Graeme has over 30 years experience in corporate recovery and insolvency services and is a former Director of Ferrier Hodgson, Chartered Accountants specialising in the Hotel and Registered Club industries. In 2006 Graeme left Ferrier Hodgson to set up Campbell Advisory which provides wide ranging hospitality advice to participants within the Hotel and Club industries together with the major Banks and other funders. Graeme’s current appointments, in addition to Director at Lantern Hotel Group, include:
>> Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd – Lead Independent Director/Audit Committee Chairman/Member of Regulatory and Compliance Committee
>> Liquor Marketing Group (Bottlemart) – Independent Director
>> Director of Company which controls the Bondi Icebergs development incorporating a licensed club and premium restaurant
>> Independent Audit Chairman of the Illawarra Catholic Club Group
Director, Chair Finance Audit Risk Committee
AICD, FCPA, Chartered IIA, FTIA, Finsia, CRISC (ISACA) MBA (UK), BComm (Aust) CRISC
Shirley is an experienced company director and corporate advisor with a strong finance and hospitality background. Shirley has proven corporate finance expertise with m&a, valuations, due diligence, capital raising, restructuring, and negotiation skills. She has also had recent experience as commercial CFO for large iconic Australian brands as well as international companies listed overseas where she has successfully executed mandates on implementation of growth, turnaround, repositioning and value realisation strategies. She has a deep knowledge of governance, risk and compliance. Shirley has over 25 years' senior finance, audit and advisory experience including over 12 year's senior roles in international firm, Ernst & Young, and head of risk and audit partner in Chartered Accounting firm Grant Thornton and Moore Stephens, during which time she was audit partner for various large hospitality groups. She is a current non-executive director and chair of audit and risk committee across banking, government and not-for-profit.
FCPA, FTIA, FAICD, CRISC (ISACA), CIIA, MBA, BBus
Matt has over sixteen years experience in investment banking. During his career Matt has worked on a broad range of mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, restructurings and strategic reviews. His experience includes extensive public market transactions (hostile and recommended takeover offers, takeover responses and schemes of arrangement). Prior to founding Allier Capital, Matt was a director in the investment banking division of Citi and head of its consumer, retail and healthcare investment banking practice. He has also managed major transactions in the resources, industrials and financial services sectors. Matt holds an MBA from the AGSM and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.
Chief Executive Officer
John has a wealth of experience as a CEO and Company Director in the hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors, with a track record of growing businesses and improving their profitability. Prior to joining Lantern Hotel Group as CEO, John has held the positions of CEO - Next Generation Health and Racquet Clubs in Australia and New Zealand, CEO – Accor Vacation Club, VP - Development Accor Pacific Region, CEO Recreational Tourism Group, COO Burswood International Resort Casino (now Crown Perth) and CEO- Mingara Recreation Club.
John has also held a variety of Board positions including within the not for profit sector and holds an MBA and is a Fellow of The Institute of Company Directors.
Chief Operating Officer
As a highly focused, driven, strategic and collaborative leader, Mark has successfully grown different organisations within the hotel industry. With proven experience in driving organisational growth, Mark empowers teams, creates a positive culture and is articulate in sharing a clear vision with a core focus on creating customer and shareholder value. With Mark’s vast experience as a senior executive in the Hospitality Industry, he has developed an extensive network and has actively participated in leading change for the Hotel, Accommodation, Tourism and Building Management industry.
Mark joined Lantern Hotels with a drive to make a real difference, to positively challenge the process as well as the Lantern team and to use his knowledge and experience to grow the commercial and operational success of the business.
Michael, having graduated from Charles sturt University, he has nearly 15 years experience in retail and property, across the SME sector. He joined Lantern in 2012, as a Finance Manager, following a successful short tenure and a proven track record in delivering strong financial performance through the development and implementation of a shared strategy, as well as taking a collaborative approach to problem solving and achieving results. He became Financial Controller in early 2013.
Michael, as a Member of CPA Australia, continues to ensure processes are in place for a successful business and works collaboratively, to deliver on the company strategy for growth.