Our Team

Austar Fund Management Pty Ltd has been appointed as the Investment Manager for the Trust and is a corporate authorised representative licensee (CAR 001265283) of Austar Finance Pty Ltd (AFS Licence number 467641).

Both Austar Fund Management Pty Ltd and Austar Finance Pty Ltd are a part of the Austar Group and source funding for loan projects from the Austar Group.

  • Edward Sun Managing Director
    Edward has over 20 years experience in corporate management and asset investment. He has more than 12 years on real estate investment and project development in Australia and international market. Edward is also Chief Executive Officer of Austar Group.
    Edward has a Bachelor and Master of Finance degree from Massey University of New Zealand
  • Bill Sun Chairman
    Bill is a founder of Austar Group and has over 30 years experience in investment in China, Australia and New Zealand.
    Bill is also on the investment committee of New Zealand Austar Finance Ltd, which provides similar products as the Austar Selective Mortgage Trust.
  • Paul Zahara Executive Director
    Paul has over 38 years experience in finance and funds management including positions as Chief Executive Officer for a property funds management and development company.
    Previously he was a director of a Funds Management company with over $850 million in development projects under management, responsible for strategic direction, fund raising, portfolio construction, asset allocation, and compliance. Projects included infrastructure, retail, residential and commercial facilities across Australia.
    Mr. Zahara is a qualified land economist. He also teaches in the Masters of Property Development Program at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
  • Brendan Howell Independent Compliance Committee Member
    Brendan has over 28 years experience in the funds management industry.
    Since 1998, Brendan has been directly involved with MIA Services Pty Limited, a company specialising in financial services compliance for property, equity and infrastructure fund managers.
    Prior to establishing MIA Services Pty Limited, Brendan worked with Perpetual Trustees Australia Limited for nine years. Previous positions include roles in real estate and accounting, including three years with Chartered Accounting firm Greenwood, Challoner & Co.
    Brendan holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.
    Brendan is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.