Kerry Stoke’s Australian Capital Equity has appointed James McMahon chief operating officer. Mr McMahon left his previous position as commissioner of the WA Department of Corrective Services in April this year, having served in the role since 2013. He has sat on the SAS Resources Trust Board since 2008, the Australian War Memorial Board since October 2015, and was recently appointed to the St John of God Health Care Board and the investment advisory group committee for RSL WA. Mr McMahon is a former director of the West Coast Eagles Football Club, where he also served as deputy chairman. He is a 24-year army veteran, including time as a commander of Australia’s elite SAS Regiment, and more recently has been a business executive, management consultant and company director. Mr McMahon’s past private sector roles include five years as chief operating officer for Azure Capital. In early 2012, he became managing director of Azure-backed consulting startup Chauvel Group.
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