Managing Director & CEO
Simon is the Managing Director & CEO with over 20 years experience in the property industry. Simon is the co-founder of EDG Capital Limited. Having held senior roles at Lend Lease Corporation and Queensland Investment Corporation, Simon has extensive experience with large property corporations. At Lend Lease and Queensland Investment Corporation, Simon was involved with the development of 5 of the top 10 shopping centres in Australia. Simon is also a former director and co-founder of Pamada Group who undertook the acquisition and development of Australia’s foremost residential building, The Residence Hyde Park, with over $340M worth of apartments at a $4M average price point. Simon also spent 2 years consulting for two large scale property developments in Abu Dhabi. With extensive experience in Retail, Commercial and Residential projects, Simon combines his strong finance base with practical property expertise and experience.
Simon has successfully overseen more than $1bn of residential development in Australia. Simon has sat on the Property Advisory Board for the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney for the past 3 years and has sat on the Property Advisory Board for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta for the past 6 years.
Simon’s function in each project at EDG Capital Limited is the assessment of development opportunities, structuring, master planning, acquisition, debt structuring and then overseeing each project until completion.
Graeme has well over 40 years experience in the property industry. Graeme’s core focus is property development and building and construction. Graeme previously owned a very successful, large construction company Webb Bros, in operation for over 89 years with over 350 employees, with a specific focus on design and construct projects in all property sectors including retail, commercial, industrial, healthcare and residential.
Graeme has also undertaken several hundred million dollars worth of his own developments, including personally undertaking over $250M worth of projects in Parramatta and Sydney’s North West Sector. His knowledge and experience has seen him in various directorships of publicly listed companies (acting as Chairman of several) in industries as diverse as Plastics Manufacture, Merchant Banking, Aluminium Fabrication, Glazing and Glass Toughening and Property Development.
Graeme’s function in each project at EDG Capital Limited is the assessment of development opportunities, structuring, acquisition, managing key strategic alliances, structure, master planning and then overseeing each project until completion.
Darren has experience in the property sector in both marketing and project management. Darren has completed a Bachelor of Interior Architecture and also has a Masters of Property and Development. Darren has had significant involvement in the formation of marketing programmes for various development projects and is using his skills and knowledge on numerous EDG Capital Limited projects to ensure that they present appropriately amongst Australia’s best residential developments. Darren’s function in the projects at EDG Capital Limited is the ongoing Development Management & Project Management. Darren is involved with subcontractor negotiations and procurement, coordination and contracts administration. Darren also uses his strong marketing background to help coordinate the marketing of each of EDG Capital Limited’s projects.
Assistant Development Manager
Daryna completed a Master of Business in Finance and has experience working in the property development industry. Daryna undertakes a range of tasks within the company in project management, marketing and accounts. Prior to joining EDG Capital, Daryna worked for the Rose Property Group.
Karina completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and holds a Diploma of Business Administration. Prior to joining EDG Capital Karina worked at Savills as a team administrator for the NSW Residential Projects team, where she gained valuable knowledge and experiences in the property industry.
Karina provides vital support for the company where she undertakes administrative duties, research and accounts.
Melanie is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience working in public practice for chartered firms like KPMG. Melanie commenced her own commercial based accounting business in 2009. Using the accounting and financial management experiences and knowledge gained over this time Melanie ensures that the rigour and diligence that is required for a successful development is applied to each of the EDG Capital project accounts for both EDG’s institutional clients and private investors.