Ian Learmonth

/Ian Learmonth
Chief Executive Officer
Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Ian Learmonth joined the CEFC as Chief Executive Officer in May 2017. Mr Learmonth had previously served as an independent member of the CEFC Executive Investment Committee. Mr Learmonth has more than 20 years’ experience as a financier and investor, working across clean energy and major infrastructure projects, as well as social impact investments. He joined Social Ventures Australia (SVA) in 2011 to establish its Impact Investing business and raised SVA’s first Social Impact fund in 2012. Ian structured and launched Australia’s first Social Impact Bond and was also instrumental in establishing a dedicated Social and Affordable Housing fund with large super fund HESTA.


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 businesses, notably European renewable energy and carbon credit investments, as well a cross-border structured finance and asset financing in Asia and Europe. Earlier in his Macquarie career, Mr Learmonth established the bank’s IT operating lease business and completed a number of securitisations for both Macquarie Bank and external clients.


Ian has degrees in both Law and Commerce from the University of Queensland and is a director of Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre.