Nicholas Whitlam

Nick Whitlam - SMART Advisory Council

Chairman, Port Authority of NSW

Nicholas Whitlam is chairman of the Port Authority of NSW and a non-executive director of Crescent Wealth.

After graduating from Harvard University and the University of London, he worked overseas in major investment banks (JP Morgan, Paribas) before rising to prominence when he was appointed chief executive of the State Bank of NSW in 1981.

He later formed Whitlam Turnbull & Co with future Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former NSW Premier Neville Wran. He was chair of the NRMA Group from 1996 to 2002 and was an architect of the demutualisation of NRMA Insurance in 2000 whereby that business was publically listed (as IAG) and NRMA’s roadside assistance continued as a mutual.

He has lived with his family in the Illawarra since 2004.

Last reviewed: 16 November, 2017