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Wal Edgell Joins Pacific Link Board

One of Australia’s most experienced banking executives, Mr Wal Edgell, has been appointed to the board of Pacific Link Housing.

Mr Edgell joins the board following the resignation of Mr David Lennox, a long-serving former board member who leaves after eight years of dedicated service.

A senior finance and banking executive with 45 years experience, Mr Edgell will add his considerable knowledge of corporate real estate, property and infrastructure management to the skills-based board of Pacific Link at a time when the organisation is emerging as an active investor and developer of affordable, community and social housing in the Central Coast and Hunter regions.

Prior to retiring in 2012, Mr Edgell held a succession of key positions at the Commonwealth Bank including that of Chief Financial Officer – CBA Corporate Real Estate and Property Funds Management. From 2008 to 2012, Mr Edgell was Head of the Business Strategy and Business Implementation Group for Colonial First State Global Asset Management (Property and Infrastructure).

A long-time Central Coast resident, he has since retirement, acted as a property consultant, a funds management and property consultant to Colonial First State Global Asset Management; and is an independent member and chairman of Colonial First State’s Global Asset Management – Capital Management and Debt/Equity Committee.

Announcing Mr Edgell’s appointment, Pacific Link Chairman, David Bacon, said: “We are delighted to have a board member with the outstanding skills, knowledge and experience that Wal brings to our board”.

IMAGE: Wal Edgell