A strong industry experienced leadership team who work hard to foster a culture of excellence.


Simon Owen Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Simon joined the Group in November 2009 as the Chief Executive Officer. He initiated the internalisation of management and exit from the ING Group as well as Ingenia’s focus on lifestyle parks. Simon leads the management team and has overall responsibility for all facets of the business. He brings to the Group in-depth sector experience. Simon is currently a Director of BIG4 Holiday Parks and a member of the Retirement Living Council (part of the Property Council of Australia). He is also a past National President of the Retirement Villages Association 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, Simon was the CEO of Aevum, a formerly listed retirement company.
Tania Betts Chief Financial Officer and Joint Company Secretary
Tania joined the Group in May 2012, after a 6-year career at Stockland Group where she held various positions, including National Finance Manager within their Retirement Living Division. Tania’s previous experience includes several years within the chartered accounting profession as well as working for a leading healthcare provider. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance, and is a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Governance Institute of Australia. Tania was the 2011 winner of the Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW and SMEC Urban Young Developers’ Award for Excellence.
Nikki Fisher Chief Operating Officer
Nikki is responsible for the operations of Ingenia’s portfolio of Rental and Deferred Management Fee (DMF) Villages and the Group’s growing Active Lifestyle Estates & Holidays business. She joined the Group in 2010. Nikki has 18 years’ experience in the property and asset management industry. Her career spans multiple asset classes including industrial, commercial and retail. Prior to Ingenia, Nikki spent 10 years at Westfield Group where she held the position of Regional Manager QLD North, overseeing a portfolio in excess of $2 billion. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Industry Economics.
 Shanthi Smith Shanthi Smith Acting Chief Financial Officer
Shanthi joined the Group in 2016 after having spent five years prior in an ASX listed mining company.  Shanthi started her career in Big 4 chartered accountancy before moving into the commercial arena where she has 20 years’ experience across a diverse range of roles and industries. She has held various senior management positions, most recently at Caltex Australia, the London Organising Committee of the 2012 Olympic Games and Hillgrove Resources Limited.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a CPA.
Janene Eagleton General Manager, Care Development
Janene joined the Group in August 2013 and has responsibility for the development and operation of the Groups care and re-enablement program, Ingenia Care. Janene brings to the Group extensive experience in health, retirement and aged care strategy and operations, having held senior management positions with Australian Unity, Catholic Healthcare and St Vincent’s Private Hospital. Janene holds an MBA (Macquarie) and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Governance Institute of Australia. She has substantial experience as a Board Director for industry and consumer associations, not-for-profit companies and NSW Government Councils.
Corrie Milne Corrie Milne General Manager, Village Operations
Corrie oversees the day to day operational management of the Group’s villages. Corrie joined the business in October 2008 as the Regional Manager (Queensland) and in February 2009 moved into the role of Senior Regional Manager across the Australian portfolio. Prior to starting with Ingenia, Corrie worked with Sunny Cove Villages Group for two years in various roles. Corrie has over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry with Mirvac Hotels and the Stamford Group, mainly in senior management roles. Corrie holds a Diploma in Business and a Graduate Certificate in Asset Management.
Kate Melrose Kate Melrose General Manager, Project Sales
Kate joined Ingenia in August 2014 and is responsible for sales across the Group’s Active Lifestyle Estate development projects. Kate brings over 20 year’s property experience to the role. Kate spent 14 years at Lend Lease in a range of roles including Global Strategic Marketing Manager, Project Director, and roles focused on product innovation and sales management. Kate has been at the leading edge of innovation in the retirement and integrated Aged care sector leading design innovation and sales at Mark Moran Vaucluse and Greengate and is passionately committed to “providing better Retirement solutions”.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Business (Land Economics) and a Certificate in Corporate Real Estate.
Donna Byrne Group Investor Relations Manager
Donna joined the Group in November 2014 and is responsible for the Group’s investor relations and corporate affairs functions. Donna has over 15 years experience in communications and investor relations having worked with The GPT Group, Lend Lease US Office Trust, Lend Lease, the Securities Institute of Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation. Prior roles include Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs with the GPT Group and a range of communications, marketing and investor relations roles at Lend Lease. Donna’s experience spans both listed and unlisted investor markets. Donna holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Masters of Education.
Ed Wortman Development Director
Ed is responsible for the Group’s development activities and commenced with Ingenia in December 2015. Ed oversees the design, delivery and project management of new homes across the Group’s growing portfolio of lifestyle communities. Ed has 20 years experience in the property and construction industry, including roles with AV Jennings, Mirvac and Lend Lease. Prior to joining Ingenia he was Development Director at Johnson Property Group with responsibility for land subdivision and built form projects. Ed holds a Bachelor of Building with a major in Construction Economics.
Natalie Kwok General Manager Tax & Legal
Natalie Kwok is responsible for the Group’s tax and legal function. Natalie joined Ingenia in May 2012 as the Group Tax Manager and in April 2016 moved into the role of General Manager Tax & Legal. Natalie has over 10 years’ experience in corporate tax and commercial legal matters, having worked at PwC, Challenger Financial Services and a commercial law firm. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce, and is a Chartered Accountant and a Solicitor.