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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Brett Roenfeldt OAM - Chair

Brett commenced his real estate career in 1979, opening an agency which he operated in partnership for 15 years. In 1995 Brett established South Australia’s only fulltime freelance auctioneering company. During his long career, Brett has conducted in excess of 18,500 property auctions. Brett has won many industry awards including the Order of Australia Medal for services to the real estate industry, the REIA Presidents Award for Excellence and the REISA Sir Robert Torrens Award.

Directors

Cain Cooke

Cain is a dynamic, energetic, strategic leader with an insatiable enthusiasm for building and driving businesses by creating high performing teams through hands on, relationship centric approach. Business transformation and growth have been the hallmark of his 17 years' experience growing multi-million-dollar businesses in South Australia and nationally. A believer in delivery through collaborative partnerships both internal and external, and passionate about effective multi-stakeholder engagement, Cain has extensive experience delivering high performance outcomes across dynamic multifunctional businesses from diverse industries. Cain brings complex stakeholder management and membership-based service experience across the spectrum of SME’s, major corporates financial institutions and private equity investment firms.

Fairlie Delbridge

Fairlie is a strategic thinker with an astute business mind, creative approach, sound ethics and strong leadership capabilities. Fairlie holds extensive private sector experience, including in the financial services sector and she was formerly the General Manager of Strategy & Innovation at Renewal SA, South Australia's Urban Renewal Authority and the inaugural Commissioner of the State Planning Commission of SA. Fairlie has held Directorships of a number of not for profit organisations and private companies which operate in the commercial property development arena.

Matthew Woodrow

Matthew holds dual executive leadership roles within the SARAH Group, Chief Operating Officer for SARAH Group Holdings and Chief Financial Officer for SARAH Constructions. Matthew rounds out his executive experience through his directorship and consultancy roles, including at present his appointment with residential builder/developer, Creative Structures, and commercial subcontractor, TPR Electrical. Across his career Matthew has been involved with several successful member-based organisations including the Property Council of SA and Master Builders SA. In 2019 Matthew was recognised for his contribution to the property and construction industry, being named the 2019 Young Property Professional of the Year (SA).

Robert Underdown

Robert is an experienced external affairs and government relations specialist. Robert offers 20 years’ senior management experience working as a member of the senior leaders’ forum at Caltex Australia, the external affairs/public affairs senior leadership teams for Caltex and Santos, an Adviser/Deputy Chief of Staff to the then Federal Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources and numerous group leadership roles at Ernst & Young. A former Director of the Economic Development Board of South Australia, Robert is now founder and director of government relations, strategy regulatory and issues management consultancy, Advanced Outcomes.

Directors who are Members of the Company

Victor Velgush

Following an education in economics and a successful senior leadership career in a fortune 500 company Victor has spent the last 14 years leading the growth of Refined – one of Adelaide’s highly regarded boutique real estate agency. Refined has 25 employees with offices in the eastern and western suburbs and is regarded for its client-centric approach.

Adam Blight

Adam has held various senior lead positions in the real estate industry for the past 16 years and holds senior management experience within the rental market sector. Currently at Owens Casserly, Adam is well connected with the South Australian business and real estate sector and has exceptional capacity to build and develop teams and leadership capabilities.

Valerie Timms

Valerie has 20 years’ experience within the Real Estate industry including ownership of a franchise in which she very quickly transformed her office to the number one office in SA/NT - a position she held for many years before starting her own agency. Valerie is also an avid supporter of community and charity. A former director on the boards of the Hospital Research Foundation and the Repat Foundation Incorporated where she played a key role in leading the Board’s Business Development and HR Subcommittees.

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