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Management Profiles

Mr. Tan Boon Leong

Mr. Philip Kearns AM

BA (Economics); Grad Dip (Applied Finance)
Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr Kearns has been a Director of AVJennings Limited since 21 March 2019 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 10 January 2022. He has over fifteen years’ corporate leadership experience and has been instrumental in driving cultural change, building new revenue streams and improving stakeholder engagement in banking, insurance and financial planning all with involvement in the property sector. Until recently Mr Kearns was a Director of Venues NSW, a Government Board that owns and operates multiple sports and entertainment venues across New South Wales. He was also previously the Managing Director and CEO of InterRISK Australia Pty Ltd, a division of ASX listed AUB Group and prior to that CEO of Centric Wealth where he gained experience in the Private Equity World. Mr Kearns is a Director of Coolabah Capital Investments, a private fixed interest funds management business.

Mr Kearns was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 2017 for significant service to the community through support for charitable organisations, to business, and to rugby union at the elite level. He played 67 tests for the Australia national rugby union team, Wallabies (1989-1999) and captained the team ten times.

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 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

B.Bus (Banking), Grad Cert (HR), CAHRI, F. FINSIA
General Manager Human Resources

Lisa Hunt joined AVJennings as General Manager Human Resources on 22 June 2009. Ms Hunt has over 20 years’ experience working in senior roles in HR and WHS in the Financial Services and Motoring and Services sectors across Australia and New Zealand. She was previously the General Manager, People and Capability at NRMA Motoring and Services, after holding Senior Executive HR roles at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Prior to moving into HR roles, her career included over 10 years in banking.

Mr. Carl Thompson

Mr. Carl Thompson

LLB B Comm.
Company Secretary and General Counsel

Mr Thompson has been Company Secretary of AVJennings Limited since 12 January 2009. He 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 Thompson resides in Melbourne.