Bachelor of Economics, Sydney University, 1962. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1966.
Chief accountant, Ord Minnett TJ Thimpson & Partners, Sydney, 1959-1964; director banking, Darling and Company, Sydney, 1966-1971; joint managing director, Hill Samuel Australia Ltd., Sydney, 1971-1977; managing director, Hill Samuel Australia Ltd., Sydney, 1977-1984; executive chairman, Hill Samuel Australia Ltd., Sydney, 1984-1985; executive chairman, Macquarie Bank Ltd., Sydney, since 1985. Treasurer Hardard Club Aus. Chairman Goodman Fielder Lts., since 1995, Brian McGuigan Wines Ltd., since 1991.
Honorary federal treasurer Liberal Party Australia, Sydney, 1987-1989, member advisory board, 1990-1999, chairman advisory board, since 1999. Committee member Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, Sydney, 1985-1988, deputy chairman, 1989-1990, chairman, 1990-1992, member advisory board, since 1990. Board trustees Finance Markets Foundation Children, Sydney, 1989-2000, honorary life member, since 2000.
Member corporation citizen's committee Children's Leukaemia and Cancer Foundation, since 1992. Chairman Menzies Research Center, Sydney, 1994-1997. Chairman National Council of the Australian Opera, since 1996.
Member Institute Chartered Accountants Australia, Australian Club, Harvard Club Australia (treasurer 1967-1976, vice president 1976-1977, president 1977-1979), Cook Society (co-convenor 1988-1997), Royal Agricultural Society New South Wales (member council since 1986, chairman wine committee since 1990, member executive committee since 1991).
Married Margaret Maclean Parrtridge, December 23, 1964 (divorced). Children: Timothy David, Angus John. Married Jane Whatley Davidson, April 12, 1995.