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Harcourts International names new Board Members

Harcourts International has welcomed Susan Rix AM, Tim Keenan and Graham Mirabito to its board of directors, joining current board members Gilbert Enoka, Mike and Irene Green and Paul Wright.

“We are very pleased to have Susan, Tim and Graham join our board and look forward to their contributions,” said Mike Green, Managing Director, Harcourts International.

“Each is a leader in their respective industries and understands the unique opportunities Harcourts has to accelerate the way we can do business. Their experience with best in category businesses, as well as their insight, will be invaluable to Harcourts, our franchise business owners and to our clients.”

Ms Rix is a Tax & Advisory Partner with BDO in Brisbane, and an accomplished business leader with over 35 years’ experience as a chartered accountant and corporate advisor assisting clients in various aspects of commercial, financial and taxation matters, with an emphasis on small to medium enterprises across a broad range of industries and professions.

She specialises in corporate governance, family councils, succession planning, taxation structures and restructuring. With extensive experience in taxation, general business and management services, provision of budgets, cash flow projections and providing advice to improve business efficiency and profits, Ms Rix has also assisted a number of businesses in establishing accounting systems to provide information for use in decision-making.

An experienced company director (and chair), Ms Rix has served in board roles spanning the private, not-for-profit and government sectors in diverse industries, including agriculture, rail, ports, infrastructure, disability services and education.

Ms Rix was made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in June 2014, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants, Australia and New Zealand, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mr Keenan is Director of Qalibre, a financial and commercial advisory firm based in Christchurch, New Zealand. An experienced commercial advisor with over 25 years’ practising as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand, Mr Keenan is a member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

He has a strong financial and commercial advisory skill set, working alongside directors and shareholders in driving business performance and growth strategies, with specific strengths in the advisory areas of acquisition and business disposal, structuring and project management of commercial transactions, including due diligence.

With previous formal governance roles on both For Profit and Not for Profit Canterbury-based organisations, Mr Keenan’s experience includes chairing full boards and finance and audit subcommittees, as well as driving accountability across management teams and owners for business performance.

Mr Mirabito has over 35 years’ experience in the information technology industry, including 10 years in engineering, five years in sales and marketing, and 20 years in operations, mergers, acquisitions and general management.

For the last 12 years Mr Mirabito was CEO of RP Data /CoreLogic, the industry leader in property data and analytics, providing solutions to real estate, finance, insurance and government industries in Australia, New Zealand, UK, China and India. The company ASX listed in 2006 and was acquired by strategic shareholder CoreLogic in 2011.

Over the last decade RP Data/CoreLogic grew ten-fold as it expanded its range of property data and analytics services as well as concluding over 10 acquisitions.

Mr Mirabito now manages a personal portfolio of FinTech and ReTech investments in USA, Australia, Middle East and India. Previously he has held executive roles with Telstra, Solution 6 and Ross Recruitment. Mr Mirabito also holds an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology.

Over the past year, Harcourts has sold over $35 billion dollars (NZD) worth of property across 10 countries in which it operates.

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