Adrian Bentley


  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Leadership through relationship building and stakeholder engagement
  • Strategic thinking
  • Cultural change


Adrian has more than 30 years’ experience in international financial markets, including 15 years in Senior Executive positions with Macquarie Group Limited. He delivered significant results in leadership positions across a number of client facing and Central Executive roles with global responsibilities.

During his executive career, Adrian led teams undertaking strategy formation through to execution, ranging from start-up opportunities to market leading businesses generating significant profitability. These activities often required cultural and organisational change, and comprised product/service development, marketing, client management, execution of products/services, financial and risk management, capital adequacy and regulatory compliance.

His executive roles required the application of an analytical and holistic approach, together with skills in strategic thinking, problem solving, stakeholder engagement, and leadership development.

Adrian has a strong belief that success in all aspects of business is founded on building strong relationships based on mutual trust and transparency. He has extensive experience in engaging with C-Suite and Management Committee executives, both internally and with client and counter-party organisations.

Throughout his career Adrian has maintained a strong focus on building effective teams and supporting the advancement of individuals. Adrian was fortunate to benefit from mentoring at early stages of his career, and since 2014 has been developing a portfolio of interests that reflect his desire to support others at key junctures in their executive careers, including consulting, early stage investing, leadership coaching and mentoring across a range of industry sectors.


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) Honours, UNSW, Sydney
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching


  • Member of the Bretton Woods Committee (2012-2014)
  • Mentor, Women in Banking and Finance (2014)
  • Mentor, Stone & Chalk


  • Family, cycling, travel, music, trekking

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