Navleen Prasad


Australian Investment Council
Level 12, Aurora Place
88 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 8243 7000


Navleen Prasad is the CEO of the Australian Investment Council, a role she has held since November 2022.  As the peak body for private capital, the Council represents private equity, venture capital, private credit, institutional investors such as not for profit superannuation funds and family offices, and the broader ecosystem supporting the industry.  

Private capital invests economy wide.  As CEO of the Council, Navleen represents an industry that contributes three per cent to Australia’s GDP, is responsible for 600,000 full-time jobs and backs 900 businesses, mainly start-ups and growth businesses. On behalf of members, Navleen and her team advocate for the private capital industry with stakeholders, and provides the platform for building capacity, capability and connection across the industry.

In her 18 months as CEO, Navleen has led: a significant expansion of the Council’s advocacy with stakeholders including government, the creation of deeper links between Australian fund managers and Asian investors; and a strategic focusing of the Council’s services to members.

Prior to the Council, Navleen spent 19 years at Macquarie Group.  Most recently, she led Macquarie’s government engagement function and also held senior corporate affairs roles, specialising in media and reputation.

Navleen started her career in tax advisory, initially with Deloitte and then PwC.

Navleen is also on the board of Sydney Youth Orchestras and, in 2022, was appointed by Treasurer Jim Chalmers as a core member of the Investor Roundtable, advising the Australian Government on meeting nationally significant investment needs.