Advisory Board

Andrew Schwartz

Andrew Schwartz

Group Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer

Melbourne | Advisory Board, Corporate Group, Executive Team, Trustee Board

Andrew is the Group Managing Director and a co-founder of the firm in 2008 and has over 32 years’ experience in financial services with an extensive track record across real estate investments.

Andrew is responsible for overseeing the group’s activities, setting the strategic direction of the business, as well as building and enhancing relationships with the firm’s clients and investors. Andrew is a full voting member of the Qualitas Investment Committee and is the Chief Investment Officer for the various Qualitas debt and equity funds.

Andrew is a full member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and on the Advisory Board of the Property Industry Foundation (Victoria).

Michael Schoenfeld

Michael Schoenfeld

Chairman

Melbourne | Advisory Board

Michael is the chair of the Advisory Board, a Member and Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a registered Company Auditor and a Registered Tax Agent. Michael commenced his accounting career with Price Waterhouse focusing on accounting, taxation and the audit of public and private companies, before establishing his own practice, which was sold in 2005. Since then Michael has specialised in advising on business management, taxation, risk and governance. He has extensive experience in business acquisitions, sales and mergers. He chairs, and is a member of, a number of client and not-for-profit boards and advisory boards.

Carol Schwartz AO

Carol Schwartz AO

Non-Executive Director

Melbourne | Advisory Board

Carol has extensive experience across a range of industries with a particular focus on property and is currently a Member of the Reserve Bank of Australia Board.

Carol was previously Chair of Industry Superannuation Property Trust, one of Australia’s largest superannuation property groups, a non-Executive Director of Stockland Group Limited, and National President of the Property Council of Australia.

Carol was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her contribution to business, social justice advocacy and distinguished service to the community as a supporter of women in leadership roles. In 2016 Carol became the first woman to be inducted into the Australian Property Hall of Fame as well as being made an honorary life member of the Property Council of Australia.

Alan Schwartz AM

Alan Schwartz AM

Non-Executive Director

Over the past 30 years, Alan has created, built, managed and sold a number of successful businesses. Alan founded Anstat Group which was organically built over 25 years and sold to an ASX listed company in 2005. Alan is the Managing Director of the Trawalla Group which he set up with his wife Carol to manage a diversified portfolio of family assets.

Trawalla Group is the Schwartz Family office and includes Trawalla Capital , Trawalla Property and Trawalla Foundation.

In recognition of his contribution to community and business, Alan was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003, followed by an Order of Australia in 2007.

David Krasnostein AM

David Krasnostein AM

Non-Executive Advisor

David has held various senior executive roles including CEO of MLC Private Equity, one of Australia’s most successful private equity investors.

Prior to MLC, David was Chief General Counsel of National Australia Bank and the first General Counsel of Telstra, and Head of Corporate and Strategic Planning, preparing the company for privatization; an Attorney at the Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell; and a partner of the Chicago law firm Sidley Austin.

He has been an advisor to the World Bank (IFC) for investing in Emerging Markets, is a Director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and a Chairman of its Foundation Committee, and a Director of The National Breast Cancer Foundation and Chair of its Investment Committee.

Elana Rubin

Elana Rubin

Non-Executive Advisor

Melbourne | Advisory Board

Elana is a Director of Mirvac Group, AfterPay Touch Group, Slater and Gordon and several unlisted and/or public sector organisations in financial services, infrastructure and insurance sectors.

Elana was previously Chair of Australian Super, one of the largest superannuation funds in Australia, Chair of WorkSafe Victoria, Director of MLC Life, TAL and TAC, and a member of Infrastructure Australia and the Climate Change Authority

Trustee Board

Lewis Bearman

Lewis Bearman

Non-Executive Director, Chair of Trustee Board

Lewis is the independent Chairman of the board of Qualitas Securities Pty Ltd which holds the Qualitas Group’s AFSL.

Lewis has over 30 years of experience in the Australian financial services industry, including 20 years performing executive roles in the investment management sector.

He held senior roles at Perennial Investment Partners from 2003 to 2014, which included being the group’s Chief Operating Officer and, more recently, Chief Executive Officer. These roles included oversight and involvement with Perennial’s investment management activities in Australia, Ireland and the USA.

Prior to Perennial, Lewis spent 17 years with County Investment Management (which became INVESCO Australia), where he also held senior positions in their operations, funds management, fixed income and foreign exchange teams.

Andrew Fairley AM

Andrew Fairley AM

Non-Executive Director

Andrew Fairley was appointed as an independent director of the board of Qualitas Securities Pty Ltd on 1 July 2017.

Andrew has more than 35 years’ experience as an equity lawyer, including in superannuation, trusts, estate and succession planning. He founded Australia’s first specialist superannuation law firm, IFS Fairley in 1993, having built a reputation as a leading practitioner in superannuation law and practice since 1980. He was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia's best superannuation lawyers from 2013 to 2018 and has specialised as a legal advisor to trustees of both industry and corporate superannuation funds.

Andrew founded and then chaired the Law Council of Australia’s Superannuation Committee for 10 years and has maintained a close interest in the development of superannuation law and policy in his role as Chair of Equipsuper, an industry super fund. He is also a director of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority. In addition, he is involved in the philanthropic sector, and is Chair of the Sir Andrew Fairley Foundation and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.

He has recently retired as Deputy Chair of Tourism Australia and Chairman of Parks Victoria. He currently practices as a consultant to Hall & Wilcox Lawyers in Melbourne.