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David Bennett

Independent Member, Palisade Investment Committee

David retired from Macquarie Group Limited in 2013 where he held the position of Group Treasurer and Executive Director, after almost 36 years in Investment Banking. David spent 13 years as Macquarie’s Global Head of Debt Capital Markets Group where he managed a team of up to 80 professionals based in Europe, the United States of America, Canada, South East Asia, Japan and Australia. During his leadership, the business underwrote or arranged in excess of $500 billion of debt financing across all major global markets.

David continues to be a board member of the Macquarie Group Foundation.

Prior to Macquarie’s acquisition of Bankers Trust Australia in 1999, David worked for more than 21 years in Bankers Trust’s Accounting, Funds Management and Fixed Income businesses.

David has a number of other roles in both the Not For Profit and For Profit sectors including being a director of AquaSure Holdings Pty. Ltd.