Project Description

Elizabeth O’Leary

Senior Managing Director: Head of Agriculture.  Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets

Elizabeth is a Senior Managing Director at Macquarie Group (Macquarie) with more than 12 years senior experience in its business in Australia, the UK and Hong Kong.

Elizabeth is Head of Agriculture for Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the world’s leading infrastructure fund manager with growing platforms in agriculture, real estate and energy. MIRA Agriculture currently manages two wholesale funds on behalf of its investors with assets in Australia and Brazil. Elizabeth is responsible for developing and managing MIRA Agriculture’s institutional investment platform, overseeing investment management as a member of the Executive Committee for each of its funds; and is an active director on the Board’s of the Fund’s operating companies Paraway Pastoral Company Limited, Lawsons Grains Pty Ltd and Cruziero do Sul Graos Limitada.

Raised on a rice, wheat and sheep farm in the Riverina region of Australia, Elizabeth has a long association and deep knowledge of agribusiness. She has over a decade’s experience as an active investor in one of Australia’s largest Angus cattle breeding and genetics companies, and is an owner – operator of farmland in three Australian states.

Elizabeth’s previous Macquarie roles were in both funds management and corporate positions in which she was responsible for large global operational teams, leading transformation programs and supporting major business acquisitions. Within funds management, she was a senior member of the asset management team in MIRA’s London Headquarters, playing instrumental roles in the acquisition and asset management of some of MIRA’s flagship European infrastructure investments. Elizabeth was also integral to the success of several transformational acquisitions for Macquarie, including in the acquisition and transition management of Delaware asset management from Lincoln Financial in the US.

Elizabeth is a Board Member of the Macquarie Group Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Macquarie Group.