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John Walker was appointed Chair of InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd. on 15 January 2016. John is Executive Chairman of Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables Asia for Macquarie Capital and also Chairman of Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea. In 2015 he was appointed as the Chairman of Macquarie Project Services for Middle East and Asia. In 2000, John established Macquarie’s Korean business with only 3 staff. This business now has over 300 staff and is the largest foreign asset manager in Korea. Having started with a focus on infrastructure advisory business, it now comprises 12 businesses with 7 funds, with a total value of infrastructure assets invested of over $A8 billion in Korea and Internationally. Under John’s leadership over the past two years, 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 Hong Kong and the largest cross border M&A into Australia and closed the first ever Philippines Infrastructure fund.
John has held a number of CEO positions in Government in Australia and led a number of large private infrastructure projects there. He became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1999 for services to economic reform and the design of the transportation plan for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He has also received a Presidential citation in Korea for his contribution to the development of Korean capital markets. John’s community involvement includes raising funds to support refugees and environmental organisations through his published children’s books and two music albums.
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