Macquarie Group’s CEO is not usually something we talk about in our day to day lives, but this one is worth mentioning. The reason being the current CEO is an Asian Australian woman – Shemara Wikramanayake . In addition she is the highest paid CEO in Australia, earning over $18 million. She is also listed as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women. Here is more from Business Insider:
Wikramanayake topped the latest list with a reported pay of more than $18 million, according to the survey, conducted by data company OpenDirector. It ranks the 50 highest-paid CEOs in the country, using figures based on the total pay listed in annual reports.
Wikramanayake was one of four women on the list including Coca-Cola Amatil CEO Alison Watkins ($4.1 million), Mirvac Group CEO Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz ($4.8 million), and Fortescue Metals CEO Elizabeth Gaines ($5 million).
Wikramanayake was announced as managing director and CEO of Macquarie Group back in July 2018, taking over from Nicholas Moore. She made history at the time by becoming Macquarie’s first female CEO.
This is an awesome thing to see and let’s hope this is a sign that the nature of the Australian corporate sector will change!
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