New head of US oil and gas at Macquarie Capital

The firm has hired Brady Parish from Apache Corporation as it seeks to bolster its Houston-based energy platform.

Macquarie Capital , the advisory and principal investment arm of Australia's Macquarie Group , has hired Brady Parish to head its US oil and gas unit. 

Parish, who joins as managing director, comes directly from energy group Apache Corporation. He previously served as managing director and head of energy at independent investment bank Moelis & Company. Prior to that he worked for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch as an M&A upstream banker.

Macquarie has been steadily expanding its oil and gas team in Houston in the past year with the addition of Grant Butkus and Joel Saber as senior vice presidents. Parish's appointment also follows the recent hire of David McShane as the firm's US head of equity capital markets.

Macquarie is the largest non-producing gas trader and the third largest physical gas marketer in North America, according to McGraw Hill Financial energy market tracker Platts. The Houston office is the company's third-largest in the US.

Macquarie Capital was part of a group of equity investors that earlier this month teamed up with 12 banks and the European Investment Bank to secure the financing needed to complete the construction of the 336 megawatt Galloper wind farm, off the coast of Suffolk in the UK.