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.

Guy French-Wright

Chief Operations Officer, Augusta Capital

Guy joined Augusta from Quintessential Equity, a wholesale property fund manager based in Melbourne, Australia, where he was General Manager – Development and was responsible for building a diversified development business.  Prior to that, he was Development Director – Commercial at the Mirvac Group in Melbourne and has held a range of other management positions at Mirvac Group, Salta Properties and Austcorp Group in Australia.  He started his career as an Investment Banking Associate at Macquarie Bank.  The appointment marks a return to New Zealand for Guy grew up in Christchurch and obtained property and finance qualifications from Lincoln and Otago Universities.

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.

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.

Stephen Brown-Thomas

Property Development Manager

Stephen is development manager for Augusta’s Value Add Fund No. 1, responsible for delivering the value-add strategy on these five Auckland based assets. He is also responsible for identifying, negotiating, planning and delivery of development and add-value opportunities across the existing Augusta portfolio. He joined KCL in 2007, which was acquired by Augusta in 2014. His background is in development, asset and project management.

Ben Visser

Asset Manager

Ben joined Augusta in March 2017 as an Asset Manager with a portfolio spanning from Auckland to Hastings. Ben holds a Bachelor of Business Studies with a double major in Finance and Valuation & Property Management. Previously Ben had roles with Jones Lang LaSalle in the valuations and office leasing team and most recently worked for Trust Investments Management as a Property Manager. Coming from a successful Triathlon career Ben now plans to re-focus his attention to Commercial Property.