Robert Lee, MBus Admin, BSc


Robert was appointed to the Maple-Brown Abbott Limited Board in October 2015 and in October 2018 he was appointed Chairman. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. During a 20 year career with Macquarie Group, Robert held senior roles within the equity capital markets, corporate finance and private equity groups. This included four years as managing director of Macquarie Direct Investments where he was responsible for overseeing four investment trusts with over $500 million of invested capital. Robert has served on the boards of numerous companies in Australia, the USA and Asia.

Garth Rossler, M Comm CA (SA) CFA

Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer

Garth joined Maple-Brown Abbott in 1997 and was appointed as a director in July 1999. He was appointed as the Managing Director in July 2009. Garth is also the Chief Investment Officer and his responsibilities include equities analysis and portfolio management.

Richard Grundy, B Ec CA

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined Maple-Brown Abbott in 1994. He was appointed as an executive director and Chief Operating Officer in July 2008. Richard has management responsibility for the operations of the firm and has staff responsibilities for the research team. Richard completed the Senior Executive Program at London Business School in 2016.

Geoff Bazzan, B Bus ( Hons ) CFA

Executive Director & Head of Asia Pacific Equities

Geoff joined Maple-Brown Abbott in 1995. He was appointed as an executive director in July 2008. His responsibilities include equities analysis and portfolio management for Australia and Asia Pacific ex-Japan portfolios. He is also responsible for overseeing the international portion of our multi-asset portfolios. Geoff completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2015.

Trevor Robinson, B Comm LLB

Non-Executive Director

Trevor was appointed as a non-executive director in March 2013 having retired as a partner with Clayton Utz in 2008 and being appointed as a consultant to the Board of Maple-Brown Abbott in July 2009. During his 27 years with Clayton Utz he practised predominantly in the banking and financial services area.

Jennifer Elliott, BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), MA

Non-Executive Director

Jennifer was appointed to the Maple-Brown Abbott Limited Board in January 2017. She holds a Master of Asian Business Studies from SOAS, London University, and arts and law degrees from Sydney University. Jennifer has extensive experience in senior executive roles in financial services, with a particular focus on strategic planning, risk and compliance, joint ventures in Asia and global human resources. During a 20 year career with Moody’s Corporation, Jennifer held a variety of analytic and management roles, including over 5 years as head of Moody’s Investors Service Asian business, and also several years as Chief Human Resources Officer for Moody’s Corporation. Jennifer currently sits on several boards as an independent director, including both not-for-profit and listed entities.