Ian Learmonth

Chief Executive


Ian Learmonth joined the CEFC as Chief Executive Officer in May 2017 with more than 30 years' experience as a financier and investor across markets in Asia, Europe and Australia. He has worked in asset finance and securitisation, clean energy and major infrastructure projects, as well as pioneering social impact investments.

Prior to taking the role at the CEFC, Ian established Social Ventures Australia’s Impact Investing business which included raising impact and affordable housing funds as well 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. Ian has degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Smart Energy

Conference & Exhibition 2021




Smart Energy

Conference & Exhibition 2021


May 12 - 13, 2021


ICC Sydney

14 Darling Dr,

Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Please refer to the NSW health website for updates on COVID-19 before attending the event.

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