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Management Manager

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New York, New York, 10044, United States
Posted:
March 10, 2011

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Home: +* 212-***-**** or Cell: +* 646-***-****

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Macquarie CAPITAL group - New York (Nov 2006- dec 2010)

Senior Vice President

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Head of Transaction Structuring

Responsible for all legal and compliance matters for Macquarie's US and

global private equity group including dealing with '40 Act audits and

preparation for audits. Managed a number for senisitve litigious matters to

economic settlement. Implimented corporate governance protocols and

Investment Advisers Act compliance program throughout the group. Worked

directly with the head of the private equity group to identify

organizational needs, develop strategic fund plans, and execute key

operational initiatives to boost productivity and performance (including

institutional carry arrangements). Challenged to lead the successful

structuring of a number of complex cross-border M&A transactions, with full

accountability for drafting and negotiating acquisition transaction

documentation, as well as proactively resolving structural, legal,

accounting, and tax issues.

Selected Highlights of Consummated Transactions:

. Developed Macquarie's private equity group. Including direct

responsibility for managing the global legal and transaction structuring

team and '33, '34 and '40 Act and SEC securities related matters.

. Responsible officer for ERISA / 401K / 409A tax deferral compliance for

Macquarie's private equity funds, including the development of employment

contracts and long term incentive performance arrangements for the

management teams of Sentient Flight Group, Gateway Casinos and Petermann

Buses.

. Acquired and maintained expertise in North American, European, and

Australasian securities regulations, international foreign investment,

anti-trust, and corporate governance matters.

. Led negotiations and the development of acquisition structures for a

number of large transactions including: the USD800 million public

takeover of an Australian listed private equity fund by a consortium of

global secondary fund managers; the USD230 million acquisition of

Petermann Buses; and the USD100 million acquisition of Sentient Flight

Group and Everest Fuel Management.

. Pioneered the establishment of Macquarie's Mexican office and the

company's Insurance Captive Business in the United States and relied upon

to manage all operations and compliance.

. Successfully negotiated the USD1.2 billion deal with creditors involving

the reorganization of Macquarie's investment in Gateway Casinos (Canada)

and played a supporting role in the ongoing reorganization of European

Directories (EURO2 billion).

. Contributed leadership skills in hiring, training, and managing an

international team of external advisors; oversaw production of investor

performance reports and regulatory filings and dealing with investor

queries.

Key Funds Developed with Responsibility for Compliance and Legal Matters:

. Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund (USD500 million) - Innovatively

established the first listed Mexican infrastructure fund, straddling

Mexican civil, Luxembourg law, and replicate customary US private equity

terms. The fund involved a USD100 million public bond issue in Luxembourg

and public float of securities on rthe Mexican Bolsa

. Macquarie Global Opportunities Partners, L.P. (USD650 million) -

Successfully designed and developed a new institutional carry and

management fee structure and operational manual.

. Macquarie Advanced Investment Partners, L.P. (AUD840 million) - Created a

unique hybrid secondary and traditional private equity fund to privatize

the listed Macquarie Capital Alliance Group; the fund was developed and

closed within 3 months.

Independent CONSULTant - SYDNEY (AUGUST 2006- OCTOBER 2006)

Principal

Formed a corporate consulting business specializing in commercial

transaction management and corporate governance. Performed services for

past clients including: Hutchison Whampoa, Luxottica, Macquarie and the

University of Sydney. Work performed for Macquarie led to the full time

position to head the development of an institutional private equity group

based in New York.

FREEHILLS - SYDNEY (MARCH 2000- JULY 2006)

Corporate Senior Associate

Led development of high-priority, strategic legal initiatives to increase

company's competitive market position worldwide by structuring high profile

public and private M&A transactions. Proficiently provided legal and

business advice to corporate executives. Spearheaded a broad range of

international projects and transaction structuring.

Selected Highlights of Consummated Transactions and IPOs:

. Managed DCA Group Limited's public issue of convertible bonds in

Singapore (AUD110 million) and its public issue of HELTHYS (hybrid bond

security) on the ASX (AUD200 million)

. Managed Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund's AUD900 million

public float in Singapore and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings' AUD550

million private float in Switzerland.

. Directed Thai Military Bank's joint venture with Macquarie Group Limited.

. Played a key role in Luxottica Group's hostile public takeover of OPSM

Group Limited; deal was valued at AUD550 million.

. Managed Macquarie's acquisition of Broadcast Australia and the float of

that business as the seed asset for Macquarie Communications

Infrastructure Group (AUD1.1 billion) and public bond issue.

. Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group in its capital raising for

its acquisition of a controlling stake in ntl UK (now called Arquiva)

(AUD800 million)

. Austar United Communications Limited (a subsidiary of Liberty Media)

public rights issue (AUD20 million)

. San Miguel in its takeover of J. Boag & Son Limited (AUD72 million)

Secondment - Hutchison Whampoa Limited - Hong Kong (2003)

Assistant General Counsel and Commercial Manager

Recruited by the executive directorship to a high-profile position leading

the negotiations and drafting of global commercial terms of sale of

telecommunication networks in Asia and Africa. Championed the litigation

against a joint venture partner and provided operational commercial legal

services, by applying case management and legal skills.

Jackson mcdonald - Perth (february 1997 to february 2000)

Senior Associate

Jackson McDonald is the only large, independent, commercial law firm in

Western Australia with 27 partners and 150 staff. Obtained exposure to a

wide range of legal areas establishing a firm broad-based legal foundation

including significant experience in labour law, commercial litigation,

mining and resources and coporate law.

Major projects and clients:

. Labour Law - Junior counsel for a number of trade union disputes and

significant role in negotiating collective bargaining arrangements with a

number of trade unions.

. Financing / Debt raising Responsible solicitor for Scottish Pacific

Business Finance Pty Limited - preparing all financing documents

(including security documents) and directing enforcement proceedings.

. Alinta Gas Limited - managing the due diligence process in the

privatization of Alinta Gas

. Litigation Acted as junior counsel in various litigations in the Federal

and Supreme Court of Western Australia including joint venture disputes

and Trade Practice actions.

. Resource law Managing the sale of Consolidated Gold Mines Limited and

Arimco Mining Pty Limited and advising on the restructure of Western

Mining Corporation's pastoral lease holdings.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) and Laws

Murdoch University, Perth, Australia (With Honours - Distinction Average),

1996

(Academically Equivalent to a Bachelor of Business Administration with a

concentration in Accounting, and a Juris Doctor Degree in an accredited US

University)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS - Admitted as Barrister and Attorney.[pic]



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