Mark Barnaba AM
Board member Reserve Bank of Australia
Mr Barnaba is a member of the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Prior to his appointment, he worked for McKinsey and Company and also recently held several senior executive roles at Macquarie Group, where until 30 August 2017, Mr Barnaba served as Chairman and Global Head of Natural Resources for Macquarie Capital.
He is Chairman of The University of Western Australia’s Business School Board and is an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Investment Banking at the University of WA, is co-founder (and previously co-executive Chairman) of Azure Capital and has previously served as the Chairman of Western Power, Edge Employment Solutions, the West Coast Eagles Football Club and Alinta Infrastructure Holdings. In 2011, he was appointed by the Premier to chair the WA Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Business Forum for CHOGM
Mr Barnaba is the Chairman of Black Swan State Theatre Company and a member of the Advisory Council for The Hugh Jackman Deborah-lee Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts.
After graduating from The University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (first class honours; University medal), Mr Barnaba entered Harvard Business School receiving an MBA (high distinction; Baker Scholar). Post business school, he spent the majority of his time with McKinsey and Company, overseas, before returning to Australia in the mid-1990s.
Mr Barnaba was the recipient of the WA Citizen of the Year Award in Industry and Commerce in 2009.
In 2015, Mr Barnaba 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.
He received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce from The University of Western Australia in 2012 and was granted the Honorary designation FCPA from CPA Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.