The PFI team are New Zealand's industrial property experts. Collectively our team has over 120 years of property experience, and the key individuals have extensive experience in the ownership, management and development of industrial property.

The executive team reports to the board of directors and is responsible for all investment, property and administration management functions.

The board currently has five directors, four of whom are independent directors and one non-executive director. All directors are appointed by shareholders at PFI’s annual meeting.

Please click on the names below to learn more about the PFI team.

Chief Executive Officer

Simon was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of PFI in January 2019.

Prior to this, Simon was General Manager of PFI from mid-2013, and prior to that, General Manager of Direct Property Fund (DPF) before PFI's merger with (DPF) in 2013, having joined McDougall Reidy & Co Limited as Development Manager in 2005.

He is a graduate of Canterbury University where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting and Marketing.

P: 09  303 9652

M: 021 749 770

 

Chief Finance and Operating Officer

Craig joined McDougall Reidy & Co Limited (MRC) as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of MRC and Direct Property Fund (DPF) in 2009. Craig was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of PFI in 2012, and when PFI merged with DPF in 2013, was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of the merged entity. In January 2019, Craig was appointed as Chief Finance and Operating Officer.

Craig has nearly two decades of property industry experience, having previously spent six years in London working in property funds management at LaSalle Investment Management and General Electric Real Estate. Craig is a graduate of Auckland University and is a Chartered Accountant, having trained as an auditor at PwC.

P: 09 303 9651

M: 021 248 6301

Portfolio Manager

Ewan joined PFI as Asset/Development Manager in 2015 and was promoted to Portfolio Manager in 2020. 

Prior to joining, Ewan spent 13 years working in various roles in property, asset and fund management in the United Kingdom, the last nine in Edinburgh where he worked managing and acquiring a diverse range of property for a large property trust. Ewan has a valuation background and is a graduate of both Lincoln and Cambridge University. Ewan is responsible for leading the team that manages PFI's property portfolio.

P: 09 303 9451

M: 021 287 7990 

Head of Sustainability and Operations

Sarah joined PFI in 2020.

She previously held a variety of roles across property finance, risk, compliance and governance in the banking sector. She is a graduate of the University of Waikato where she completed her Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours.

Sarah works with all parts of the company on a variety of matters including risk management, compliance, company secretarial, and PFI’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework.

P: 09 303 9654 

Board Chairman, Audit and Risk Committee Member, Nomination and Remuneration Committee Member, Independent Director

Director since 2001, last re-elected June 2020.

Anthony is a professional director and consultant, consulting to both the private and public sector on a wide variety of property matters.

Anthony's other directorships include Arvida Group Limited. He was formerly head of property for AMP Capital Investors (New Zealand) Limited and is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Life member of the Property Institute of New Zealand.

Audit and Risk Committee Member, Independent Director

Director since February 2018, last re-elected May 2021.

David is a senior partner at law firm Buddle Findlay, where he runs a broad corporate and commercial law practice, with particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate structuring.  He was until recently a member of Buddle Findlay's board for seven years. David advises a wide range of New Zealand and international businesses and significant public-sector clients including Panuku Development Auckland, The University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka, and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

David was raised in Christchurch, where he completed commerce and law degrees at the University of Canterbury. He then practiced law in Wellington and London, before returning to Buddle Findlay in 2000 and becoming a partner of the firm in Auckland in 2002.

Nomination and Remuneration Committee Chair, Independent Director

Director since November 2019, last re-elected June 2020.

He is currently a Director of Tainui Group Holdings Limited, Air New Zealand Limited, and Port of Tauranga Limited and is a member of the Executive Board of the Halberg Foundation.

From 1999 through to 2017, Dean was Managing Director of Freightways Limited (Freightways). During that time, he took Freightways through several ownership changes and by the end of his time as Managing Director, the company had achieved significant growth resulting in a market capitalisation of $1.2 billion. In addition to his Managing Director role, Dean was also a director of the public policy think tank “The New Zealand Initiative” and its predecessor the “New Zealand Business Roundtable” from 2011 to 2015.

Non-Executive Director

Director since 2012, last re-elected May 2021.

Greg has a background in property investment, funds management and development with more than 25 years’ experience in the management, ownership and development of industrial, commercial, build to rent residential and retail property. Greg is also director of Reidy & Co Limited.

Audit and Risk Committee Chair, Nomination and Remuneration Committee Member, Independent Director

Director since May 2016, last re-elected May 2022.

Susan is currently the Chair of Vista Group International and an independent director of Xero Limited, Arvida Group Limited and Craigs Investment Partners Limited. Susan's past directorships include ASB Bank, Trustpower Limited and The New Zealand Merino Company Limited.

Susan is an experienced business leader with a particular interest in helping companies to drive growth through technology, innovation and organisational culture. 

Asset Manager

Jodie joined PFI as Property Manager in 2012 and was promoted to Asset Manager in 2020.

Jodie previously held roles in valuation, commercial and shopping centre management. She is a graduate of Auckland University where she completed a Property Degree and Diploma of Business (Finance). Jodie is responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of PFI's properties.

P: 09 303 9659

M: 021 932 424

 

Asset and Development Manager

Rodrigo joined PFI as Asset Manager in 2020 and was promoted to Asset and Development Manager is 2022.

Rodrigo holds a property degree from Lincoln University and has over 12 years of experience, with the last five years specialising in the management of syndicated properties across New Zealand. Prior to that, Rodrigo was involved in the management of a nationwide government property portfolio and worked in commercial management within the aerospace industry in Germany.

Rodrigo is responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of PFI’s properties.

P:  09 303 9656

M: 021 466 051

Senior Property Manager

Luke joined PFI as Property Manager in 2019 and was promoted to Senior Property Manager in 2022.

Since graduating Auckland University in 2013, Luke has held a variety of roles in, commercial, industrial, retail and residential property management.

Luke is responsible for property management at PFI.

P: 09 303 9653

M: 0274 567 879

Property Manager

Michael joined PFI as a Property Manager in 2021, and is a graduate of the University of Auckland, holding a Bachelor of Property.  Michael has held a variety of roles within the property industry and is also a member of the Auckland Aces Cricket team.

Mob: +64 21 104 5550

Property Manager

Sav joined the PFI team as Property Manager in early 2022.

Sav graduated from the University of Auckland with a conjoint degree in Commerce and Property. Prior to joining PFI, Savanna worked as a commercial property manager looking after diverse range of industrial, retail and office properties.

Finance Manager

Pamela joined PFI as Finance Manager in 2020.

Pamela has completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Auckland and is a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining PFI, she has held roles in various industries including the private equity industry in London and shopping centres portfolio in New Zealand. 

Pamela works closely with the Property team and other members of the Finance team of PFI.

P: 09 303 9453

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Nick joined PFI in 2018 as a Senior Analyst and was promoted to Financial Planning & Analysis Manager in 2020.

Nick is a graduate of the University of Otago where he completed his Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, and has since gained his CPA Australia designation. Prior to joining PFI, Nick spent four years at ASB Bank in various planning, forecasting and analysis roles.

Nick works with both the Finance and Property teams on a wide variety of analytical tasks, including budgeting / forecasting and valuations, as well as assisting with the execution of projects and transactions.

P: 09 303 9658 

Senior Project Accountant

Kam joined PFI in 2013.

Kam is a graduate of the University of the South Pacific and completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Accounting and Financial Management, Management and Public Administration and is an Associate Chartered Accountant. Kam works closely with the rest of the PFI finance and property teams, with a particular focus on the accounting for PFI's tenants and properties.

P: 09 303 9650 

Financial Accountant

Nirali joined PFI as Assistant Accountant in 2016.

Nirali has completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Property conjoint degree from the University of Auckland and is a Chartered Accountant. She has previously held roles in the property industry. Nirali works closely with the rest of the finance team of PFI, with a particular focus on Accounts Payable.

P: 09 303 9452 

Analyst

Tom joined PFI as an Analyst in 2021.

Tom is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington where he completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Philosophy. Prior to joining PFI, Tom spent time working in various Analyst roles at Turner’s Group and Heartland Bank; most recently coming from a gap year working in Japan.

Tom works with both the Finance and Property teams on a wide variety of analytical tasks.

Assistant Accountant

Shalini joined PFI in 2021.

Shalini is a graduate of the University of the South Pacific having completed a double major Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting & Financial Management and Economics. Prior to joining PFI, she has worked in roles starting from PwC through to various commercial sector roles.

Shalini works closely with the rest of the finance team, with a particular focus on Accounts Payable.

Risk and Compliance Graduate

Emma joined PFI in 2022.

She is a graduate of Auckland University of Technology where she completed her Bachelor of Laws Degree. Prior to joining PFI, she held previous roles in customer service and reception.

Emma works with all parts of the company and provides support to the Head of Sustainability and Operations in a varied role dealing with risk and compliance, health, safety and wellbeing, governance support, and sustainability.

Office Administrator

Genevieve (Gen) joined PFI as Office Administrator in 2022.

Gen is a graduate of the University of Auckland, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History and Anthropology. Prior to joining PFI, she held roles in hospitality, retail and travel. 

Gen provides day-to-day administration and general support for the wider office.

P: 09 303 9450