Macquarie Atlas Roads Limited’s Board comprises four directors, each with broad industry experience.
The directors take an active role in the management of MARL, meeting on a regular basis to review MARL’s affairs and to carry out their statutory and fiduciary duties. Where required, the Board convenes at short notice to consider matters as they arise.
Director since establishment on 16 December 2009
David Walsh is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer and company director. He was a partner of the law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques from 1962 to 2004, and the senior partner from 1991. He established the firm’s Hong Kong office and was resident in Hong Kong from 1988 to 1991. David had a wide-ranging corporate and commercial practice which included mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investment and international trade, anti-trust law, industrial property, insurance, telecommunications, civil engineering and construction, and commercial litigation. From 2005-2011 he was a senior legal consultant to Telstra. David has also served as chairman of Templeton Global Growth Fund Limited and as a director of Intoll Management Limited (formerly Macquarie Infrastructure Investment Management Limited), Malcolm Moore Industries Limited, Asia Pacific Specialty Chemicals Limited, PaperlinX Limited and Dyno Nobel Limited.
Director from 3 August 2011
Marc de Cure is a company director and advisor. He chairs the advisory boards of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research and The Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research, and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian School of Business at UNSW. He was formerly the Group Chief Financial Officer of American International Assurance Company Ltd in Hong Kong during its IPO/listing and was an executive director of a number of AIA group companies including AIA Australia. He was the Group Chief Financial Officer and General Manager Strategy and Development of AMP Limited, Executive Chair of GIO Australia Group and Executive Director of Henderson plc, and also held other senior executive and executive director positions at AMP Limited. He was a Principal Advisor to Bain & Company and a senior partner and practice leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in M&A, initial public offerings/capital raisings, risk management and assurance.
Director from 1 June 2010
Richard England, who is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk, Nominations and Remuneration Committees of MARL, is a former partner of Ernst & Young (Australia) where he was national director of the Corporate Recovery and Insolvency practice. Since 1994, in addition to past consulting roles with Ernst & Young and Sims Partners, Richard has held a number of chairmanships including Tower Trust Limited and Peter Lehmann Wines Limited, and directorships including St.George Bank Limited, ABB Grain Limited and Healthscope Limited. Richard is currently chairman of Ruralco Holdings Limited and Chandler McLeod Group Limited and a director of Nanosonics Limited.
Director since restructure implementation on 2 February 2010
John Roberts is a Consultant to Macquarie and Chairman of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) (a division of the Macquarie Funds Group) which has approximately $100 billion of assets under management. John serves on a number of Boards and Investment Committees in MIRA to provide oversight and strategic direction to individual fund management executive teams. John was employed by the Macquarie Group for over 22 years, during which time he held various roles within the organisation, including Head of Europe, Joint Head of Macquarie Capital Advisers and Global Head of Macquarie Capital Funds (now MIRA). John’s other listed current directorships include Sydney Airport Limited and DUET group entities.