SYDNEY, 2 August 2022: The Board of the Australian Investment Council is
pleased to announce the appointment of Navleen Prasad as Chief Executive
Officer (CEO), following an extensive global search for the role.
Ms Prasad is a respected leader in financial services with more than 25
years’ experience across the industry and in professional services. She
joins the Council after 19-years at Macquarie Group where she worked in a
number of roles including, most recently, Head of Government and External
Australian Investment Council Chairperson, Alicia Gregory said: “We are
delighted to appoint Navleen to the role of CEO. Navleen brings an
outstanding understanding of the investment management industry combining
strong policy, government and communications credentials underpinned by a
high results orientation. In a constantly changing environment, Navleen’s
skills, experience and fresh perspectives will be highly valued by the
Council’s team and membership base.
“The Board was unanimous in its view that Navleen is the right person to
lead the Australian Investment Council.”
Ms Prasad said: “Private capital plays a critical role in Australia’s
economy through funding innovation, enabling entrepreneurship, creating
jobs, investing in services which communities need to prosper, and helping
to address profound challenges such as climate change.
“It is an honour to be appointed to lead the Australian Investment Council
and to work with, and advocate for, our members who invested $A28 billion
into businesses across the Australian economy in 2021 and have a further
$10 billion ready to deploy. I look forward to working alongside our
members as they continue to invest in current and future industries.”
Ms Prasad will formally commence her appointment in early November.
Ms Gregory also said: “The Board thanks Jonathan Kelly for leading the Council
over an interim period during which time the annual
Australian Private Capital Markets Overview
was released in partnership with Preqin, along with the
2022 Policy Blueprint.
Robyn Tolhurst, Public Affairs Manager
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About Navleen Prasad
Navleen Prasad is a corporate executive with more than 25 years’ experience
working in financial and professional services. Most recently she worked
for Macquarie Group where, over 19 years, she held roles primarily in
Corporate Affairs, including leading their Government and External
Relations function. Prior to Macquarie, Navleen held client-facing roles in
the taxation consulting divisions of Deloitte and PwC.
Navleen has extensive experience across the spectrum of sectors making up
the Australian economy, particularly financial services, infrastructure,
energy and decarbonisation, commodities, and agriculture. She brings her
expertise in government, public policy and reputation to help businesses
make decisions that have strong commercial and public outcomes.
About the Australian Investment Council
The Australian Investment Council is the voice of private capital in
Australia. Private capital investment has played a central role in the
growth and expansion of thousands of businesses, which when combined
represents a multi-billion-dollar contribution to the Australian economy.
Our members are the standard-bearers of professional investment and include
private equity, venture capital, corporate venture capital and private
credit funds, alongside institutional investors such as family offices,
superannuation and sovereign wealth funds, as well as leading financial,
legal and operational advisers.