Company

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

Shemara 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, she 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.

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), is a member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s International Advisory Panel and Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance, and was a member of the Australian Universities Accord Panel of Eminent Australians which conducted the Australian Universities Accord Review.


Greg Ward

Deputy Managing Director
Head of Banking and Financial Services Group
Member of Executive Committee since 3 March 2005

Greg has been Head of Banking and Financial Services Group since July 2013 and Deputy Managing Director of Macquarie Group Limited since 2011.

Greg joined Macquarie in 1996, the year the organisation became publicly listed, and during his tenure has driven the growth of Macquarie’s retail financial services business. He has over 30 years’ experience in finance and financial services.

Chief Financial Officer for 14 years before being appointed Deputy Managing Director of Macquarie Group, Greg was also Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s banking subsidiary, Macquarie Bank, from 2011 to 2013.


Alex Harvey

Chief Financial Officer and Head of Financial Management Group
Member of Executive Committee since 1 January 2018
Chairman of the Macquarie Group Foundation

Alex has been Head of Financial Management Group and the Chief Financial Officer of Macquarie Group since 2018.

Alex joined Macquarie in 1998 and was the CEO of Macquarie Group Asia from 2011 to 2014.

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 has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry across Australia, Asia, Europe and the US.

In January 2022, Alex became Chairman of Macquarie Group Foundation is also a Board member of Loreto Kirribilli.


Ben Way

Head of Macquarie Asset Management
Member of Executive Committee since 1 April 2021

Ben has been Head of Macquarie Asset Management since 2021.

Ben joined Macquarie in 2006 and has held several senior positions in the Group, including CEO of Macquarie Group in Asia. He has more than 20 years’ experience in asset management across Australia, Asia, Europe, and the US. Prior to joining Macquarie, he was Chairman and CEO of Taiwan Broadband Communications and a management consultant with Bain & Company.

Ben is a Fellow of the 2017 class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Ben is a member of the Board of Directors of Mothers Choice, a Hong Kong charity.


Stuart Green

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Bank Limited
Member of Executive Committee since 1 July 2021

Stuart has been Managing Director and CEO of Macquarie Bank Ltd since July 2021.

Stuart joined Macquarie in 2001 and worked in the Corporate and Asset Finance group, responsible for originating asset financing transactions for Macquarie. In 2002, he assumed responsibility for investor relations for Macquarie’s listed airport fund, Macquarie Airports, before moving to become Global Head of Investor Relations for Macquarie’s portfolio of listed funds. In 2008, he was appointed Macquarie Group’s Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, responsible for managing Macquarie Group’s relationships with investors and analysts, government and media.

Stuart was appointed Group Treasurer in August 2013, a role he held until July 2021, when he became Managing Director and CEO of Macquarie Bank Ltd.

Prior to joining Macquarie Group, Stuart worked in the UK as a Chartered Accountant in public practice for BDO Binder, where he obtained his professional qualifications, and later in a number of corporate roles as head of finance and corporate strategy.

From 2010 to 2020, Stuart served on the Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation where he was Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee.

Stuart is also a member of the Macquarie Group Foundation Committee.


Evie Bruce

Group General Counsel and Head of Legal and Governance Group
Member of Executive Committee since 2 March 2022

Evie has been the Group General Counsel and Head of the Legal and Governance Group since March 2022.

Evie is a lawyer with nearly 30 years’ practice and management experience, across ANZ, Asia and the US, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and the financial services sector.

Prior to joining Macquarie in 2022, Evie worked for King and Wood Mallesons where she led the law firm’s extensive global engagement with Macquarie’s businesses for a number of years.

Evie is a member of Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia, Law Society of New South Wales, and State Bar of New York. 

Evie is also a member of the Macquarie Group Foundation Committee. 


Michael Silverton

Head of Macquarie Capital
Member of Executive Committee since 1 June 2019

Michael is Head of Macquarie Capital, a position he has held since 2019.

Michael leads a global team that provides advisory, capital markets, investing, development and equities capabilities to clients, with a focus on infrastructure and real assets; technology, software and services; and resources, energy and materials.

Since joining Macquarie Group in 1997, Michael has built and led businesses across the globe, with roles in Sydney, London and Chicago before moving to New York in 2010. Prior to Macquarie Capital, Michael held positions in Macquarie Group’s Central Executive Strategy unit and Risk Management Division. In 2013, he became Head of Macquarie Capital in the Americas, adding oversight of Europe and Asia shortly after.


Simon Wright

Head of Commodities and Global Markets
Member of Executive Committee since 1 April 2024

Simon was appointed Head of Commodities and Global Markets in February 2024 and is responsible for its global business offering capital and financing, risk management, market access, and physical execution and logistics solutions across Commodities, Financial Markets and Asset Finance.

He is also Head of the Financial Markets division within Commodities and Global Markets, which provides Fixed Income, Currencies and Credit Market services to corporate and institutional listed derivates.

Since joining Macquarie in 1989, Simon has held a number of senior roles within Commodities and Global Markets, while leading the build and oversight of Macquarie’s global Financial Markets platform. He was appointed Head of CGM Australia in 2012.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University.


Nicole Sorbara

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

Nicole is Head of Corporate Operations Group and has been Global Chief Operating Officer since 2013.

Nicole leads a global team across 25 countries covering Digital Transformation and Data, Technology, Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Corporate Strategy and Solutions, and the Macquarie Group Foundation. She joined Macquarie in 1996.

During her tenure, Nicole has worked across various roles in finance, Macquarie Capital and was previously the Head of Human Resources.

Nicole is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years’ experience in accounting and financial services.

Nicole is Chair of the Board of PCYC NSW.



Andrew Cassidy

Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk Management Group
Member of Executive Committee since 1 January 2022

Andrew was appointed Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk Management Group in early 2022.

After joining Macquarie in 2004, Andrew spent over 15 years working in Macquarie Capital, across various roles including leadership of Macquarie’s principal investment activity in Asia Pacific. He joined the Risk Management Group in 2019 and has overseen the continued strengthening of Macquarie’s risk framework.

Andrew also manages the Internal Audit function jointly with the Board Audit Committee.