Wayne Zekulich has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Oakajee Port & Rail (OPR), developer of port and rail infrastructure for the mining industry in Western Australia’s mid-west. OPR is jointly owned by Murchison Metals (ASX:MMX) and Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.
Zekulich previously worked with Commonwealth Bank as Executive Vice President WA, SA and NT– Institutional Bank and Markets. His appointment is effective 14 February 2011.
He will be responsible for the financial management of the development of port and rail infrastructure, including overseeing the finalisation of banking facilities that will underpin the project. Zekulich has extensive experience in financing and capital markets, covering advice on mergers and acquisitions, arranging and underwriting funding for greenfield project financings, privatisations and major acquisitions.
Before joining Commonwealth Bank in 2006, Mr Zekulich was head of the Perth office of NM Rothschild & Sons for four years. Prior to Rothschild, he was at Deutsche Bank for five years as a Director and Head of Perth with responsibilities for origination and execution.