John is the Executive Chairman of Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables Asia for Macquarie Capital, the Chairman of Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea and Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital Asia. John is also the Chair of the AKBC Financial Services sub-committee.
In 2000, John established Macquarie’s Korean business with only 3 staff. It now comprises 12 businesses with 7 funds and has over 300 staff and is the largest foreign asset manager in Korea with more than $30 billion under management in total.
Over the last 2 years under John’s leadership Macquarie has significantly expanded its presence in infrastructure throughout the region with roles in many emerging and developed market PPPs, M&A and unlisted and listed capital raisings. In this period Macquarie has advised on the largest ever hostile takeover defence in HK and the largest cross border M&A into Australia and closed the first ever Philippines Infrastructure fund.
Previously John held a number of CEO positions in Government in Australia and led a number of large private infrastructure projects. He became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1999 for services to economic reform and design of the transportation plan for the Sydney Olympics 2000. He has also received a Presidential citation in Korea for his contribution to the development of Korean capital markets.
Mr John Walker AM
Chairman Macquarie Group -Korea
PO BOX 1008