Managing Director

Cheryl has held senior executive roles in the commercial property industry for over 15 years. Formerly Managing Director of Commercial Investment Properties Ltd (CIPL), Cheryl’s vision and leadership was instrumental in driving the company’s rapid growth. She led the merger of CPL with KCL Property Limited in 2012, to create at that time, the largest syndication portfolio in New Zealand. Her next objective was to package the business to sell, which was successfully achieved in 2014, with circa $850m under management.

As managing director of Silverfin, she offers investors years of in-depth experience in handling all aspects of property acquisition and asset management, extending to strategic development, project management and all tenant negotiations.

Independent Chairman

Alan Paterson is a senior partner at Russell McVeagh. He has been a partner since 1995, and has extensive experience in all areas of property law. Alan has led some of the largest property transactions in New Zealand in recent years, across a number of sectors including retail, forestry and mixed use residential.

Alan also specialises in project development, construction and major commercial property leasing transactions. He has had considerable experience in dealing with major overseas investments in property.

Independent Director

Murray is currently chair of multiple companies and director of several businesses. He’s a specialist in governance, economic development and change management.

He is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors and a life member of South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce.

He has a MBA through Massey University, is past chairman of both the Economic Development Association of New Zealand, and of Escalator (a government capital raising scheme); is a founding director of BIZ Networks Ltd and past director of NZ Chambers of Commerce. In 2014, he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to business and the community.




Julian Koppens
Chief Financial Officer

Julian is a Chartered Accountant who began his career in business Advisory at KPMG. He quickly became a director, advising a wide range of clients on all aspects of their business and managing their accounting and tax requirements. He moved to Australia in 2012 to lead the Australian and New Zealand finance team at Weight Watchers in Sydney before returning home.

Julian is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and has both a law degree and a degree in Management Studies, majoring in Accounting from Waikato University.


Dave Brady
Manager Risk and Information

Dave is an experienced executive and accountant. He has a strong financial background including senior roles with the FMA and in property companies. Dave’s property industry experience comes from 15 years in financial and management roles in construction, property and professional services. Dave also spent eight years in finance and commercial roles at Contact Energy.

Dave provides operational oversight for Silverfin Schemes whilst leading the compliance management at Silverfin and being involved in all compliance reporting requirements.