Macquarie Group Foundation - New chair announced

Sydney, 13 December 2013

The Head of Macquarie Funds Group, Shemara Wikramanayake, has been appointed the new Chair of the Macquarie Group Foundation.

Ms Wikramanayake replaces Mr Richard Sheppard, who has chaired Macquarie Group’s philanthropic arm since February 2011 and continued in the role following his retirement as Deputy Managing Director of Macquarie Group Limited and Managing Director of Macquarie Bank Limited in December 2011.

Ms Wikramanayake is actively involved in philanthropic initiatives in the fields of education, welfare and promoting social entrepreneurship.

The Foundation Board comprises senior Macquarie executives with a range of professional expertise and experience working with not-for-profit organisations.

The Macquarie Group Foundation supports staff involvement in community organisations around the world, working to identify, promote and manage community activities.

Macquarie this year celebrated the $A200 million in financial contributions that Macquarie staff and the Foundation have made to thousands of community organisations around the world since the Foundation’s formal inception in 1985.