Australia Future Leaders Network (FLN)
The Australia Future Leaders Network (FLN) features a dedicated pipeline of 4-6 events that take place each year in Melbourne and Sydney. These sessions are specifically created for the junior/mid level members of IPFA, providing an opportunity to network and leverage experience from key industry leaders. They cover a range of sectors and topics, all with large attendances that are representative of the industry.
IPFA has established an FLN Australia Committee which consists of IPFA members who are elected or co-opted to form a balanced representation in Melbourne and Sydney.
We would delighted to hear from members who would like to register their interest in joining the committee, attending or hosting events. We would also welcome your suggestions of topics to cover and any ideas for us to develop the Future Leaders Network (FLN). Please contact email@example.com
Kareen Livingstone, infrastructure analyst is responsible for assisting on all matters relating to the infrastructure asset investment and management processes at AMP Capital. Her role also involves providing investment research, deal screening, investment due diligence and valuation. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in finance, economics and Mandarin, from the University of Melbourne.
Allen & Overy
Isabelle is an associate in the Banking and Projects practice at Allen & Overy and has worked on project finance and infrastructure transactions across the Asia-Pacific region. Isabelle’s experience includes advising financiers and sponsors on PPPs, greenfield energy and mining projects and brownfield infrastructure acquisitions in Australia as well as on cross-border transactions in developing markets. Isabelle holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney.
Jim is a Management Consultant working across Arup’s NSW and Victorian consulting groups. Diverse experience across consulting, government utilities and the public sector gives him a strong understanding of how entities that own, plan, deliver and manage infrastructure can achieve the right outcomes.
Jim works actively to help young professionals find their voice in industry. He creates open connections across organisations and sectors, and his collaborative style is underpinned by a passion for making complex issues accessible to a wide audience.
Drawing on interdisciplinary skills spanning strategic, commercial and technical pursuits, Jim is currently advising clients on infrastructure transactions and business optimisation, delivering business cases and providing policy and regulatory analysis across the infrastructure investment cycle.
Matt is an Analyst in the Origination team at Capella Capital, specialising in complex large-scale infrastructure PPP and Renewable Energy projects in Australia. Matt has strong financial modelling, commercial and investment analysis skills. Matt joined Capella Capital, after six years at Lendlease, in various roles across the Construction and Infrastructure business as well as the Property Development business. Matt holds a PhD from the University of Technology Sydney in business models, organisational structure and strategic alliances, and has presented at several international conferences.
Cat is an Associate Director in EY’s Infrastructure Advisory team, and specialises in the transport and power sectors. She has advised project finance transactions across Europe, Africa and Australia. Originally a scientist by training, she holds a BSc (hons) in Natural Sciences from Durham University and a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication from ANU. Cat has a passion for connecting people, be it through her role in industry groups such as IPFA and the Women in Sustainable Finance Network or through her day job, collaborating with clients to solve the complex challenges they face.
Marina is an Investment Associate in John Laing’s Primary Investment team, specialises in infrastructure PPP and renewable energy projects. Marina has a strong understanding of project finance transactions with areas of focus including financial modelling, investment credit analysis and due diligence. Prior to joining John Laing, Marina worked in the Project Finance team at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia across sectors of infrastructure, energy and utilities, and oil and gas. Marina holds a Double Degree of Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Science (Statistics) and Master of Risk Management (Quantitative Risk) from the University of New South Wales.
Katharine is a Senior Associate in NAB’s Project Finance team, specialising in both oil and gas projects and related infrastructure, and utility scale renewables projects. With both origination and asset management experience across a broad number of energy transactions, she has strong commercial, analytical and risk skills. As part of the Australian IPFA FLN, Katharine is passionate about connecting young professionals and creating learning opportunities within both the energy sector and project finance in Melbourne.
Katharine is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Accounting, Corporate Finance) and a Bachelor of Arts (French) from the University of Western Australia.
Senior Associate, Infrastructure & Structured Finance Unit
Melissa is a Senior Associate in the Infrastructure & Structured Finance Unit in NSW Treasury. Melissa holds the ISFU’s strong belief that the people of NSW deserve infrastructure and services which are value for money. The ISFU delivers this through it’s whole of Government approach and partnering with agencies, in the provision of commercial and financial advice to Government on new and existing service enabling infrastructure.
Melissa was involved in the procurement of the New Grafton Correctional Centre which achieved financial close in June 2017, as well as packages within Sydney Metro City & Southwest. Melissa is also the ‘go-to-person’ for NSW Treasury’s PPP Toolbox. Her previous experience in employment and IR law, investigations and compliance, in the private and not for profit sectors across a variety of industries, including construction, brings a unique blend of experience to the procurement of complex projects.
Melissa thrives on facilitating the professional development of young professionals across the public and private sectors. Since September 2016 Melissa has leveraged her 4 years’ experience as a member of NSW Treasury’s Young Professional’s Committee (including as Chair) to help ensure the presence of Australia’s FLN Committee is high impact, beneficial to junior professionals and valued by industry.
Richard is an Associate with Planum Partners, an investment and advisory firm focusing in Infrastructure, Real Estate and Project Finance.
Richard has a strong understanding of project and structured finance solutions, particularly in the infrastructure, energy and resources sectors. His background includes a focus on investor and financier due diligence, financial modelling and credit analysis for a number of greenfield and brownfield projects.
Prior to joining Planum Partners, Richard worked in the Project and Structured Finance Origination team at ANZ and as an Associate in a leading Australian Early-Stage Venture Capital fund.
Richard is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, where he achieved a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).
Events in the region
There are currently no events confirmed for this branch. If you are keen to speak to one of IPFA Events Team on future events here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.