Gaining and maintaining the confidence of investors and the market is essential. To achieve this, the board is committed to ensuring policies and procedures are in place that meet and exceed standards required by current governance codes.
Gary is an experienced chairman and director, with a long executive career in technology, financial services and a non-executive portfolio spanning a variety of sectors, including financial services, foods, biotechnology, technology and logistics.
Gary is currently chairman of Greencore Group plc and Connect Group plc (UK). He also serves as a board member to a number of private companies and was a government appointed director of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited until February 2013.
Gary was previously Group Director of Finance and Enterprise Technology at Allied Irish Bank and a member of its main board together with subsidiary boards in the US and Poland. Prior to that, he was Group Vice-President of Nortel Networks Europe. He served on the board of the Industrial Development Authority of Ireland for ten years to December 2005.
Jerome is an experienced non-executive director, with a long executive career as a partner in KPMG and a non-executive directorship portfolio since 2004 in a number of sectors including property, food, media and financial services.
He is currently a director of Total Produce plc, where he chairs the audit committee. He is also the Chairman of Caulfield McCarthy Group Retail. He served until August 2017 as senior independent director of Independent News and Media plc and chaired its audit committee. He also served on the board of New Ireland Assurance Company plc from 2004 to 2010 and on the Court of Bank of Ireland from 2007 until 2012.
Jerome spent 24 years (1980-2004) as a partner in KPMG providing audit and advisory services to a range of Irish companies and Irish subsidiaries of multinational groups. He held the position of managing partner of KPMG Ireland and was a board member of KPMG Europe from 1995-2004.
Stephen is the chairman of Green Property and has held this role since 2002. Before then, he held the position of managing director of Green Property plc from 1993 to 2002. Under Stephen’s stewardship, Green Property plc’s market capitalisation grew from approximately €24 million in 1993 to approximately €1 billion in 2002 when Stephen led a leveraged buyout of the company in a transaction worth approximately €1.85 billion.
Stephen joined St. Quintin Chartered Surveyors in 1981 as investment partner and was appointed managing partner in 1987. Stephen is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has held numerous non-executive positions on the boards of regulated entities and listed companies. He currently serves on the boards of the National Maternity Hospital and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Pat joined Green Property in January 2009 as Managing Director of the various Green Property businesses, leading the development of a multi-billion (in assets under management) real estate workout business on behalf of banks and private equity firms. He was formerly European board director of CBRE. Pat was Managing Director of the real estate agency Gunne Commercial (now CBRE) in Ireland from 1997-2007 and in 2007 he sold Gunne Commercial to CBRE.
Pat was appointed to the Advisory Board of the European Public Real Estate Association (‘EPRA’) in September 2016.
Gary is the Chairman of Paddy Power Betfair plc and is also Chairman of Aryzta AG. He is the former Group CEO of the Smurfit Kappa Group plc, one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world. He is also former CEO of Aer Lingus Group and Gilbeys of Ireland.
Gary is Chairman of Sicon Ltd (Sisk Group) and Aon Ireland, and a former President of IBEC (Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation).
In the “not for profit sector” Gary is a director of Barnardos.
Rosheen has been the Chief Executive Officer of NTR plc, an unquoted Irish company that acquires, constructs and manages sustainable infrastructure assets, since April 2013, having joined NTR in 2008. Prior to joining NTR, she was CEO of GE Money Ireland, the consumer finance division of General Electric, having joined GE in 2002. Rosheen is a Director of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland and the Social Innovation Fund of Ireland.
The Audit Committee has oversight of financial reporting, internal control, risk management systems and audit policy within the company.
The Remuneration & Nomination Committee leads the process for considering appointments to the Green REIT board and the framework or broad policy for the remuneration of the Board chairman and non-executive directors.
The Company is required to make timely and accurate disclosure of all information that is required to be so disclosed to meet the legal and regulatory obligations and requirements arising from its Stock Exchange listings. The Disclosure Committee is constituted to assist the Company to meet these requirements.
Caroline joined Green Property REIT Ventures in September 2013 as Chief Investment Officer. She is responsible for Investment Management, sourcing new acquisitions, disposals and maximising opportunities that match the investment objectives of the Company. In addition she manages the bi-annual Independent Valuation process and is part of the Sustainability Committee. Prior to joining she was an Executive Director and Head of the Capital Markets team of CBRE in Ireland during the period March 2005 to February 2012. Prior to joining CBRE in 2003, Caroline established the property investment team within Bank of Ireland Private Banking. She also previously served in a variety of roles in property investment in the UK including King Sturge (now Jones Lang La Salle) and Hill Samuel Asset Management (now Scottish Widows).
Caroline is an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors.
Niall joined Green Property REIT Ventures in January 2014 as Chief Operations Officer.
His role is to co-ordinate the operations of Green REIT plc, including financial reporting and investor relations. Niall is also the Company Secretary of Green REIT plc and of the subcommittees of its board. He was co-founder and Finance Director of Burlington Real Estate Limited in late 2012 and prior to that Niall joined Treasury Holdings in June 2003 in the project finance area and was involved in raising capital for its large-scale developments and acquisitions in Ireland, the UK and in China. He became Group Finance Director of Treasury Holdings and was responsible for the group finance function until late 2012.
Niall is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, having qualified with Arthur Andersen in Dublin in 2000.
Paul is Development Director of Green Property having joined in early 2000.
He has delivered numerous office, retail, industrial and leisure projects since joining and is directly responsible for the implementation of Green REIT plc’s development programme, where we are on site at five locations. Prior to joining Green Property, he held the position of development director with CBRE Ireland from early 1997 where he was responsible for identifying, structuring and disposing of a number of the largest development projects undertaken in Ireland at that time.
Ronan joined Green Property in October 2011 as a director, working on the reorganisation, management and disposal of a number of Bank and Private Equity loan portfolios. Ronan is responsible for leasing and implementation of our asset management strategy. Prior to joining Green he was a Board Director of CBRE in Ireland from 1998 to 2011, where he served a variety of clients including public companies, pension funds, banks and large office occupiers in acquiring and disposing of property in Ireland and the UK. Prior to joining CBRE in 1998, Ronan held roles with Equis Corporate Realty Advisors in Menlo Park, California and DTZ Sherry FitzGerald (now Cushman and Wakefield). Ronan is a member of the Sustainability Committee.
Ronan is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Green Property REIT Ventures, pursuant to the Investment Manager Agreement (view document), is appointed the Investment Manager of Green REIT plc.
Green Property REIT Ventures is owned and operated by Stephen Vernon, Pat Gunne, Mark Munro, Paul Culhane and Jim McKenna, a team of property and finance professionals who between them have extensive experience in Irish real estate and a strong track record of having successfully created value for shareholders.
The Investment Manager has a role in identifying possible property acquisitions for, and opportunities with a view to investment by, the Group by reference to the Group’s investment policy and strategy and is entitled to consult with professional advisors to assist it. The Investment Manager has full discretionary authority to enter into transactions for and on behalf of the Group subject to certain reserved matters which require the consent of the Board.
The Board has put in place a corporate governance structure to ensure that any reserved matters which require the consent of the board of the Company are approved at a board meeting attended by an appropriate number of Directors, a majority of whom must be independent of the Investment Manager.
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