• Associate Director, Finance
    Ian Allman
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    Ian Allman

    Associate Director, Finance

    Ian Allman manages New Forests’ finance and corporate functions, focusing on financial and management reporting, emerging issues, and finance systems. Since joining New Forests in 2012, Ian has successfully launched new internal systems to improve financial processes and accounting. He provides advice and support to property managers and portfolio companies for financial accounting systems in support of investment programs. Ian also works directly with external audit teams. Ian has over ten years of experience in commercial and chartered accounting in the UK and Australia. He is a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and has a Master of Physics (1st Class Honours) degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK.

  • Assistant Accountant
    Melissa Brandin
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    Melissa Brandin

    Assistant Accountant

    Melissa Brandin supports New Forests’ corporate financial management. She has over five years of experience in commerce and accounting in Australia and Sweden. Melissa has a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, with a major in accounting and commercial law started at Lund University in Sweden and completed at the University of Western Sydney.

  • Accounts Payable
    Elena Cardnell
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    Elena Cardnell

    Accounts Payable

    Elena Cardnell supports New Forests’ finance team with a primary focus on Accounts Payable. Elena is a qualified Accountant (Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) along with a BSc Hons in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of York. She has eight years of experience working in the National Audit Office in the UK.

  • Fund Accountant
    Ian Cross
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    Ian Cross

    Fund Accountant

    Ian Cross is responsible for all fund accounting reports and related analysis. In this role, Ian works closely with the Investor Services team to assist in reporting to New Forests’ investors. Ian is also responsible for continual improvement in financial reporting, including standardising reports and improving reporting procedures to ensure they are completed efficiently and accurately. Ian has more than 10 years’ experience in fund and trust accounting. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of South Australia and he is currently completing his CPA.

  • Chief Financial Officer
    Gavin Le Roux
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    Gavin Le Roux

    Chief Financial Officer

    Gavin Le Roux is CFO for the New Forests group of companies. He oversees New Forests’ finance and fund administration functions, including fund and client reporting, corporate financial reporting, and financial administration. Since 2006, he has successfully grown New Forests’ corporate and funds financial systems, as the company has taken on more clients and offered a greater number of fund products in multiple jurisdictions. Gavin has over 15 years of experience in commercial and chartered accounting in South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. He is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Natal in South Africa and a Master of Environmental Studies from Macquarie University in Sydney. Gavin is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.