NAIF is an impact financier, established by the Federal Government in 2016 with a goal to drive public benefit, economic and population growth and indigenous outcomes in northern Australia. On establishment, NAIF was provided with funding of $5 Billion to provide loans to help support projects and businesses across a range of sectors. NAIF has now made investments decisions of just over $2.9 Billion. Recently announced reforms to NAIF have now provided the ability for NAIF to also provide equity finance, which is expected to be a key financing tool to continue to drive impact outcomes in northern Australia.
In order to implement this key reform initiative, a new and exciting opportunity exists for a Director to lead and champion NAIF's new equity investment offering. NAIF's equity offering is expected to be quite diverse covering a range of equity investment strategies including direct equity investment in projects, hybrids and/or investing in equity funds. The role will report to the Chief Investment Offer and works in partnership with NAIF's Sector leads across a range of industry sectors including Resources, Transport, Energy, Social Infrastructure, Tourism & Leisure, Agriculture/Water as well as being front and centre in driving the development of the group's equity investment pipeline and equity capability across the whole Investment platform.
Candidates will have 10 years plus experience in originating, structuring and executing equity and potentially structured debt/hybrid investments.
A broad network of industry relationships would be welcome and a collaborative, positive "can do" mindset is seen as a must. This is viewed as a high profile and key appointment and as such you must be able to display superior stakeholder management skills, working closely with clients, investors and internal stakeholders.
For further details on developments at NAIF and their plans for the future see www.naif.gov.au
Applicants must have full working rights in place for Australia to be considered for this opportunity.
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