Recently, investLogan welcomed Cameron McColl to the team as its Executive Manager, Investment and Finance. Cameron joins the team with more than 20 years’ experience in finance, investment and development.
What experience do you bring to your role at investLogan?
I am a CPA qualified accountant and have been involved in the property industry for more than 20 years, with experience in property finance, development & investment sectors. I have experience in listing companies, working within listed companies and consulting to private equity controlled companies. My government experience extends to the local, state and federal levels and I volunteer in various professional, sporting and community organisations.
What are you looking forward to most in your role as Executive Manager, Investment and Finance?
investLogan has a very wide investment remit so I am excited to lead this part of the business. Property is a core part of our strategy, but we also have a mandate to generate further investment within Logan which could be in any sector, so I get to unleash my creative thinking, brain storm left field ideas and partner with our strategic alliances new and old to make ideas become a reality.
What do you hope to achieve within investLogan, and what does success within your role look like to you?
One of my goals in life is to contribute to community, how ever that may be. My family has a long history of volunteering across a variety of sectors with my parents still delivering for Meals on Wheels. Personal success for me therefore means contributing to investLogan’s mission of enriching the Logan community in a financial, social and community sense. When I’m old and looking back at my life, I will be able to say I played a small part in making the modern Logan community what it is.
What advice do you have for those wanting to invest in the City of Logan?
Take a look! I love Logan Council’s current ad campaign because it’s completely authentic, and authenticity resonates with me personally. In a world that is driven more and more by the perfectness of life on social media, this campaign embraces Logan for what it is and who its residents are. There is such diversity in Logan with 217 different nationalities and cultures, more than one quarter of residents were born overseas and almost 16 per cent speak a language other than English at home. So, my advice is simply to have an open mind and see the opportunities.
What do you see as big opportunities for the Logan community in 2022?
Southeast Queensland is experiencing a boom like never before with population growth exploding. Logan and neighbouring Ipswich are predicted to grow more (by percentage) than any other council region in Southeast Queensland in the next 20 years. This population growth generates demand for housing of all typologies, which requires an increased workforce to deliver that in turn generates opportunity for jobs. Logan also has housing that is more affordable than the Greater Brisbane average so as housing affordability pressures continue to increase during the current boom, the opportunities within Logan will become more and more attractive.
Outside of your role in finance and investment, what are you passionate about?
My family and friends are the thing that I am most passionate about. They bring me the most joy by sharing life’s great experiences and also being together when we face challenges. I have a passion for travel and I want to see as much of the world as a can. I’m a keen cyclist having ridden some of France’s most famous mountain climbs as well as being a keen poker player, all of which I get to do with my family and friends which is very special.