney CBD specialist valuation team, and prior to that at DTZ and Urbis. During this time, he developed advanced financial modelling and analysis skills and a broad exposure to a number of property asset classes. Oliver holds a Bachelor of Property Economics with a sub major in Property Analysis from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Certified Practicing Valuer.

Gareth Dingle

Transaction Manager

gareth.dingle@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8405

Gareth joined RF Corval in 2015 and is part of the capital transactions team, focusing on identifying and analysing opportunities as well as managing the due diligence process. He also assists with aspects of fund and asset management and investor communications. Gareth has previously held positions within major real estate firm CBRE, most recently as a commercial valuer within the Sydney team, specialising in Sydney CBD and Sydney Metropolitan institutional assets and prior to this he worked in CBRE’s Global Research and Consulting division. Gareth holds a Bachelor of Property Economics from the University of Western Sydney and is a Certified Practising Valuer.

Chris Boys

Head of Hotels

chris.boys@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8422

Chris is responsible for leading Corval’s hotel development strategy including identifying, sourcing and analysing hotel opportunities as well as managing the execution of the hotel projects. Chris brings over 26 years’ experience in the construction and property industry with a strong pedigree in hotel development having worked at different levels of the property industry starting in architecture, moving into construction and then development for private real estate companies in Australia and the Middle East. Prior to joining RF Corval, Chris spent nine years with the largest privately-held property group in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, US$10 billion, Majid Al Futtaim Properties. During his tenure, Chris worked across a number of the property businesses, including mixed use communities, shopping malls and hospitality, spending seven years in a development capacity with the hospitality business, ultimately assuming the role of Development Director. This role managed the expansion and consolidation of their market leading hotel portfolio (3,675 rooms in operation and circa 4,000 rooms under development).

Sanjeev Sahota

Syndicate Fund Manager

sanjeev.sahota@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8414

Sanjeev is responsible for the management of RF CorVal’s HNW syndicate trusts, including financial management, investor communication and monitoring asset management strategies. Prior to joining CorVal in 2019, Sanjeev spent 5 years in Institutional Real Estate with The GPT Group where held a number of positions across the platform including valuations, funds management and asset management. Most recently Sanjeev was employed by GPT’s Wholesale Office Fund (GWOF) a $7 billion unlisted fund providing investors with exposure to high quality office assets, located in Australia's major office markets. Before this Sanjeev was employed by MSCI (formerly IPD) in London followed by Sydney, providing research and indexing services to institutional real estate clients. Sanjeev holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics from Royal Holloway University of London.

Sean Burnell

Head of Retail

sean.burnell@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8419

Sean’s real estate career spanning 25 years has specialised in the retail sector across four continents Australia, NZ, Europe and USA. He has been involved with a wide variety of retail assets from developing/acquiring small shopping centres to being directly involved with some of the largest shopping centres in the world including Westfield London ($1.5bn) and Carindale Shopping Centre ($1bn), World Square ($0.6bn). Sean joined RF CorVal in 2019 and is responsible for running the investment strategy in the retail sector. Prior to joining RF Corval Sydney, Sean headed up RF Capital Europe and was based in London. During this time Sean established the London office, was instrumental in the acquisition, management and repositioning of a portfolio of office assets in Brussels valued in excess of $170m and a portfolio of aged homes in Austria circa $80m. Sean has sat on the boards of Property Council, Queensland Industry Tourism Council, Multiplex Property Trust and Brisbane Chamber of Commerce. Sean is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, CORe from Harvard Business School, Property Investment and Finance Diploma I/II PCA.

Con Tsioulos

Asset Manager

ctsioulos@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8411

Con is a Senior Asset Manager at RF Corval, responsible for establishing and implementing asset management strategies to maximise value for investors. He has responsibility for managing tenant relationships, negotiating leases, managing capital works programs and overseeing property management. Con joined RF Corval in 2013 and has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry spanning the residential, commercial, retail, industrial and strata sectors, with expertise in property and asset management. He has previously worked at Fortius Funds Management and JLL where he managed over $1.5b worth of Australian office, retail and industrial real estate on behalf of some of Australia’s largest institutional investors. Con holds a Bachelor of Land Economics from the University of Technology.

Benn Vicic

Asset Manager

benn.vicic@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8413

Benn is a Senior Asset Manager at RF Corval responsible for establishing and implementing asset management strategies to maximise value for investors. He has responsibility for managing tenant relationships, negotiating leases, managing capital works programs and overseeing property management. Benn joined RF Corval in 2013 and has over 20 years of experience in the property and funds management industry. He has previously worked at the Charter Hall Group, where he was responsible for the performance and operations of over 20 office, industrial and retail bulky goods assets, with a combined value of $350m and over 100 tenants. Prior to that, Benn worked for CBRE, Knight Frank and the Winten Group, developing skills across a variety of areas including acquisitions, disposals, portfolio and asset management and valuations. Benn holds a Bachelor of Business Degree specialising in Property Valuations from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, is a Certified Practising Valuer and an Associate Member of the Australian Property Institute.

Philippa Duncanson

Asset Manager

philippa.duncanson@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8404

Philippa is an Asset Manager who works with Con and Benn in the implementation of asset management strategies.  She has responsibility for managing tenant relationships, negotiating leases, overseeing property management and assisting with portfolio reporting.  Philippa joined RF Corval in 2015 and has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry, having previously worked in leasing and sales in Auckland at both CBRE and Knight Frank before taking up the role of Senior Property Manager at CBRE in Sydney, where she managed a $500 million portfolio with over 90 tenants. The portfolio comprised a variety of commercial and retail buildings in both the Sydney CBD and suburban property markets, for a mix of institutional and private investors. Philippa holds a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland, Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) and was commended for the Australian Property Institute Young Achiever of the year award in 2014.

Maria Verner

Associate Director, Hotels

maria.verner@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8421

Maria is responsible for hotel development, acquisitions and asset management at Corval, including identifying, sourcing and evaluating opportunities, feasibility, hotel operator selection and negotiation of contracts. Prior to joining RF Corval, Maria was Development Manager for Marriott International / Starwood Hotels & Resorts, responsible for growing the company’s portfolio of brands across Australia, New Zealand, Pacific region. During her tenure, Maria was involved in 20+ hotel management agreement signings and was responsible for bringing new brands to market. Prior to this, Maria worked at Colliers International and JLL Hotels in Auckland and brings experience in commercial property including valuations, consultancy, development and di-vestment of assets with a primary focus on hotels. Maria has a Bachelor of Property and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.

Noella Tsang

Financial Controller

noella.tsang@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8410

Noella has been with RF Corval since 2010 and has overall responsibility for financial and management reporting, taxation, human resources and compliance for the group. Noella has over 20 years of experience in the property and financial services industry. She previously worked for Brookfield Multiplex within the funds management division, as a Fund Manager for one of the group’s listed property funds and as an Analyst for several of the unlisted funds, as well as being involved in various capital transactions. Prior to this she was with the chartered accounting firm Felsers (since renamed Accru). Noella holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and is an associate member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and the Financial Securities Institute of Australia.

Kim Tan

Accountant

kim.tan@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8409

Kim joined RF Corval in 2012 and is responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and tax returns for both RF Corval and its funds, as well as the preparation and issuance of investor financial information and other reports. She is also involved in the compliance and payroll functions for the group. Kim has been in the professional services and accounting and finance industry for over 15 years, having worked previously with PricewaterhouseCoopers and other public accounting practices in both Perth and Sydney. Kim holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Information Systems from Curtin University of Technology and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Ann Ellis

Accounts Payable

ann.ellis@corval.com.au

+61 2 8203 8423

Ann joined the RF Group in 2016 and more recently, RF CorVal in April 2020. Ann works closely with the finance team and is responsible for the full end-to-end Accounts Payable function which includes month end reconciliations, coding and processing of invoices across multiple entities and banking platforms. She has worked in AP for over 15 years having previously worked for Continental Airlines, Northwest Airlines and Newedge Australia.

Ian Hobson

Consultant

Ian works closely with our capital transactions team, sourcing and identifying new opportunities and assisting with the delivery of those that have satisfied the due diligence process and have been accepted by the investment committee. Ian has an extensive network of industry contacts and has over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of property sectors. He practiced for 15 years as a solicitor with several of Australasia’s pre-eminent commercial law firms before transitioning to a development and advisory role with one of Sydney’s private corporate advisory and development firms. Ian then established his own consultancy and development business, acting for and partnering with Government agencies, several of the largest institutional property owners in Australia and many, both private and listed, development and investment entities. Ian has a Bachelor of Science (Auckland University) as well as B Comm and LLB degrees from Otago University in New Zealand.