President & Chairman of the Board of the EABC; President & Chairman of the Board of the Australia Gulf Council; Chairman Indochina Gateway Capital Limited; former Vice Chairman & Managing Director Goldman Sachs JBWere; former Chairman Central Rand Gold Limited; former Director Film Finance Corporation; former Member Financial Sector Advisory Council reporting to the Federal Treasurer
Alastair Walton is a career investment banker who was Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs JBWere, the Australian affiliate of the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. From 2006 to 2009 he was also Chairman of Central Rand Gold Limited, a holding company for a group of companies engaged in gold mining and exploration in Johannesburg, South Africa. CRG has a primary listing on the main board of the London Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the JSE Securities Exchange.
Alastair is President and Chairman of the Board of both the European Australian Business Council and the Australia Gulf Council and is a former Director of the Film Finance Corporation. Alastair has also served as a member of the Australian Financial Services Advisory Council (FSAC), reporting to the Federal Treasurer. He is currently Chairman of Indochina Gateway Capital Limited which focuses on agri-business investments in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in Australia, Alastair worked with Credit Suisse First Boston for 14 years in Tokyo, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, London, and lastly in Hong Kong as Head of Investment Banking for Non-Japan Asia.
Alastair has a Master of Business Administration from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he was a Dean’s Scholar, a Bachelor of Economics (with specialisation in accounting) from the Australian National University and is a Chartered Accountant.