Macquarie appoints Mark Barnaba as Chairman, Western Australia

03 February 2012

Macquarie Group Limited (Macquarie) today announced the appointment of Mark Barnaba as Chairman, Western Australia (WA).

Mark has worked for over two decades across various industries in corporate advisory and management consulting roles in Australia, the UK and South Africa.  He was previously co-founder and co-Executive Chairman of Azure Capital, a boutique Australian corporate advisory firm.

Based in Perth, Mark will work across all of Macquarie’s range of businesses.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mark to Macquarie,” said Nicholas Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Group Limited. “Mark brings considerable industry knowledge and experience to the Macquarie team in WA and his appointment will support the continued build out of our activities in the region.”

"This represents an exciting new chapter in my career,” said Mr Barnaba. “I look forward to working across all of Macquarie’s businesses, from Perth, and to building on the organisation’s already excellent track record of client service.”

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Jamieson
Corporate Communications
Macquarie Group Limited
Direct line: +61 2 8232 6016;  Mobile +61416237332


About Macquarie
Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services.

Macquarie’s main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world.

Founded in 1969, Macquarie employs more than 15,000 people in over 28 countries. At 30 September 2011, Macquarie had assets under management of $A327 billion.

About Mark Barnaba                                                
Mark was a co-founder and co-Executive Chairman of Azure Capital. Prior to Azure Capital, Mark spent time in industry, corporate advisory and management consulting. He spent four years with McKinsey & Company in Australia, the UK and South Africa.

He is also the Chairman of Edge Employment Solutions and Western Power and a non-Executive Director of Fortescue Metals Group and Adept Solutions Ltd. Mark chaired the Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Business Forum for CHOGM in 2011.

Mark, who holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, graduating with high distinction as a Baker Scholar, is Chairman of the University of Western Australia Business School, where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor in Investment Banking and Finance.

His previous positions include inaugural Chairman of Alinta Infrastructure Holdings, Chairman of the West Coast Eagles Football Club and Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee member.  In 2009 Mark was the recipient of the WA Citizen of the Year Award in Industry and Commerce.