Temuera is an experienced investment professional and a professional director, with 25+ years experienced, representing on both private and public sector boards. Tem specialises in indigenous and pan-tribal collaborations, investment partnerships, funds management, and governance including executive leadership.
Temuera has been involved in business development, asset management and investment advice since 1994. He continues to bring his experience and knowledge of indigenous Māori values and principles in to his governance business management, private equity and funds management roles. Temuera has led or played a key leadership role in numerous significant investment collaborations and partnerships with Māori Asset Holding entities. His expertise also incorporates instilling organisational values and culture, driving “kaupapa based” investment strategies and building enduring relationships.
Lesley Hughes is Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development) at Macquarie University. Her principal research interest has been the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems and the implications for conservation. She is a former Lead Author in the IPCC’s 4th and 5th Assessment Report, a former federal Climate Commissioner and now a Councillor with the Climate Council of Australia. She is also a member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, a Director of WWF-Australia and climate change science advisor for Pollination.
Andrew W. Mitchell is an international thought leader on natural capital finance and tropical forests. Founder of Equilibrium Futures, he provides strategic advice on natural capital to the finance sector; he is also Senior Adviser to Oxford think tank, Global Canopy, which he founded in 2001. As Founder and Senior Adviser to the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, he helps to design natural capital tools for banks, investors and insurers and is Senior Adviser to Mirova Natural Capital, a global impact investment fund.
Craig is a proud descendent of the Bidjara people. Craig is the founder of Indigenous Impact Pty Ltd, a company that creates and executes impact investment opportunities for Indigenous Australians through their enterprises and projects. In 2016, Craig became the first Indigenous Chief Executive Officer of the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation’s commercial agribusiness subsidiary. While at the ILSC, Craig held other senior executive positions where he was responsible for a national portfolio of investments to purchase and return Country to First Nation groups across Australia. Craig is Deputy Chair of Queensland South Native Services, a director on the board of Australian Native Food and Botanicals and an Executive-In-Residence at The Yunus Centre, Griffith Business School, Griffith University.
Antony is a seasoned and highly regarded Chief Executive. A global thought leader in sustainable finance and infrastructure and trusted leader and advisor. He has almost 20 years of leadership, management, policy and advisory experience working with private, public and non-government organisations, across most sectors and asset classes nationally and internationally.
Nigel is a natural resources, energy and marine specialist with 22 years experience in both the public and private sectors around the world. Strategy development and execution has become a particular focus in the past 15 years and includes leadership roles in multiple acquisitions, mergers, divestments, restructuring, capital raising, execution of a public- private partnership, and creation of new businesses in the energy, primary, environmental, tourism, and financial services sectors.
Cerasela works with private sector and government organisations on sustainability solutions and integration of natural capital and ecosystem services in policy and business decisions, including performance measurement and disclosure. She is focused on investment for impact as a viable concept for landscape level solutions in New Zealand and working with interested parties on supporting actions at the nexus between water, food and carbon.
Carolin has been at the forefront of global social and sustainable finance, impact investing and environmental markets for over 20 years. She is a trusted impact strategist who works at the intersection of government policy, capital markets and communities across developed and emerging markets.
Carolin has a deep commitment to foster social prosperity and regenerative economic growth and advises governments on complex policy and strategy development. Using her background in global capital markets and securitisation, she focuses on structuring innovative financing solutions based on production from natural systems. Her areas of expertise include investments in land, oceans, sustainable agricultural land management practices, conservation, biodiversity across the full spectrum of the capital continuum, as well as the design of blended public-private systems change initiatives for nature-based decarbonisation and circularity.
Carolin drives KPMG’s natural capital market engagement and thought leadership, and represents KPMG globally on the Taskforce for Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). She holds masters degrees in banking and finance and post-graduate qualifications of social impact from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and University of New South Wales. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an accredited multi-sector partnerships broker.