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 also served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund’s Independent Evaluation Office. He has recently been appointed by the Asian Development Bank to chair the replenishment negotiations for the Bank’s concessional Asian Development Fund.
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 AIIB Board’s Policy and Strategy Committee and served as the inaugural Dean of the Executive Board.
He was also the Australian 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 Center for Public Scholars in 2014.
Mr Legg has a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from Monash University and a Master’s in international relations from the Australian National University.
Katherine Sierra has held senior positions in leading development institutions. Before her retirement, she was a 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 Trane Technologies and is on the Sustainability Advisory Committee for the FMC Corporation. She was 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 co-chaired the Oxfam Independent Commission addressing Sexual Misconduct and Culture Change at that organisation.
Ms Sierra has a Bachelor of Arts (Anthropology and Hispanic Civilisation) from the 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 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.
Since August 2023, Martin Tabi has been the Director General, Economic Development at Global Affairs Canada. Between July 2020 and August 2023, Martin was the Director General, International Finance and Development Division at Finance Canada. This division plays a lead role in shaping the debate around debt sustainability, relief and transparency, and export finance. It also focuses on international assistance issues and oversees Canada’s participation to multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). As part of his responsibilities, Martin represented Canada on the Board of Directors of the AIIB and the Global Infrastructure Hub (GIH). He was also Canada’s Deputy at the World Bank Group International Development Association (IDA) and Canada’s Sherpa for the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action.
From 2016 to 2020, Martin 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, Martin worked at FINTRAC, the Canadian Financial Intelligence Unit, for almost a decade. He was responsible for the International Relationships division and the Research and Strategic Intelligence division. Martin also worked at the Department of Finance between 2003 and 2006 and at Statistics Canada between 1997 and 2003. Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in economics from Laval University.
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 has more than three decades of experience in international development and management. He is currently a Senior Advisor to BCG, and External Chair of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD13). He also served as the Coordinator of the 15th and 16th Replenishment of the African Development Fund at the African Development Bank and 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 in economic and development issues, with exposure to all regions, especially East Asia and Eastern Europe. Mr Peters has an advanced degree in economics.