About us



Don Smith

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Don Smith was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HPI in October 2018.

Don brings more than 20 years’ property and funds management experience with listed and unlisted companies.  Most recently Don has been a member of the management team at OSK Property and prior to that held a range of roles at Vicinity Centres and Colonial First State.  Don is also a Board Member and Chairman of Melbourne Athenaeum Incorporated, a not for profit cultural institution.

Don holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – Planning and a Graduate Diploma - Banking and Finance.  He has also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Chairman’s Course..


Blair Strik

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

 Blair Strik joined HPI Group in April 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and has over 15 years’ experience in the property industry, professional services and treasury. Prior to joining the HPI Group, Blair held senior finance positions with the Industry Superannuation Property Trust for over 9 years, building on experience from previous roles at Rio Tinto and KPMG.

Blair holds a Bachelor of Business from Swinburne University of Technology and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.