Exclusive: Gribbin to depart Macquarie

The Macquarie Capital managing director and government expert will stay on at the firm for a further few months in a consulting role.

In an email sent to contacts last week, Macquarie Capital managing director DJ Gribbin revealed that he was leaving the firm.

From this week for a period of one month, Gribbin said he would be touring the American West with his family. After this, he will return to Macquarie in a consulting role “for a few months as I contemplate next steps” according to the email.

As well as being a managing director, Gribbin was head of US government advisory and relations for Macquarie Capital, having spent 17 years working on public policy and business development in the infrastructure sector.

Gribbin led advisory teams working on numerous public-private partnerships (P3s) across different states on behalf of Macquarie Capital.

Prior to this, he was chief counsel of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) from 2003 to 2005. During this time he was instrumental in promoting tolls and road pricing as the new way to finance roads in the US.

From 2007 to 2009, Gribbin was general counsel at the US Department of Transportation.

Gribbin also served as director of business development and director of government affairs at Koch Industries, having started his career on Capitol Hill where he worked for US Representative Larry Combest.

At the time of publishing this story, Macquarie had not responded to a request for comment.