Glenn Stevens worked at the highest levels of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) for 20 years and, as well as developing Australia’s successful inflation targeting framework for monetary policy, played a significant role in central banking internationally. Most recently, he was Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia between 2006 and 2016.
Mr Stevens has also made key contributions to a number of Australian and international boards and committees, including as chair of the Australian Council of Financial Regulators between 2006 and 2016, as a member of the Financial Stability Board and on a range of G20 committees.
Mr Stevens serves on the Board of NSW Treasury Corporation. He is a Director of the Anika Foundation and the Lowy Institute, Deputy Chair of the Temora Aviation Museum and a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight.
Shemara Wikramanayake 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.
Before joining Macquarie, Shemara worked as a corporate lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron in Sydney. She holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from UNSW and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1996.
Shemara sits on the World Bank’s Global Commission on Adaptation and Private Sector Investment Lab 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 Monetary Authority of Singapore’s International Advisory Panel, Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance and the Australian Universities Accord Panel of Eminent Australians conducting the Australian Universities Accord Review.
Jillian Broadbent has extensive investment banking industry knowledge and markets expertise, including a deep knowledge of risk management and regulation in these areas. She also has considerable executive management and listed company board experience. Ms Broadbent spent 22 years at Bankers Trust Australia until 1998, initially as an economic strategist and then as executive director responsible for risk management and derivatives in foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities.
Ms Broadbent was also a Member of the Reserve Bank of Australia Board between 1998 and 2013 and has previously served as Chair of the Board of Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), and as a director of ASX Limited, SBS, Coca Cola Amatil Limited, Woodside Petroleum Limited, Qantas Airways Limited, Westfield Management Limited, Woolworths Group Limited and the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.
Ms Broadbent is a director of the Sydney Dance Company, the National Portrait Gallery Board Foundation, the Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation and the Lowy Institute.
Phil Coffey served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Westpac Banking Corporation, from April 2014 until his retirement in May 2017. As the Deputy CEO, Mr Coffey had the responsibility for overseeing and supporting relationships with key stakeholders of Westpac including industry groups, regulators, customers and government. He was also responsible for the Group’s Mergers & Acquisitions function. Prior to this role, Mr Coffey held a number of executive positions at Westpac including Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive, Westpac Institutional Bank.
He has successfully led operations based in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia and has extensive experience in financial markets, funds management, balance sheet management and risk management. He began his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia and has also held executive positions at the AIDC Limited and Citigroup. Mr Coffey previously served as a director of Clean Energy Finance Corporation.
Mr Coffey is a Non-Executive Director of Lendlease Corporation Limited and Goodstart Early Learning Ltd.
Michelle Hinchliffe has more than 35 years’ professional experience within the financial services sector in the United Kingdom and Australia, with extensive experience in leading large global teams in the provision of external audit, internal audit and advisory services to clients across financial services.
Michelle was the Global Lead Audit Partner for a number of global banking institutions as well as the Head of Audit, KPMG UK from September 2017 to April 2019 and then Chair of Audit, KPMG UK from May 2019 to September 2021. During the period from May 2019 to February 2022 she was a board member of KPMG UK. Prior to this she was the Head of Financial Services for KPMG Australia, where she was also a member of the board.
Ms Hinchliffe is a Non-Executive Director of BHP Group Limited, Santander UK plc and Santander UK Group Holdings plc.
Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz has significant expertise in the global investment and real estate sectors. She served as the CEO of Mirvac for more than a decade and prior to that was the Managing Director of Europe for LaSalle Investment Management.
Susan was the National President for the Property Council of Australia, a director of the Business Council of Australia, and Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia.
Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz is a director of Rio Tinto, Chair of the Australian National Housing Supply & Affordability Council, President of Chief Executive Women and is a Global Board member at INSEAD.
Rebecca McGrath is an experienced professional company director and Chairman, with substantial international business experience. She spent 25 years at BP plc. where she held various executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer Australasia and served as a member of BP’s Executive Management Board for Australia and New Zealand.
Ms McGrath has served as a director of Goodman Group, CSR Limited, Big Sky Credit Union and Incitec Pivot Ltd, and as Chairman of Oz Minerals Limited, Scania Australia Pty Limited and Kilfinan Australia. She is a former member of the JP Morgan Advisory Council. She has attended executive management programmes at Harvard Business School, Cambridge University and MIT in Boston.
Ms McGrath is Chairman of Investa Wholesale Funds Management Limited and Investa Office Management Holdings Pty Limited.
She is the President of the Victorian Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the national Board. She is an Ambassador for Menzies School of Health Research and the National Association of Women in Operations. She is also a member of the ASIC Corporate Governance Consultative Panel, the Australian British Chamber of Commerce Advisory Council and the Melbourne Business School Board.
Mike Roche has over 40 years’ experience in the finance sector as a highly skilled and experienced provider of strategic, financial, mergers and acquisitions, and capital advice to major corporate, private equity and government clients. He held senior positions with AXA Australia as a qualified actuary and Capel Court/ANZ Capel Court.
Mr Roche spent more than 20 years at Deutsche Bank and was Head of Mergers and Acquisitions (Australia and New Zealand) for 10 years where he advised on major takeovers, acquisitions, privatisations, and divestments. He stepped down as Deutsche Bank’s Chairman of Mergers and Acquisitions (Australia and New Zealand) in 2016. He was a member of the Takeovers Panel for two terms from 2008 to 2014.
Mr Roche is a Non-Executive Director of Wesfarmers Limited, MaxCap Group Pty Ltd and Te Pahau Management Limited and Managing Director of M R Advisory Pty Ltd.
He is a small business mentor for Many Rivers Microfinance Limited and co-founder, and a director of, the Sally Foundation.
Nicola Wakefield Evans is an experienced non-executive director and corporate finance lawyer. As a lawyer, Nicola has significant Asia-Pacific experience and was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons (and its predecessor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques) for more than 20 years. Ms Wakefield Evans has particular expertise in the financial services, resources and energy, and infrastructure sectors.
She held several key management positions at King & Wood Mallesons including Managing Partner International in Hong Kong and Managing Partner, Practice in Sydney.
Ms Wakefield Evans is a director of Viva Energy Group Limited, MetLife Insurance Limited, MetLife General Insurance Limited, Lendlease Corporation Limited and Clean Energy Finance Corporation. She is Chair of the Board Audit and Risk Committee of Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and Chair of the 30% Club Australia. She is also a member of the Takeovers Panel, the GO Foundation Board and The University of New South Wales Foundation Limited Board.