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Responsible Entity
Board of Directors

The Board comprises five Directors, three of whom are independent Directors, including an independent Chairman.

Members of the Board have significant experience in various fields, including funds management, property investment and development, financial markets, taxation, accounting and law.

  • John Atkin Independent Chairman
    John Atkin



    Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - Australian National University
    Bachelor of Laws (Hons) - University of Sydney
    Advanced Management Program - INSEAD

    Career Summary
    John is a professional non-executive director with over 30 years’ experience in legal, professional and financial services.

    John is a non-executive director of Aurizon Holdings Limited (formerly QR National Limited). John is also a director of Australian Outward Bound Foundation, and the State Library of New South Wales Foundation.

    In previous executive roles, John was the Chief Executive Officer of The Trust Company Limited from 2009 to 2013, managing partner of Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) from 2002 to 2008 and prior to that he had 15 years’ experience as a mergers and acquisition and equity capital markets partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) from 1987 to 2002.

    John is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Justine Hickey Independent Non-Executive Director
    Justine Hickey



    Bachelor of Commerce – University of Queensland
    Graduate, Australian Institute Company Directors
    Member, CFA Institute
    Career Summary

    Justine is a professional non-executive director with over 20 years’ experience in investments, superannuation and
    corporate governance.

    Justine is a director of the Rio Tinto Staff Super Fund, chairs the advisory board of fund manager, Dalton Nicol Reid, and is a member of industry super fund, Sunsuper’s Investment Committee. Previously Justine was a director of Australian Ethical Investment Ltd and Flagship Investments Ltd. Justine takes an active interest in the not for profit sector, chairing RSPCA QLD’s Finance and Risk Committee and the YET Foundation.

    In previous executive roles, Justine was Manager, Equities at Suncorp Investment Management until 2004 and prior to that a Portfolio Manager at Fleming Investment Management (now JP Morgan Chase) in London.

    Justine has been appointed by the Board to chair the Audit and Risk Management Committee.

  • Paul Say Independent Non-Executive Director
    Paul Say



    Graduate Diploma Financial Planning – Securities Institute of Australia
    Graduate Diploma Finance and Investment – Securities Institute of Australia
    Associate Diploma of Real Estate Valuation – Sydney Technical and Further Education
    Career Summary

    Paul has over 30 years’ experience in commercial and residential asset management, development, and real estate broking with major multinational institutions. He currently maintains a strong network of relationships with the major REITs, broking firms, and pension/financial groups in Australia, Asia, and North America.
    Paul is a non-executive director of ALE Property Group.

    In previous executive roles, Paul held senior management positions at major REITs, including Chief Investment Officer at DEXUS Property Group, Head of Corporate Finance at Lend Lease Corporation and National Director of Investments at Jones Lang LaSalle.

    Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute. He is also a licensed real estate agent in NSW, VIC and QLD.

  • Nicholas Harris Executive Director, GPT Metro Office Fund & Head of Funds Management, GPT
    Nicholas Harris



    Bachelor of Land Economics (University Medal & First Class Honours) – University of Technology Sydney
    Sydney Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment – Securities Institute of Australia
    Advanced Management Program – Harvard Business School
    Career Summary
    Nicholas is responsible for GPT’s funds management activities, including the development of GPT’s funds management platform and the creation of new products. During his career, Nicholas’ roles have included property and asset management, portfolio management, capital transactions and business development.

    Nicholas joined GPT in mid-2006. Nicholas has been involved in the Australian property and property funds management industry for over 25 years, including roles at BT Funds Management Limited and Lend Lease Corporation.

    Nicholas is a member of the Executive Board of the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV) and a member of the Property Council of Australia’s International and Capital Markets Division Council. He is also a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

    Nicholas is a member of GPT’s Leadership Team and Investment Committee.
  • James Coyne Executive Director, GPT Metro Office Fund & General Counsel, GPT
    James Coyne



    Bachelor of Arts – University of Sydney
    Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – University of Sydney
    Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
    Career Summary
    James is the General Counsel/Company Secretary of GPT and is responsible for GPT’s legal, compliance and governance activities.

    James joined GPT in 2004. James’ 20 year involvement in the real estate industry has spanned the construction, development, infrastructure and the listed and unlisted funds management sectors. In the funds management sector, James has been involved in fund origination, asset management, developments, capital transactions and capital raisings (debt and equity) at GPT and  at Lend Lease Corporation.

    James is a member of GPT’s Leadership Team, Investment Committee and Treasury Risk Management Committee.