Our World Class Team

Our Board

Geoff Lord
Chairman

Geoff Lord is the Chairman at Salvest. Geoff’s role at Salvest is to assist in the strategic direction of the business as well as providing ongoing business direction.

Geoff has an exceptional track record. His career started in 1965 with the Ford Motor Company. In 1973 he joined Henry Jones IXL and in 1978 was promoted to the Board. Geoff was a Director of several companies associated with the Elders Group until 1992. In 1985 Geoff started a new public company known as Elders Resources Limited and was appointed Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman.

In 1990 Geoff went into business for himself creating the privately owned Belgravia Group, which today employs over 10,000 individuals. Geoff is also Chairman or Director of several publicly listed companies.

His sporting passion is demonstrated through his companies and his continued involvement with sport, including: Director/Chairman of Hawthorn Football Club from (1986 to 1994) and Founder & Chairman of Melbourne Victory (2004 – 2010).

Anthony Ferrraro
Managing Director

Anthony is the Founder and Managing Director at Salvest. As well as sitting on the board, Anthony is also part of our Management Team. Anthony founded Salvest in 2020, as he noticed a fall in developers obtaining funding from large financial institutions.

Anthony is responsible for setting Salvest’s strategic business direction, business activity and management of borrower and investor relationships.

Anthony has previously been involved in $3+ billion of property acquisitions nationally. He has set up commercial and residential real estate desks across China, South East Asia and Australia. Anthony's experience and knowledge is an asset to our developer portfolio - away from finance, he is able to provide in-depth property and project solutions.

Chris Kelaher
Head of Strategy

Chris is responsible for directing the overall business strategy. Additionally, Chris assists in providing strategic assistance to both borrower and investment partners, ensuring each transaction is a success from commencement to completion. 

With over 30 years experience in financial services and wealth management for global companies, Chris contributed materially to the creation of Australia’s largest, if not fastest growing wealth management provider, IOOF.

Management Team

Charmaine Walsh
Head of Marketing

Charmaine is responsible for the build and delivery of our marketing and brand strategy.

With 15 years experience in marketing across a range of industries, Charmaine is a specialist within the marketing, communications, digital and events space. Prior to her role at Salvest, she led the marketing strategy and a team of marketers for Belgravia Health and Fitness, a division of the Belgravia Group. Charmaine has a successful track record of developing and implementing successful marketing strategies in both the B2C and B2B space.

Peter Shellie
Construction Advisory

As part of the project team at Salvest, Peter is responsible for the review and assessment of our opportunities and working with our partners from the start of the process to completion.

With over 30 years’ experience in Director and Senior Management roles for a diverse range of property development related businesses, Peter has a broad range of expertise in the design, construction, funding, marketing and analysis of projects - bringing a hands on and collaborative approach when working with each of our partners.


Brett Nicholson
Company Secretary

As Company Secretary Brett is responsible for accounting oversight, compliance and risk management.

Brett qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK in 1998 and emigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1999. In 2001, Brett left the public service & joined Australia’s renowned Belgravia Group as an Accountant. In 2017, Brett became Belgravia Group’s CFO and Company Secretary where he is responsible for accounting oversight, compliance, risk management and treasury functions.

Team Analysts

We have a team of internal analysts on board, who play a vital part in analysing each project.

Senior Consultants

We work with key senior external consultants, who have extensive experience and expertise in the financial space.