Jonathan Forster“Please accept my invitation to visit Greenways Village – I know the Greenways Village team will make you very welcome whilst the residents, our most important ambassadors, will be pleased to share with you their experiences of village life”.

Jonathan Forster

Executive Chairman

Jonathan has been a director of Greenways since 1978. He was born and educated in England. In 1970 he moved to Melbourne to establish an office for Chesterton & Sons, a London based firm of Chartered Surveyors. In 1973 he founded Kane Constructions, was Managing Director until 2001 and remains as Chairman. He is Past State and National President (1992 – 1995) of the Retirement Village Association, Life Member of the Retirement Living Council and a pioneer of the industry. He was a Director and then Chair of Holmesglen Institute of TAFE between 2007 and 2013 and is a Past President (1998 – 2000) and now Honorary Life Member of the Master Builders Association of Victoria. He was a Director of Incolink, the building industry redundancy fund in Victoria (1996 – 2006) and Over Fifty Group Ltd and The Over 50's Mutual Friendly Society (1999 – 2007).

Robin Forster

Managing Director

Robin has been managing director of Greenways since 2016. He worked as a banking and finance solicitor in Melbourne, Sydney and London for international firms Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson) and Sidley Austin (2001-2008). He was seconded to Qantas Airways before moving in-house with global banks UBS and, most recently, ANZ, specialising in commodities, foreign exchange and derivatives (2009-2014). He is currently a director of Forsite Capital, a private investment company, and The Forster Family Foundation, a private charitable fund established in 2014. He completed an MBA at Melbourne Business School (Dean’s List) in 2016.

Richard Alston

Non-Executive Director

Richard has been a director of Greenways since 2008. He is currently a company director and corporate advisor, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Bond University, Queensland. He was Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2005-2008), a Senator for Victoria (1986-2004) and a senior Cabinet Minister, being Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate as well as Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (1996-2003). Prior to entering Parliament, he practiced as a barrister in Melbourne and was active in a number of leading non-government organisations, especially in the field of overseas aid. He holds five university degrees.

Tony Isaacson

Non-Executive Director

Tony has been a director of Greenways since 2001. He worked for Kane Constructions since 1979, as Managing Director from 2001-2016 and remains as a non-executive director. His expertise is in construction with a special interest in restoration and construction management. He has managed projects in Australia and overseas including Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Pakistan, China and the Pacific. Tony takes a keen interest in the management of Greenways, the maintenance of the village assets and the welfare of the residents.

Murray Chessell

Non-Executive Director

Murray has been a director of Greenways since 2001. Murray has practiced as a solicitor for more than 30 years and was senior partner of Chessell Williams prior to his retirement in 2008. He was a Director and then Chairman of Over Fifty Group Ltd. and The Over 50s Mutual Friendly Society (1997 - 2007). In his youth, Murray represented Australia as a gymnast at the Mexico Olympics and was President of the Australian Gymnastics Federation, a Director of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association Inc. and a Director of the Australian Commonwealth Games Foundation Ltd. Murray was awarded the Order of Australia in 2002 for services to gymnastics.

Village Life

Greenways residents are enjoying a regular pancake morning in the Community Centre. A gold coin donation was collected to assist the children’s ward at the Frankston Hospital. Read More…
One of the great advantages of living at Greenways Village is the ability to just lock the door and travel. The village staff take care of the day to day, looking after our home while we are away. Testimonials


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