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Almero Strauss: Non-Executive Chairman

Almero joined the board of Urbanise on 8 February 2017, was appointed Executive Chairman on 3 April 2018, and Non-Executive Chairman on 21 January 2019.  Almero is a director and an executive member of the Mergon Group’s investment team since 2008. Mergon is a private investment group that was founded in 1980. From a single, start-up business, Mergon has grown a diversified investment portfolio with significant interests in companies in the technology, commercial property, financial services, fintech, renewable energy, and logistics industries. Almero represents Mergon on the Boards of Infotech, one of South Africa’s oldest technology companies, Tradeswitch (a Mobile Virtual Network Enabler), and Renewable Energy Holdings (the foremost independent hydropower developer in South Africa).


Having initially qualified and worked as an electronic engineer, Almero obtained pre and postgraduate accountancy qualifications from the University of Cape Town before launching his career in strategy and management consulting. During his career Almero has worked with leading international firms Bain & Company and Deloitte in South Africa and the USA. Almero was a founding member of Decipher Consulting, a South African niche consulting firm, where he was an executive director of the business.

Tod McGrouther: Non-Executive Director

Tod has a Bachelor of Law (First Class Honors) and University Medal from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honors) and University Medal majoring in Accounting and Finance from the University of New South Wales and a Diploma in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia. 


Tod has worked in the Australian corporate advisory industry since 1986 and has specialised in the provision of corporate advice in the areas of corporate valuation, equity capital raising both for private and public equity and investor relation advice for ASX listed companies. Tod was as Associate Director of Bankers Trust Australia between 1986 and 1994. 


Between 1994 until 1998 Tod was a Director of the Corporate Finance Department of Prudential Bache Securities Limited. From 1998 until the present Tod is co-founder and Director of KTM Capital. KTM provides corporate advisory and equity capital markets services across mid-market resources, IT, financial and other services sector companies.


Tod is a Director of ASX listed NSX Limited and Love Group Global Ltd.


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

Daniel Bignold: Non-Executive Director

Daniel joined the board of Urbanise on 1 October 2022 and is a highly experienced business leader, serial entrepreneur, investor, and adviser with a significant focus in the PropTech industry.


Daniel was previously the Head of Residential and Head of Commercial at the REA Group (ASX: REA), CEO of, Executive General Manager, Health & General Insurance at iSelect (ASX: ISU), and Global Marketing Director at TrakHealth. Over the past eight years, Daniel has been active in the start-up/scale-up space.


Daniel is currently Founder and CEO of, an innovative digital offer platform for real estate agents.


Daniel holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Commerce from the University of NSW.

Sam Cuccurullo: Non-Executive Director

Sam brings broad experience in property services to the Board and a deep understanding of the requirements of facility management in the Asia-Pacific region. During a career spanning more than 40 years, Sam has held executive positions with leading firms in this sector and has been responsible for several global strategic initiatives involving the implementation of new business systems.


Until March 2020, Mr Cuccurullo was Head of Property & Asset Management, APAC for Cushman & Wakefield, and from 1995 to 2014, Executive Managing Director of Asset Services, APAC for CBRE. 


Mr Cuccurullo has a Bachelor of Commerce (Land Economy) from the University of Western Sydney and is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute (FAPI) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He is also a Certified Property Manager (Property Council of Australia) and Licensed Real Estate Agent. 



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