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02 Governance

Our Executive

Executive Team
From L-R: Kevin Holmes, Rebecca Cottrell, Paul McCartney, Ian Learmonth, Andrew Powell, Leanne McDonald, Stephen Panizza, Ludovic Theau

Ian Learmonth

Chief Executive Officer

Ian LearmonthIan has more than 20 years’ experience as a financier and investor, working internationally across clean energy and major infrastructure projects, as well as social impact investments.


Rebecca Cottrell

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Rebecca CottrellRebecca is an experienced leader within the financial services industry and has provided legal advice on major capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, divestitures and structured finance.


Kevin Holmes

Chief Governance and Strategy Officer

Kevin HolmesKevin has held senior roles and has deep experience across the energy sector in Australia and internationally, including energy retail and generation, renewable energy and petroleum.


Paul McCartney

Chief Investment Officer (Joint)

Paul McCartneyPaul has worked in clean energy, commercial property, funds management and IT services, including in mergers and acquisitions, in addition to CFO roles for listed and unlisted companies.


Leanne McDonald

Executive Director, People and Culture

Leanne McDonaldLeanne has held senior roles across a diverse range of industries, covering energy and resources, financial services, IT and telecommunications, including responsibility for the Asia Pacific region.


Stephen Panizza

Chief Investment Risk Officer

Stephen PanizzaStephen is a finance specialist with experience developing an Asian debt capital market platform and serving in a board capacity on several operating subsidiaries within the Macquarie Group.


Andrew Powell

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew PowellAndrew has worked within industry and private practice accounting in Australia and the United States, with experience in financial accounting, mergers and acquisitions, public listings and deal structuring.


Ludovic Theau

Chief Investment Officer (Joint)

Ludovic TheauLudo has extensive experience in large transactions in the infrastructure, utilities and public-private-partnerships sectors, including a wide range of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.


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Figure 16: CEFC organisation structure