MAB Advisory Board
Back Row: Mick Brennan, David Hall, Justin Ganly, Peter Riley
Front Row: Simon Jones, Michael Buxton, Andrew Buxton
Michael Buxton, Executive Director
Michael has over 40 years of experience in the property industry that commenced with property management and sales in his family's business, JR Buxton Pty Ltd. In 1976, Michael co-founded Becton Corporation and as Joint Managing Director built the company into one of the most successful property investment and development companies in Melbourne. At the end of 1994, Michael sold his interest in Becton Corporation and in 1995 founded MAB Corporation with his brother Andrew. Michael is Executive Director of MAB Corporation.
Andrew Buxton, Managing Director
Andrew began his career in the quarry and asphalt industry. From 1974 to 1988 Andrew was Co-Managing Director of the Associated Quarries and Asphalts Group. Andrew diversified into property development and in 1995 founded MAB Corporation with Michael Buxton. He has over 20 years experience in the property industry and is also the Managing Director of MAB Corporation.
Simon Jones, Chairman
Simon is a chartered accountant and investment banker. He was Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen’s audit, business advisory and corporate finance practices for Australasia between 1991 and 1995.
Between 1995 and 2002, Simon was Managing Director of NM Rothschild’s private Equity business and of the Victorian operations.
In 2002, Simon founded Canterbury Partners, an independent corporate advisory firm.
He is also a Director of Computershare Limited and Chairman of Melbourne IT Ltd.
David Hall, Chief Operating Officer
David commenced with MAB in 2003 in the role of General Manager Business Parks and was responsible for a portfolio of industrial and mixed-use projects including National and Translink Business Parks and University Hill. More recently, David has been responsible for the Major Projects division with a key focus on the planning and delivery of Merrifield, MAB's 1,000 hectare mixed-use development.
Prior to commencing with MAB, David held a number of executive positions in middle ring and growth area local governments in the areas of property, planning and development, economic development and governance.
He is a member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia and the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association.
David holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma in Management and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School 2011.
Mick Brennan, Chief Financial Officer
Mick commenced his career as a Chartered Accountant in Brisbane, then following several years in a London Chartered firm, he joined Mobil Oil where he worked as Manager in International Corporate Audit (London), Manager General Accounting (Melbourne), Refinery Accounting Manager (Adelaide) and as CFO and Company Secretary of a road surfacing subsidiary which ultimately merged with CSR Road Surfacing to become the leader in the Australian marketplace.
In 1997, Mick joined Linfox as General Manager of Accounting and Administration. When Linfox acquired Armaguard in 2003 he became CFO and following numerous further acquisitions, he became CEO of the Armaguard group in 2007.
Mick has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategy development/execution as well as general management, particularly within finance disciplines.
In 2010, Peter founded Alandal Consulting Pty Ltd - a boutique firm advising high wealth families and their business arms.
Peter was previously a Senior Partner/Executive Director in the Tax Consulting Division of Pitcher Partners Melbourne for approximately 19 years.
Peter has current and past appointments with a number of professional bodies.
Justin is Managing Director of Deep End Services, a property economics consultancy based in Melbourne that works on projects throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the USA.
He has 18 years experience in this field and has worked previously with KPMG, Coopers & Lybrand and Andersen Consulting, as well as Coles Myer.
Justin has particular expertise in demand-based consulting and is a frequent commentator on this in the media.
He is also on the Advisory Board for The Good Foundation, which is bringing Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food to Australia.