Natalie Gatis Appointed Chief Executive Officer

01 Oct, 2021

Natalie Gatis accepted the offer to become the next Chief Executive Officer of Angas Securities. Her appointment was effective from June 15 2021. Natalie is a highly qualified practicing lawyer who brings more than a decade of professional experience to the CEO role. This includes the past five years working at Angas Securities where she has held a range of key management positions. Prior to joining Angas Securities in an executive capacity, Natalie practiced as a lawyer at national law firm Thomson Geer assisting major lending institutions. Her breadth of expertise spans commercial litigation, corporate governance, compliance and legal risk management and mitigation, investor relations and the management of mortgage securities with clients in the financial services and banking sectors. She also brings strong commercial aptitude to the CEO role through her management experience with Angas Securities.

Angas Securities Executive Chairman Andrew Luckhurst-Smith said that Ms Gatis’ expertise is ideally suited to lead the company as it looks to capitalise on strong property market conditions and continue to grow its retail mortgage trust funds, Angas Prime and Angas Direct. “Angas Securities relies on a strong internal culture to remain prosperous and successful. Importantly, Natalie comes with the great advantage of being well integrated in the company’s culture, having been here for the past five years,” Mr Luckhurst-Smith said. “Her in-depth knowledge of Angas’ retail mortgage trust funds, investor base and understanding of company dynamics means that she’s ideally suited to take us forward as Angas Prime looks to maintain momentum off the back of high levels of confidence from commercial borrowers and property developers. The announcement has been very warmly received by our staff and our investors, which is a testament to the reputation and relationships that Natalie has built.”

Mr Luckhurst-Smith also paid tribute to departing CEO Brian Doherty, citing his strong leadership during a transition period for Angas Securities. “The board would like to thank Brian for his efforts over the past five years and the past three as CEO. His leadership has been integral as we shifted our focus to the growth of our retail mortgage products. Coming from the stockbroking industry, Brian has always demonstrated strong investor-relations skills and has been a calm and confident leader for our investors and staff. The directors see a lot of these traits echoed in Natalie, so I feel confident that it will be a very smooth transition.”

Ms Gatis said she is looking forward to taking the next step up in her career and believes her broad skill base will be an asset to Angas Securities. “The opportunity to become Chief Executive Officer of Angas Securities represents an exciting next step for me,” Ms Gatis said. “My professional and academic career has provided me with extensive experience and a strong foundation of knowledge that I believe I can build upon to drive continuous operational improvement, increase revenue and maintain sound returns for Angas Prime investors.”

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