Mr John Walker, Executive Chairman of Infrastructure, Utilities and Renewables Asia for Macquarie Capital and Chairman of Macquarie Group of Companies, Korea, steps into the role of IAD Chair following the departure of Mr Kenneth Baxter, who was appointed to the Board in January 2012, and commenced as Chair in August 2012.
“Mr Walker has a long, successful regional experience that will help expand InfraCo Asia in South East Asia and South Asia,” outgoing Chair, Mr Baxter, said.
“On behalf of the IAD Board and management team, I would like to welcome him to what will be a very challenging position. During my time as Chair, I greatly appreciated the invaluable support of the IAD directors and staff, and their unfailing commitment.” Mr Baxter said.
Mr Walker said he jumped at the opportunity to be involved with IAD and its unique mandate.
“I have seen first hand the success IAD has had in
mitigating the risk associated with early stage infrastructure development in order to attract private sector participation. I look forward to contributing as the organisation pursues a range of growth opportunities,” Mr Walker said.