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Julien Playoust

Advisory Board Member


Julien Playoust is a member of TNC Australia’s Advisory Board © Michelle Playoust

Areas of Expertise

leadership, business, architecture

Board Term

since May 2008


Julien has more than 25 years’ experience as a director in public & private companies, including ASX-100, SME and not-for-profit organisations.

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 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 has been CEO and MD of AEH Group since 2003. Past appointments include Non-Executive Director ASX-listed Tatts Group Limited, MCM Entertainment Group Limited, and Australian Renewable Fuels Limited; Director of Time Out Australia, Ventura Health, and; member of UNSW Art & Design Advisory Board. He has worked with AMP, NAB and Accenture.

He is currently Deputy Chairman AGNSW Foundation and Chairman Finance Committee, Chairman of the Investment Committee of The Nature Conservancy Australia, and member of the Alumni Leaders Group UNSW Business School.

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 family live in Manly, by the sea and the bush. 

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