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Stephen Cook

Global Head of Transportation Finance, Executive Director
Macquarie Bank

Stephen Cook became an Executive Director at Macquarie Bank in 1993 and he is the Global Head of Transportation Finance. He is the Chairman of Macquarie AirFinance which is a significant Aircraft lessor globally and he is also a founding Director of Macquarie Sports. Stephen was responsible for Macquarie Capital's Global Big Ticket asset based financing from 1996 until 2011. In this time he oversaw the Groups involvement in over USD $125 billion of Structured Asset Leases across a broad range of industry segments. Prior to taking up this role Stephen had led the establishment of Macquarie's London Operations which he headed for five years. Stephen transformed what had been a significant advisor/arranger practice into a start up principal business initially focussed on Aircraft. In 2011 Stephen moved from Macquarie Capital to Macquarie Bank to consolidate all the Groups holdings across Air, Rail, Shipping and Engines and further develop this segment of the Banks business. He has teams based in San Francisco, Chicago, Dublin, London, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney and Brisbane. Stephen holds a Bachelor degree from University of New South Wales. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

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