Senior Investment Specialist, Major Infrastructure and Urban Development, Austrade
Hugh Funder has an MBA (Sciences Po), a Master of Public Policy (Georgetown University), and a Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne), and brings a depth of knowledge and experience of state government policy, particularly public private partnerships.
Hugh comes to Austrade from Lend Lease Engineering where he was Manager of Business Development. Prior to this he has held structured finance and infrastructure advisory roles at ABN AMRO and at the Royal Bank of Scotland RBS where he worked to expose potential investors to market possibilities. He has also been Chief of Staff to two Federal Ministers and a State Minister.
In the past, Hugh has consulted with Microsoft Australia, NAB and Aquasia, and has worked with various government, urban design, international education, and international non-government organisations. Hugh undertook post graduate research in Melbourne and Paris, and was an intern on the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade in the early 1990s.
As a Senior Investment Specialist in Austrade, Hugh will focus on major economic and social infrastructure.