Sydney, 07 June 2007
Macquarie Bank Limited Chairman, David Clarke, today announced the appointment of Mr Peter Warne to the Macquarie Bank Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective 1 July 2007.
Mr Clarke said the Board would benefit greatly from Mr Warne’s financial market expertise, including a broad range of directorships held since 1999, and a deep practical and technical understanding of the financial services industry.
Mr Warne has held a range of directorships, notably with the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) (1990-1999 and 2000-2006) where he carried out a number of roles on the Board including Deputy Chairman. He joined the ASX Limited (ASX) Board when the SFE merged with the ASX. Other Board positions include Australian Leisure and Entertainment Property Group, Next Financial Limited and WHK Group Limited. He announced today his resignation from the Australian Boards that comprise Macquarie Capital Alliance Group, effective 30 June 2007.
An actuary by background, Mr Warne spent the 18 years prior to 1999 with Bankers Trust Australia Limited, where he developed an outstanding reputation, leading the Financial Markets Group for 11 years before having an important role in the merger of Bankers Trust Australia Limited’s investment bank with Macquarie Bank.
In addition to his directorships, Mr Warne has been a consultant to a number of financial market participants, including to some leading financial services companies.
The appointment of Mr Warne as an Independent Director will bring the Macquarie Bank Board membership to 11, including 7 Independent Non-Executive Directors.