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Helen Zhi Dent
Helen Zhi Dent (支巧玲)
Director, China Business Practice
MBA (International Business), Birmingham University, The United Kingdom
Helen joined KPMG UK in 2005 focusing on UK – China investment flows. Her role was forming strategies for the UK China Practice, promoting KPMG to the Chinese
investors, business development & sales and client relationship management.
Helen’s work targeted major investors from China in financial services, communications, auto and other industrial sectors. Helen was responsible for looking after the key
stakeholder relationships in the Chinese business community including the Chinese Embassy, China Chamber of Commerce, UKTI, and the China-Britain Business Council.
Helen relocated to KPMG Australia’s Sydney office in November 2011 to bring her UK skills and help further develop client relationships with inbound Chinese investors
and Chinese companies operating in Australia.
National Director- China Practice
Helen is very experienced in helping Chinese investors and understands their needs and work style. She has help build KPMG’s NSW-based Chinese client portfolio to over
50 clients since 2012 covering a wide range of sectors including financial services, agricultural, construction, mining, trading and real estate.
Phone +61 2 9335 7059
Mobile 04279 62220
[email protected]
Her clients include the major banks in Australia like Bank of China, ICBC, Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank. Clients from other sectors include
China Guangdong Nuclear Wind Power, Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, China Shipping, ChinaTex, GMP Pharmaceuticals, Hosen Capital, China Yuanda Industrial Group,
UnionPay International, China Cotton, Snow Peak Mining, Longluck Investment, AIMS Financial Group.
Grant Whittaker
Managing Director Queensland
+61 7 3246 8807
+61 7 3229 5436
[email protected]
+61 411 196 757
Associate of the Australian Property Institute
Licensed Real Estate Agent Queensland
Registered Valuer in Queensland No. 1890
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company
Associate of the Real Estate Institute of
Mr Grant Whittaker was appointed the Managing Director of Knight Frank Australia’s Queensland office in
2001. He’s a member of the Knight Frank Australia Board, and a shareholder in Knight Frank Australia.
Mr Whittaker is responsible for the day to day operations and performance of the Queensland office of
Knight Frank, and this sees him involved in all parts of the business. In addition to this, Mr Whittaker is
responsible for the coordination and growth of the Knight Frank Network throughout Australia and New
Mr Whittaker commenced his real estate career in the CBD Office Leasing Market in Brisbane in 1984 at
Jones Lang Wooton. In his early years in the industry, Mr Whittaker worked in the brokerage leasing market
and progressed to project leasing on buildings in the Brisbane CBD, during the strong development period
of the 1980’s.
Towards the end of the 1980’s Mr Whittaker moved into the Industrial property market working on the sale
and lease of Industrial projects in Brisbane. This role, focussing on the southern Industrial suburbs of
Brisbane, included providing development advice and assistance through pre leasing stages of major
Industrial projects.
In 1990 Mr Whittaker joined Baillieu Knight Frank to head up the Commercial and Industrial divisions. This
role took responsibility for the management and performance of the Commercial and Industrial teams within
Baillieu Knight Frank, and an active involvement in the sale of investment and development property.
In 2001 Mr Whittaker was appointed Managing Director for Knight Frank Queensland, and joined the Knight
Frank Australia Board shortly thereafter. This position requires Mr Whittaker to be involved in all aspects of
the business, including sales, leasing, property management, and property marketing, as well as developing
strategy and driving growth for the Queensland and Australian business. Developing and maintaining client
relationships, and coordinating the profile of Knight Frank, also form part of his focus.
Mr Whittaker has worked in the Queensland property market for more than 25 years, and has been involved
in many projects for a variety of clients across the State.
David Bell
Level 33 Waterfront Place
1 Eagle Street
Brisbane QLD 4000 Australia
T 07 3244 8051
F 07 3244 8999
M +61 438 709 548
[email protected]
David Bell is a partner in our Brisbane office where he primarily practises in commercial
property and infrastructure.
David specialises in commercial property sales, acquisitions, leasing and developments, property
trusts, significant infrastructure, resource and energy projects, tourist and other special facilities
He has extensive experience in property related insolvency workouts and distress sales of
commercial and rural property and businesses, both for receivers and managers and
administrators, and has acted for major banks and insolvency practitioners appointed by those
Representative matters
South Bank Corporation on the continued development of the master planned, mixed use
urban precinct, including the ABC, SW1, Rydges Hotel and South Point developments
Tollroads – part of the teams who advised the successful bidder for the PPP for the
Clem7 tunnel, Brisbane, an unsuccessful bidder for the Airport Link tunnel and for the
acquisition of the Queensland Motorways tollroads
Acted on all 5 Queensland Government asset sales, being the acquisition of Forestry
Plantations Queensland by Hancock Timber Resource Group, the financing of the
successful bidder for Port of Brisbane, the financing of a bid for the Abbot Point Coal
Export Terminal (T1), the IPO for Aurizon (formerly QR National) and QIC’s acquisition
of Queensland Motorways Limited
Advising on the transition of South Bank & Roma Street parkland ownership from the
Queensland State Government to the Brisbane City Council
Development of Greater Springfield, including the development of Education City
Development of Brisbane Airport, including the Qantas heavy maintenance hangar, the
Virgin Blue domestic terminal, maintenance hangar and flight simulator facility, the
Direct Factory Outlets centres and distribution centres
Acted for Stockland in the purchase of Lensworth property portfolio
Purchase of Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast
Purchase of Brampton, Dunk, Bedarra and Lizard Islands, North Queensland
Purchase of Garden City, Mt Gravatt and Pacific Fair, Broadbeach shopping centres by
AMP Shopping Centre Trust
Purchases and sales of Brisbane CBD buildings at 201 Charlotte Street, 260 Queen Street,
179 North Quay, 127 Creek Street, 121 Wharf Street, 324 Queen Street (ANZ Centre),
215 Adelaide Street and Rowes Arcade
Sale by AMP entities to Stockland of Waterfront Place and Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane
Purchase of Wintergarden Centre and Hilton Hotel, Brisbane by DaySun Australia and
sale to ISPT