About us

Fixed returns.
Personal service.
Proven performance.

Established in 2005, Millbrook Group is a leading Alternative Asset Manager operating in Australia, providing investment opportunities to over 1300 clients. Our primary focus is on investing in mortgages and alternative Private Credit secured on property, offering our investors a reliable avenue for generating attractive returns. At Millbrook Group, we are committed to protecting and growing our investors' wealth, guided by our unwavering dedication to excellence and integrity.

Core values

Going beyond to build relationships; fostering close ties with our clients.

Integrity

Treating every investor like a family member ensures we remain true to our focus on integrity and transparency.

Trust

Long-standing relationships with investors and borrowers alike, we have spent over 15 years building these relationships, combined with proven performance.

Teamwork

Our team has decades of local and international experience and by working together we deliver the best results.

Innovation

Consistently reviewing and introducing new technologies and upgrades where needed keeps our business innovative.

One of the secrets of success in business is in finding true partners to explore new opportunities; partners who share common ethical practice, seek similar opportunities and who share in the rewards. Millbrook has been all of that over our journey.

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Our team

Board of Directors

David Lyall

Managing Director

David Lyall

Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director of Millbrook Group, David Lyall is highly experienced and respected in the non-banking lending industry. With over 20 years experience in business, David oversees the day-to-day operations and management of the Millbrook Group of Companies which have been providing fixed income to its investors with a key focus on building long-term relationships, founded by a mutual trust.

David has owned and operated a number of businesses in home building, land subdivision, farming, insurance and finance. He holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and is a Responsible Officer for both the Millbrook Income Fund and the Millbrook Credit Fund.

P: 03 8663 1802
E: davidl@millbrookgroup.com.au

Matthew Bush

Independent Non-Executive Director

Matthew Bush

Independent Non-Executive Director

Matthew has been involved in banking and finance for over 40 years and has extensive skills in retail and commercial lending, and loan administration.

Since 2000 Matthew has been a Director of Capital Access Victoria Pty Ltd which operates as a specialist consultant in commercial property and business finance.

Matthew is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and holds a Diploma in Accounting, Diploma of Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking Management).

George Lyall

Business Development Manager

George Lyall

Business Development Manager

George has extensive experience in private debt funding, specialising in deal origination, structured credit and portfolio management. George joined Millbrook in 2020 where he has since been leading the deal origination for both Millbrook retail and wholesale funds. Prior to Millbrook he worked internationally for a leading UK short-term capital provider assessing and structuring their short-term bridging and asset back mortgages. Earlier in his career, George gained valuable commercial credit analyst skills working with one of Australia’s major mortgage fund managers.

George holds a Bachelor of Finance from the Swinburne University of Technology and a Diploma of Building and Construction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne.

David Bird

Independent Non-Executive Director

David Bird

Independent Non-Executive Director

David Bird is the Founder and Managing Director of International Wise Counsel, established in 1998. He has over thirty-five years experience in both commercial business advice and legal practice. David’s expertise expansively includes client business development, financial representation, business tenders and presentation success.

David is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia, as well as the Chairman of the Australian Dingo Foundation. Over the last two decades he has sat on numerous ‘start up’ Boards and Compliance Committees. He was also Chairman of La Trobe Financial for some 10 years.

David holds a Master of Laws, Certificate of Superannuation Management, Business Communication Graduate Certificate, Diploma of Company Directorship and Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Michael Doble

Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Doble

Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael has over 36 years’ property experience gained from an executive career spanning the likes of Knight Frank, ANZ Funds Management and APN Property Group Limited. At APN, Michael managed multi-billion-dollar investment portfolios including pure AREIT, hybrid (listed and unlisted) and Asian REIT funds. Having sat on multiple boards, he is currently Chairperson and Independent Non-Executive Director of Newmark Property REIT, and the Responsible Manager for property fund manager Bayley Stuart.

Qualifications include Bachelor of Business (RMIT); Diploma of Valuations (RMIT); Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance & Investment (Securities Institute); Member of the Australian Institute Company Directors.

Our people are a diverse and experienced team of experts.

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Andrew Slattery

Head of Investments

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Andrew Slattery

Head of Investments

Andrew Slattery has over 15 years of experience in the financial services sector with expertise in private banking, relationship management, credit structuring and investment management. He has held senior roles at leading firms NAB Private Wealth and ANZ Private. Andrew started his banking career at Citigroup in their Global Transactions business.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance), Graduate Diploma of Banking & Finance, Diploma in Financial Planning and Chartered Banker status.

M: 0424 095 586
E: andrews@millbrookgroup.com.au

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Peter Mill

Head of Distribution

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Peter Mill

Head of Distribution

With over 20 years professional experience in distribution and strategic management roles at APN, AXA, ING and boutique Managers, Peter has a deep understanding of the Australian and APAC wealth management markets. He has developed extensive relationships with key market participants, including private wealth advisory groups, researchers, asset consultants, platforms, advisers and investors.

M: 0409 209 036
E: peterm@millbrookgroup.com.au

 

Opal Brooks

Head of Finance

Opal Brooks

Head of Finance

Opal has over 20 years’ experience in corporate accounting, financial services, big 4 consultancies, and FMCG industries. This includes working with KPMG, EY and Citibank.

Opal has overall responsibility for managing the finance function of Millbrook, taxation and regulatory compliance, operational risk management as well the Group’s statutory and secretarial functions.

She is a Fellow with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), holds an MBA and is a member of CPA Australia and has a Diploma in Financial Planning.

P: 03 8663 1807
E: opalb@millbrookgroup.com.au

Colin Robinson

Head of Credit

Colin Robinson

Head of Credit

Colin Robinson has in excess of thirty years’ senior leadership experience in the Australian property finance sector, both from a major bank and mortgage fund background.

He has been the National Head of a major Bank’s Commercial property lending division, and General Manager of a Mezzanine Mortgage Fund business in addition to direct property roles.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics, is a Fellow of Finsia; and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

P: +61 437 977 720
E: colinr@millbrookgroup.com.au

Alana Thompson

Marketing Manager

Alana Thompson

Marketing Manager

P: 03 8663 1816
E: alanat@millbrookgroup.com.au

Geoffrey Werner

Compliance Officer

Geoffrey Werner

Compliance Officer

With over 35 years’ experience in the Banking and Finance industry with two major Banks where he held many senior management positions Geoffrey has a wealth of knowledge and experience in loan and security management, processes and compliance.

Geoffrey has been with the Fund since 2010 and is the Chairperson of the external Compliance Committee. He has previously been a non-executive Director, Internal Member and Chairperson of the Compliance Committee.

P: 03 8663 1811
E: geoffw@millbrookgroup.com.au

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Beatriz Marchueta

National Investment Manager

Rushil Sodhi Anand

Finance Manager

George Lyall

Business Development Manager

David Conroy

NSW - Business Development Manager

Melanie Carr

Investor Administrator

Andrew Christensen

Senior Credit Analyst

Kathy Chen

Company Accountant

Brendan White

Investor Administrator

Thomas Robinson

Credit Analyst