Executive Committee

Shemara Wikramanayake

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Voting Director since August 2018 (of Macquarie Bank since August 2018)
Member of Executive Committee since 1 August 2008

Shemara has been Macquarie Group’s Managing Director and CEO since late 2018.

Shemara joined Macquarie in 1987 in Macquarie Capital in Sydney.  In her time at Macquarie, Shemara has worked in six countries and across several business lines, establishing and leading Macquarie’s corporate advisory offices in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Malaysia, and the infrastructure funds management business in the US and Canada. Shemara has also served as Chair of the Macquarie Group Foundation.

As Head of Macquarie Asset Management for 10 years before her appointment as CEO, Shemara led a team of 1,600 staff in 24 markets. Macquarie Asset Management grew to become a world-leading manager of infrastructure and real assets and a top 50 global public securities manager.

Shemara sits on the World Bank’s Global Commission on Adaptation and was a founding CEO of the United Nations Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI). She currently leads emerging markets workstreams for CFLI and the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) and is a member of the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance.

Greg Ward

Deputy Managing Director
Head of Banking and Financial Services Group
Member of Executive Committee since 3 March 2005

Greg joined Macquarie when it was publicly listed in 1996 and has over 27 years' experience in finance and financial services. 

He was Chief Financial Officer for 14 years before being appointed Deputy Managing Director of Macquarie Group and Chief Executive Officer of its banking subsidiary, Macquarie Bank. 

Greg became Head of Banking and Financial Services Group in July 2013 and has driven the growth of Macquarie’s retail financial services business.

Alex Harvey

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Financial Management Group
Chairman of the Macquarie Group Foundation
Executive Chairman of Macquarie Group in Asia

Alex Harvey is the Head of Financial Management Group and the Chief Financial Officer of Macquarie Group globally. He is also Executive Chairman of Macquarie Group in Asia. The Financial Management Group (FMG) delivers finance, tax, and treasury services to all of Macquarie as well as handling corporate communications and investor relations.

FMG provides strategic analysis and advice to Macquarie’s business and senior management, manages Macquarie’s funding, liquidity, and capital position, and ensures Macquarie continues to meet regulatory and compliance obligations. FMG actively engages with investors, governments, media, and the wider community to maximise their understanding of Macquarie and enables Macquarie to understand the expectations of our key stakeholders.

Before being appointed CFO in 2018, Alex was the Global Head of the Principal Transaction Group in Macquarie Capital and a member of Macquarie Capital’s Management Committee. Alex was the first Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie’s operations in Asia where he was responsible for a business with more than 3,400 staff across 14 locations.

Alex has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry across Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. In January 2022, he became Chairman of Macquarie Group Foundation and is also a Board member of Loreto Kirribilli. Alex holds a Master of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Ben Way

Group Head, Macquarie Asset Management
Member of Executive Committee since 1 April 2021

Ben Way is Group Head of Macquarie Asset Management and a member of Macquarie Group’s Executive Committee. 

Before assuming his current responsibilities in 2021, Ben held several other senior positions across Macquarie, including CEO of Macquarie Group in Asia. Prior to joining the firm, he was Chairman and CEO of Taiwan Broadband Communications and a management consultant with Bain & Company. 

Ben is a member of the Board of Directors of Mothers Choice, a Hong Kong organization whose goal it is to see every child in a safe, loving and permanent family.

Ben is a Fellow of the 2017 class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University.

Stuart Green

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Bank Limited
Member of Executive Committee since 1 July 2021

Stuart joined Macquarie Group in 2001 and was appointed Group Treasurer in August 2013, a role he held until July 2021.

On joining Macquarie, Stuart worked in the Corporate & Asset Finance group, responsible for originating asset financing transactions for Macquarie. In 2002, Stuart assumed responsibility for investor relations for Macquarie’s listed airport fund, Macquarie Airports, before moving to become Global Head of Investor Relations for Macquarie’s portfolio of listed funds. In 2008, he was appointed Macquarie Group’s Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, responsible for managing the Group’s relationships with investors and analysts, government and the media.

Prior to joining Macquarie, Stuart worked in the UK as a Chartered Accountant in public practice for BDO Binder, where he obtained his professional qualifications, and later in a number of corporate roles as head of finance and corporate strategy.

From 2010 to 2020, Stuart served on the Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) where he was the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee.

Stuart is also a member of the Macquarie Group Foundation Committee. 

Evie Bruce

Executive Director, Legal and Governance Group
Group General Counsel
Member of Executive Committee since 2 March 2022

Evie is the Group General Counsel and Head of the Legal and Governance Group. Evie is a lawyer with nearly 30 years’ practice and management experience, across ANZ, Asia and the US, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and the financial services sector.

Prior to joining Macquarie, Evie worked for King & Wood Mallesons where she was the Managing Partner for the Australian Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking & Finance practice teams, head of the Financial Services sector and a member of the International Management Committee. She led the law firm’s extensive global engagement with Macquarie’s businesses for a number of years.

Evie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and Bachelor of Laws from University of New South Wales and is a member of Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia, Law Society of New South Wales, and State Bar of New York. Evie is also on the board of Asia Society Australia and is a member of the Leadership Circle for Action Aid’s Arise Fund.

Michael Silverton

Head of Macquarie Capital
Member of Executive Committee since 1 June 2019

Michael Silverton is Head of Macquarie Capital, a position he has held since 2019. Michael leads a global team that provides advisory, capital markets, investing, development and equities capabilities to clients, with a focus on infrastructure and real assets; technology, software and services; and resources, energy and materials.

In over 25 years with the firm, Michael has built and led businesses across the globe. Since joining Macquarie Group in 1997, Michael has held roles in Sydney, London and Chicago before moving to New York in 2010. Prior to Macquarie Capital, Michael held positions in Macquarie Group’s Central Executive Strategy unit and Risk Management Division. In 2013, he became Head of Macquarie Capital in the Americas, adding oversight of Europe and Asia shortly after.

Michael has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2019.

Nicholas O’Kane

Head of Commodities and Global Markets
Member of Executive Committee since 15 June 2017

Nick joined Macquarie in 1995 and has more than 25 years’ experience in global commodity and financial markets.

Nick was appointed Head of Commodities and Global Markets (CGM) in April 2019 and is responsible for CGM’s global business offering capital and financing, risk management, market access, physical execution and logistics solutions to its diverse client base across Commodities, Financial Markets and Asset Finance. This platform covers more than 30 markets, over 200 products, and is managed 24 hours a day. Nick manages a team of more than 2,000 professionals in over 40 offices around the world.

Nick is also Head of the Commodity Markets and Finance (CMF) division within CGM which offers these services across the energy, metals and agricultural sectors globally.

Prior to this, Nick was appointed Head of the Energy Markets Division in 2007 and under his leadership, Macquarie's energy markets business has expanded through both organic growth and acquisitions to become a significant market participant.

Nick is a founding member and director of the Nick van Gelder Dreamers Foundation.

Nicole Sorbara

Executive Director
Head of Corporate Operations Group
Global Chief Operating Officer
Member of Executive Committee since 1 January 2013

Nicole is Head of Corporate Operations Group (COG) and Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) and has been on the Macquarie Group Executive Committee since 1 January 2013. She leads a global team of 5,000 people across 22 countries covering Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Market Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Corporate Strategy & Solutions, and the Macquarie Group Foundation.

Nicole is a Chartered Accountant and has more than 30 years’ experience in accounting and financial services. She joined Macquarie in 1996.

Andrew Cassidy

Chief Risk Officer
Head of Risk Management Group
Member of Executive Committee since 1 January 2022

Andrew joined Macquarie in 2004 and became Chief Risk Officer and a member of Macquarie Group’s Executive Committee on 1 January 2022.

Andrew spent over 15 years in Macquarie Capital in various roles, including leadership of Macquarie’s principal investment activity in Asia Pacific. He joined the Risk Management Group in 2019 and has overseen the continued strengthening of Macquarie’s risk framework since then.

The Risk Management Group is the central risk management function within Macquarie overseeing Credit, Prudential, Capital and Markets, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Compliance and Quantitative Applications. It is responsible for independent and objective review and challenge, oversight, monitoring and reporting in relation to Macquarie’s material risks.

The Chief Risk Officer also manages the Internal Audit function jointly with the Board Audit Committee.