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Who We Are

Since 2010 members of Senior Trust’s management team has been associated with funding retirement villages throughout New Zealand.  The Senior Trust management team provide services under a Management Services Agreement. This enables our investors to benefit from a depth of expertise and specialist industry knowledge.

"Over the past two decades of personal involvement in the industry, the most satisfying aspect has been the ability to meet the expectations of our investors"  ​John Jackson

  • Our strategy is simple: lending to carefully selected, well located and soundly run retirement villages.

  • Senior Trust limits lending to any one retirement village to a maximum of 75% of the valuation of the village as determined by an independent registered valuation.

  • ​Our conservative approach to lending and our sole focus as a specialist investor to the retirement village industry has consistently maintained the commitment to investors.

In addition to steady returns, there is a peace of mind that comes from supporting quality housing solutions for senior New Zealander's.

​The team at Senior Trust is committed to providing you, as an investor in our fund, with regular quarterly distributions.

The Team

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John Jackson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
(SENIOR TRUST RETIREMENT VILLAGE INCOME GENERATOR  LIMITED AND 
SENIOR TRUST CAPITAL LIMITED)

John has been involved in making investments in the retirement village and aged care industry for many years. John has been instrumental in retail offerings for a wide range of commercial property and retirement village entities as an adviser, director, or manager. He has held senior executive officer positions in a number of financial service organisations.

John has been a director of the following Senior Trust companies which issued or managed securities:

In 2011 - Senior Trust Management being the manager of Senior Trust Retirement Village Fund Portfolio D (a unit trust) issued $9.3 million units which were fully repaid in cash or refinanced by the Portfolio E unit trust.

In 2012-SeniorTrust Capital a continuous issuer of securities in accordance with the Financial Markets Conduct Act that specialises in lending to and investing in retirement villages.

In 2014 - Senior Trust Management being the manager of Senior Trust Retirement Village Fund Portfolio E (a unit trust) issued $13.4m units.

In 2015 - Senior Trust Management issued the Senior Trust Retirement Village Listed Fund whose units are listed on the NZX Main Board and has units issued of $42.25m.

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Scott Lester

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
(SENIOR TRUST RETIREMENT VILLAGE INCOME GENERATOR  LIMITED AND ​
SENIOR TRUST MANAGEMENT LIMITED)
 

Scott is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and is also a Member of the Institute of Directors.

Scott has strong governance experience and has held directorships in both public and private entities.  Scott has strong experience providing funding to the retirement village and aged care industry. Scott is the Executive Director of Senior Trust Management Limited and was Executive Director of the Senior Trust Retirement Village Listed Fund which was listed on the NZX Main Board.  The Listed Fund was a specialist lender to the Retirement Village sector and either met or exceeded the Listed Fund’s Targeted Distribution Rate during the life of the Fund. The Listed Fund matured and repaid all investor capital by the prescribed date.

 

Scott has a strong understanding of the financial sector and the regulatory landscape. Scott’s expertise also includes finance, strategic development, governance, marketing, compliance, contract negotiations and stakeholder relations.

Alex Ceban

Alex Ceban

HEAD OF FINANCE

Alex Ceban is a finance specialist with over 10 years of international experience.

Combined with a BA in Accounting his specialities are: external audit, financial planning and analysis, internal controls, reporting, project management, business development, due diligence, strategy analysis.

 

Alex joined Senior Trust from PwC.  Alex profile also includes strategy management advisory role at one of the world’s largest manufacturer of optoelectronic semiconductors and a corporate finance analyst role with a boutique investment firm. Alex was appointed as Senior Trust’s Head of Finance in 2019.  

Clive Jimmieson

Clive Jimmieson

HEAD OF COMPLIANCE  (DIRECTOR OF SENIOR TRUST MANAGEMENT LIMITED)

Clive has a Bachelor of Management Studies from Waikato University and is a former Chartered Accountant in the commercial arena.  
 
He has held a variety of senior roles in General Management, Finance, Marketing and Strategic planning, in both public and private businesses. In this time Clive has been involved in numerous successful acquisitions and mergers.  Clive mentors on  Strategy, Structure and Governance.
 
Clive is currently Head of Compliance for a NZX Main Board Listed MIS fund and a Member of the Institute of Directors.

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Pratthana Sneddon

ACCOUNTANT

With a Bachelor's degree, majoring in business accounting, Pratthana has extensive experience in accounts and administration.

 

Pratthana also has commercial experience gained through the ownership and the management of several businesses.

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