Our Board brings a wealth of experience to managing the strategic direction of AWC UK, focusing on driving the effective conservation of all Australian animal species and the habitats in which they live.
Mark has built his career on the idea that environmental issues are important to investment outcomes. In the early 90’s, Mark and a partner designed a rating system to assess the environmental performance of businesses in order to develop investment funds. In 2000 they established an investment business in Australia based on a broader environmental, social and governance rating system. In 2005 Mark and his family moved to London where he helped establish Generation Investment Management. Mark remains a partner of the firm, which pioneered what is known today as sustainable investing. Mark became a Director of AWC UK in August 2014 and appointed Chair, March 2015
Anthony has worked all over the world, an avid surfer since he first learned to swim on Sydney’s beaches, he grew up constantly in the ocean and has always considered himself an environmental custodian for the next generation. Introduced to the work of AWC in 2013 whilst living and working in New York, by his own admission he was aghast by the reported rates of native Australian flora and fauna decline. He has been an active and passionate supporter of AWC ever since and was delighted to join the board of AWC UK in 2018. Combining his appreciation of the Australian environment in particular and a heartfelt sense of responsibility, Anthony is deeply committed to the important work of AWC. Anthony and his family moved from New York to London in 2015 working as the General Manager of Markets (Europe) for National Australia Bank. He has recently moved back to Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University and a Master of Finance from The University of Technology Sydney.
Chandra grew up in the timber forest region of the south west of Western Australia where her love of native wildlife and the environment was first ignited. Also time she spent living and working in New Caledonia further developed her passion for biodiversity, wildlife and wild spaces. Chandra’s career has been in conservation and sustainability. She has worked for Macquarie since 2013 and is a Sustainability Director for Macquarie Asset Management focusing on infrastructure, real estate, agriculture and renewables. Chandra moved to London in 2018 and joined the board of AWC UK in 2020. She holds a Masters in Environmental Science and Law from Sydney University, a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Management from Murdoch University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia.
Adam has almost 30 years of investment banking experience and has been based in London since 1998. Adam is the Global and EMEA Head of Infrastructure and Energy Advisory for Macquarie Capital and responsible for coverage and M&A of all EMEA clients in the infrastructure and energy sectors including all infrastructure funds, sovereign wealth funds and major institutions. In addition, Adam is the Co-Head of Macquarie Capital UK.
Prior to joining Macquarie in 2005, Adam worked in the M&A team at CSFB in Australia, Asia and UK. Adam was born in Adelaide and lived in both Sydney and Melbourne prior to moving overseas. Adam and his family are regular travellers back to Australia to be with family and friends. And especially educate his young children on the Australian environment.
Louise grew up in Queensland and spent many years holidaying in the tropical rainforests of her native state. She moved to the UK in her twenties and has lived in London ever since. Having grown up with Australian native wildlife, Louise became increasingly concerned with data coming out of Australia with respect to rates of decline in native animal populations and destruction of habitats. Having heard about the important work of the AWC in re-dressing this imbalance, she was keen to get involved. Louise is currently the National Director of the Britain-Australia Society in Australia House, on the board of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Friends in the UK and is involved with a variety of organisations and charities with British-Australian roots. She holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge as well as an LLB (hons) and BA (broadcast journalism) from the University of Queensland, together with an AMEB Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama.
Joanne is dedicated to communicating the link between planetary and personal health to inspire people to live healthier, happier lives. An award-winning environmental filmmaker, and entrepreneur, with senior roles in Channel 9 Australia, BBC and Sky, she founded, and floated Europe’s first digital health platform, Channel Health which had 8 million viewers. After selling her company, she became actively involved as a pioneer in impact investing. She is an ambassador to Triple Bottom Line International, co-founder of sustainable tyre company Enso Tyres and is Managing Partner of Planet Positive Ventures. Adelaide born, and Sydney raised, Joanne loves nothing more than ‘going bush’ and reconnecting with nature.
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