Board of Directors
MATTHEW MADSEN - Executive Chairman
Matthew has almost 20 years’ experience in the funds management industry, predominantly in Director roles.
Matthew also has significant property and property finance experience, acting (including at GARDA) as a finance intermediary focused on larger construction and property investment funding.
As Executive Chairman of the GARDA Capital Group, Matthew has been responsible for the reposition of the group since September 2011.
Matthew is also Chair of the Advisory Board for residential land developer, Trask Development Corporation.
Matthew holds a Diploma in Financial Services, a Diploma in Financial Markets, is an affiliate member of the Securities Institute of Australia, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
MORGAN PARKER - Non Executive Director
Mr Parker has 24 years’ experience as a real estate investor, developer and banker at some of the world's most prestigious and successful firms, Mr Parker has completed sixty-five projects in nine countries.
Mr Parker is currently a non-executive director at SunCentral, the government-owned company responsible for development of Maroochydore City Centre on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He has previously worked for Morgan Stanley, Lendlease and Macquarie Group.
In his most recent executive role as Chief Operating Officer at the US$35 billion Dubai Holding, Mr Parker was responsible for leading the Group’s industry innovation programs and its most significant business initiative and one of the world’s largest projects - the creation of Dubai’s new city centre.
Morgan was appointed to the Board of GARDA Capital Limited in December 2018.
MARK HALLETT - Non Executive Director
Mark has in excess of 30 years’ industry and legal experience. A qualified solicitor, Mark has an impressive range of diverse industry experiences across all aspects of corporate litigation and restructuring, and commercial property.
Mark has a great depth of skills and experience in business ownership and strategic management.
Mark is highly active in managing successful property syndicates for business associates and continues to advise the industry on property investment, legal and corporate restructuring.
Mark was appointed to the Board of GARDA Capital Limited in January 2011.
PHILIP LEE - Non Executive Director
Philip has over 28 years’ experience in stockbroking, equities research and corporate finance. He joined Morgans in 1986 and has served as a Director of Morgans and Joint Head of Corporate Finance.
He currently holds the position of Executive Director Corporate Advisory primarily focussed on raising capital for growing companies.
Philip chairs Morgans Risk and Underwriting Committees.
Philip holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury, is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Senior Fellow of Finsia. Philip has served on the Finsia Regional Council in Queensland for the past 5 years, including 3 years as Chairman.
LEYLAN NEEP - Executive Director and CFO
Leylan Neep has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry with a strong track record in accounting, finance, and funds management.
He was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at an ASX listed asset manager, and was responsible for all the operational activities of the group, including accounting, funds administration, information technology, and compliance.
Leylan has worked for a broad range of fund managers and financial institutions including positions as an Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank and as an Analyst with GLG Partners, a London based hedge fund. Leylan also has extensive experience in finance roles with several international investment banks.
Leylan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Bond University and is a qualified Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Leylan is a member of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia.