National Storage employs over 660 people across Australia and New Zealand, fostering a culture centred on our core values of teamwork, care and excellence. We operate a highly decentralised business model with effective controls and frameworks to empower our teams, which means we place a high degree of trust in our centre staff and operations management to run each centre and region with support and oversight from Head Office. National Storage is passionate about creating positive, inclusive workplaces with a range of policies and programs designed to promote the health and wellness of our team.

We consider our team one of our greatest assets and a key factor in our success.

Board & Senior Executives

Anthony Keane
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
BSc(Maths), GradDipCorpFin

Anthony is an experienced finance and business executive with an extensive background in banking and business management. Prior to accepting his directorship with National Storage, Anthony held numerous leadership roles with a major trading bank principally in business, corporate and institutional banking. He is actively involved in the business community through Non-Executive Director and Advisory Board roles, and finance advisory consultancies.

Anthony is a Director of ASX listed EMvision Medical Devices Ltd (EMV). Anthony has a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Finance from Swinburne. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the CEO Institute.

Anthony is Chair of the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Howard Brenchley
Independent Non-Executive Director

Howard has over 35 years’ involvement in the Australian property industry, as an analyst, investor and fund manager. Howard cofounded Property Investment Research Pty Ltd (PIR) in 1989, which during the 1990s was considered a leading researcher of both listed and unlisted property funds. In 1998 Howard was instrumental in establishing the funds management business of APN Property Group Limited. During this period, he was responsible for the establishment and operations of a number of funds investing both directly and indirectly in real estate.

Since 1998, Howard has been a director (or the director of the responsible entity) of numerous listed and unlisted real estate investment vehicles.

Howard is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Inma Beaumont
Independent Non-Executive Director
BA(Mathematics), BA Hons(Economics and Commerce), FCCA, GAICD

Inma brings her commercial acumen and diverse range of experience to the NSR board. As a senior finance executive, she has had leadership roles spanning Financial Control, Internal Audit and Risk Management within top multinationals in Energy, FMCG and Banking. In addition, she has governance experience as Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk Committees across several boards where she has a record of delivering revenue growth. More recently, she has led marketing, public relations and stakeholder engagement teams. Inma is culturally and linguistically diverse and brings a different perspective to the board of NSR.

Inma is currently a non-executive director of UN Women Australia. She holds a BA (Mathematics) and BA Hons (Economics and Commerce) from the University of Valencia, Spain, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Inma is a member of the Audit and Risk, Nomination, and Remuneration Committees.

Scott Smith
Independent Non-Executive Director
BBus (Marketing)

Scott has over 25 years’ experience in the Technology and Telecommunications sector across the Asia Pacific region, including a breadth of experience gained from working for large global telecommunication organisations before founding his own successful managed service provider company. Scott holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the Queensland University of Technology and has extensive experience in technology and leadership positions. Having successfully co-founded Comlinx (Managed Service Provider) in 2006, he went on to sell that business to ASX listed Telecommunications provider Over the Wire (ASX: OTW) in 2018 and continued in the senior leadership team, taking over the role of CEO of OTW in February 2020. OTW has subsequently been sold to Aussie Broadband (ASX: ABB).

Presently, Scott serves as a consultant in the technology industry and is on the Advisory Board of Heal Inc, a San Francisco-based software company specialising in AiOps and Machine Learning capabilities. Additionally, he is actively involved in various Corporate Advisory engagements and early-stage technology investments.

Scott is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Nomination Committee.

Andrew Catsoulis
Managing Director
LLB, GradDip Project Mgmt

A founder of the National Storage business, Andrew has over 25 years’ of specific self-storage industry expertise including in the areas of acquisitions, developments, integration and operation of ‘greenfield’ and developed self-storage centres.

Andrew is a qualified solicitor who has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland. He has had extensive experience in the fields of finance, commercial and property law during his tenure at major law firms both in Australia and overseas. He is also a qualified project manager and has considerable property development experience both within the storage industry and in broader markets.

Andrew was instrumental in the successful acquisition and integration of the original pre-existing Group portfolio and led the Company through the IPO and planned and negotiated the acquisition of the Southern Cross portfolio in 2016. He has led the company in its growth from a single centre in 1996 to over 200 centres today and has been primarily responsible for charting its strategy over that period.

Stuart Owen
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer

Stuart joined National Storage in late 2014, with extensive experience in the energy sector in coal and gas fired power generation. He has held wide ranging finance and commercial management roles, including as Commercial Manager for Energy Developments Limited.

Prior to this, Stuart was Commercial Manager on the delivery of a multi-site gas fired power generation project and micro-LNG plant. He has significant experience in project financing, mergers and acquisitions, and project development. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Business, is a Certified Practising Accountant and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Emily Ackland
General Counsel
LLB (Hons) and BintSt

Emily, appointed as Chief Counsel at National Storage in 2020 and subsequently promoted to General Counsel in 2023, oversees the legal function of the organisation. Emily holds a Bachelor of Law with Honours, an International Studies degree and has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and South Australia.

Emily has over 17 years’ experience in the legal industry having spent 14 years in private practice with HopgoodGanim and Piper Alderman’s Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial teams prior to her holding a Corporate and Commercial in-house role with Canstar.

Since joining National Storage, Emily has played a key role in steering the company’s legal strategy. Her legal acumen, combined with a sound understanding of the business landscape, positions her to work closely with the other members of the Executive in driving the company’s pillars, notably, organic growth, acquisitions, developments and expansions, technology and innovation, and sustainability.

Nick Crang
Head of Acquisitions and Developments

Nick has played an integral role in catalysing the growth and expansion of the company’s asset base since 2017.  As a driving force behind the establishment and continuous management of National Storage’s Development division, Nick currently leads and oversees all development and acquisition activities within the organisation with his expertise that spans public, private, and not-for-profit sectors, in commercial, industrial, and residential property development.

Nick’s focus remains firmly on identifying and pursuing strategic expansion opportunities through both development and acquisition within his executive capacity.

Katherine Hammond
Company Secretary (Interim)
LLB (Hons), BA