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

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Shemara Wikramanayake became Macquarie Group Limited’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 December 2018.

Shemara joined Macquarie in 1987 and worked in Macquarie Capital for 20 years before being appointed Head of Macquarie Asset Management in 2008.

As Head of the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets business in New York for four years from 2004, Shemara led the establishment of Macquarie’s infrastructure funds in the US and Canada.

Before that, she led Macquarie Capital’s prudential team for four years, reviewing all transactions in which the business took a principal position. She also established and led Macquarie’s corporate advisory offices in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Alex Harvey

Chief Financial Officer
Executive Chairman of Macquarie Group in Asia
Member of Executive Committee since 1 January 2018

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Alex Harvey is the Chief Financial Officer of Macquarie Group. He is also the Executive Chairman of Macquarie Group in Asia.  

Before being appointed CFO, 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 United States. 

In August 2015, Alex was appointed Chairman of the Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Board. Alex is also a Board member of High Resolves. 

Alex holds a Master of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Florian Herold

Head of Principal Finance, Macquarie Capital
Member of Executive Committee since 1 December 2018

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Florian joined Macquarie in 2009 and has over 15 years of investment experience. Florian has global responsibility for the Principal Finance business.

Prior to his global appointment, Florian served as Co-Head of CAF Principal Finance in EMEA.

Nicholas O’Kane

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

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Nick joined Macquarie in 1995 and has more than 20 years’ experience in global commodity and financial markets.

As Head of Commodity Markets and Finance, Nick is responsible for Macquarie's financial trading, risk management, structured financing and equity, and physical trading and logistics activities in oil and oil products, petrochemicals, natural gas, power, uranium, coal, agriculture and metals products. He manages a team of more than 500 professionals in more than 20 offices around the world.

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.

In April 2017, Nick was appointed Head of Commodity Markets and Finance following the merger of Macquarie’s Energy Markets and Metals, Mining and Agriculture divisions.

 In April 2019, Nick was appointed Head of Commodities and Global Markets.

Mary Reemst

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Bank
Member of Executive Committee since 1 July 2014

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Mary joined Macquarie in 1999, having held senior investment banking roles at Bankers Trust Australia.

She was Head of Credit in the Risk Management Group for 11 years, with oversight of the Macquarie’s wholesale and retail exposures, including lending, trading activities, equity investments and new products.

Mary was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie’s banking subsidiary, Macquarie Bank, in July 2014.

She is a Director of the Australian Bankers’ Association, the Australian Financial Markets Association and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children. In 2018 she became chair for the Macquarie Group Foundation.

Michael Silverton

Global Co-Head of Macquarie Capital
Member of Executive Committee since 1 June 2019

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Michael Silverton is Global Co-Head of Macquarie Capital and head of Macquarie Capital’s Advisory and Capital Solutions (ACS) Division, which includes advisory, capital markets and principal investment capabilities across various industries globally and provides services to clients including corporations, financial sponsors and their portfolio companies, investors and entrepreneurs.

In more than two decades at Macquarie Group, Michael has built and led businesses across the globe. Before becoming Global Co-Head of Macquarie Capital in 2019, he was named Head of Macquarie Capital in the Americas in 2013, later adding oversight of Macquarie Capital in Europe and Asia.

Michael joined Macquarie Capital in 2001 in roles in Sydney and London and in 2007 moved to the United States, where he is currently based. Before Macquarie Capital, he held roles in Macquarie Group’s Central Executive Strategy unit and Risk Management Division in Sydney, where he joined the firm in 1997.

Daniel Wong

Global Co-Head, Macquarie Capital
Member of Executive Committee since 1 June 2019

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Dan joined Macquarie in 1999 from Bankers’ Trust Australia and has more than 22 years investment banking experience.

Most recently Dan was Global Co-Head of Infrastructure & Energy Group and under his leadership the business has developed into the market leading financial adviser in infrastructure and also a world class developer of projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

Dan has held a number of other leadership positions at Macquarie. He was Head of Europe for Macquarie Capital for 4 years from 2015 and he is also the Chairman of Green Investment Group.

He became Global Co-Head of Macquarie Capital and Global Head of Infrastructure & Energy Group in June 2019.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.

Dan is a Board Member of Shoreditch Trust.

Nicole Sorbara

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

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Nicole joined Macquarie’s Finance Department in 1996 and has more than 20 years experience in accounting and financial services.

In 1998 Nicole moved into Macquarie Capital where she led the deal business management and sales team.

In 2008 she moved into the Corporate Affairs Group to support the Chief Financial Officer and then became Head of Human Resources.

In 2011, she became Group Head of the newly created Corporate Services Group bringing together three of Macquarie’s key service areas: Human Resources, Business Services and Business Improvement and Strategy. The Group grew to become the Corporate Operations Group in 2013 and now also includes Technology, Market Operations and Shared Services Centres.

Nicole was appointed Chief Operating Officer on 1 January 2013.

Martin Stanley

Head of Macquarie Asset Management
Member of Executive Committee since 1 December 2018

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Martin joined Macquarie in July 2004 after an 18-year career in the utility and energy sector.

Martin was most recently Global Head of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA). Under Martin’s leadership, MIRA has successfully expanded into several key markets including Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Patrick Upfold

Head of Risk Management Group
Member of Executive Committee since 1 July 2014

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Patrick joined Macquarie in 1997 and has more than 25 years' experience in finance and financial services.

He was Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Financial Management Group for six years before being appointed Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk Management Group in January 2018.

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

Patrick’s previous experience also includes leading the Group Financial Management division, which has primary responsibility for managing Macquarie’s capital position, and a period as Group Treasurer.

In addition, Patrick has held senior business positions in Macquarie Capital, working across project, asset and structured finance transactions.

Greg Ward

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

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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.