Sophia Rahmani

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
BCom, LLB(Hons), Grad Dip App Fin, GAICD

Sophia joined Maple-Brown Abbott in October 2019 as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to Maple-Brown Abbott, Sophia was the Chief Operating Officer, Pan Asia, for Janus Henderson Investors based in Singapore, having previously been with Henderson Global Investors as Chief Operating Officer, Australia, from 2013. Prior to this, Sophia spent eight years with the Macquarie Group, principally in its asset management division, with experience across strategy, mergers and acquisitions, product and marketing. During this period she spent time based in Sydney, New York and Philadelphia. Sophia started her career as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons. Sophia has extensive leadership experience across financial services and asset management businesses within Australia and globally.

Board & committee membership:
Maple-Brown Abbott Limited Board
Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure Pty Limited Board
Maple-Brown Abbott (Asia) Pty Limited Board
Maple-Brown Abbott Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Robert Lee

Chairman
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.

Board & committee membership:
Maple-Brown Abbott Limited Board
Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure Pty Limited

Jennifer Elliott

Non-Executive Director
BA(Hons), LLB (Hons), MA

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.

Board & committee membership:
Maple-Brown Abbott Limited Board
Maple-Brown Abbott Global Listed Infrastructure Pty Limited Board
Maple-Brown Abbott (Asia) Pty Limited
Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Trevor Robinson

Non-Executive Director
BCom, LLB

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 twenty seven years with Clayton Utz he practised predominantly in the banking and financial services area.

Board & committee membership:
Maple-Brown Abbott Limited Board
Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee