NICK BUTCHER spent 25 years in investment banking at Macquarie Group, holding a number of senior management positions during that time, including global co-head of its infrastructure and energy group. He is experienced in corporate acquisitions and project finance and in the development of infrastructure and renewable energy projects globally. With a lifelong passion for the environment and its conservation, Butcher has been involved in a range of environmental causes in the US and internationally. He is a director of Australian Wildlife Conservancy, the largest private owner and manager of land for conservation in Australia, and a member of the BirdLife International Advisory Group. Butcher has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He enjoys travel, the outdoors, and sports, especially snow skiing and trail running. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two daughters.