Responsible Entity Board of Directors

Jennifer Horrigan

Independent Chair

BBus, GradDipMgt, GradDipAppFin, MAICD

Director since 2012

Chair since 2022

Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Jennifer brings 25 years’ experience across investment banking, financial communications and investor relations. She was formerly the Chief Operating Officer in Australia of the independent investment bank Greenhill & Co. She has extensive experience in enterprise management, including the supervision and management of compliance, HR and financial management.

Jennifer is also a director of QV Equities (ASX: QVE), A2B Limited (ASX: A2B), Yarra Funds Management Limited and Yarra Investment Management Limited.


Jonathan Sweeney

Independent Director


Director since 2022

Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Jonathan has over 35 years’ experience in the investment management, fiduciary, real estate and financial services sectors having held senior executive roles at Folkestone and the Trust Company Limited. Jonathan is a director of BT Financial Group, EP&T Global (ASX:EPX) and Chair of Perpetual Private’s Investment Committee. He was previously a director of 8IP Emerging Companies Limited (ASX:8EC), Velocity Rewards Pty Limited, Tennis NSW and Easton Investments (ASX:EAS).

Danielle Carter

Independent Director

BA/BCom, Grad Dip AppFin,CA,GAICD

Director since 2022

Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Danielle has over 25 years' experience in the real estate, financial services sectors and property funds management having held senior executive roles at Blackrock, SG Hiscock & Co and Strategic Financial Management. Danielle is also a Non-executive director of BWP Management Limited, the responsible entity of ASX-listed BWP Trust (BWP) and was previously a Non-executive director of APN Property Group Limited (ASX:APD).

Deborah Coakley

Executive Director


Deborah Coakley is Executive General Manager, Funds Management where she has responsibility for managing Dexus’s $25 billion funds management business which comprises a number of wholesale pooled funds, capital partnerships and listed REITs.

She has more than 25 years’ experience in management roles in consulting, human resources and outsourcing gained in organisations such as Deloitte, Qantas and Alexander Mann Solutions.

Deborah is an Executive Director of Dexus Wholesale Funds Limited, Dexus Asset Management Limited and the Dexus Asset Management Board. She is also a Director of the Property Council of Australia and President of their Capital Markets Division, an Ambassador for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and a non-Executive Director of the Children’s Cancer Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree from University of Technology Sydney (BBus) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).


Emily Smith

Independent Director


Director since 2022

Chair of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Emily has over 20 years’ experience in the finance sector having worked in senior executive roles at Deutsche Bank AG and Credit Suisse. She has had significant exposure to key sectors including Building Materials, Steel, Diversified Industrials, REITs and Telecommunications both domestically and globally.

Emily is a Senior M&A Advisor and Director at Grant Samuel. She is also a Council Member of the Kambala Girls School and a member of their Finance and Audit Committee, Investment Committee and Nominations Committee. She is also a member of Chief Executive Women.

Jason Weate

Fund Manager

MAppFin, BBus

Jason Weate joined Dexus in June 2022 as the Fund Manager of Dexus Convenience Retail REIT, and has over 15 years of experience within the property industry and equity capital markets.

He has held multiple roles across corporate strategy, investment management, development management, equities research and previously held senior roles at Stockland and Deutsche Bank.

Jason holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and Bachelor of Business (Property) from Western Sydney University.

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