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.
DAVID ADDIS - Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer of the GARDA Capital Group, David is a member of the senior leadership team responsible for setting and executing Group strategy. In addition, he has responsibility for the various commercial operations supporting the Group’s activities including risk, finance, governance & compliance, investor relations and marketing & communications.
David has approximately 30 years’ experience in corporate finance, funds management and corporate strategy with eminent investment banks, fund managers and professional services firms.
He holds degrees in Commerce and Law, is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
PAUL BROWN - Manager, Investor Relations
Paul has been employed at GARDA Capital Group since 2012 and is a key member of the funds management team. In his time with the Group, he has been a part of the GDF and GCM initial public offers and various capital raising, collectively valued at over $100 million.
Paul executes fund analysis, forecasting and manages the cash flow of GARDA Diversified Property Fund whilst also providing research on structure and performance in the listed property sector. He is responsible for developing the GARDA Capital Group investor relations material and seeks to grow strong relationships with both existing and new investors as well as brokers and institutions.
Paul has previously worked with global organisations, Allianz and Vodafone, developing strong skills in product and business development.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance and Funds Management), is RG146 qualified and has 8 years equities experience in research, analysis and modelling of resource equity transactions of a private fund.
LACHLAN DAVIDSON - General Counsel and Company Secretary
Lachlan is responsible for the legal and compliance activities of the GARDA Capital Group, including risk and corporate governance monitoring.
Lachlan is a qualified lawyer with 20 years’ experience in corporate fundraising and managed investments. He worked for his first 10 years in for three of the world’s largest law firms, both in Brisbane and in London. He worked as General Counsel for the largest independent investment bank in the Middle East for 6 years, and headed international Legal while being involved in fundraisings of over $US5 billion across IPOs and private equity funds. He was Compliance Officer and Group Company Secretary for nearly 4 years of that time. Lachlan most recently headed the legal function at Golding Contractors, one of Australia’s largest private civil and mining contractors
Lachlan holds a Law degree, a BSc in Genetics and Biochemistry, and an MBA. He is a JP (Qualified), Graduate of the AICD Directors Course.
PAUL LOHR - Asset Manager
Paul is responsible for the property portfolio management activities of the GARDA Capital Group.
Paul has 20 years’ experience in the property industry, predominantly in investment management and finance. He was most recently the Head of Investment and Trading at Eris Property Group, a leading South African property development and services company. Paul was responsible for the performance and management of the Group's proprietary investment portfolios. Prior to that he was General Manager Finance, responsible for the finance and accounting functions of the group and property portfolios under management.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Johannesburg.