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Centuria announces Board changes

Centuria has announced the appointment of Natalie Collins to the Boards of Centuria Property Funds No. 2 Limited (CPF2L), Centuria Life Limited (CLL) and Over Fifty Guardian Friendly. Roger Dobson has also been announced as the new Chairman of CPF2L.

The appointments coincide with the reorganisation of several boards including:

  • CPF2L is the Responsible Entity of Centuria Industrial REIT (ASX: CIP)
  • Centuria Property Funds Limited (CPFL) is the Responsible Entity of Centuria Office REIT (ASX: COF).

Ms Collins is currently Head of Emerging Ventures and Co-Founder of Amatil X at Coca-Cola Amatil.

Centuria Capital Chairman, Garry Charny commented, “We welcome Natalie to the CPF2L, CLL, and Over Fifty Guardian Friendly Society Boards. She brings more than 20 years’ experience across a broad range of disciplines including supply chain, finance, disruptive business models and corporate venture capital. We look forward to the new and different perspectives she will bring. She is part of our long-term succession planning and will help future-proof these Boards.”

“The changes to the Boards of CPF2L and CPFL reflect the substantial growth in the business, particularly in the industrial and healthcare sectors. We felt it important and appropriate to now have those Boards led by separate Chairmen.”

John McBain, Centuria Joint CEO, said, “Centuria is a fast-growing company and Natalie’s skillset will greatly benefit the pace of this growth. We warmly welcome Natalie to these Boards.”

The composition of the new CPF2L and CPFL Boards are:

Peter Done (Chairman) Roger Dobson (Chairman)
Nicholas Collishaw (Non-Executive Director) Nicholas Collishaw (Non-Executive Director)
Matthew Hardy (Non-Executive Director) Peter Done (Non-Executive Director)
Darren Collins (Non-Executive Director) Natalie Collins (Non-Executive Director)

Natalie Collins

Ms Collins is experienced in global consumer and supply chain markets, with expertise in start-up enterprises. She co-founded Coca-Cola Amatil’s corporate venturing arm, Amatil X, and led the delivery of Coca-Cola Amatil’s first corporate accelerator, Xcelerate, which took 12 early stage businesses from an idea through to a minimum viable product. Her experience in supplier management systems led to her role as Architect of Coca-Cola Amatil’s programme, Partner for Growth, which drives supplier-led innovations.

Having begun her career in auditing for PWC, Ms Collins has a thorough understanding of financial modelling, strategy, supply chains and marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) from Macquarie University and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.