Team questus September 4, 2014

David Somerville



David is Chairman of Questus Capital Group Pty Ltd.

David founded Questus in 2003 after a career commencing as an Accountant at Coopers and Lybrand and becoming a partner in a large Western Australian accounting practice.

Questus was established as a Fund Manager which acquired and established a number of financial services, businesses and financial products.  Questus listed on the ASX in 2007 and was privatised again in 2021.

David has over 30 years’ experience in capital raising, business development and property development.  With the commencement of the Federal and State Governments’ NRAS, David (as Chair of the Peak Body – National Affordable Housing Providers Limited) has worked with Government Policy Makers, State and Federal Governments, and delivered NRAS housing with national building companies and many Community Housing Providers across Australia.

David has fulfilled Directorships and Responsible Manager duties in a number of multiple regulated property and funds management sectors, and is currently Chairman of the ASX listed CI Resources Limited and Nannup Truffle Growers Cooperative Limited.

Graeme Goff

Managing Director


Graeme Goff is a qualified Accountant with over 30 years experience in Public Practice and Commerce with a strong focus on compliance, management systems, year end financial reporting and taxation. He commenced his professional career in 1986 with a major international accounting firm rising to the position of Director before leaving to commence his career in commerce in 1999.

Graeme’s employment in commerce commenced with the position of Group Financial Controller of a boutique Western Australian based property developer, undertaking activities which included the initial listing of an ASX listed Property Trust.

Graeme oversees the compliance of Questus’s portfolio of NRAS Allocations is a Director and Responsible Manager on the Group’s Australian Financial Services Licenses. He is also Compliance Officer to a number of registered and unregistered managed investment schemes and property trusts.

Robert Olde

Non-Executive Director


Robert holds a Diploma in Financial Planning, is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and also holds a Certificate of Registration as a Real Estate and Business Sales Representative from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia.

Robert has over 20 years experience in property development and project funding. Robert has broad experience and expertise in business finance, investment management and capital raising in the property and investment sectors. Robert had a hands on role as Senior Project Manager for a number of unlisted development companies, with projects in the residential apartment and commercial sectors.

Alexander James (“Jamie”) Kelly

Head of Compliance


Jamie holds a Masters of Arts majoring in Funds Management from Macquarie University and a Diploma in Financial Planning from Deakin University. Jamie held various positions with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, before commencing with Mercantile Mutual in 1988 as Manager of Investment Products, in WA then NSW and the ACT. Jamie commenced with Challenger Financial Services Group in 2000 and held the roles of State Manager in NSW, National Sales Manager of Investment Products and Manager of a range of Managed Investment products. Jamie has extensive experience in both the retail and wholesale funds management environment.

He is a Fellow of the Financial Planners Association and has served as a Committee Member for the Sydney and Perth Chapters as well as serving on a number of national committees. Jamie also lectures for Kaplan Education for their Diploma in Financial Services and Advanced Diploma in Financial Services. Jamie has over 30 years experience in the funds management industry holding a number of senior executive positions, covering areas from sales, product design, funds management to compliance. Jamie is also head of Group Compliance for Questus.

Cheryl Rydzynski

Compliance and Relationship Manager

Cheryl has 20 years’ experience in business management including corporate, business and contract administration, financial, compliance, property management and human resource divisions.  Cheryl has a Certificate IV in Financial Services, Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) and a Victorian Agents Representative Certificate.  Working the last 10 years in Senior Management roles, Cheryl has developed a wealth of knowledge in the regulatory compliance sector.  Her industry engagement has encompassed a wide range of ecologies including the private sector -Investors and Developers, the Community Housing Sector – Not-For-Profits, the NDIS as well as Federal, State and Local Government.

Kate Mitchell

Compliance Team Leader

Kate is the Team Leader and Manager for the Questus Compliance Team.

Kate has an extensive real estate background with over 13 years’ experience in administration, property management, office management, business development and sales administration.

Her skill set was further extended in 2015 taking on a new career challenge in regulatory compliance, managing the auditing and compliance for a portfolio of dwellings for the National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS). Her capabilities and knowledge in this sector excelled to a point where she is now leading our team of compliance officers who collectively manage the compliance and reporting for over 4000 NRAS dwellings