Program speakers



Ian Learmonth

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Learmonth has more than 30 years’ experience as a financier and investor, having worked in Australia, Hong Kong and Europe across clean energy and major infrastructure projects, as well as pioneering social impact investments. Prior to taking the role at the CEFC, Mr Learmonth established Social Ventures Australia’s Impact Investing business which included raising impact and affordable housing funds as well as launching Australia’s first Social Impact Bond in 2013. Previously an Executive Director of Macquarie Group for 12 years, Mr Learmonth has investment banking experience in Sydney, Hong Kong and London. He established and led various Macquarie businesses, notably European renewable energy and carbon credit investments, as well as cross-border structured finance and asset financing in Asia and Europe. Mr Learmonth has degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Queensland.