Marie Lam-Frendo was appointed CEO by the Board of the Global Infrastructure Hub, effective January 28th 2019.
Prior to joining the GI Hub, she was the Head of Asia-Pacific for Acuity, the advisory services business of the SNCL group, helping clients in regard to infrastructure project strategy and finance.
From 2011 to 2014, Marie headed the Infrastructure Initiatives department of the World Economic Forum, where she led their thought leadership activities, publishing thought leadership reports on best practices in the infrastructure sector. She led the dissemination effort of these best practices to governments and advocated to coalitions such as the B20 and the G20.
Before that, Marie worked for European utilities Essent then RWE where she drove their business development activities in the Africa and Central Asia region for various commodities, including their equity investment in LNG and hydro power plants. She started her career in 2001, and worked for various engineering consulting firms holding several technical and commercial positions for energy and transport projects in Africa, Middle East and Europe.
Marie holds an MSc of Civil Engineering from EPF, an MSc of Marketing and Strategy from ESCP-EAP (Paris), and an MSc of Management and Leadership from WEF - in partnership with LBS and INSEAD. She is a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum.
Neil brings extensive experience related to multilateral development banking, innovative financing and technology to his role at the Hub, where he is focused on data-driven insights for decision-making.
Before joining the Global Infrastructure Hub, he worked at Finance Canada for 15 years, most recently as the Director of Multilateral Institutions where he was involved in various G20 initiatives related to multilateral development banks and infrastructure finance.
Previously, Neil’s career included work at Adobe Systems, the United Nations, the European Commission and Flinders University in South Australia.
He is a graduate of Carleton University and the London School of Economics.
Srima joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in February 2020 as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for aligning operations and strategy and for ensuring that support services, resourcing and infrastructure enable the delivery of programs and partnerships.
Prior to joining the GI Hub, Srima worked in senior management within large international infrastructure and property development companies across Strategy, Human Resources, Innovation, Business Transformation and Operations. She also worked as a COO in the not-for-profit sector and was responsible for governance, operations, donor management, marketing and communications.
Srima began her career working as a civil engineer at Montgomery Watson working on water and wastewater projects. She also worked as a technical advisor on PPPs at the International Finance Corporation.
Srima holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, a Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford, an M.B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Henri joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in July 2020 as Chief Content Officer and leads the strategy and delivery of content initiatives and research, tools and products for the Hub.
Prior to joining the GI Hub, Henri was the Resilience Finance lead and acting COO for the Global Resilient Cities Network - an initiative across 100 cities pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. He had previously been leading Aecom infrastructure advisory practice in Asia, advising on asset valuations and sale/acquisitions for Macquarie in North America and consulting on transport projects across Europe and APAC for Systra.
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.
Thomas is a Strategic Advisor to the Global Infrastructure Hub, with over thirty years of experience in infrastructure delivery and finance. He is also in the advisory board of Meridiam Infrastructure and an independent non-executive director in Global Ports Holding, a London Stock Exchange quoted company. He is working with International Financial Institutions on the implementation of innovative financing approaches for infrastructure delivery, including financing solutions for local public utility enterprises in emerging markets.
Prior, Thomas was Managing Director for Infrastructure at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, overseeing a successful private sector focused infrastructure programme with a number of ground-breaking PPP and corporate finance solutions in both commercial and social infrastructure delivery. The programme also pioneered local currency solutions and the systematic mobilisation of capital markets funding infrastructure.
Thomas has chaired the Global Infrastructure Council of the World Economic Forum and has been involved in infrastructure related workstreams of G20 since 2013.
Kyle is a Strategic Advisor to the Global Infrastructure Hub. He has more than three decades of experience in international development and management. He is a Senior Advisor to BCG in its public sector and people and organizations practices, where he is advising public sector organizations on operational agility and efficiency.
He is the Coordinator of the 15th Replenishment of the African Development Fund at the African Development Bank and a senior advisor to the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), advising on the IFAD12 consultations and the operations for excellence for results (OpEx) program, and is a 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 formed by the UN Secretary General to guide the UNSG’s reform program.
Previously, Kyle had three decades of experience at the World Bank. In his last position as Senior Vice President, Operations, and interim Managing Director and COO, Kyle led the World Bank’s worldwide operations, overseeing annual financial commitments of about US$50 billion and the effective implementation of 1,500 ongoing development operations, and managed the World Bank’s six Regional Vice Presidents, three Practice Group Vice Presidents and the Vice President of Operational Policy.
He co-chaired the IDA18 Replenishment that involved a catalytic policy and financing package and increased IDA’s resources by about 50 percent. Over the course of his career, he has accumulated more than two decades of experience on economic and development issues, with exposure to all regions, especially East Asia and Eastern Europe. Kyle has an advanced degree in economics.
Denis is a Strategic Advisor to the Global Infrastructure Hub. He has over 30 years experience in project financing, investment, commercial structuring, and portfolio management of multi-sector infrastructure assets.
Denis is also Strategic Advisor to Plan A Capital, a Canadian development and project finance advisory firm active in the infrastructure and power industries.
Prior, from November 2011 to September 2019, Denis careered with SNC-Lavalin Capital. Over that period, he headed the investment and project finance team responsible for sponsoring infrastructure projects primarily procured through Public Private Partnerships.
Denis also led the structuring and management of an infrastructure fund dedicated to monetizing and managing 10 Canadian PPP Infrastructure assets, including light rail transportation systems, power generation facilities, hospitals, and motorways.
He developed new financing strategies for the acquisition of renewable or decarbonized energy platforms in Canada, USA, and Australia as well as the project financing of nuclear reactors in Canada and the UK.
Denis also acted for two years as CEO of the project company responsible for the PPP implementation of a large PPP healthcare complex located in Montreal, Canada.
Denis holds a Master of Laws in International Business Transactions from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Bar of the Province of Quebec.
Maud de Vautibault is a senior infrastructure policy and legal advisor with over 18 years of experience in France both in the public and private sectors, in governmental frameworks and the procurement, execution and implementation of quality infrastructure projects.
She joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in January 2019 under a cooperation agreement with the French Treasury where she had worked for the previous four years as a Project Manager and Head of Legal Affairs at the Infrastructure Finance and PPPs Unit. During her time in the Ministry of Finance, she developed advanced expertise in procurement policy and prior assessment analysis, focusing on advising the public procurement authorities on the best contractual options between concession, traditional public procurement and PPP contractual structures.
Maud worked on various concessions projects under a civil law system, including most recently on the €2,3bn refinancing of the Paris-Bordeaux High Speed Rail (with a French State Guarantee) and a major light rail project in SubSaharan Africa. Prior to that, Maud worked as an in-house legal advisor at Bouygues, a worldwide infrastructure contractor, where she was in charge of leading the contractual documentation for a large panel of infrastructure projects from the inception to the closing, with a focus on social infrastructure buildings under partnerships contracts (including public buildings, universities, court of justice…).
Maud has also served on various boards of directors representing the Ministry of Finance in State owned Public Infrastructure establishments. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Economic Law from University of Paris Pantheon Assas.
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.
Monica leads the development, delivery and dissemination of the GI Hub’s strategic and innovation-focused programs of work, including our work streams on innovative funding and financing, InfraTech, infrastructure futures and transformative infrastructure post-COVID. She ensures that these programs are developed using customer-centric approaches and that they offer robust evidence to facilitate change and drive impact for G20 governments and industry stakeholders.
Monica brings more than 15 years of experience in technology, innovation and engineering consulting to the GI Hub team. Prior to GI Hub, Monica established and grew Isle Utilities in the APAC region. Isle is a boutique consultancy whose aim is to accelerate the commercialisation of water technology across the globe. She was Managing Director for Isle Australia (between 2011-2015) and most recently led their expansion into South East Asia as Head of Technology and Innovation Consulting.
Monica is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and holds a BEng (Hons) in Environmental Engineering from the University of Queensland. Prior to Isle, Monica was a wastewater process engineer for leading consultancies in Australia and the UK.
Bella provides research, policy guidance, engagement and project management across a broad range of global initiatives at the Hub, most recently leading analysis submitted to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on infrastructure and economic recovery.
Bella brings 14 years experience in policy research, delivery planning and governance across public sector, commercial, think tank and social sector roles. Her specialisations include Transport Infrastructure (Rail; Bus; Freight) and Social Infrastructure (Housing; Cultural Institutions; Service Design; Social Policy Performance), inclusive development and access, and how we improve and innovate in public policy settings.
Most recently, Bella was an infrastructure consultant and served as Program Manager between the Strategic and Final Business Case for More Trains More Services Stage 3 at Transport for NSW, a major Sydney suburban brownfield rail upgrade combining fleet, network and digital investments. From 2010 to 2014, Bella was an Executive-Level Advisor for the Australian Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, where she was a lead drafter on a landmark public review of Australian capital city strategic planning systems. She has previously designed and delivered services and policy reform for remote Indigenous communities, people with a disability, and for young people in the Kingdom of Tonga.
Bella holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Harvard John F Kennedy School of Government with a focus on infrastructure, where she also supported two Harvard Professors in the research and teaching of urban planning and city management for the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.
Michael is an infrastructure professional with significant experience across government, private and not-for-profit organisations in Asia and Australia.
As a Senior Analyst with the GI Hub, Michael works across a range of projects and initiatives including the Country Engagement Programs and infrastructure guidance tools. Before joining the GI Hub, Michael has been a Senior Policy Adviser with Infrastructure Partnerships Australia, a Trade Adviser with the Australian Trade Commission, and a Civil Engineer with Spaceframe China.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Diploma in Languages (Chinese) from the University of Queensland, and has also completed studies at Tianjin University, National Taiwan Normal University and Tecnologico de Monterrey.
Jack Handford is an experienced infrastructure and PPP practitioner working as a manager in the GI Hub’s leading practices team. Under the leading practices mandate, the GI Hub develops tools and guidance materials for governments in both developed and emerging markets aimed at supporting the delivery of high quality infrastructure. Jack is an Australian qualified solicitor and brings several years of experience from a variety of perspectives across the public and private sectors.
Jack has been with the GI Hub since 2017 and, prior to joining the GI Hub, worked as a project finance lawyer at international law firm King & Wood Mallesons and, prior to that, for international contractor CIMIC Group on PPPs and infrastructure transactions.
Stephanie supports the Chief Operations Officer on various aspects of funding, governance and operational excellence, helping to optimise processes and procedures and enable the successful delivery of the Hub’s projects.
Stephanie joined the Global Infrastructure Hub post-graduation in May 2017 as an Analyst. In this role, she helped to develop practical guidance tools for governments and infrastructure practitioners, most recently leading a thought leadership project on Infrastructure Futures.
She graduated from the University of Sydney after completing a double Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (majoring in International Business and Management) and Arts (majoring in French and German). 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.
Priya joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in October 2019. She is the Senior Data Scientist based in Toronto, responsible for building data products by leveraging emerging technologies.
She has broad range of technical and industry experience across data science, analytics, consumer insights and digital transformation. Priya has led go-to-market strategy for global enterprises in emerging economies and digital modernisation programs for premium retail brands in North America, and has previously worked with reputed research companies Kantar and Nielsen.
Priya holds a post-graduate degree in business administration and a graduate degree in science from University of Delhi, India.
Katrina is an economist with over 7 years' experience working in Australia and the UK.
She started her career with The Commonwealth Treasury of Australia, producing macroeconomic forecasts and analysis for a range of sectors in the Australian economy. She was most recently an Economic Advisor at the UK Office for National Statistics, leading the production of analysis and commentary relating to UK GDP and National Accounts statistics. She also has experience conducting economic evaluations in the education sector, having worked at the NSW Department of Education’s Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE), where her focus was on Aboriginal education policy.
Katrina holds a Masters in Development Theory and Policy from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, as well as a Masters of International Economics and Finance from Université Paris 13.
Manpreet is an Economist with six years of experience working in Canada and India.
Manpreet joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in May 2020. In the preceding four years, she successfully completed several economics and public policy consulting projects for public and private sector clients, at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada and Deloitte India. Prior to this, she worked at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) primarily in research programs on urbanisation.
Manpreet holds a Masters of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom, as well as a Bachelors of Arts (Honors) in Economics from the University of Delhi, India.
Martin (Vimal) is a seasoned Data Science professional with almost a decade of experience in Analytics and Data Engineering. He joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in June 2020 to strengthen the Hub's list of Data products with his expertise in advanced analytics and machine learning.
Prior to joining the GI Hub, Martin was a Lead Data Scientist with several large consulting firms including Dell EMC, Accenture and DXC across Asia and Europe, where he transformed teams with data-driven processes and implemented machine learning solutions for demand forecasting, perception modelling and customer segmentation. He specializes in transforming organizations with metric-driven processes and a data-driven culture.
Martin holds a Masters in Data Science from Liverpool John Moores University and a Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University. He is currently pursuing an MBA in Finance from Deakin University, Melbourne.
Siva joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in November 2019 as a Data Scientist. He has more than 15 years of IT experience implementing various products and solutions across different technologies, sectors and locations.
Before joining the GI Hub, Siva was a data scientist consultant providing end-to-end machine learning solutions for Toronto based start-ups. Prior to this he was a quality engineering manager with Capgemini Canada where he implemented automation and data solutions for a number of financial services institutions.
Siva is a Professional Scrum Master and PMP certified. He also holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, India. Siva is part of the GI Hub’s data team and is responsible for developing cloud-based infrastructure data products and machine-learning solutions.
Angelique is a creative communications leader with 13 years' global experience in media relations, issues and crisis management, strategy, storytelling and digital and social content creation.
She has extensive experience developing and executing communications strategy for various Government sectors and business events, hospitality and arts and tourism brands, having specialised in these industries since 2006, across private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Prior to joining the Global Infrastructure Hub in February 2019 she headed up corporate and brand communications at Sydney Opera House.
Marco joined the team in 2017 to head up Digital Product Management and Innovation for Global Infrastructure Hub. Responsible for the digital transformation of the Global Infrastructure hub, Marco has worked to create a strategy that encompasses a seamless online experience across all products, reports and platforms, while also ensuring the development of world class websites that are extendable, flexible and reusable.
Marco has over 11 years’ experience in the IT Industry specialising in both Project and Product Management across the areas of Product Design, Digital Transformation, Digital Strategy, User Experience, Experience Design, Search Engine Optimisation, Ecommerce, Blockchain, IT Infrastructure and Web Development.
Prior to joining GI Hub Marco has worked in both Australia and the UK, managing and designing digital projects for Coca Cola, nine.com.au, Canon, and Turkcell to name a few.
Jordana joined the GI Hub in April 2017 after relocating from the UK to Australia. She works as part of the communications team to implement and develop the overall communications and marketing strategy with a focus on digital communications as well as managing the Hub's busy event schedule.
Jordana has an events background with over seven years’ experience in the sector. The role included budget management, creating design concepts as well as on the day management and strategy and operations. Jordana has managed a wide spectrum of events from corporate and private events, 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 degree in Business Studies and Marketing.
Daniel Galle is the Toronto-based Partnership Manager responsible for building the Global Infrastructure Hub’s relationships across the private sector internationally.
Daniel joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in November 2019 after spending six years with the Australian Government-Austrade as Investment Director. In that role he was responsible for promoting infrastructure investment opportunities and developing business relationships that promoted trade and investment in Australia. Prior to this, Daniel worked in commercial real estate development in Canada.
Daniel holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and Policy Design from the Politecnico di Milano.
Sam is an economics, public policy and government professional with nearly fifteen years' experience in both the public and private sectors.
As Global Infrastructure Hub Partnership Manager, he is responsible for building the GI Hub’s relationships with governments around the world.
Prior to joining the GI Hub, Sam managed government relations at Lion, a major global beverage company. Before Lion he held senior roles at Infrastructure New South Wales and the New South Wales Treasury. He has also worked as a senior adviser to two New South Wales Treasurers.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Economics and Asian Studies from Griffith University in Brisbane.
Will is a seasoned communications professional with over 10 years of experience in media, communications and corporate affairs.
Before joining Global Infrastructure Hub, Will was a Corporate Affairs Specialist at First State Super where he supported a variety of communication initiatives and processes to proactively position, promote and protect the reputation of First State Super. His career path has also included roles within health insurance, information technology, healthcare and academic institutions.
Will has a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) from the University of Sydney.
Bonnie has more than 13 years of corporate experience working in fast-paced, dynamic work environments and is passionate about operational excellence as a driver of performance and efficiency. Bonnie leads the GI Hub Office Services team across Australia and Canada and is responsible for running all aspects of the Sydney Office including Operations, Facilities and Project Management.
Bonnie has led and developed operational teams in both local and Asian markets to deliver outcomes exceeding stakeholder expectations.
Before joining GI Hub, Bonnie Community Manager at WeWork and prior to that was the APAC Regional Operations Manager of recruitment platform Indeed.
Jenni is the Sydney-based Finance Manager responsible for managing the financials of Global Infrastructure Hub and supporting the wider team to make sound financial decisions.
Prior to joining the GI Hub, Jenni worked as a Financial Controller for a New Zealand not-for-profit organisation in hospitality sector. In addition to the hospitality industry, Jenni has developed her finance experience in other sectors, including education and health services.
Jenni is a Certified Practicing Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is currently completing her MBA.
Fiona joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in September 2019 as the Canadian Office Manager located in Toronto. With a background in health services executive administration and project management, Fiona spent more than a decade providing leadership and thoughtful guidance to hundreds of medical professionals.
Fiona is known for her superior organisational skills and tactful interpersonal relationships. One of her greatest passions was the work she did supporting an Aboriginal Elder who created The Aboriginal Healing Program, an Accredited Leading Practice Indigenous Healing Program.
Before entering the medical field, Fiona was the founder and owner of a martial arts and personal fitness school that prided itself on its open-door policy. The school focused on creating programs that were accessible and supportive for women, children and those with special needs.
Hannah is a Human Resources professional with specialist skills in recruitment and solid generalist exposure and experience within consulting firms and global multinationals.
Before joining the Hub, Hannah was with the global FMCG giant Mars. Originally joining its confectionary division, Hannah went on to specialise in talent acquisition across all divisions within Australia. Prior to this she was an HR Analyst with consulting firm Mintegrity.
Hannah holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Industrial Relations from the University of Sydney and is currently completing her Australian Human Resources Institute practitioner accreditation.
Pamela is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 16 years of providing support to top level executives. Pamela joined the Hub in Oct 2017 and brings a variety of experience and knowledge to her role.
Whilst continuing Executive Assistant duties, since August 2019, Pamela has taken on the role of Scrum Master as part of the GI Hub beginning its journey using the Agile approach to operating. As Scrum Master Pamela co-ordinates and facilitates Agile meetings, maintains the sprint boards and GI Hub’s roadmap. It is also her responsibility as Scrum Master to understand GI Hub team projects and ensure priorities are evaluated, discussed and met, and to educate team members on best Agile practice.
Prior to joining GI Hub, Pamela had a year off to sail halfway around the world and has provided high-level support to top executives at NTGPE and Challenger Financial Services.
Mona has 15 years of experience working for national and global legal, financial services and not-for-profit organisations, specializing in high level C-suite executive and board/committee administrative support, including complex meeting and travel planning.
As Executive Assistant to the CEO and Executive Team since joining the Global Infrastructure Hub in August 2019, Mona plays an integral role to supporting its leadership and contributing to the day to day business operations.
Mona completed formal education in Business Administration and People & Culture from the CCE at the University of Sydney.
Qadir is an IT/Business Analyst professional who brings over 10 years of experience in the field of IT and Business Architecture across the Government, Utility and Manufacturing sectors. From Infrastructure to applications and business processes, he has strong grip in all areas of information technology and business process re-engineering.
Before joining Global Infrastructure Hub, Qadir worked in the Middle East designing and managing IT and Business Architecture projects for the Government sector and Composite Aerospace Manufacturing industry.
Qadir has a Masters in Management Information Systems from Preston Institute.
Amir Joined Global Infrastructure Hub in October 2018 as IT Manager to work on ICT contracts, procurements and projects. He brings 18 years of experience across IT Infrastructure, Operations, Project management and Cloud computing.
In addition to Industry certificates in IT, Amir also holds a master’s degree in Technology and Innovation Management from UNSW, where he developed an advanced understanding of business and technology alignment and applications of digital technologies.
Amir manages multiple service providers to ensure IT services and technologies are delivered to meet the objectives of the GI Hub.