New York, 03 April 2013
Macquarie Group (“Macquarie”) (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) today announced that Drew Murphy and Graeme Conway have joined its Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets division as Senior Managing Directors in New York.
Mr. Murphy will focus on coordination among Macquarie-owned assets across all sector capabilities for MIRA’s funds in the Americas. Mr. Murphy joins from NRG Energy where he spent the last six years in a number of senior roles including most recently as Head of Strategy and M&A since 2011. Before assuming that position, he served as President of NRG’s Northeast Region from 2009 - 2011 and had oversight of all operations, commercial and development activities for the region. Mr. Murphy joined NRG as its General Counsel in 2006. Prior to joining NRG, Mr. Murphy was a partner in the law firm of Hunton & Williams where he led the energy and project finance practice.
Mr. Conway joins MIRA from Macquarie Group in London where he led the firm’s advisory business in Europe. During his tenure, Mr. Conway led the origination and execution of several of MIRA’s banner transactions in the region. He has relocated to New York to lead the origination and transaction execution efforts for MIRA in the Americas. Mr. Conway has more than 15 years experience with the firm.
These appointments further the considerable depth of expertise within MIRA’s existing Americas-based management team.
"I'm pleased to announce these two senior appointments," said Martin Stanley, Global Head of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. "MIRA has been active in the Americas for over 15 years. Graeme and Drew are joining us at a very exciting time as we see a number of opportunities and areas where we can continue to grow our Americas-based business. Drew and Graeme’s previous deal experience will serve us well as we seek to expand our funds’ portfolios. Additionally, Drew’s focus on our assets will be complementary to our existing capabilities as we build upon our track record as responsible owners and operators of assets in the Americas."
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, a division of Macquarie, is a leading global alternative asset manager specializing in investments across infrastructure, real estate, agriculture and energy. Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets manages 48 funds with US$104 billion of assets under management across 25 countries (as of September 30, 2012).