The ability of NAIF to meet its strategic vision is heavily dependent on the quality of its people. NAIF has secured a talented team with extensive experience as lenders and/or financial advisors in institutional and commercial banks. NAIF has also recruited people with government expertise.
NAIF is committed to providing a learning and performance culture where its people have the support to succeed and grow.
NAIF’s head office in Cairns allows the CEO and Executive to develop strong relationships across northern Australia. NAIF also has employees co-located with Efic at its head office in Sydney and with DIIS in Brisbane. In July 2018 NAIF established a presence in Perth to service northern Western Australia.
NAIF’s Executive, which includes the CEO and a team of six direct reports, has experience as lenders, infrastructure financiers and advisors, to generate and convert investment opportunities. The team has extensive experience in the financing of economic and social infrastructure, and has advised both public and private sector counterparts. During the reporting period additional origination and execution personnel were recruited, they have experience in financing complex infrastructure projects. In addition, a dedicated General Counsel, a specialist risk and governance position, and a financial reporting position were appointed. A Deputy General Counsel and Board Secretary commenced in July 2018.
In addition, under the service level agreement (SLA), NAIF has utilised over half of Efic’s approximately 100 employees in various capacities, during the reporting period, including the Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, Board Secretary, Head of Policy Compliance, Head of Human Resources, Project Finance Environment and Technical Review, Credit and Portfolio Management.