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About Us

RF Eclipse Limited has been established since 1999 and was acquired by RF Capital in June 2016.

RF Capital is an alternative asset manager with global capabilities in real estate, credit, hedge fund management and hedge fund advisory across Australia, UK/Europe and the Middle East. RF Capital originates from, and is owned by the Andrew Roberts family office and provides the family office its investment capability.

RF Capital was established in 2008, following the sale of the Roberts Family interest in Multiplex Group to Brookfield Asset Management. Multiplex was an integrated real estate and construction firm, with development, investment, funds management, asset management and facilities management operations across the globe.

 

Key people

Dr Bob Edgar – Independent Non-executive Chairman

Dr Bob Edgar was appointed Independent Non-executive Chairman on 22 December 2017.

Bob retired as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the ANZ Banking Group in 2009. In a 25 year career at ANZ, he also held the positions of Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director, Institutional Financial Services and Chief Economist. He is a Non-executive Director of Transurban Limited, Djerriwarrh Investments Limited and Linfox Armaguard Pty Limited.

Bob serves as the Chair of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research and was a former Chair and a Non-executive Director of Federation Centres Limited. He was previously a Non-executive Director of Asciano Limited, Nufarm Limited and three Asian banks connected with ANZ.

Mr James McNally – Independent Non-executive Director

Mr James McNally was appointed Independent Non-executive Director on 13 December 2017.

He is an executive and founding director of ALE Property Group, an ASX listed hotel property trust with funds under management of A$1.1 billion across 86 properties located in Australia.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the funds management industry, having worked in both property trust administration and compliance roles for Perpetual Trustees Australia Limited and MIA Services Pty Limited, a company that specialises in compliance services to the funds management industry.

Mr Michael Vella - RF Eclipse Limited Chief Executive Officer

Mr Michael Vella was appointed Chief Executive Officer on 21 March 2018. Michael joined RF Eclipse Limited in August 2017 as General Manager, Lending and Credit in August 2017.

He has over 30 years' experience in property, funds management, debt financing, commercial lending, insolvency and debt recovery at ANZ Bank, AMAL Asset Management, Mirvac Group and PPB Advisory.

Michael is a former Director at PPB Advisory, a restructuring advisory and consulting firm.

Mr George Kostas – RF Capital Group CEO, RF Eclipse Limited Director, RF Eclipse Limited Credit Committee Member

Mr George Kostas was appointed a Director of RF Eclipse Limited in June 2016 and is a Member of the Credit Committee.

In his role as RF Capital Group Chief Executive Officer, George is responsible for all investments undertaken by the Roberts Family and the operational performance of the various businesses it owns. That includes alternative asset management company RF Capital, Roberts Constructions, Australian construction company Roberts Pizzarotti and specialist real estate fund manager and investor Corval. Prior to this, George was chief executive of the largest privately held real estate group in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, the US$10 billion Majid Al Futtaim Properties.

George held executive roles with Brookfield Multiplex over 14 years in finance, treasury, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, residential property, construction and development and completed his tenure with Brookfield Multiplex in 2013 as a member of the global executive team, and Managing Director of the construction and development arm in the Australasian region.

Mr Ray Fazzolari – Chairman, Credit Committee

Ray was appointed Director in June 2016 and Chairman of the Credit Committee in October 2016.

Ray has over 40 years of experience in the finance and property industry. Currently a director of Charter Hall Investment Management Limited as responsible entity of the Charter Hall Prime Office Fund and Charter Hall Prime Industrial Fund which has in excess of A$5.0 billion under management.

Previously Chairman of the credit committees of the mortgage funds managed by Balmain NB Corp, co-head of Balmain Asset Management, Managing Director of Leda Holdings, and General Manager of Commercial Finance, Real Estate with Citibank.

Mr Chris Rees – Credit Committee Member

Mr Chris Rees joined the Credit Committee in October 2016.

Chris has 30 years of banking and finance experience with ANZ Bank including the role of National Head of Property & Construction Finance.

He is an advisor to and director of various companies within the TrustCapital Advisors Group, a fund manager specialising in Commercial Office property in Australia with A$1.5 billion under management.

 

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