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 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

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

Florian Herold joined Macquarie in early 2009 and helped set up the Principal Finance business. With more than 16 years of investment experience in the UK, Europe and Australia, Florian previously held roles at UBS, Blackstone and in public equity funds.

Prior to his appointment as Global Head of Principal Finance in December 2018, Florian was based in London as Co-Head of the European Principal Finance business.

Principal Finance provides flexible primary financing solutions and engages in secondary market investing, across the capital structure. With global coverage of corporate and real estate sectors, the Principal Finance team comprises approximately 100 investing professionals across Sydney, Singapore, London, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.

Florian was appointed to the Executive Committee on 1 December 2018.


Nicholas O’Kane

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

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

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

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.


Nicole Sorbara

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

Nicole is Group Head of Corporate Operations Group (COG) and Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) and has been on the Macquarie Group Executive Committee since 1 January 2013. She leads a global team of 4,000 people across 22 countries covering Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Market Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Business Improvement & Strategy, and Macquarie Foundation.

Nicole is a Chartered Accountant and has more than 25 years’ experience in accounting and financial services. She joined Macquarie in 1996.


Martin Stanley

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

Martin joined Macquarie in 2004 to support the growth of its international infrastructure funds management platform.

Martin was appointed Head of MIRA in 2010 and led the world’s largest infrastructure manager as it expanded into new sectors, markets and real asset classes. Following his appointment as Head of MAM in 2018, Martin continues to chair the Boards and Investment Committees of MIRA’s largest funds, setting the strategic direction for the business as it seeks to build, manage and enhance assets that underpin the sustainable development of economies and communities.

Before joining Macquarie, Martin worked for 18-years in the utility and energy sectors. Martin was a senior director at TXU Europe Group, an energy services business involved in generation, supply and trading of electricity and gas. He started his career at Manweb, the regulated power distribution network covering the North West of the United Kingdom.


Patrick Upfold

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

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

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.


Daniel Wong

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

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.