Aoyuan International’s Senior Management Team is dedicated to combining their years of local and international experience and expertise to create superior living, working, cultural and entertainment environments, creating a healthy lifestyle for the global market.
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Assistant to Chairman
Sally Guo is the Assistant to the Chairman of Aoyuan International. Sally oversees and manages the team’s operations and projects. She holds a Master Degree in Public Relations from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Aoyuan International, Sally worked in the financial services and banking industry, responsible for marketing trade finance and commercial banking products, and led high value commercial banking accounts. She also has considerable experiences in the property industry, where she has successfully led multiple residential acquisitions, property transactions and project development.
Capital Bluestone Managing Director
Mr Fairfax is the Managing Director of Capital Bluestone, a division of Aoyuan International which specialises in joint venture partnerships with community based landowners across all property sectors. Through Ben’s leadership, Capital Bluestone’s vision is to deliver long term success and sustainability in the projects delivered for the wider Aoyuan International Group, whilst ensuring resilience and positive change in communities through well planned, integrated developments. Ben Fairfax was a founding partner of Capital Bluestone which was acquired by Aoyuan International in 2019.
Ben has Hons Degree in Construction Management at University of Technology and brings over 30 years of experience in all aspects of property development. These include land acquisition, civil engineering, town planning, master planning, legal and financial structuring, design and construction, marketing and sales and the overall project development delivery.
Ben’s experience in managing alliances with financial institutions and joint venture partners has included developments across a diverse range of property sectors including industrial, commercial, mixed use residential and retail, along master planned community town centres. Maintaining a Partnership approach has always been a core principal to his approach to Business. Ben’s understanding of the total property process from concept to completion has enabled him to drive growth and success across all property sectors.
Projects that Ben has been involved within the Group and prior to Aoyuan with include Woolooware Bay Town Centre, Veridian – Kogarah, Esplanade -Norwest, Wharf at Woolloomooloo, Rhodes Waterside-Mixed use Master planned Community, Regency Chatswood and Erskine Park Employment Hub
Deputy Development Director
Matthew Crews is a property professional with over 30 years of experience in Australia and a brief roll in Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Aoyuan International, Matthew was with Capital Bluestone, Walker Corporation and Parkview for almost 25 years. At Aoyuan International, Matthew is currently responsible for the delivery of final stage of the company’s Woolooware Bay development comprising a sub-regional shopping centre, over 250 apartments, a hotel and a new club building for the Cronulla Sharks Football club.
Matthew has a wealth of experience in all aspects of development and project management and project delivery. He has a keen focus in creating a positive change to existing locations with the creation of well designed, environmentally conscious and friendly, healthy new communities.
Projects Matthew has been involved in include Woolooware Bay Masterplan – Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4, Rhodes Waterside, Balmain Cove, Clemton Park Village, Eastlakes Shopping Centre redevelopment, and Sur Mer hotel and apartments in Cronulla.
Senior Development Manager
For the past 14 years Frank Xuereb has been working in the Property Development industry, initially Capital Corporation which later joined forces with Bluestone to become Capital Bluestone and now with Aoyuan International as Senior Development Manager. Frank has successfully lead developments from initial concept design through to completion, managing consultants, authorities, leasing/sales process, tenant fitouts and contractors to deliver and handover development projects of various sizes and various industry sectors. The development projects delivered include large commercial office buildings, serviced apartments/hotels, mixed use developments, residential apartments and residential land subdivisions. Additionally, Frank has managed a number of planning proposals for commercial and mixed-use developments.
Prior to working with Capital Corporation, Frank worked in the Design and Construction industry, 24 years with Paynter Dixon followed by Grant Constructions and Watpac .
Most notably, Frank has worked on Esplanade Norwest, Woolooware Bay Town Centre, Excelsior College in Macquarie Park, OTTO Rosebery, 2 Burbank Corporate Norwest, Nexus Norwest and 15 Bourke Road Mascot.
Senior Development Manager and Senior Construction Project Manager
Darren Beasley is a construction and property professional with over 30 years of experience in Australia and Asia. Prior to joining Aoyuan International, Darren was with the Leighton Group, Lend Lease and Barclay Mowlem for almost 20 years. At Aoyuan International, Darren is responsible for all the design and construction elements of the Australian projects as well as managing individual developments.
Darren has a wealth of experience in all aspects of construction as a result of the various roles he has held as a contract, a client and representative of a client. He has maintained a successful record in handling various critical and challenging projects from initiation and steering them towards successful completion within set deadlines and specifications.
Projects Darren has been involved in include One30 Hyde Park, Perth Childrens Hospital, Ocean Park Hong Kong Redevelopment Project, Bullecourt Project in Ultimo, Sanctuary in Rumbulara, Maison 188 Maroubra, Mirabell Turramurra, Esplanade Norwest and Altessa 888 Gordon.
Senior Legal Counsel and Senior Capital Transactions Manager
Cindy Chen is the Senior Legal Counsel and Senior Capital Transactions Manager at Aoyuan International’s Sydney office. As Senior Legal Counsel, Cindy leads the legal, risk and compliance functions across Aoyuan Australia’s development projects and business disciplines. Prior to joining Aoyuan International, Cindy worked as a property and corporate lawyer advising property developers, government, corporate and private clients on legal matters across residential, office, retail, and other commercial sectors.
Now part of the Capital Transactions team at Aoyuan International, Cindy has built a successful track record leading highly complex transactions including acquisitions, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. She is known for her strategic commercial approach and ability to build strong working relationships with stakeholders.
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. When we request personal information, we will normally explain why we need it, how it will be used and who we may share it with. At all times we will comply with the terms of this when handling your personal information. This policy answers the following questions about privacy at Aoyuan International:
Why do we need your personal information?
Understanding and meeting our customers’ needs is a central part of our business. We do this by providing real estate and services under various brands that are offered by entities within Aoyuan International. To do this effectively, we need to collect certain personal information.
In this policy, personal information is any information that could identify you or be used to establish your identity.
We collect, hold, use and disclose customers’ personal information so we can establish, manage and administer the products and services provided by us, and comply with legal and regulatory obligations. We may also use and disclose your information for purposes related to those mentioned above, such as:
Will my personal information be used for direct marketing?
We use and disclose your personal information to keep you informed about the range of properties offered by us.
You can opt out of receiving direct marketing information from us at any time (see the section ‘How can you contact us about privacy?’).
What happens if I do not provide information that has been requested?
It’s your choice whether to provide your personal information. However, if you don’t, we might be unable to fulfil your request for specific information.
What types of personal information do we collect?
We may ask for a range of personal information to assist us in providing you with relevant enquiry or property purchase. The information we request could include (but is not limited to) name, address, date of birth, contact details.
How do we collect personal information?
Most of the personal information we collect will be directly from you. We gather this information either through forms that you complete and submit to us (in writing and digitally), by the information you provide via phone calls and interviews and through other forms of communication.
In some cases we might collect your personal information from external sources. Examples of the people or organisations that may provide us with information are:
Can you remain anonymous or use a pseudonym when dealing with us?
If you wish to remain anonymous or to use a pseudonym when dealing with us, we may be able to provide you with limited information or services. However in many cases it will not be possible for us to assist you with your specific needs if you wish to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym.
How do we protect your personal information?
Whether your personal information is gathered through face-to-face meetings or by interacting with us via telephone, mail, internet or other methods, we take steps to store your information securely. We hold your personal information in a combination of secure computer storage facilities, paper-based files and other formats.
We take a number of steps to protect personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or improper disclosure. These include instructing our staff and advisers who handle personal information to respect the confidentiality of customer information and the privacy of individuals.
When we don’t need your personal information anymore we will delete, destroy or de-identify it.
Who do we share personal information with?
From time to time we may share your personal information with other entities both within and outside of Aoyuan International. The entities that we might share your personal information with vary according to the product or service involved, but could include:
Do we send personal information to overseas recipients?
Some of the entities that we share information with may be located in, or have operations in, other countries. This means that your information might end up stored or accessed in overseas countries, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Canada.
When we send your personal information to overseas recipients, we make sure appropriate data handling and security arrangements are in place.
How do we update your personal information?
We will update your personal information if you contact us. In most cases you can update your personal information over the phone, by email or via our website.
We may update your personal information if we believe the personal information we hold is incomplete or out of date, we could seek to correct or complete our records by gathering data from other sources such as public records and other organisations.
How can you contact us about privacy?
How do you find out about your personal information we hold?
You can access the personal information that we hold about you by calling, emailing or writing to us (see how you can contact us about privacy). We’ll do our best to respond within 30 days; if it’s going to take longer, we’ll get in touch to let you know why and ask for more time.
There are some situations where we are allowed to refuse or limit your access to information, for example when the information is commercially sensitive. If that happens, we’ll write to you and let you know why.
There is no charge for making a request to access your personal information. However in some cases there may be a charge to cover the time we spend locating, compiling and explaining the information you ask for. If there is a charge, we’ll give you an estimate up front and confirm that you wish for us to proceed.
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Links to third party websites
Our websites may have links to external third party websites that may benefit the user. External websites should contain their own privacy statements and we recommend you review them when using their websites. Please note, however, that third party websites are not covered by this policy, and these sites are not subject to Aoyuan International’s privacy standards and procedures.
Website analytics measurement software is used to assist in tracking traffic patterns to and from our websites, anonymously surveying users of the sites. The system is used to collect such information as the number of unique visitors, how long these visitors spend on the website when they do visit, and common entry and exit points into and from the website. This non-personal information is collected and aggregated by third party software and provided to us to assist in our analysis of our websites. You cannot be identified personally from this information and no personal information is stored about you.
About this policy
This policy is effective as of 16 August 2017. We will update this policy when our information handling practices change, and any amendments will apply to the information we hold at the time of the update. We will post the updated policy on our website; we encourage you to check our website from time to time to view our current policy, or contact us for a printed copy
Aoyuan International does not guarantee, warrant or represent that the information contained on this website is correct. Any interested parties should make their own enquiries as to the accuracy of the information. We exclude all inferred or implied terms, conditions and warranties arising out of this website and any liability for loss or damage arising there from.