Michael McDonald

Senior Manager, Business Development

Email Address: michael.mcdonald@certane.com

Phone: +61 (2) 9053 2260

Mobile: +61 421 511 110

Michael is responsible for the growth and development of the Corporate Trust business nationally, with a specific focus on funds management. His role includes the negotiation and implementation of new fund custody and trustee appointments. Building and maintaining relationships with key clients, service providers and industry associations.

Michael has over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry, primarily within institutional sales and relationship management across superannuation, funds management and corporate banking. Prior to joining Certane, Michael has worked for Colonial First State and National Australia Bank/MLC.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Business – University of Canberra
  • Adv. Diploma Financial Planning – RG146

Expertise and Specialisation

  • Extensive funds management and superannuation experience
  • Custody and Trustee services


Custodian, Professional Trustee, Financial Services, Funds Management

Level 6, 80 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

Certane CT Pty Ltd (Certane) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Certane Group and has positioned itself as a leading corporate trust company renowned for its extensive range of high-quality services and unwavering commitment to clients. With origins dating back to 1880, Certane Corporate Trust has a strong heritage of providing trustee services to help asset managers and investors protect and grow their assets.
Our services include retail and wholesale custody, trustee for MITs and employee share plans, security trustee, facility agent for syndicated loans and trustee for securitisation programs. We provide these services to over 390 appointments totalling $22 billion in assets.

The Corporate Trust division provides corporate trustee services to the financial services industry, acting as custodian and/or trustee for managed investment schemes covering listed and unlisted funds, retail and wholesale, MIT’s, property syndicates, agricultural schemes, water funds, mortgage trusts, retirement villages, private equity and venture capital funds, peer to peer lending and Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles (CCIV).

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