The Directors of Briars have in excess of 30 years’ Funds Management experience having previously held Senior Management roles and Board positions in some of Australia’s leading Fund Management organisations.

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Peter Arnold
Managing Director

Peter has been a Board Member of a number of funds management businesses and in 1997 co-founded Austgrowth Property Syndicates Limited, the responsible entity for over $230 million of syndicated commercial, industrial and retail property funds.


Peter’s extensive experience in funds management, financial modelling, finance and asset management across all property sectors has led him to be involved, alongside other investors in the purchase and repositioning of some 60 assets. His firm belief as a fund manager is to align his financial interest alongside investors, demonstrating a true belief in the project and the financial outcome for all involved.

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Nick Loan
Executive Director

Nick has extensive property history spanning more than three decades in the commercial, industrial and retail sectors repositioning underperforming assets. In recent years, Nick has been involved in more than 40 major property transactions, adding significant value and delivering above average returns for investors. His attention to detail, financial modelling, ongoing implementation of the latest systems and procedures ensures Nick achieves or betters the expectation of investors.


In previous roles, Nick has been a board member and shareholder of a number of successful property companies. Entities associated with Nick also co-invest in this Fund aligning his interest with those of the Investors.

Ray Horne
Head of Governance

Ray’s role is to oversee Briars Trustee Services and corporate regulation.

He has previously held senior management positions in the public and private sectors – in financial services, manufacturing, mining, professional services and the NFP sector.

In addition, Ray is also Company Secretary of a Not-For-Profit charity and responsible for governance and finance.

Prior to joining Briars, Ray held the position of Senior Manager – Compliance and Risk for an ASX listed company with regulatory oversight of its Trustee Licence from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), and two Australian Financial Services Licences.

Ray is Fellow of Chartered Secretaries Australia [Governance Institute] and is CPA qualified.

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Mike Cunningham 
Corporate Advisor

Over the past 25 years, Mike has held various senior Board

positions with a number of private organisations and ASX listed corporates.

In addition to this, Mike successfully completed a number of major capital (debt and equity) raisings for a NYSE listed corporate as well as structuring and managing quarterly shareholder programs across the US.


In 2001, Mike went on to establish International Acceptance Group (IAG) and raise capital from major lending institutions across Australia, United Kingdom, US and Europe successfully opening in those markets. He obtained credit licenses in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Italy employing some 150 staff across 2 continents.


During this time, Mike expanded IAG by providing broad product offerings within the retail and wholesale receivable marketplace.

In January 2021, IAG was successfully acquired by the ASX listed group Resimac Limited (ASX:RMC).

Mike is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

James McNally
Compliance Officer

James has over 25 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 property, equity and infrastructure fund managers.

For the past 20 years, James has provided independent compliance and management services to many of Australia’s leading fund managers.

He is currently an external member on a number of compliance committees for various responsible entities that include property, mortgages. equities, infra-structure and specialist type assets.

James is also a responsible manager and/or director for a number of companies that hold an Australian Financial Services Licence including both listed and unlisted property funds.