Company

Board of Directors

Peter H Warne

BA (Macquarie), FAICD (age 65)
Independent Chairman since 1 April 2016
Independent Voting Director since August 2007 (of Macquarie Bank since July 2007)
Chairman of the Board Nominating Committee
Member of the Board Risk Committee
Member of the Board Remuneration Committee

Experience

Peter Warne has extensive knowledge of, and experience in, financial services and investment banking, through a number of senior roles at Bankers Trust Australia Limited, including as Head of its global Financial Markets Group from 1988 to 1999. Mr Warne was a Director of the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) from 1990 to 1999, then from 2000 to 2006. He served as Deputy Chairman of the SFE from 1995 to 1999. When the SFE merged with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Limited) in July 2006, he became a Director of ASX Limited, a position he held to 2020. Mr Warne has previously served as Chairman of ALE Property Group from 2003 to 2017 and OzForex Group Limited (now trading as OFX Limited) from 2013 to 2016. He was a Director of New South Wales Treasury Corporation from 2012 to 2020, where he served as Chairman from 2019 to 2020.

Other current positions

Mr Warne is a Board member of Allens and a Member of the ASIC Corporate Governance Consultative Panel.


Shemara Wikramanayake

BCom, LLB (UNSW) (age 59)
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since December 2018
Executive Voting Director since August 2018 (of Macquarie Bank since August 2018)

Experience

In her time at Macquarie, Shemara Wikramanayake has worked in nine cities 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. She joined Macquarie in 1987 and was instrumental in establishing Macquarie Capital which at the time included: advisory; infrastructure funds; corporate leasing and lending; and cash equities.

Ms Wikramanayake was most recently the Head of Macquarie Asset Management, a role she held from 2008 to 2018. Macquarie Asset Management offers a diverse range of services including infrastructure and real asset management; securities investment management; and fund and equity-based investment solutions.

Before joining Macquarie, she worked as a corporate lawyer at Blake Dawson Waldron in Sydney.

Other current positions

Ms Wikramanayake is a founding Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation, a founding member of the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative, a Board member of the Institute of International Finance, and a member of the Australian Government’s University Research Commercialisation Scheme Taskforce and Technology Investment Advisory Council.


Jillian R Broadbent AC

BA (Maths & Economics) (Sydney) (age 72)
Independent Voting Director since November 2018 (of Macquarie Bank since November 2018)
Chair of the Board Remuneration Committee
Member of the Board Nominating Committee
Member of the Board Risk Committee

Experience

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 the 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, Woodside Petroleum, Qantas, Westfield Management Ltd and Woolworths Group Limited.  

Other current positions

Ms Broadbent is a director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and the Sydney Dance Company. 


Gordon M Cairns

MA (Hons) (Edin) (age 70)
Independent Voting Director since November 2014 (of Macquarie Bank since November 2014)
Member of the Board Nominating Committee
Member of the Board Remuneration Committee
Member of the Board Risk Committee 

Experience

Gordon Cairns has held a range of management and executive roles throughout his career with Nestle, Cadbury Ltd and Pepsico culminating as Chief Executive Officer of Lion Nathan Limited from 1997 to 2004. He has extensive experience as a company director, including nine years as a Non-Executive Director of Westpac Banking Corporation, where he served on the Board Risk Management and Remuneration Committees.

Mr Cairns has served as a director on the boards of Lion Nathan Australia Limited and Seven Network Australia Limited, and as Chairman of David Jones Limited, Rebel Group Pty Limited and Origin Energy Limited.

Other current positions

Mr Cairns is Chairman of Woolworths Group Limited. He is a Director of World Education Australia.


Philip M Coffey

BEc (Hons) (Adelaide), GAICD, SF Finsia (age 63)
Independent Voting Director since August 2018 (of Macquarie Bank since August 2018)
Member of the Board Nominating Committee
Member of the Board Risk Committee
Member of the Board Remuneration Committee
Member of the Board Audit Committee

Experience

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 of 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, United States and 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.

Other current positions

Mr Coffey is a Non-Executive Director of Lendlease Corporation Limited, and a Director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.


Michael J Coleman

MCom (UNSW), FCA, FCPA, FAICD (age 70)
Independent Voting Director since November 2012 (of Macquarie Bank since November 2012)
Chairman of the Board Audit Committee
Member of the Board Governance and Compliance Committee
Member of the Board Nominating Committee
Member of the Board Risk Committee

Experience

After a career as a senior audit partner with KPMG for 30 years, Mr Coleman has been a professional Non-Executive Director since 2011. He has significant experience in risk management, financial and regulatory reporting and corporate governance.

Mr Coleman has been the Chairman of ING Management Limited, a member of the Audit Committee of the Reserve Bank of Australia and a member of the Financial Reporting Council, including terms as Chairman and Deputy Chairman. During his time with KPMG, Mr Coleman was a financial services specialist, providing audit and advisory services to large banks, investment banks and fund managers. He was KPMG’s inaugural National Managing Partner Assurance and Advisory from 1998 to 2002, National Managing Partner for Risk and Regulation from 2002 to 2010, and Regional Leader for Asia Pacific Quality and Risk Management from 2002 to 2011.

Other current positions

Mr Coleman is an Adjunct Professor at the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, Chairman of Planet Ark Environmental Foundation and Chairman of Bingo Industries Limited. Mr Coleman is also a board member of Legal Aid NSW, a member of the National Board and of the NSW Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Chairman of the Reporting Committee of the AICD.


Diane J Grady AO

BA (Mills), MA (Hawaii), MBA (Harv), FAICD (age 72)
Independent Voting Director since May 2011 (of Macquarie Bank since May 2011)
Member of the Board Governance and Compliance Committee
Member of the Board Nominating Committee
Member of the Board Remuneration Committee
Member of the Board Risk Committee

Experience

Diane Grady has extensive international experience in a variety of industries having spent 25 years as a full-time independent director of public companies and not-for-profit boards and as a partner with McKinsey&Co where for 15 years she consulted with clients in financial services, insurance, retailing, telecommunications, consumer goods and manufacturing industries.

Ms Grady's previous boards include Woolworths, BlueScope, Lend Lease, MLC, Goodman Group and the Sydney Opera House. She has also served as President of Chief Executive Women and Chair of Ascham School. At McKinsey Ms Grady was a firm-wide leader of the Organisation, Culture and Change Management Practice and in Australia she focused on assisting clients to grow through service improvement, innovation, and marketing strategies. She has a Masters of Chinese Studies and worked for three years as a journalist in Asia.

Other current positions

Ms Grady is a Director of Tennis Australia, a member of the Heads Over Heels Advisory Board and the NFP Chairs Forum and is Chair of The Hunger Project Australia. She is also a Director on the Grant Thornton Australia Board.


Rebecca J McGrath

BTP (Hons) (UNSW), MAppSc (ProjMgt) (RMIT), FAICD (age 56)
Independent Voting Director since January 2021 (of Macquarie Bank since January 2021)
Member of the Board Nominating Committee
Member of the Board Risk Committee
Member of the Board Governance and Compliance Committee

Experience

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 CSR Limited, Big Sky Credit Union and Incitec Pivot Ltd, and as Chairman of 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.

Other current positions

Ms McGrath is Chairman of Oz Minerals Limited and Scania Australia Pty Limited, and is a Non-Executive Director of Goodman Group, and Investa Wholesale Funds Management 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.


Mike Roche

BSc (UQ), GAICD, FIA (London), FIAA (age 68)
Independent Voting Director since January 2021 (of Macquarie Bank since January 2021)
Member of the Board Nominating Committee
Member of the Board Risk Committee
Member of the Board Remuneration Committee

Experience

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.

Other current positions

Mr Roche is a Non-Executive Director of Wesfarmers Limited, Six Park Asset Management Pty Ltd, MaxCap Group Pty Ltd, and Te Pahau Management Limited, a Trustee Director of Energy Industries Superannuation Scheme Pty Limited and Managing Director of M R Advisory Pty Ltd.

He is a member of the ADARA Partners Corporate Advisory Wise Counsel Panel, a small business mentor for Many Rivers Microfinance Limited and co-founder, and a director of, the Sally Foundation. 


Glenn R Stevens AC

BEc (Hons) (Sydney), MA (Econ) (UWO) (age 63)
Independent Voting Director since November 2017 (of Macquarie Bank since November 2017)
Chairman of the Board Risk Committee
Member of the Board Audit Committee
Member of the Board Nominating Committee

Experience

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.

Other current positions

Mr Stevens serves on the Board of NSW Treasury Corporation and on the Investment Committee of NWQ Capital Management. 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.


Nicola M Wakefield Evans

BJuris/BLaw (UNSW), FAICD (age 60) 
Independent Voting Director since February 2014 (of Macquarie Bank since February 2014)

Chair of the Board Governance and Compliance Committee
Member of the Board Audit Committee
Member of the Board Nominating Committee
Member of the Board Risk Committee

Experience

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.

Other current positions

Ms Wakefield Evans is a director of MetLife Insurance Limited, MetLife General Insurance Limited, Lendlease Corporation Limited and Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and is Chair of the 30% Club Australia. She is also a member of the Takeovers Panel, the National Board of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the GO Foundation Board and The University of New South Wales Foundation Limited Board.


Macquarie Bank Limited

Mary J Reemst

BA (Macquarie), Dip Fin Mgt (Accountancy) (UNE), MAICD (age 63)
Macquarie Bank Limited
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since July 2014

Experience

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

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

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

Other current positions

Ms Reemst is a Director of the Australian Bankers’ Association, the Australian Financial Markets Association and the Financial Markets Foundation for Children. She is the Chair of the Macquarie Group Foundation and is on the board of Asylum Seekers Centre Incorporated and the Sisters of Charity Foundation.