Our Group of Companies encompasses our high performing suite of operational businesses which help drive the ongoing success of all our property developments. Their core purpose is also what drives us every day ­— to inspire our guests, look after our clients, develop ourselves and grow our business.

Leadership Team

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Matthew Toms
Matthew Toms
Chief Operating Officer

Matthew joined the Deague Group in 2002 and has been its Chief Operating Officer since 2011. He is directly responsible for the Art Series Hotel Group, our six commercial service businesses and our central Marketing, Sales, HR and IT teams. Matthew also has operational oversight and provides support to the Deague Group’s Legal and Finance teams.


The scale and diversity of the Group’s extensive range of businesses presents exciting challenges and requires Matthew to maintain a clear and constant focus on performance.


Supported by his team, he drives the Group’s vision, strategy, high performance culture, business development, financials and innovation. He also provides strategic input to the Board to ensure our leadership stays aligned to our vision, strategy and objectives. In addition to focusing on new business and service innovation, Matthew inspires and mentors our Managers to deliver strategic and accountable leadership throughout the Group.


Matthew graduated from Harvard Business School (GMP) in 2008 and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) in 2014.

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Matt Davoren
Matt Davoren
Group Financial Controller

Matt joined the Deague Group in 2011 as Group Financial Controller, reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer. He currently manages our finance team along with statutory compliance, budgeting, reporting, taxation and treasury.


Prior to joining us, Matt was a Director at Deloitte working across a broad range of industries and companies including listed, multinational and private groups. He also completed extended secondments to Telstra and Toyota. Prior to that, Matt was Senior Financial Accountant in the holdings and treasury group of Royal Dutch Shell in London from 2007 to 2009.


Matt holds a Commerce Degree (Accounting), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson
General Manager, Commercial Operations

Tim joined us in 2008 with a focus on IT and telecommunications. He is responsible for the strategic and operational outcomes of the Deague Groups’s Car Parking, Facilities Management, Group IT and Telecommunications companies and divisions.


With over 15 years’ experience in ICT, and 10 years in management in education and corporate environments, Tim is heavily involved with all facets of technology across APG including the construction and development arm and the Art Series Hotel Group. As General Manager for our commercial area since 2012, Tim ensures all areas of the business are using technology to optimise efficiency, customer satisfaction and profitability.


Currently studying an MBA, Tim’s vision is to take the Deague Group’s telecommunications business national, and provide an industry-leading voice and unified communications platform to the direct and wholesale markets.

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Ryan Tuckerman
Ryan Tuckerman
Group Director of Sales & Marketing – Art Series Hotel Group

Ryan is the Group Director of Sales and Marketing for the Art Series Hotel Group. He leads an energetic, ambitious sales and marketing team that has gained industry-wide respect for its unique and innovative approach.


Ryan’s diverse range of skills covers account management, sponsorship management, branding, and direct marketing. He also has a strong background in all market segments ­— corporate, conference and events, promotions, online, and international wholesale. He was previously Associate Director of Sales at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, and at Stamford Plaza Melbourne as Reservations and Yield Manager and Sales Manager – International.


Ryan holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) and is currently studying his Master of Business, Marketing.

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Lee Davey
Lee Davey
General Manager – Art Series Hotel Group

As General Manager for The Olsen, Lee is responsible for the hotel’s overall management and operations, assisting the team to deliver high-quality customer service, taking the brand to market, and meeting the company’s goals and objectives. Alongside this, Lee’s been instrumental in developing and bringing our new hotels — The Schaller Studio and The Larwill Studio — to market in 2014.


Lee’s previous roles include Rooms Division Manager at Sofitel Luxury Hotels and Resorts, and various roles at Crown Hotels and Restaurants.

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Nick Gouin
Nick Gouin
General Manager – Art Series Hotel Group

As General Manager for The Blackman Hotel, Nick is responsible for the hotel’s overall management and operations, while assisting the team to deliver high-quality customer service, taking the brand to market, and meeting the company’s goals and objectives. 


Nick’s previous roles include Executive Assistant Manager at The Olsen Hotel, Front Office Manager at Mirvac Hotels and Resorts, and Duty Manager at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.


Nick holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations from Ballarat University.

Our businesses

Art Series Hotel Group

Launched in 2009, the Australian-owned-and-operated, Art Series Hotel Group is a collection of four- and five-star hotels and Art Series Residences. Inspired by and dedicated to Australian contemporary artists, Art Series Hotel Group offers an extraordinary hotel experience. Located in the hottest art and cultural hubs, the boutique hotels are found in Melbourne, Bendigo and Adelaide, and are the destination of choice for business or leisure.

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APSO provide inspirational workspaces across Australia to help businesses work bigger, bolder and brighter. With clients ranging from start-ups to SMEs and large multi-national companies, APSO offer flexible terms and a service for every stage of business growth including serviced offices, virtual offices, boardrooms and business support.


Asian Pacific Car Parking

Asian Pacific Car Parking provides a variety of car parking and storage solutions across the Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs. With competitive rates for early-bird, casual or permanent car parking, they also offer valet services with friendly and helpful car park attendants looking after your valuables.

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Asian Pacific Telecommunications (Aptel)

Aptel has been providing high-quality voice, data and cloud service, and managed business solutions for over 20 years. We have over 700 customers across Australia and more than 6,000 end-points under management, and we understand how important a secure, cost effective and reliable service is to your business.

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MCO’s commercial division manages a variety of Melbourne buildings, providing offices for sale and lease as well as property management services. Providing long-term solutions and the support a business needs to grow, all MCO locations also feature a range of on-site services and facilities. The MCO residential division manages, sells and leases residential complexes in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Offering a range of both furnished and unfurnished leasing options, as well as great investment and owner-occupier opportunities, the MCO residential team provide high-quality service to find the best solution for you.


Melbourne Facilities Management (MFM)

MFM provides specialised services within the commercial sector, delivering a high-quality service with competitive rates. MFM offers professional building management services, business outsourcing services and a complete facilities management solution to owners’ corporations, property owners, investors and tenants.

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Australian Owners Corporation Management (AOCM)

AOCM is a professional owners corporation management company providing expert management services to a boutique clientele in Melbourne and Adelaide.

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Melbourne Self Storage

Melbourne Self Storage specialises in both residential and commercial storage in clean, dry and secure environments across Melbourne.

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Space Film Locations

Space Film Locations provides a variety of locations for hire with a team dedicated to helping companies provide the right space for their shoot.

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Apartments 2 Rent

This search and booking engine is dedicated to providing the best options for serviced apartment rental in Melbourne. A world of comfort, with sparkling designer flair, contemporary open-plan living, the convenience of a huge array of great on-site services and everything you need at your fingertips.

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Venue Hire

The Venue Hire website offers some of Melbourne’s newest and most exciting venues for meetings, corporate events and social functions. All are bursting with natural light, state-of-the-art designs, breathtaking city views and flexible event spaces.

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