John Knox

Partner, Head of Australia and New Zealand, Ares Asia

Mr. Knox is a Partner and Head of Australia and New Zealand in Ares Asia, where he is primarily responsible for driving business expansion opportunities across Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Knox is a member of the Ares Asia Direct Lending (Australia) Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2020, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Australia, where he oversaw all of Credit Suisse Australia's businesses, including investment banking, private banking, equities, asset finance, fixed income, debt financing and shared services. Mr. Knox was also a member of the Credit Suisse APAC Operating Committee. Previously, Mr. Knox served as Head and Co-Head of Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Teams in Australia, where he led and originated many investment banking transactions across all industries. Mr. Knox served as Chairman of the Australian Financial Markets Association from 2016 to 2019. He is currently Chairman of Cricket NSW, the body responsible for running cricket in Australia's most populous state. Mr. Knox holds a B.Com. (Hons) from the University of Melbourne in Economics.