Country Club Living - About Us
Country Club Living is one of the largest family owned retirement village businesses in Australia, providing quality retirement communities for independent living for over 55s.
Stewart Gull (owner of the Gull Group), has over 40 years’ experience in real estate, covering residential, industrial and rural ownership. Along with this experience, the group has invested extensively in a sizable and well credentialed management team to ensure systems are in place to keep residents fully informed, providing confidence and security to Country Club Living communities.
Our hands-on management team will continue to provide premium, affordable retirement living and lifestyle choices well into the future.
Founder and Chairman
Stewart is a licensed estate agent and Director of CCL who provides guidance & strategic direction to the business. He has 25 years experience in the retirement living sector, having commenced his involvement with the development of Rosebank. Stewart has many other successful business enterprises, including real estate, commercial, shopping centre construction, industrial property, manufacturing, land sub-division and primary production.
Key Management Personnel
Chief Financial Officer
Jock joined the business in late 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a Chartered Accountant and graduate member of the AICD. Jock has a broad background in financial services and has experience working across a variety of industries including accounting, banking, manufacturing and more recently, property and retirement village development. Prior to joining Country Club Living, he was CFO and executive director at a building materials manufacturer & distributor for 11 years. He has experience in driving business growth, governance, risk management and people and culture development.
Head of Operations
Andrew has been with the business for 20 years, starting in Stewart Gull’s business group as an Assistant Accountant before moving across to the retirement village section of the business. Andrew has a wealth of experience across all facets of the business including leading the finance and operations function for many years. He is currently responsible for managing the operations arm of the business including legal, insurance, OHS and administrative functions, as well as overseeing village operations. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. He has previously worked in public accounting as well as in the graphic design industry.
Head of Projects
Anthony oversees the development operations of CCL from acquisition to completion. After completing a Carpentry/Building apprenticeship in 1987 and prior to commencing with CCL, Anthony was a Construction Manager with AW Nicholson Commercial Builders, second in charge to the General Manager. With over 30 years experience in the Building and Development industry, Anthony is also a Registered Building Practitioner. Since commencing at CCL in 2004 Anthony’s high level of expertise sees him coordinating builders, councils, quantity surveyors and project consultants. Anthony’s experience in Planning, VCAT and panel hearings has helped in successfully acquiring Development Approvals for the company portfolio.
Head of Sales & Marketing
With twenty-nine years’ experience in various property segments, Scott has spent five years with Country Club Living, overseeing all sales and marketing activity. Previously with a major publicly listed developer in the retirement living sector as National Sales Manager, Scott has the benefit of almost eight years’ experience the sector, driving revenue growth through the sales and marketing functions. Scott has completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Executive), has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Graduate Certificate in Marketing. Prior to embarking on his retirement living career, he operated his own real estate business for sixteen years and has spent several years in the home building and residential land development sectors.
Senior Sales Manager
Mary has an extensive background in the Nursing and Health Care industry and firmly believes that it is this background that led her into real estate in 2003 where she developed vast experience in business management, sales and property management.
Communication is the key to assisting all clients with their decision making and Mary believes that her strong listening and personal skills assist her clients in finding the property that suits their needs most.
Mary can be contacted on 1800 445 350 regarding any sales matters for our Victorian villages.
Andrea joined the business in 2015. She has a Bachelor of Business in Marketing from RMIT and has completed the Foundations of General Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Andrea has undertaken various Business Development and Marketing roles in local/national and global markets over 25 years and has developed and implemented successful strategic business/marketing plans across a broad range of industries, including health, FMCG, financial and manufacturing sectors.
She has also held a qualification as a State Enrolled Nurse and enjoyed being active in this role for over 25 years in the Aged Care sector. She is passionate about differentiating and promoting the benefits and opportunities of Country Club Living Independent living communities.