Investa Office Fund (IOF) today announces that Ming Long has been appointed Fund Manager of IOF, commencing in the role this week.

Deborah Page, Chairman IOF said: “The Independent Directors of IOF are very pleased with the appointment of Ming Long as Fund Manager of IOF. Ming is a talented executive with extensive real estate and financial markets experience. As a Board member and Group Executive at Investa, Ming has intimate knowledge of the Fund and has contributed greatly to IOF’s growth and strong performance in recent years.

The IOF Board looks forward to working with Ming and the management team, to continue to deliver value for our unitholders.”

Ming Long has most recently been Joint Managing Director and Finance Director, Investa Property Group (IPG) and prior to this was the Group Chief Financial Officer. Ming has almost twenty years financial management experience and has been with IPG for almost ten years.

Ming brings to the role significant real estate, capital management, corporate finance and funds management experience. She has led successful finance teams and has a strong track record in driving performance through challenging markets. As Fund Manager of IOF she will be responsible for actively driving the long-term strategy and performance of the Fund.

Ming Long said: “I look forward to leading the strategic direction of IOF and leveraging the considerable and specialist capabilities of the Investa Office platform to deliver sustainable risk adjusted returns to our unitholders.”

Campbell Hanan, CEO, Investa Office said: “Ming has been involved with IOF as an Executive Director since Investa took over management of the Fund in 2011. She has a deep understanding of IOF’s assets and capital structure and was the stand-out choice for the role. The appointment demonstrates the strength and depth of Investa’s talent pool and our ability to activate our succession plan for important roles. Ming has the full support of the Investa group in her new role and we are absolutely delighted she has agreed to take the job.”

Ming has stepped down from all Board positions within the broader Investa group, including her role as an Executive Director of the IOF Board.

Jonathan Callaghan, who has been appointed Managing Director and Finance Director of IPG will replace Ming on the IOF Board as an Executive Director. Jonathan has more than 17 years legal and corporate development experience and has been with Investa for eight years, where he has overseen the group’s major commercial transactions, legal, compliance and corporate governance functions and has contributed to the group’s capital management strategy.

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