Vale David Clarke AO, Macquarie Group Chairman

Philanthropy Australia extends deepest sympathy to The Macquarie Group and his family, friends and colleagues on the death of former Chairman David Clarke AO.

The leadership shown by David and his mark made in the financial sector have been extraordinary. In addition, his involvement and support for the not-for-profit sector has been of great impact, highly valued and so very important.

David will be missed and will be remembered in so many ways as an outstanding man, especially in business and philanthropy.

- Dr Deborah Seifert, CEO, Philanthropy Australia

In an era when Milton Friedman had made popular the idea that public companies and their subsidiaries should seek only to boost shareholder returns, David defied convention and established the Hill Samuel Charitable Fund.

By daring to be different and through his leadership and personal example over more than three decades, David made an outstanding contribution to Australian philanthropy.

- Bruce Bonyhady A, President, Philanthropy Australia

Download Macquarie Group Foundation’s special edition of Macquarie In The Community newsletter, featuring moving tributes from the community sector

» Macquarie Group media release on the passing of David Clarke, AO - 8 April 2011

Apr. 11, 2011

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