Mark Barnaba AM
Chairman, Western Australia, Macquarie Group Limited Chairman and Global Head, Resources Group, Macquarie Capital
Mark Barnaba serves as both Chairman of Macquarie Group, Western Australia and as Chairman and Global Head, Resources Group, Macquarie Capital. He is also Chairman of The University of Western Australia’s Business School Board and an Adjunct Professor in Investment Banking & Finance at the UWA Business School.
Mark is the Chairman of Black Swan State Theatre Company, a Non-Executive Director (and Lead Independent Director) of Fortescue Metals Group, and is a member of the Advisory Council for The Hugh Jackman Deborah-lee Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts. He is co-founder (and previously co-executive Chairman) of Azure Capital and previously has been the Chairman of Western Power, Edge Employment Solutions, the West Coast Eagles Football Club and Alinta Infrastructure Holdings. He was also appointed by the Premier to chair the WA Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Business Forum for CHOGM in 2011.
Mark attended The University of Western Australia and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with first class honours, being awarded the JA Wood University medal for top graduate of his year. He then directly entered Harvard Business School receiving an MBA, graduating with high distinction as a Baker Scholar. Post Business School Mark spent the majority of his time with McKinsey and Company, overseas, before returning to Australia in the mid 1990s.
In 2009, Mark was the recipient of the WA Citizen of the Year Award in Industry and Commerce, and in 2012, he received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from The University of Western Australia and was granted the Honorary designation FCPA from CPA Australia. Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 2015, Mark was named a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the investment banking and financial sectors, to business education, and to sporting and cultural organisations.Go to top