Meet Our Team
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Hons) MBA
When Geoff founded Pinnacle Living in 2004, he had been doing extensive research into the retirement living industry for more than 3 years. He discovered there was an opportunity for him to bring together his experience in managing large scale civil engineering projects with his commitment to positive outcomes for the retiree community. For more than a decade he has been developing new standards of excellence in independent retirement living for the residents of Pinnacle Living’s communities.
Starting with the acquisition and expansion of Tudor Village and leading subsequent developments at Yarrbat Place in Balwyn and Bellarine Springs in Drysdale, Geoff has used his energy and determination to create homes and communities that are second to none in quality, presentation and reputation. His inclusive and hands-on approach helps to make each village a special place where residents feel welcome, comfortable and secure.
Before founding Pinnacle Living, Geoff was responsible for the property management and redevelopment of Melbourne Park and Olympic Park. Prior to that, he led construction projects for some of Australia’s most iconic and essential infrastructure.
Operations Manager, Pinnacle Living
Bachelor of Business
As Operations Manager, Michael is vital to the success of Pinnacle Living. Highly competent, with many years of experience in the retirement village industry, Michael has worked as Operations Manager and also as a Village Manager. Prior to that, Michael worked as as Catering Manager in large hospitality venues, such as Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne Zoos, Royal Exhibition Buildings, and Melbourne Airport. Ready for any challenge that comes his way, Michael’s efforts help Pinnacle Living streamline processes, cut down on costs and stay ahead of the game.
Marketing Manager, Pinnacle Living
Bachelor of Arts (Tourism)
Starting her career in the events and tourism sector in the field of Research and Marketing, Anne went on to start her own business. After seven years of running her own events company, it was bought by News Ltd in 2010 and Anne has since been sharing her marketing experience and knowledge with companies, just like Pinnacle Living. A budget conscious marketer with a strategic mind, Anne uses historical data and research to create innovative approaches to marketing that improve the bottom line.
Development Manager, Pinnacle Living
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Currently working on the development of our new homes at Bellarine Springs and Tudor Village, John plays a key role in coordinating all our contractors. As well as ensuring construction work is completed on schedule and to a high standard, he also works with designers, council staff and other stakeholders to plan future development stages. With over 20 years’ experience as a civil engineer on major infrastructure projects, John brings excellent project management and communication skills to his role with Pinnacle Living. He is equally at home with our senior team in the boardroom and among contractors and tradespeople working on site at Bellarine Springs.
Village Manager, Tudor Village Lilydale and Yarrbat Place
As Village Manager, Melanie brings her passion and experience for retirement living and aged care to this very important role. After working in hospitality management and customer service, she joined one of Victoria’s leading not-for-profit aged care organisations 14 years ago. Eight years later Melanie took on a new role managing several villages for two of Australia’s leading retirement property developers. “I always strive for continuous improvement,“ says Melanie. “At Tudor Village Lilydale and Yarrbat Place, I aim to build on the existing foundations to nurture our harmonious and thriving community.”
Village Manager, Bellarine Springs
With an extensive background in hospitality and banking, Kent brings his outgoing and personal approach to assist residents get the most out of their retirement at Bellarine springs. His previous roles have taught him how to manage and build a strong team with a customer centric focus. Kent endeavours to empower and work with the residents to improve their experience and the Village offerings. Much loved by the residents, Kent is an invaluable part of the Bellarine Springs community and Pinnacle Living.