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Diana Callebaut – Head of Infrastructure, Cbus Super Fund
Diana Callebaut is Head of Infrastructure at Cbus Super Fund, and is responsible for developing and implementing the $4-billion infrastructure investment
strategy. With extensive business and corporate finance experience, including more than 10 years’ coverage of the infrastructure sector, she has lead and participated
in infrastructure greenfield projects and transactions across the globe. She was most recently a director at KPMG and, prior to that, an investment banking associate
at Credit Suisse London. She has also held various other investment banking and fund roles. Ms Callebaut holds a Master of Business Administration from the
University of Cambridge, a First Class Honours in Finance and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business from
the University of Technology, Sydney. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Ms Callebaut is on the steering committee of the Women’s Infrastructure Network,
Australia’s peak female infrastructure industry body, which aims to increase the visibility and representation of women across the sector.
Michael Cummings – Head of Infrastructure Funds, Australia and New Zealand, AMP Capital
Michael Cummings is AMP Capital’s Head of Australian and New Zealand Infastracture Funds.
He is Director of Endeavour Energy, Powerco NZ, a Director of Australian Pacific Airports Corporation (Melbourne and Launceston Airports), and an Alternate
Director of Interlink M5 and energy start-up Evergen.
Before joining AMP Capital, Mr Cummings was the Chief Operating Officer (Energy) at Brookfield Infrastructure. This involved international governance roles as
the Chair or Director on a number of company boards around the world, including NGPL and Cross Sound Cable in the US, the International Energy Group in
the UK, DBP and Gas Networks in Western Australia, and the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline.
With more than 27 years of experience in the infrastructure sector, Mr Cummings is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a
member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand, as well as the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.
Michael Hanna – Head of Infrastructure – Australia, IFM Investors
Michael Hanna joined IFM Investors in July 2006, and is responsible for managing IFM Investors’ Australian Infrastructure Fund. He is also a member of the
Investment Sub-Committee for IFM Investors’ Global Infrastructure Fund.
Prior to joining IFM Investors, Mr Hanna held senior executive positions at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance (public-private infrastructure group)
and global consulting engineers, Arup, in the United Kingdom and in Australia. Mr Hanna represents IFM Investors as a Director on the boards of Ausgrid and
NSW Ports (Port Botany and Port Kembla), and previously represented IFM Investors as a director on the boards of Pacific Hydro, Eastern Distributor (M1 toll
road in New South Wales), Interlink Roads (M5 toll road in New South Wales), Ecogen Energy (power generation business in Victoria) and Wyuna Water (public-
private partnership in New South Wales).
Mr Hanna holds a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Strathclyde, is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of
Company Directors, a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
David Webster – Deputy Secretary, Commercial Division, Department of Treasury and Finance (Victoria)
David Webster is Deputy Secretary in the Commercial Division of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, where he is responsible for providing strategic
commercial, financial and risk-management advice to the Victorian Government. Activities include asset sales and recycling, managing the state’s balance sheet,
prudent supervision of the public financial corporations, public-private partnerships, infrastructure investment, commercial and property transactions, and the
monitoring and governance of the state’s major government business enterprises. Mr Webster led the lease of the Port of Melbourne.
Prior to joining government, Mr Webster had 20 years’ experience in equity, advisory and debt transactions in economic and social infrastructure and transport
(including airports, rail, road, hospitals, schools, water/wastewater), and project finance, oil and gas.
Prior to joining the Department of Treasury and Finance, Mr Webster worked for RBS Funds Management in Sydney as Executive Director, running the RBS
Australia Social Infrastructure Fund. Previously, Mr Webster was Investment Director at EISER Global Infrastructure Fund in London, and Head of Infrastructure
Advisory at RBS London, before which he held a number of senior structured finance positions in banking, also in London. Mr Webster qualified as an Australian
Chartered Accountant in 1987 and has a Master of Business Administration from London Business School.
industry engagement, good planning and taking a long-term
view are important for investor confidence.
MH: Certainty and consistency around the policy framework
are the key themes we’ve been battling with for a couple years.
Also, going back to my geography and urban planning roots, this
nation is ‘under the pump’ in terms of trying to accommodate
growth. The eastern seaboard is one of the most urbanised
areas in the Western world, but the regions need to be the
‘pressure valve’ for relieving the physical impacts of this growth
and the exponential growth in costs required to manage it. More
progressive policies need to be implemented to pump more
growth into the regions than what we’re seeing currently.
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