Tim Russell and Mark Taylor ‘mentor for the next generation’ of village leaders, promoting Sean Graham to CEO of Aura

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The team that created and built RetireAustralia up to the fourth-largest private village operator, Tim Russell and Mark Taylor, have elevated Sean Graham to CEO of Aura Holdings, which since being established in 2016 has grown to seven village projects in south-east Queensland.

Tim Russell (pictured left) says, “While Mark and I will remain Managing Directors and continue to be actively involved in the company, we will be able to focus on our areas of expertise and concentrate on Aura’s growth opportunities. It is also important for us to have more time to mentor the next generation of executives within the business.’’

“Sean will be responsible for the day-to-day management of operations, development, HR, and sales and marketing.”

Sean Graham, 36, has 15 years’ experience across several industries, including investment banking, energy and retail. His previous roles were at Merrill Lynch in London, Arrow Energy in Brisbane and Collins Foods in Brisbane.

“We want to promote and encourage quality people through Aura Holdings, to re-energise the business and bring in fresh ideas,’’ Mr Russell said. “Sean has proven he has the vision, work ethic, intellect and leadership ability for this role.”