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Management Profiles

Mr. Peter Summers

Mr. Peter Summers

B.Ec. CA
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Peter Summers is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AVJennings Limited. He has been a Director since August 1998 and has been employed with the company and its various entities since 1984 during which time he held various management and directorship roles.

Mr Summers was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in February 2009 and prior to this was the company's Chief Financial Officer and Finance Director. He is a Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience in general and financial management as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Mr Summers is also President of St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL), a position he has held since September 2013. He has been a St Kilda board member since 2008.

Mr. Larry Mahaffy

Mr. Larry Mahaffy

BEc, LLB (Hons), LLM
Chief Financial Officer

Mr Mahaffy has been with AVJennings since November 2012 as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, his career spanned 24 years in banking, specialising in structured property and construction finance which saw him develop a strong reputation for transaction analysis and resolution of complex corporate problems. He has excellent commercial and legal acumen, negotiation and leadership skills. He is also very experienced in the residential property market, corporate funding and risk management.

Mr Stenio Orlandi

Mr Stenio Orlandi

BBus (Acc); CA
Chief Operating Officer

Mr Orlandi is the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer of AVJennings Limited. This follows on from the role of Chief Strategy Officer commencing in July 2012, after serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the 3 years prior to that. Before this, he was the Executive General Manager, New South Wales, for AVJennings’ residential land development activities in that State. With over 25 years industry experience, Stenio’s work has encompassed an extremely broad range of activities in all aspects of residential land subdivision and development, covering projects from large homes through to major land subdivision schemes and apartments.

Ms. Lisa Hunt

Ms. Lisa Hunt

General Manager Human Resources

Lisa is General Manager Human Resources for AVJennings and joined AVJennings in late June 2009. She has over 20 years senior management experience in Human Resources working with both the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and NRMA Motoring & Services prior to joining AVJennings. Before moving into Human Resources, her career included 10 years of direct experience in the financial services industry.

Mr. Carl Thompson

Mr. Carl Thompson

LLB B Comm.
Company Secretary and General Counsel

Company Secretary since 12 January 2009. Mr Thompson previously held the company secretary and general counsel role at Downer EDI Ltd. Prior to that he was a partner at national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, practising in corporate and commercial work.

Mr. Angus Johnson

Mr. Angus Johnson

BA, BPD, MLArch
National Development Manager

Appointed in July 2016 as AVJennings State General Manager Victoria, Angus Johnson has now moved to the role of National Development Manager. Angus brings over 19 years’ experience in property development and related residential and commercial development. Angus is responsible for land development and built form across the business, with a key focus on the operational excellence in the delivery of current projects.

Prior to joining AVJennings Angus held a number of positions within Lendlease including Regional Development Manager, Project Director and State Design Director managing a strong pipeline of greenfield and brownfield residential developments.

Mr. Brian Virgo

Mr. Brian Virgo

RAIA, (B. Arch., Dip. Built Environment)
State General Manager, South Australia

Brian is the State General Manager for AVJennings in South Australia and has a more than 35 year career in the property development and building industries, operating in both the public and private sector.

His career has spanned professional architectural consulting services as Associate Director of Adelaide based Greenway Architects and as Project Director for the South Australian government’s land asset agency the Land Management Corporation, before joining AVJennings early in 2005 as the General Manager of the SA Integrated Housing branch.

In 2007 Brian became the General Manager – Business Development for AVJennings in South Australia before being appointed as Executive General Manager (now State General Manager) in 2010.

Brian has extensive property development experience including land acquisition, project initiation, architectural, landscape and urban design, construction and project management across residential, commercial, industrial and institutional building sectors.

Mr. George Diniakos

Mr. George Diniakos

State General Manager, New South Wales

Appointed in June 2015 as AVJennings NSW General Manager, George Diniakos brings to the role over 25 years of experience across many aspects of the property industry. George is responsible for setting the strategy and direction of the NSW business, as AVJennings enters the next exciting phase of its 80-plus-year history, with a key focus on growth and reaffirming its position as Australia’s leading property developer specialising in residential communities.

Prior to joining AVJennings, George was the General Manager of Projects and Development for Firstyle Homes and Landco Developments, where he spearheaded a restructure of the business and was responsible for the introduction of new systems and processes that ultimately led to the company’s development pipeline significantly increasing.

Earlier, George spent over 10 years working across multiple divisions of Masterton Homes, including construction, project management, design and architecture, sales, marketing and customer care, before establishing his own businesses specialising in the provision of ‘Smart Work’ support to commercial builders.

Mr. George Diniakos

Joanne Furlong

B.Com
State General Manager, Victoria

Joanne Furlong has been a member of the AVJennings Victorian Finance Team since 2006 and was recently appointed State General Manager of Victoria.

With 15 years of experience within the construction industry, Joanne has a strong focus on the delivery of strategic project accounting and finance requirements. Whilst at AVJennings she has worked with the team on a number of Joint Ventures and other complex projects throughout Victoria, South Australia and NSW.