Board Members

George Wang
AIMS Financial Group
Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX)

Mr Wang is the founding Executive Chairman of AIMS Financial Group. Established in 1991, AIMS Financial Group is a diversified financial services and investment group, active in the areas of mortgage lending, securitisation, investment banking, funds management, property investment, venture capital and high-tech investment.  AIMS Financial Group also owns the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX).

Mr Wang is the President of the AustChina Finance & Investment Council. As the President of AustChina Finance & Investment Council, Mr Wang has been laying the foundations for the financial bridge between Australia and Asia for many years, closely following the development of the Asia Pacific financial sector, at the same time building a professional team. Mr Wang is also a patron of the Taronga Foundation which is affiliated with the Taronga Zoo based in Sydney, Australia which operates wildlife conservation programs.

Richard Nott
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of the Audit Committee
AIMS Funds Management Group

Richard Nott is the former General Manager and Chief Executive of CGU Lenders Mortgage Insurance Ltd; General Manager Corporate Banking at Standard Chartered Bank Australia Ltd; General Manger Banking and Associate Director at Australian Bank, plus a twenty six years career with National Australia Bank throughout Australia and England. He was for some years a Director of Prime Insurance group, a Bermudan based Lenders’ Mortgage Insurer.

Richard is the Director and Chair Audit Committee of First American Title Insurance Company of Australia Ltd since 2002. Richard is a Director of Four Hats Financial Services Pty.Ltd, a venture capital company. Also, Richard is the Director and Chair Audit Committee of First Mac B Limited, a part of the First Mac group, Australia’s largest privately owned securitiser of residential housing loans.

Qualifications include Bachelor of Science (Hons) in banking, and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, Commerce, Insurance and Risk Management. He is a Fellow of Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) and Chartered Institute of Bankers(UK), plus Accounting, Chartered Secretaries, and Management institutes.

For over a decade Mr. Nott was President of the Australia-Britain Society and in recent years Chairman of the Australia-Britain Society Foundation. He is a member of the Cook Society and Fred Hollows Foundation.
John Love
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of the Audit Committee
AIMS Funds Management Group

John was previously the Chairman of Mortgage Guarantee Insurance Corporation Australia, the Australian subsidiary of the largest USA loan mortgage insurer, The Chairman and Member of the Audit, Governance & Risk Management Committee for The Australian Wine Society Co-operative Limited. He was the Australian General Manager for a Mezzanine finance company and was also the Head of Corporate Banking Australia at Standard Chartered Bank Australia Limited.

Qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce, a Master of Business Administration (AGSM) and a Master of Insurance and Risk Management (Deakin). In addition, he is a Certified Practicing Accountant. He is a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Mutuals Institute.
Steven Chong Teck Sin
Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mr Chong has 32 years of experience in technology, business, finance and general management. From 1986 to 2004, Mr Chong served in various directorial and management positions with Seksun Corporation Ltd (subsequently known as Enporis Greenz Limited), Glaxo Wellcome Asia Pacific, China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank and the Economic Development Board. He has also served as a board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”) from 2004-2010 and the National Kidney Foundation from 2008-2010, and as ACRA’s Investment Committee Chairman.

Mr Chong has over 19 years of experience as an independent director and currently serves as independent director and Audit Committee Chairman for Civmec Limited, InnoTek Ltd, and Accordia Golf Trust Management Pte. Ltd. He is also an independent director of Changan Minsheng APLL Logistics Co., Ltd, a leading automobile logistics firm in China which is listed on the mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He has also served as independent director of various companies listed on the Singapore and Australia stock exchanges.

Mr Chong holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Vivienne Zhaohui Yu
Independent, Non-Executive Director

Ms Yu was appointed as a Director on 1 February 2023.

Ms Yu has more than 20 years of leadership and managerial experience within the banking and financial sector in Australia and Asia, spanning investment management, treasury management, mergers and acquisition and real estate finance.

Ms Yu was China CEO and Executive General Manager of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Prior to that, Ms Yu was seconded from CBA to Bank of Hangzhou as the Deputy CEO responsible for both retail and business banking. Ms Yu is currently a Non-Executive Director in various organisations in Australia, including the Australia China Business Council NSW, National Foundation for Australian Women (NFAW) and Bridge Housing Limited.

Ms Yu holds a Master of Business Administration from Australian Graduate School of Management, a Master of Real Estate from University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Economics from Renmin University of China. She is a fellow member of CPA Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Chia Nam Toon
Independent, Non-Executive Director

Mr Chia was appointed as a Director on 8 February 2023.

Mr Chia has more than 30 years of commercial and financial experience with approximately 15 years in senior management roles within the real estate industry. He was the CEO of the Manager of Ascendas REIT, one of the largest Singapore listed REITs, and held several senior roles within the Group, including Group CFO and Group Assistant CEO. He was also most recently the Assistant Group CEO of ARA Asset Management Ltd where he was responsible for the business and operations of ARA’s REIT Division.

Mr Chia is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Russell Ng
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Ng joined the Manager in September 2020 and was Head of Investment, Investor Relations & Partnerships prior to his re-designation to Chief Executive Officer in November 2021.

Mr Ng works with the Board and Management Team to determine the strategic direction, overall business and investment strategy of AA REIT. He is responsible for the day-to-day management and execution of the REIT’s business plan.

Mr Ng has over 18 years of experience in direct real estate investments, asset management and corporate finance in Asia and Australia. Prior to joining the Manager, he held senior fund management and investment roles with Lendlease, AEP Investment Management and Mapletree Logistics Trust.

Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Macquarie University, Australia.