Matthew Chun- Longevity Group

Matthew Chun

Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Matthew Chun joined the Longevity Board in October 2020.  Matthew is a highly regarded CEO, board director and corporate advisor with over 28 years’ experience in the ownership and development of property in the residential, retirement, commercial, industrial, retail and hotel sectors, having held various senior executive positions with ASX listed companies and institutional organisations. Matthew drives value by formulating a clear vision, purpose and strategy to motivate an organisation using an engaging and authentic leadership style, delivering sustainable strategic and commercial results by driving a customer-focused and performance-based culture.

Matthew holds the following qualifications:

Bachelor of Economics  (BEc)  –  Latrobe University

Graduate Diploma of Property (Grad Dip Prop)  –  RMIT

Graduate Diploma Finance and Investment (Grad Dip Inv)   –   FINSIA

Matthew is based in Melbourne and holds a number of Advisory Board and Non Executive roles and is a Life Member of the Fairhaven Surf Lifesaving Club.

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Dr. Trevor Hansen

Non-Executive Director

Trevor Hansen, a Shareholder in Longevity Group Australia, was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2019. He is a specialist in due diligence and strategic planning.

As part owner of Leading Technology Group, an investment company that buys and operates technology businesses, he has a track record of deploying capital to deliver benefits for customers, staff and Shareholders.

Trevor is in the process of planning a new home that meets the liveable housing guidelines. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Phillip Altieri

Non-Executive Director

Phillip Altieri re-joined the Longevity Board in 2020 to assist with delivering value for Shareholders and preserve the 132 year legacy of the company.

Phil was originally appointed to the Board in 2008 and retired in August 2018 due to increased work commitments with The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

Phil is now able to offer a greater time commitment to the company and wants to ensure that the voice of ordinary Shareholders is heard at Board level.

He brings significant expertise and insight in the areas of infrastructure, employee relations and workplace health and safety issues and has also held advisory roles on national transport issues to various levels of Government.

Phil brings a unique prospective to the Board having started his working life as an apprentice with the M&MTB in 1976 and his significant governance and safety experience will be invaluable given the disruption that COVID-19 has brought to all businesses.

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John Coulson

Non-Executive Director

John Coulson re-joined the Longevity Board in November 2020 after a 10 year period as a non-executive director from 2008 to 2017.

John has been a partner at several chartered accounting firms, heading up management consulting divisions; his focus has been on providing business improvement services to SME’s including strategic business planning and financial management.

John has had significant experience on boards and committees in corporate and not-for-profit organisations. In these roles, John has concentrated on strengthening governance, strategic planning, financial oversight and risk management. He has chaired a number of audit, finance and risk committees.

John holds the following qualifications:

Bachelor of Economics (B. Ec) – Monash University

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Deakin University

John is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of CPA Australia.

John is actively involved in volunteer and sporting activities, particularly tennis.

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Brian Sands

Interim CEO

Brian commenced his career in the building industry in the 1980’s.  Completing a carpentry apprenticeship and learning the fundamentals of planning, process and productivity was the foundation from which Brian initially learnt to build houses, and then to building businesses.

Brian has extensive experience and a proven track record of transforming construction and property businesses through difficult operating environments.

Following the fallout of the 2008 GFC Brian led a successful multi-million dollar turnaround of his own business in addition to negotiating a significant joint venture with a subsidiary of Leighton Contractors (now CPB) one of the world’s largest publicly listed contractors at that time.

In an interim management capacity thereafter Brian’s experience has included global expansion, termination and exit, global procurement, new business activation, cost recovery, dispute management, turnaround and transformation.

In recent years he led the initial project delivery phase for global student accommodation developer GSA upon its entry into Australia, the structured wind-down and exit of New Zealand contractor Arrow International’s Australian business, and a strategy and risk role for LSH Property, the Australian subsidiary of global business Lei Shin Hong.

The team at Longevity are excited to work with Brian as we look to continue the growth of the company and pursue positive returns for shareholders as we work through a complex and ever changing operating landscape. We are confident that Brian will accomplish positive change contributing to a long-term and sustainable business strategy, where shareholders continue to be front and centre in all decision making.

Brian’s qualifications include:

Registered Building Practitioner – Unlimited status
Master of Enterprise degree – University of Melbourne
Advanced Management Program – Melbourne Business School
Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption – Insead Business School
Graduate & Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors