Global Infrastructure Hub’s Board

Chair

Chris Legg

Independent Director and Chair of the Board

Chris Legg

Independent Director and Chair of the Board

Chris Legg is a former senior Australian Treasury officer with more than 40 years’ experience in domestic and international economic policy issues, including in leadership roles related to Australian international economic engagement, participation in the G20 and APEC, financial system stability and regulation, foreign investment, and infrastructure.  He has recently been employed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a consultant to assist its Independent Evaluation Office.

He was Australia’s Chief Negotiator for the creation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and subsequently Australia’s Director on the AIIB Board from January 2016 to June 2020, representing a constituency which included Cook Islands, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.  He chaired the Board’s Policy and Strategy Committee and served as the inaugural Dean of the Executive Board.

He was also Treasury’s inaugural representative on the Board of the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific until his retirement in July 2020. In 2018, he co-chaired the G20 Infrastructure Working Group.

Mr Legg previously served on the Executive Board of the World Bank Group and on the Executive Board of the IMF. His book, Global Cooperation in a Time of Transition: The IMF, G20 and the Global Financial Crisis, was published by the Woodrow Wilson Centre for Public Scholars in 2014.  

Mr Legg has a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from Monash University and a Masters in International Relations from the Australian National University.

Board members

Katherine Sierra

Independent Director

Katherine Sierra

Independent Director

Katherine Sierra is a non-resident Senior Fellow of Global Economy and Development at The Brookings Institution.

Previously Ms Sierra held senior leadership positions at the World Bank, including Vice President for Sustainable Development; Vice President, Infrastructure; Vice President, Human Resources; and Vice President for Operational Core Services.

Ms Sierra is a member of the External Advisory Council for the Ingersoll Rand Center for Energy Efficiency and is on the Sustainability Advisory Committee for the FMC Corporation. She is the Chair of the Gold Medal Jury for the World Environment Center's Corporate Sustainability Leadership Award. She co-chaired an external task force that addressed issues of gender-based violence in World Bank Investment Projects and is currently co-chair of the Oxfam Independent Commission addressing Sexual Misconduct and Culture Change at that organisation.

Ms Sierra has a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Hispanic Civilization), University of California Santa Barbara (1976) and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (1978). She also completed the General Managers Program at the Harvard Business School (1998).

Rakan Bin Dohaish

Director

Rakan Bin Dohaish

Director

Rakan Bin Dohaish is currently the Director-General of the International Financial Institutions at the Ministry of Finance and Secretary of Saudi Arabia’s G20 Program.

He previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor and Policy Lead for the Saudi G20 Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) at the Saudi G20 Finance Track. Prior to this role, Mr. Bin Dohaish was a Senior Investment Analyst with the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) Investment Deputyship.

Mr Bin Dohaish is a seasoned public speaker holding an MBA in Finance from Oklahoma City University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration from King Saud University.

Francesca Utili

Director

Francesca Utili

Director

Francesca Utili is the Director General for International Financial Relations at the Department of the Treasury within the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. In this position, she serves as Deputy to the G7 and G20 and is responsible for relations with International Financial Institutions including the IMF, the EIB, and the OECD. Ms Utili is also Alternate Governor for Italy of the major multilateral development banks. She oversees analysis of the international economic, monetary, and financial system.

Previously, Ms Utili served as Financial Counsellor in charge of Ecofin coordination at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU in Brussels and as Director for EU Economic Affairs and Director for IMF Affairs at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Department of the Treasury.

Ms Utili graduated in Economics from the University La Sapienza. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Tor Vergata in Rome and a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from the University of Turin. Her research interests include development and social policies, fiscal policy, European integration, and measurement of poverty and inequality.

Martin Tabi

Director

Martin Tabi

Director

Martin Tabi is Director General, International Finance and Development at Finance Canada, a position he has held since 2020. His division plays a lead role in shaping the debate around international financial flows and related development issues. It advises on the overall management and priority-setting of Canada’s International Assistance Envelope and has lead responsibility for the World Bank. It also focuses on export finance, debt relief, and the multilateral development banks and advises on debt relief issues.

From 2016 to 2020, Mr Tabi was the Director of Operations of the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat at the Privy Council Office. The Intelligence Assessment Secretariat supports the National Security Advisor in the provision of all source foreign intelligence assessments to the Prime Minister, Cabinet, the Clerk of the Privy Council, and the senior leadership of the Government of Canada.

Prior to joining the Privy Council Office, Mr Tabi worked for almost a decade at FINTRAC, the Canadian Financial Intelligence Unit, where he was responsible for the international relationships and the research and strategic intelligence divisions.

Mr Tabi holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in economics from Laval University.

Genevieve Overell AM FAICD

Independent Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Genevieve Overell AM FAICD

Independent Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee

Genevieve Overell AM FAICD is an independent, non-executive director on a portfolio of Boards and brings significant commercial, legal, governance, and advocacy experience to her appointment to the GI Hub board.

Throughout her career, Ms Overell has held leading executive and non-executive roles in financial services, infrastructure, professional services, government, the health sector, not-for-profit organisations, and the arts. Prior to her current roles, she was Head of Government Advisory, Deutsche Bank AG Australia, Deputy Secretary in the Victorian Government and a Partner at KPMG advising on Infrastructure projects.

Ms Overell is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Institute of Public Administration of Australia. In the 2020, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours, in recognition of her service to the community.

Kyle Peters

Independent Director

Kyle Peters

Independent Director

Kyle Peters has more than three decades of experience in international development and management. He is currently a Senior Advisor to BCG, Coordinator of the 16th Replenishment of the African Development Fund at the African Development Bank, Senior Advisor to the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and member of the President’s Board of Eminent Advisers. He also served on the Secretariat for the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance and the UN Reference Group.

Previously, Mr Peters had three decades of experience at the World Bank. In his last position as Senior Vice President, Operations and interim Managing Director and COO, Mr Peters led the World Bank’s worldwide operations. Over the course of his career, he has accumulated extensive experience on economic and development issues, with exposure to all regions, especially East Asia and Eastern Europe. Mr Peters has an advanced degree in economics.

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