Simon joined the Group in November 2009 as the Chief Executive Officer.
He led the turnaround of the business and Ingenia’s focus on developing and acquiring a leading portfolio of lifestyle and holiday communities which has seen the Groups market capitalisation grow from $30 million to over $800 million today.
Simon brings to the Group in-depth sector experience. Simon is currently a Director of BIG4 Holiday Parks, Australia’s leading holiday parks group representing 180 parks across Australia and is a past member of the Retirement Living Division Council (part of the Property Council of Australia). He is also a past National President of the Retirement Village Association (now part of the Retirement Living Council), the peak industry advocacy group for the owners, operators, developers and managers of retirement communities in Australia, a role he held for four years.
Simon has over 20 years’ experience working in ASX listed groups with roles across finance, funds management, mergers and acquisitions, business development and sales and marketing. Prior to joining Ingenia Communities, he was the CEO of Aevum, a formerly listed retirement company.
Mr Owen is a qualified accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and post graduate diplomas in finance and investment and advanced accounting.