Robert Lee, MBus Admin, BSc
ChairmanRobert was appointed to the Maple-Brown Abbott Limited Board in October 2015 and in October 2018 he was appointed Chairman. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. During a 20 year career with Macquarie Group, Robert held senior roles within the equity capital markets, corporate finance and private equity groups. This included four years as managing director of Macquarie Direct Investments where he was responsible for overseeing four investment trusts with over $500 million of invested capital. Robert has served on the boards of numerous companies in Australia, the USA and Asia.
Sophia Rahmani, B Comm, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip App Fin, GAICD
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Sophia joined Maple-Brown Abbott as Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director in October 2019. Sophia has extensive leadership experience across financial services and asset management businesses within Australia and globally. Prior to Maple-Brown Abbott, Sophia was the Chief Operating Officer, Pan Asia, for Janus Henderson Investors based in Singapore, having previously been with Henderson Global Investors as Chief Operating Officer, Australia, from 2013. Prior to this, Sophia spent eight years with the Macquarie Group, principally in its asset management division, with experience across strategy, mergers and acquisitions, product and marketing. During this period she spent time based in Sydney, New York and Philadelphia. Sophia started her career as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons.
Garth Rossler, M Comm CA (SA) CFA
Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer
Garth joined Maple-Brown Abbott in 1997 and was appointed as a director in July 1999. He was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer in July 2009, a position he held for over 10 years until October 2019 when he stepped down from the Managing Director role. Garth continues in his role as the Chief Investment Officer and his responsibilities include equities analysis and portfolio management.
Richard Grundy, B Ec CA
Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Richard joined Maple-Brown Abbott in 1994. He was appointed as an executive director and Chief Operating Officer in July 2008. Richard has management responsibility for the operations of the firm and has staff responsibilities for the research team. Richard completed the Senior Executive Program at London Business School in 2016.
Geoff Bazzan, B Bus ( Hons ) CFA
Executive Director & Head of Asia Pacific Equities
Geoff joined Maple-Brown Abbott in 1995. He was appointed as an executive director in July 2008. His responsibilities include equities analysis and portfolio management for Australia and Asia Pacific ex-Japan portfolios. He is also responsible for overseeing the international portion of our multi-asset portfolios. Geoff completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2015.
Trevor Robinson, B Comm LLB
Non-Executive DirectorTrevor was appointed as a non-executive director in March 2013 having retired as a partner with Clayton Utz in 2008 and being appointed as a consultant to the Board of Maple-Brown Abbott in July 2009. During his 27 years with Clayton Utz he practised predominantly in the banking and financial services area.
Jennifer Elliott, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MA
Non-Executive DirectorJennifer was appointed to the Maple-Brown Abbott Limited Board in January 2017. She holds a Master of Asian Business Studies from SOAS, London University, and arts and law degrees from Sydney University. Jennifer has extensive experience in senior executive roles in financial services, with a particular focus on strategic planning, risk and compliance, joint ventures in Asia and global human resources. During a 20 year career with Moody’s Corporation, Jennifer held a variety of analytic and management roles, including over 5 years as head of Moody’s Investors Service Asian business, and also several years as Chief Human Resources Officer for Moody’s Corporation. Jennifer currently sits on several boards as an independent director, including both not-for-profit and listed entities.
Susan Roberts, BEc, FIAA, MAICD
Non-Executive DirectorSusan was appointed to the Maple-Brown Abbott Limited Board in April 2019. She is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Sydney Business School, a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute and holds a BEc from Macquarie University. Susan is an experienced non-executive director with a focus on business strategy and risk, following an extensive career in funds management, financial services and insurance. She is currently a director of AIG Australia Limited, Chair of Audit and Finance Committee at Teachers Health and was previously CEO for Lazard Asset Management Pacific, Chair of Audit and Risk and Chair of Claims Committees at Zurich Australia Superannuation, and Director of Business Strategy at Lend Lease Investment Services.
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