MR IAN RODRIGUES

DIRECTOR

Chartered Accountant and Principal of Bishop Collins Pty Ltd

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Newcastle; Masters of Taxation; Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia; Fellow, Tax Institute of Australia and Registered Tax Agent. Past NSW State Chairman, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (now CAANZ) and member of Tax Institute of Australia.

Ian has advised clients and assisted in their property transactions for more than 25 years. This has ranged from small residential developments to resort developments, major land subdivisions and rural land rezoning and subdivision. He has been involved in commercial property portfolios and property syndicates.

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MR GLENN HARRIS

DIRECTOR

Chartered Accountant and Principal of Bishop Collins Pty Ltd

Bachelor of Economics, Macquarie University; Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia; Fellow, Tax Institute of Australia; Registered Company Auditor and Registered Tax Agent. Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (now CAANZ) and Tax Institute of Australia.

Glenn has over 24 years experience in accounting practices including in particular the provision of advice on real property transactions and structuring. This includes advising clients and lawyers on the establishment of funds and stapled unit trust structures.

SHARON FRANCIS

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Spending her childhood in Coffs Harbour, and then moving to Armidale to study Accounting at the University of New England, Sharon’s extensive experience working in Sydney and the USA, brings a wealth of knowledge to the Pioneer Investment Group team.

In 1998 after completing her degree, Sharon’s first job was at the Audit Office NSW. Audit gave Sharon the foundations she needed to broaden her knowledge. Working with KPMG in Sydney, and later in the USA, led Sharon to her specialisation in Property Funds Management. After spending 10 years at Charter Hall as a Property Funds Manager, Sharon joined the Pioneer Investment Group in 2014.

LEIGH THEWLIS

NATIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

Leigh holds a Bachelor of Business and has a particular interest in business strategy and management. He has worked in the U.K. self-storage & logistics industry and has 12 years’ experience in retail, sales, service and operations management in Australia.

He successfully achieves goals and set objectives. Leigh’s excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills are central to his success. He thrives in challenging environments and leading teams which includes managing, motivating and training staff to be successful and productive.

For the past 2 years Leigh has successfully managed the operations of Pioneer Investment Group’s self-storage portfolio spanning NSW, VIC and WA

KYLIE RUSSOTTI

INTERNAL ACCOUNTANT

Kylie brings to Pioneer over 20 years of accounting experience. Her diligent attitude towards her role means her outcomes are impeccable and makes her an integral part of our Pioneer team.

After completing her degree in Commerce, majoring in accounting, at The University of Newcastle in 2000, Kylie was eager to begin working alongside professionals who would push her further and allow her to take on new challenges. Kylie is a CPA accountant and working towards attaining her CA membership.

Kylies past experience as a Financial Manager of 4 hospitals, Senior Accountant for multiple businesses including not for profits combined with 13 years accounting firm practice, has allowed her to grow her skills. As accounting technology has evolved Kylie has enjoyed assisting other businesses adapt to new processes and streamlining their business efficiency.

Kylie’s motivated and positive attitude coupled with her high level of experience makes her an asset to our company.