Julien Playoust

Julien Playoust

Executive Director, AEH Group

Julien has been CEO and MD of AEH Group since 2003. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a director in public & private companies, including ASX-100, SME and not-for-profit organisations.

He has worked across multiple sectors incl. property, professional & financial services, media, agriculture, consumer discretionary, energy, technology and The Arts, focusing on business transformation, M&A, capital raising and portfolio management.

Julien’s ASX-listed appointments included Non-Executive Director Tatts Group Limited (2005-2017), where he was Chairman REM & HR and member of Audit & Risk and Governance & Nom Committees;  Chairman MCM Entertainment Group Limited, and; Director Australian Renewable Fuels Limited. He was a founding Director of Time Out Australia (2007-2017); Director Ventura Health (2015-2018), and; member of UNSW Art & Design Advisory Board (2012-2017). He has worked on large scale corporate transformations with AMP, NAB and Accenture.

Current appointments incl. Deputy Chairman AGNSW Foundation and Chairman Finance Committee, Advisory Board of The Nature Conservancy and Chairman Investment Committee, and member of the Alumni Leaders Group UNSW Business School.

He is passionate about sustainable business models for economic & social good, and Art. He is a proponent of design thinking, diversity and cross-disciplinary skills.

He is Fellow Australian Institute of Company Directors and Member Australian Institute of Management and Royal Australian Institute of Architects.  He holds a Master of Business Administration UNSW (AGSM), Bachelor of Architecture (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Science Sydney University, and Company Director Course Diploma AICD.

Julien and his wife Michelle live in Manly, with their 3 children.