About us

We have an engaged Board from across the property and construction industry. A team of dedicated full-time employees. And incredible volunteers who come from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds.

And we need it all. We value diversity. We need people with all sorts of experience – from seasoned senior executives through to the bright young leaders of our future.

Photo of Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), and Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley

Proudly welcoming His and Her Excellencies as patrons of PIF

The Property Industry Foundation is proud to announce our new joint Patrons, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), and Her Excellency, Mrs Linda Hurley.

The Governor-General is Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in Australia. In practice, they are Australia’s Head of State and have a range of constitutional and ceremonial duties. The Governor-General is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force.

We are grateful to their Excellencies for their support.

National Board of Directors

Our National Board of Directors; and our Board of advisors in NSW, QLD and VIC are committed individuals, providing a wealth of expertise. They steer the industry to provide financial and in-kind support so we can make a tangible difference to the lives homeless young people. We thank them for their time, continuous support and generosity.

Penny-Ransom

Penny Ransom

(Chairman)
Investa Group
Chief Investment Officer

Steve-Gatt

Steve Gatt

(Chair, Board of Advisors NSW)

Greg-Clarke

Greg Clarke

(Chair, Board of Advisors QLD) Exceed Capital Pty Ltd
Director

Peter-Inge

Peter Inge OAM

(Chair, Board of Advisors VIC)
Zig Inge Group
Joint Managing Director

Daryl-Browning

Daryl Browning

ISPT

Chief Executive Officer

Murray-Coleman

Murray Coleman OAM

Macquarie Capital

Head of Development Projects

John Kenny

Colliers Chief Executive Officer | Asia Pacific

Get to know the Board of Directors

Penny Ransom

Penny-Ransom

Penny Ransom (Chairman), Investa Group, Chief Investment Officer

Penny is currently the Chief Investment Officer at Investa. Penny leads the Group’s Investment Management business with over $12 billion of asset under management. Penny has sat on the Property Industry National Board since November 2019 and took over as Chair in April 2021. Investa has supported the Property Industry Foundation since 2001.

“I am honoured to be part of the Property Industry Foundation, bringing together strong, passionate and committed industry participants to leverage the expertise and resources of the property industry, together with financial support, to create real tangible positive impact for our homeless youth.”

Steve Gatt

Steve-Gatt

Steve Gatt (Chair, Board of Advisors NSW)

Steve is a former audit partner at KPMG and led KPMG’s real estate and construction practice for 15 years.  He first joined the Foundation in 1996 and in 2010, created the Tour de PIF, a national fundraising event that sees participants from across the property and construction industry cycle, run or walk to raise funds for homeless youth. He joined the Property Foundation Board in September 2018 and he is also Chair of the NSW Board of Advisors Committee.

“I have been an active contributor to the Property Industry Foundation because I feel the property and construction industry can and has made a meaningful contribution to alleviating youth homelessness. By leveraging our skills, networks, energy and relationships, we can deliver places that homeless youth can call home. These homes provide stability and the opportunity for its occupants to learn, build confidence and have a chance to live out their dreams and make their contribution to society.”

Greg Clarke

Greg-Clarke

Greg Clarke (Chair, Board of Advisors QLD), McGees Property Director

Greg is a Director at Exceed Capital Pty Ltd. He joined the Property Industry Foundation’s National Board in February 2019. Greg is Chair of the QLD Board of Advisors. Greg continues to support the Foundation from 2014 to the present.

“ The property & construction sectors have the necessary knowledge and personal to reduce youth homelessness & enhance career opportunities “

Peter Inge

Peter-Inge

Peter Inge OAM (Chair, Board of Advisors VIC), Zig Inge Group, Joint Managing Director

Peter is joint CEO of Zig Inge Group, a multi-faceted investment and operational business focusing on the development and acquisition of a diverse portfolio of property assets. Peter joined the National Board in May 2018 and Chairs the VIC Board of Advisors.

“What attracted me to the Property Industry Foundation was the realisation that it was perfectly placed to leverage off its members and networks to deliver actual ‘bricks and mortar’ housing options to our charity partners who in turn create homes for homeless youth. The impact is real and life changing.”

Daryl Browning

Daryl-Browning

Daryl Browning, ISPT, Chief Executive Officer

Daryl Browning was appointed Chief Executive Officer of ISPT Super Property in April 2005 and is responsible for the overall management of ISPT’s business. Daryl joined the Property Industry National Board in April 2014 and is an advocate for Workplace Giving. ISPT has supported the Property Industry Foundation since 2010.

Murray Coleman

Murray-Coleman

Murray Coleman OAM, Macquarie Capital, Head of Development Projects

Murray is the Head of Development Projects at Macquarie Group. Murray joined the Property Industry National Board in July 2014.

Macquarie has supported the Property Industry Foundation from 2011 to present.

“I have supported action to address homelessness for many years – initially through the Vinnies CEO Sleepout but over the past seven years more targeted to youth homelessness.
It only takes one or two small things to happen for anyone to find themselves in this situation – this is a problem that needs all of our support. I am a monthly donor to PIF and I urge each and every one of you to do the same“

John Kenny

John Kenny, Colliers, Chief Executive Officer | Asia Pacific

As the Chief Executive Officer for Colliers in Asia Pacific, John leads the company’s enterprising culture and values that includes always doing what is right for Colliers clients, people and their communities. John has been a member of the National Board of Directors since April 2013. Colliers has supported the Property Industry Foundation since 2002 and sponsored the Sydney Sailing Regatta since 2011.

“I have been fortunate to work in the property industry for over 30 years. As one of Australia’s largest industries, employing more than 1.4 million people it is the largest contributor to Australia’s GDP. The industry is full of collaborative and generous people who are used to working together on projects that benefit our community. When that project is for the homeless youth of Australia, the property industry has a competitive advantage to accelerate the solutions in the most efficient way. I am proud of the authentic support that Colliers applies to helping build homes for homeless youth and being part of a collective effort to solve this serious community challenge“

State Board of Advisors

New South Wales

  • Steven Gatt, (NSW Chair)
  • Chris Davis, The GPT Group
  • Leah Boyd, CBRE
  • Sarah Hogan, MPA
  • Simon Gobbo, Parkview
  • Stephanie Partridge, Goodman
  • Shane Hannah, Mirvac
  • Richard Horne, Halesmith Property
  • Richard Stacker, Charter Hall
  • Joel Stringer, Lendlease

Queensland

  • Greg Clarke, Exceed Capital Pty Ltd (QLD Chair)
  • Salvatore Guardala, Lancini Group
  • Kathy Mac Dermott
  • Ineke McMahon, Objective Property Services
  • Susan Mercer
  • Michael Rayner, Blight Rayner
  • Matthew Rollason, Thomson Geer
  • David Rutter, Kane
  • Jacob Swan, JLL
  • Caroline Wallace, BBS Communications
  • Jen Wiliams, Property Council of Australia QLD

Victoria

  • Peter Inge OAM, Zig Inge Group (VIC Chair)
  • Bettina Sheeran, Maddocks
  • Barry Aarons, Architectus
  • Wendy Brakey
  • Daryl Browning, ISPT
  • Pete King, Victorian Funds Management Corporation
  • Adele Levinge, Dennis Family Office
  • John Marasco, Colliers
  • Brian McGovern
  • Andrew Schwartz, Qualitas Property Partners
  • Tim Slattery, APN Property Group
  • Craig Whatman, Pitcher Partners
  • Stella Rosenthal, Adapt

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land on which PIF Houses are built. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.