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. He was a Director of New South Wales Treasury Corporation from 2012 to 2020, where he served as interim 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

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, 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.

In 2018, Shemara was appointed a Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation, a World Bank-led initiative to accelerate climate adaptation action and create concrete solutions which enhance resilience. In 2019 Shemara was appointed by the UN’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, Michael Bloomberg, to the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative which seeks a six-fold increase in climate mitigation investment from the private sector.

Other current positions

Ms Wikramanayake is 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 73)
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 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 and Woolworths Group Limited. 

Other current positions

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


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, 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.

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 71)
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 and Chairman of Planet Ark Environmental Foundation. 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 73)
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 Viva Energy Group Limited, 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

Stuart Green

BA (Hons)(UCL), MBA (CUL Business School), FCA, AMCT (age 56)
Macquarie Bank Limited
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer since July 2021

Experience

Stuart joined Macquarie Group in 2001 and was appointed Group Treasurer in August 2013, a role he held until July 2021.

On joining Macquarie, Stuart worked in the Corporate & Asset Finance group, responsible for originating asset financing transactions for Macquarie. In 2002, Stuart 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 the Group’s relationships with investors and analysts, government and media.

Prior to joining Macquarie, 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 (JDRF) where he was the Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee.

Other current positions

Mr Green is a member of the Macquarie Group Foundation Committee.