Macquarie appoints female CEO/MD replacing Nicholas Moore

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by Jessica Amir

Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG) CEO and MD Nicholas Moore is stepping down after 10 years at the helm. The current group head of Macquarie Asset Management Shemara Wikramanayake will take his place.

Shemara has been working with Macquarie and the outgoing CEO for 30 years. In her time as head of asset management, she notably established and led Macquarie’s corporate advisory offices in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Malaysia, as well as the bank’s infrastructure funds management business in the US and Canada.

Nicholas Moore leaves both the boards of Macquarie Group and Macquarie Bank on 30 November, shortly after delivering the group’s 1H19 results.

The group’s results are expected to be broadly in line with FY18, subject to regulatory changes, market conditions, and foreign exchange.

Shares in Macquarie Group (ASX:MQG) closed 0.56 per cent lower at $124.93 yesterday. 

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 with a passion for equities and funds management. As Head of News, she has been a broadcast journalist for over seven years, specialising in finance. She has been a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business and ABC24. She’s also worked as a TV reporter for regional Channel 7 and 9. She also previously worked as a financial planner and real estate agent.