Meet Our Team

Brett Cairns

Non-Executive Director, Magellan CEO

Brett Cairns became Chief Executive Officer of Magellan Financial Group in 2018. From 2015 to 2018, Brett was Executive Chairman of Magellan, having been Non-Executive Chairman of Magellan Financial Group since 2013 and having served on the boards of Magellan Financial Group and Magellan Asset Management since 2007.
Brett was formerly co-head of the Capital Markets Group within Structured Finance at Babcock & Brown, which he joined in 2002. Brett was a former Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets for Merrill Lynch in Australia where he worked from 1994 to 2002. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Brett spent 3 years with Credit Suisse Financial Products, the then derivatives bank of the Credit Suisse group.
Brett has a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours), Master of Business Administration and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Sydney.