Steve Harker

Chairman, Deal and Governance Specialist

Steven Harker

Steve was the Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Australia from 1998 to 2016, and then Vice-Chairman until February 2019. Steve was a non-executive Director of Westpac Banking Corporation from March 2019 to October 2021 and has served a five-year term as a Guardian of the Future Fund of Australia.

Nick Menere

Product, Technology and Start-up Specialist

Nick Menere

Nick was Atlassian’s Group Product Manager of Automation, he was one of the earliest employees of Atlassian in 2005 and was one of the key Product Engineers responsible for the product development of Atlassian’s core product, JIRA. In 2016, Nick co-founded Code Barrel, the makers of ‘Automation for Jira’, a low-code tool for easily automating many aspects of Jira. Code Barrell was acquired in 2019 by Atlassian. Nick now sits in portfolio company Year13 as Head of Product.

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has nearly 30 years of experience in the Funds management industry. John is currently a Senior Advisor to Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets (MIRA) and serves on their investment committee. Prior to that, John was with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”), where he most recently sat as Global Head of the sovereign wealth fund’s infrastructure arm. Prior to his six-year career at ADIA, John served as Global Head of Deutsche Asset Management’s RREEF Infrastructure division for eight years. This followed more than seven years as Global Head of Infrastructure Capital & Structured Capital Markets at ABN AMRO Bank and a further eight years at BZW where he was Head of Infrastructure.

Market and Strategy Specialist

Doug Ross

Doug is a Senior Partner of Adaptovate, which he co-founded to help organisations rapidly scale so they can adapt, grow, and sustain success in global markets. Prior to co-founding Adaptovate in 2017, Doug held senior positions at the Boston Consulting Group and Accenture.