The appointments include Trilogy Funds’ chief operating officer, Justin Smart; head of lending and property assets, Clinton Arentz; and head of institutional capital and chief risk officer, Henry Elgood.
Mr Smart, Mr Elgood and Mr Arentz will maintain their current roles with the fund as they take on the additional responsibility of executive directors.
Trilogy Funds independent non-executive chairman, Robert Willcocks, said the board expansion will support succession planning and provide further strategic oversight for investment decisions.
“Our new executive directors are all highly experienced, with an intricate knowledge of Trilogy’s purpose, operations and history,” Mr Willcocks commented.
“I look forward to working closely with Justin, Clinton and Henry, who are all forward-thinking in their approach to funds management and will return great long-term value for our clients.”
Mr Smart, a certified practising accountant, has spent more than 15 years with the fund. He has worked across the areas of financial services, technology, auditing and strategic planning, and served as a member of the lending committee, workout committee and treasury committee.
Mr Arentz is in his fifth year with Trilogy and has more than 30 years of experience in property development, project delivery and asset management across residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
Moreover, Mr Arentz is credited for leading Trilogy’s nationwide expansion of its flagship mortgage fund, as well as leading the acquisition strategy of the industrial property trust into a national initiative. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Australian Institute of Business.
Mr Elgood sits on the fund’s treasury committee and has extensive experience in leading engagement with regulators to achieve Responsible Entities AFSL requirements. Most recently, he has led the expansion of Trilogy’s institutional and corporate relationships across Australia and the Asia Pacific region, structuring joint venture arrangements and developing relationships with capital and project partners.
“We are pleased to have three additional directors to support the business as we seek to capitalise on the many growth opportunities that exist for Trilogy Funds,” Mr Willcocks concluded.