NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenhill & Co., Inc. (NYSE GHL), a leading independent investment bank, announced today that the retiring Chairman of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), Graeme Samuel, AC, will join the Firm as a Managing Director and Head of the firm's Melbourne, Australia, office next month.
Mr. Samuel, who has had a distinguished career in public service in Australia, following a lengthy career as a corporate advisor, will join Greenhill effective August 8, 2011. Greenhill's Australian business, Greenhill Caliburn, has approximately 40 total employees and offices in Sydney and Melbourne and serves the Australian and New Zealand market. Greenhill acquired Caliburn in April 2010.
Mr. Samuel has served as Chairman of the ACCC from 2003 until he retires at the end of this month. He previously served as Associate Member, Australian Communications and Media Authority since 2007 and President, National Competition Council from 1997-2003. He was also formerly a Commissioner of the Australian Football League, a Trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground Trust and Chairman of Opera Australia.
Prior to his distinguished career in public service, Mr. Samuel was an Executive Director of Hill Samuel Australia Ltd., which subsequently became Macquarie Bank, from 1981 to 1986 and then co-founder of Grant Samuel & Associates, a corporate finance advisory boutique, in 1988."The addition of an individual of Graeme's calibre reflects the market-leading position the firm has within the Australasian market and the strength of Greenhill's independent model and business globally," said Scott L. Bok, Chief Executive Officer of Greenhill. "The depth of his experience in the public and private sectors and his expertise in mergers and acquisitions will be of great benefit and value to our clients." "I am pleased to be joining Greenhill Caliburn, Australia's pre-eminent advisory firm, which is entirely focused on providing independent and non-conflicted advice to clients," said Graeme Samuel. " Greenhill has advised on some of the largest and most complex M&A activities in Australasia and internationally. I look forward to working with Greenhill and its clients and helping to drive the business." Greenhill & Co. Inc is a leading independent investment bank focused on providing financial advice on significant mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings and capital raising to corporations, institutions and governments. It acts for clients located throughout the world from its offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Melbourne and San Francisco. www.greenhill.com Contact: Richard J. LiebChief Financial OfficerGreenhill & Co., Inc.(212) 389-1800 SOURCE Greenhill & Co., Inc.
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