Executive Management

Mark Francis

Managing Director, Augusta Capital

Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Otago and a background in finance and property in roles with Hendry Hay MacIntosh, Force Corporation Limited and Village Roadshow Australia Pty Limited. Mark formed Augusta Group Limited in 2001 and began property syndication through Augusta Funds Management in 2003. Mark is the largest shareholder in Augusta and is also a director of a number of private companies.

Joel Lindsey

Chief Operations Officer, Augusta Capital

Prior to his return to New Zealand in 2014, Joel worked at Aviva Investors (London) where he worked his way from Analyst to Fund Manager and ultimately held the position of Senior Director – Real Estate. In that position, he was responsible for management of the £4 billion Aviva Life & Pensions real estate investment portfolio. On his return to New Zealand, Joel has worked at Panuku Development Auckland and was, until recently, the Head of Business Development and Project Director.  He started his career at Trust Investments in Auckland in the late 1990s.

Simon Woollams

Chief Financial Officer

Simon has a commerce degree majoring in accountancy and is a Chartered Accountant. Simon has a strong financial background including roles with BDO Spicers, UK experience and ANZ National Bank in the property and finance teams. Simon has been with Augusta since 2007.

Stephen Brown-Thomas

Senior Development Manager and Asset Plus Manager

Stephen is a Senior Development Manager, with a background in development, asset and project management. He is responsible for identifying, negotiating, planning and delivery of development and value-add opportunities across the existing Augusta and Asset Plus portfolio. Stephen joined KCL in 2007, which was acquired by Augusta in 2014 and he is the senior staff member responsible for the Christchurch office.

Luke Fitzgibbon

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Luke joined Augusta in January 2016 from Chapman Tripp where he spent 8 years in the corporate team where he advised on securities laws (including for Augusta’s syndications), mergers and acquisitions as well as general commercial and corporate advice. Luke’s role at Augusta is to oversee and advise on all legal aspects of the Augusta business.

Gavin Fiddes

Asset Manager

Gavin joined Augusta in June 2019 as an Asset Manager for the South Island Portfolio. Gavin holds a Bachelor of Business Studies with a double major in Finance and Valuation & Property Management. Most recently Gavin has held roles with Ngai Tahu Property as a Senior Property Manager and prior to that with KCL Property as an Asset Manager.

John Chandler

Asset Manager

John started with Augusta in June 2020 and holds a Bachelor of Property and Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Auckland. Prior to Augusta, John spent 6 years with BP New Zealand as Development Manager overseeing their property portfolio and delivering new BP Connect sites across the country. As an Asset Manager, John manages a portfolio across the upper North Island ensuring optimum performance of the properties and communicating that with investors.