Federal president President, French Australian Chamber of Commerce
Benedicte is a Senior Investment Director at CDPQ, which she joined in February 2017. Her responsibilities include investment and asset management for the infrastructure portfolio of CDPQ, in Australia and New Zealand (~ 5 billion AUD).
Benedicte has over 20 years’ experience in project finance, M&A, infrastructure investments (including PPP and franchises) and operations. Prior to joining CDPQ, Benedicte was the CEO of Keolis Downer, a leading public transport operator in Australia (Yarra Trams, Gold Coast Light Rail) and General Counsel at Aquasure, the company responsible for the finance, design, construction and operation of Australia’s largest desalination plant in Victoria.
Benedicte is an experienced company director with a strong grasp of corporate governance, risk identification and management. She is currently a director of the Board of Port of Brisbane, Plenary Group Holding, and a portfolio of PPP assets (greenfield and brownfield) in NSW and Victoria, including the new automated metro in Sydney. She also sits on several board committees (risk, remuneration, health and safety, capital structure).
Benedicte is the President of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a member of the advisory Board of the Sydney Women Fund, a subset of the Sydney Community Foundation.