Bermudian board (ATLIX)

Jeffrey Conyers, Independent Chairman

BA (Toronto)


Bermuda-based — director since establishment on 16 December 2009

Jeffrey Conyers, who is also the Chairman of the ATLIX Nomination and Governance Committee, is a director of numerous companies in Bermuda and is the former Chief Executive Officer of First Bermuda Securities Limited.

First Bermuda Securities provides an advisory and execution service on worldwide offshore mutual funds to individuals and local companies based in Bermuda. Jeffrey began his professional career as a stockbroker in Toronto and returned to Bermuda in 1985 to join the Bank of Bermuda, where his focus was investments and trusts. He is a founding executive council member and deputy chairman of the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

Jeffrey has previously served on the boards of MAp Airports International Limited and Intoll International Limited, parts of the previously Macquarie managed and ASX-listed vehicles MAp Group and Intoll Group respectively.

James Keyes, Independent Director

MA (Oxon)


Bermuda-based — director from 21 February 2013

James Keyes, who is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of ATLIX, is a Bermudan solicitor and barrister with over 25 years’ experience.

He is currently on the board of a number of private and listed companies. He began his career with Freshfields in London and New York then moved to the Funds and Investment Services team at Appleby, one of the largest offshore law firms in Bermuda. James retired as a partner from Appleby in 2008, and held a part-time position as Managing Director of Renaissance Capital and related entities until December 2012. James was a director of the Bermudan entity within Transurban Group for six years, from which he gained experience in the toll road sector.

Derek Stapley, Independent Director

BA (Glas Cal) CA


Bermuda-based — director from 1 June 2010

Derek Stapley, who is also the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of ATLIX, is a Chartered Accountant with 29 years’ experience. 

He is a former partner and industry group leader with Ernst & Young in Financial Services. Derek was the chair of Ernst & Young’s Global Hedge Fund Steering Committee, which was responsible for providing strategic direction to Ernst & Young’s global hedge fund practice. He now serves as an independent director on the board of several public and private investment funds, insurance companies and family offices.

Nora Scheinkestel, Independent Director

LLB (Hons) (Melb) PhD FAICD, Centenary Medal


Australia-based — director from 17 April 2015

Nora Scheinkestel is an experienced company director having served as chairman and director on a number of public and private sector boards spanning a wide range of industry sectors. As well as being a director on the ATLIX Board, she is also Chairman of the ATLAX Board and chairs the ATLAX Nomination and Governance Committee.  

Her background is as a senior banking executive in international and project financing. She currently consults to government, corporate and institutional clients in areas such as corporate governance, strategy and finance.

Her previous directorships include AMP Limited, Insurance Australia Group Limited, Mayne Pharma Limited, Medical Benefits Fund of Australia Ltd, Newcrest Mining Limited, Orica Limited and Pacific Brands Limited. She is currently a director and committee chairman of Telstra Corporation Limited and a director of AusNet Services Limited and OceanaGold Corporation. Nora is also an Associate Professor in the Melbourne Business School at Melbourne University and is a former member of the Takeovers Panel. In 2003, she was awarded a centenary medal for services to Australian society in business leadership.

Christopher J. Leslie, Non-Executive Director

BCom (Hons) (Melb) CA


United States-based — director from 1 September 2017

Chris Leslie is a senior managing director of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) based in New York, United States (US), with 25 years’ experience in the acquisition, development and management of infrastructure assets across Australia, Asia and North America.  

Chris has been integral to the expansion of MIRA’s infrastructure business in the US since 1999 and served as Chief Executive Officer of MIRA's North American series of unlisted infrastructure funds from 2006 to 2016, which collectively raised and invested more than US$8 billion into infrastructure assets. He is a board member of several companies including Puget Energy, Cleco Corporation and Leaf River Energy Center. Chris is also a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.