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Meet our Board of Directors

Trilogy Funds leverages it’s group of forward-thinking professionals with the relevant experience to match. Get to know the experts behind our vision.

Rodger Bacon

Rodger Bacon

Executive Deputy Chairman

Rodger is an experienced financial services executive with a successful career establishing and growing high-performing businesses spanning more than 40 years.

A founder of Trilogy Funds and a member of the Board’s Audit Committee, Property Investment, Lending and Treasury Committees, Rodger uses his extensive experience to add value to the Board and Executive in all aspects of Trilogy Funds’ investment, financing, property development, marketing and customer focussed initiatives.

Prior to establishing Trilogy Funds, Rodger was an Executive Director at Challenger, where he helped establish multiple ASX listed financial services companies, developed a property portfolio worth more than $2.7 billion, and was instrumental in establishing and growing Challenger Annuities to capture 30% of annuities sales in Australia. He was also Chairman of the Credit Committee at Challenger.

Prior to joining Challenger, Rodger worked at the Schroder Merchant Banking Group for 15 years where he was involved in all aspects of fund management including domestic and foreign fixed interest, direct property portfolios, management of equities, research and analysis and corporate finance.

Rodger is a Senior Fellow and Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and an Associate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

John Barry, Trilogy Funds Executive Director

John Barry

Executive Director

John has extensive experience guiding the strategic operations of some of Australia’s leading financial services companies.

As founder of Trilogy Funds and member of the Board’s Audit Committee, the Property Investment Committee, and Chairman of the Treasury Committee, John is a strategic thinker whose focus on identifying opportunities to add value for consumers and the business has seen him champion transformational change at Trilogy Funds. He is also a valued mentor for the Executive and other Trilogy Funds team members.

Previously, John was involved in the establishment and ultimate growth of Challenger into a broadly based financial services company which included the $3.5 billion Howard mortgage Trust and a $2.7 billion international property portfolio. John was an Executive Director at Challenger, Head of Property and responsible for the development of the Endowment Warrants-a precursor to Instalment Receipts and the structure and establishment of Challenger’s long term annuities. Prior to Challenger John worked in corporate finance at Morgan Grenfell Australia and Rothschilds Australia and was an Executive Director of Rothschilds Australia.

Prior to Trilogy Funds, John established ABN AMRO’s reverse mortgage product and headed up its PPP social infrastructure division.

John has also been the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Westpac RE Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Westpac Banking Corporation.

Philip Ryan, Trilogy Funds Managing Director

Philip Ryan

Managing Director

As co-founder and Managing Director of Trilogy Funds, Philip is responsible for leading a cohesive and high-performing team across Trilogy Funds’ three offices, overseeing business compliance, and developing product offerings. He sits on the Board’s Audit Committee, Compliance, Property Investment, Lending and Treasury Committees. He also acts as General Counsel for Trilogy Funds.

Philip has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, across financial planning and funds management. He was previously a partner in a Brisbane law firm, having been a solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia for over 35 years. He is a Fellow of Finsia, with qualifications at a post graduate level in mortgage lending and financial services.

Philip leveraged his Legal and Financial Services qualifications as a founding director in 1998 of the funds management entity which evolved into Trilogy Funds. He is a key instigator of Trilogy Funds’ products, including the Trilogy Monthly Income Trust, Trilogy Enhanced Income Fund, Trilogy Wholesale Income Fund and various property trusts. Philip is passionate about creating financial products within the mortgage and property sectors that generate attractive income returns, as well as assisting younger generations to achieve their financial goals.

Robert Willcocks, Trilogy Funds Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Robert Willcocks

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Robert was appointed as the independent non-executive chairman for Trilogy Funds in 2009. He is a corporate adviser with more than 30 years’ experience as a professional listed public company director and chairman. A former senior partner of the law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons), Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the Australian National University and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sydney.

As an independent non-executive chairman of Trilogy Funds, Robert draws on his extensive experience as a corporate lawyer and combined experience as a public company director and chairman, where he was mostly involved as an independent director with non-executive roles.

Rohan Butcher, Trilogy Funds Non-Executive Director

Rohan Butcher

Non-Executive Director

Rohan is a Non-Executive Director of Trilogy Funds and a member of the Lending Committee. With more than 30 years’ experience in construction and property development, Rohan brings to Trilogy Funds his experience working in quantity surveying, estimating, project administration, development management, planning and project management. At Trilogy Funds, Rohan’s key area of focus is the management of risk in the delivery of projects.

Rohan has been involved in several major projects within the residential, retail and commercial property sectors while undertaking a variety of senior appointments with major public and private companies. He is also a member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia.