Kristina has extensive operations management and project management experience in the public and private sectors. She has worked for Deutsche Bank in Economics Advisory covering research and database management, as well as working for Carrington Forsyth in Corporate Advisory as an Operations Manager more recently. Kristina has also worked for the UK Diplomatic Service upgrading IT systems in UK Embassies worldwide, and organising IT training programs for diplomatic staff both at home and overseas. Kristina has a wealth of experience in management and holds a Diploma of Management. Kristina has also studied at the Securities Institute of Australia (FINSIA) in Financial Markets.
Mujde Zeynel joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in 2017 after over 8 years in the financial industry and energy sector.
Mujde has held various roles at AMP Capital and more broadly with its parent company AMP Limited. Her experience includes institutional fundraising for listed infrastructure funds, project management and commercial management. Prior to AMP Mujde worked at the Australian Financial Review (a leading financial newspaper) and a boutique oil and gas trading company in Turkey. Her roles covered end-to-end energy investment support, financial valuations, industry and market research. Mujde has worked in a number of jurisdictions including Australia, Turkey, Russia and China.
Mujde holds an M.A. Degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in the U.S, which she achieved as a Fulbright scholar and a Bachelor Degree of International Relations from TU-Dresden in Germany. Mujde is fluent in English, Russian, German, Bulgarian, Turkish and Mandarin Chinese.
Katharina brings extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, policy development, political engagement and advocacy to her role at the GI Hub, where she is responsible for corporate governance, strategy and external engagement. Before joining the GI Hub, Katharina held a number of roles with the leading advocacy body, the Property Council of Australia, most recently as National Policy Manager, Housing and Planning. There she worked with senior industry leaders on thought leadership initiatives, formulating proactive policy and advocating on behalf of the industry to government. She has also worked in State Government in South Australia, focused on economic development and sustainability policy. During her time with the Property Council, Katharina gained valuable experience in leading negotiations on complex and politically sensitive policy areas. Katharina brings to GI Hub a strong track record and core strength in building and maintaining lasting and productive relationships with a range of diverse public and private sector stakeholders to deliver results. Katharina holds an Honours Degree in Business and a Bachelor of International Business from the University of South Australia, and a Bachelor of European Business from the Normandy Business School in France.
Marco joined the team in 2017 to head up Digital Product Management and Innovation for GI Hub. Marco has over 10 years’ experience in both Project and Product Management across Product Design, Digital Transformation, IT Infrastructure and Web Development.
Prior to joining GI Hub Marco has worked in both Australia and the UK, managing projects for Coca Cola, Channel 9, Canon, and Turkcell to name a few.
Despite holding a Bachelor Degree in International Business, Marco became passionate about web development after creating his own start up events website. His work in this space has continued to evolve, as well as undertaking formal training in product and web design.
Jack Handford is an experienced infrastructure and PPP practitioner working on the GI Hub’s leading practices mandate, under which the GI Hub develops tools and guidance materials for governments in both developed and emerging markets, including its PPP Risk Allocation Tool. Jack is an Australian qualified solicitor and brings several years of experience from a variety of perspectives across the public and private sectors.
Jack joined the GI Hub in 2017. Prior to joining the GI Hub, Jack worked as a project finance lawyer at a leading international law firm for equity sponsors and lenders, and, prior to that, for a globally recognised construction contractor on PPPs and infrastructure transactions, including onsite on Queensland’s Airport Link, Northern Busway and Airport Roundabout Upgrade PPP Project during its construction.
Cleyton Barros joined the GI Hub in 2016 as a secondee from the Ministry of Finance in Brazil where he had worked for the previous five years. His role as Chief General Coordinator of Logistics provided Cleyton with a wealth of knowledge and experience in various infrastructure sectors including rail, ports, roads and airports. During his time with the Ministry of Finance, Cleyton monitored both the implementation of regulation and management models as well as formulating the public policy for infrastructure projects. Prior to working for the Ministry of Finance, Cleyton served as an advisor in the Ministry of Transport in Brazil on various transportation logistics programs. In this capacity, Cleyton was involved in the planning, monitoring and valuation of these programs.
Rahadian Zulfadin joined the GI Hub in April 2016. Before joining the GI Hub, Rahadian worked for the Indonesian Ministry of Finance in the areas of international cooperation, infrastructure and fiscal policy. Most recently he was part of the Indonesian G20 team where he advised Finance and Deputy Finance Ministers in several G20 meetings, particularly during the G20 Turkish Presidency. From 2007 to 2010 he worked in the Risk Management Unit within the Ministry and was responsible for measuring economic and government supports for infrastructure risks and assessing their impacts on the sustainability of the Indonesian budget. In the early 2000s he was a researcher and made notable contributions to quantitatively measuring domestic investor potential to absorb government bonds in the early development stage of Indonesia’s retail government bonds. He holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Monash University, Melbourne and a PhD in Monetary Economics from La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Ping Fu joined the GI Hub in January 2018 as a secondee from the China PPP Centre which is affiliated to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) of China. Ping has been working on PPPs for around four years from early 2014, when the Government of China again attached great importance to the model of PPPs.
During his time with the China PPP Centre under MOF, Ping worked closely with colleagues on drafting PPP policies and guidelines, operating and improving the National PPP Comprehensive Information Platform, international cooperation, and knowledge dissemination and sharing in such ways as translating and publishing books, training, and workshops, etc.
Before 2014, Ping had worked mainly in the area of climate change for ten years, being involved in both domestic affairs and international cooperation in MOF and the China CDM Fund Management Centre, and earlier the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.
Seungbeum Rho joined the GI Hub in February 2018 as a secondee from the Korea Development Institute (KDI). Before joining the GI Hub, Seungbeum had worked as a specialist of public-private partnerships (PPP) at the KDI for 11 years. At KDI, he led various research and consulting projects for the Korean government, such as the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Ministry of National Defense. He contributed to the development of new policy and institutions, such as the new PPP risk sharing system, the standards and procedure for PPP project restructuring.
Prior to working for KDI, he served as a public officer at the Public Procurement Service, where he dealt with national procurement policy and government contracts, and worked as a lawyer at the Minju law group, where he conducted litigations for financial institutions.
Stephanie joined the Hub in May 2017 as an Analyst. She recently graduated from the University of Sydney after completing a double Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Arts.
During her studies, she undertook two international exchanges; one at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and the second at Sciences Po Institute of Political Studies in Paris, France. She has also completed an internship with consulting firm ALTIOS International in Paris, France.
David joined the GI Hub in October 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in media and communications from a primarily public sector background.
Prior to joining the Hub, David began his career in public affairs with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection where he worked within the fast-paced media unit. During this time, he was seconded to the Joint Agency Task Force—Operation Sovereign Borders and worked in a number of remote locations, including Nauru and PNG.
After moving to Sydney in 2015, David took up a position with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission working to promote financial literacy. He then moved to the Reserve Bank of Australia as a Senior Communications Officer.
Most recently, David was Media and Communications Manager at AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence agency. He was responsible for managing relationships with media, developing and executing proactive media strategies, creating web content, and managing its social media channels.
David holds a Bachelor of Communications obtained from the University of Canberra.
Jordana joined GI Hub in Spring 2017 as the Social Media and Communications Officer. Jordana works with the communications team to implement and develop the marketing strategy with a focus on digital communications.
Jordana comes from an events background with over seven years’ experience in the sector. From budget management to creating design concepts, through to on the day strategy and operations, Jordana has managed a wide spectrum of events from corporate and private events to charity fundraisers and brand launches. Throughout these roles, Jordana held responsibility for internal and external communications with a focus on brand management and social media marketing.
Jordana graduated from the University of Stirling with a BA Hons in Business Studies and Marketing, and is currently undertaking a Social Media Marketing diploma.
Stella is a seasoned executive assistant with more than 25 years of experience working across a range of sectors, and a particular focus on supporting Executive C Level management and Board.
She has worked in international telecommunications, with 17 years’ service at Australian telco Telstra and Telstra International, as well as in legal and health sectors.
Stella is able to tailor her skills to meet the demanding needs and requirements in supporting boards and C Level executive staff. She has studied management and executive development.
Vicki has over 16 years experience supporting Senior Partners and Executives across sectors in both the Legal and Financial Services industries.
Previously Vicki has been working with KPMG where her focus has been primarily in the Real Estate and Construction space both nationally and globally.
She has an Associate Diploma in Business and Marketing. Much of Vicki’s time over the years has been spent partnering with various corporate citizenship programs, charitable organisations and corporate boards, allowing her to fulfil various secondment, mentoring and board advisory roles and enabling her to pursue her passion of involvement in the social welfare and economic future needs of the broader community.