Leadership team

Glenn Willis
Glenn Willis
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Glenn has extensive industry knowledge with over 30 years' experience in the Australian and international capital markets. Glenn was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Moss Capital, prior to the establishment and ASX listing of Elanor Investors Group in July 2014. Prior to Moss Capital, Glenn co-founded Grange Securities and led the team in his role as Managing Director and CEO.

After 12 years of growth, Grange Securities, was acquired by Lehman Brothers International in 2007, as the platform for Lehman's Australian investment banking and funds management operations. Glenn was appointed Managing Director and Country Head in March 2007. In 2008, Glenn was appointed executive Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers Australia.

Glenn is a Director of the FSHD Global Research Foundation.

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Paul Siviour
Paul Siviour
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in senior roles in financial services, investment banking and corporate finance. Paul most recently was Oceania Leader of Banking and Capital Markets and a partner in the Financial Services practise at EY.

Prior to that he held a number of positions at Investec Bank (Australia) Limited, including Co-Head of the Private Bank and Senior Mergers & Acquisitions Adviser.

Before joining Investec, Paul was a partner of EY in the Corporate Finance practise for 11 years and also served as a member of the Board of Partners of EY Australia for a period of six years.

Paul is a Life Member of Life Education Australia and a Director of the Life Education Foundation.

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Symon Simmons
Symon Simmons
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND COMPANY SECRETARY

Symon has over 25 years’ experience in senior roles across the financial services, technology and business services sectors. Prior to Elanor, Symon was Chief Operating Officer at Moss Capital where he was responsible for the firm's finance, corporate, human resources, legal and administration functions.

Symon has been Elanor’s Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary since its listing in July 2014, with responsibility for the Group’s finance, technology, legal, secretariat, compliance and people functions. Symon is a Responsible Manager on Elanor’s Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) and sits on the Group’s Workplace Health and Safety Committee.

Symon is the Chair of the Elanor Wildlife Park Foundation.

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Blake McNaughton
Blake McNaughton
HEAD OF FUNDS MANAGEMENT

Blake is the Head of Funds Management working collaboratively across the business to ensure investment performance and has over 15 years’ experience across Australian real estate, funds management, private equity and management consulting.

Blake’s expertise in investment management, corporate strategy, due diligence and valuation has been gained from over ten years at Elanor Investors Group (and prior to that Moss Capital), Bamford Partners (the Australian arm of US Private Equity firm Monitor Clipper Partners) and KPMG.

Blake is a Director of Australian Wildlife Parks Foundation and chairs the Elanor ESG Committee.

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Marianne Ossovani
Marianne Ossovani
HEAD OF HOTELS, TOURISM AND LEISURE

Marianne has over 25 years' experience in the real estate, financial services and hotel, tourism and leisure sectors.

Marianne leads the Hotels,Tourism and Leisure Division at Elanor Investors Group. Marianne oversees the origination of new hotel investments for the Group, and the funds management, asset management and operations of the Group’s hotel portfolios. Marianne is responsible for the performance, growth and development of Elanor’s hotel investments.

Marianne previously held the position of Executive Director, Hotels, Tourism & Leisure for Moss Capital, leading the firm's investment activities across this sector. Prior to joining Moss Capital, Marianne held senior positions within the Asia Pacific business of Wyndham Worldwide, a global hospitality group.

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Michael Baliva
Michael Baliva
CO-HEAD OF REAL ESTATE

Michael is responsible for the acquisition and investment management of real estate assets, with a focus on retail property. Michael has 24 years' experience in the Australian and international real estate and finance industries, including eight years as a Chartered Accountant with EY, specialising in providing services to the real estate funds management industry.

Michael has an extensive track record in Investment Manager, Fund Manager, and Chief Investment Officer roles, with substantial achievements in building real estate investment and asset management platforms.

Michael most recently held the position of Executive Director, Real Estate for Moss Capital for five years. Prior to joining Moss Capital, Michael was Centro Properties' Chief Investment Officer in the USA responsible for 235 properties valued at US$6.4 billion.

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David Burgess
David Burgess
CO-HEAD OF REAL ESTATE, FUND MANAGER (ASX:ECF)

David is responsible for development and overall investment performance of Elanor's commercial real estate investment and asset management platforms. David has more than 20 years’ experience in property and equity markets, most recently as the Head of Investment, Office and Logistics at GPT, having previously managed over $5 billion in balance sheet assets.

David's experience also includes property valuation roles across a number of jurisdictions and asset classes, followed by equity research roles at Credit Suisse and Citigroup.

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Matt Healy
Matt Healy
HEAD OF RETAIL, DEVELOPMENT & MIXED USE

Matt is a retail property executive with over 20 years’ experience in major real estate development, investment management and operations.

He is responsible for the development and investment performance of Elanor’s retail real estate asset management platform.

Matt previously held senior roles with Westfield Group, Lend Lease and most recently, 151 Property Group, a Blackstone company, managing a portfolio of retail assets valued in excess of $3bn.

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Robert Bishop
Robert Bishop
RESPONSIBLE MANAGER, CHAIR OF THE COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE

Robert is a Responsible Manager on Elanor's Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) and also the Chair of the Group's Compliance Committee. Robert has over 30 years' experience in corporate finance and law, most recently as chairman of the Australian Barclays Bank responsible entity, Celsius Investments Australia

Robert is a solicitor of the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and England & Wales and has also held senior roles at Linklaters & Paines, Allen, Allen & Hemsley and Ord Minnett.

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Gary Hollis
Gary Hollis
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gary has more than 30 years experience in real estate funds management, financial services and corporate finance, and has worked across UK, Australia and Asia.

Immediately prior to joining Elanor, Gary managed his own corporate finance business where he advised Australian & Asian real estate organisations on a range of growth initiatives including: property acquisitions; corporate M&A; launch of new funds/products; and institutional capital raising.

Gary spent almost 10 years with the Macquarie Group where his roles included:
• Head of Macquarie Goodman Asia
• Chairman of Macquarie Prime Reit (now Starhill Global) Manager
• Joint Head of Real Estate Investment Banking SE Asia
• Head of Group Strategy & Business Improvement

He has also served as Head of Capital Markets (Asia Pacific) for Cushman & Wakefield. He began his career by qualifying as a chartered accountant, and then moved into management consulting.

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