Chief Executive Officer

Mr Grant Kelley was appointed as CDL’s Chief Executive Officer in 2014.  He has over 25 years of global experience in corporate strategy, private equity and real estate investment.

Mr Kelley commenced his career in 1989 at Booz Allen & Hamilton, advising CEOs of major listed companies in the financial services, natural resources and healthcare industries. Before his CDL appointment, Mr Kelley was the Co-Head of Asia Pacific for Apollo Global Management, and also led their real estate investment activities in the region.

In 2008, Mr Kelley founded Holdfast Capital Limited, an Asian-based real estate investment firm, which was acquired by Apollo in 2010. From 2004 to 2008, he was the CEO of Colony Capital Asia where he guided the strategic planning, acquisition and asset management activities of Colony in Asia.

From 2002 to 2004, he was based in New York, where he was a Principal at Colony with responsibility for the identification of US and European investment opportunities.

Mr Kelley holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Adelaide, a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. He is a Council Member of the Asia Society Policy Institute.