Elena Rose is the Executive Director of P4I. She is also Counsellor, Infrastructure, at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok, where she works closely with Australian embassies and high commissions throughout the region to implement P4I, drive a whole-of-government approach to infrastructure development in Southeast Asia, and engage with Australia’s Indo-Pacific partners.
Elena has over 10 years’ experience in the public sector focusing on strategic policy, Australia’s engagement in the ASEAN region and Australian development programs. While with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, she focused on Northeast Asia, and on regional and economic architecture, including ASEAN and the G20. In the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, she has worked primarily on ASEAN, Australia’s Indo-Pacific agenda, geo-economics and as First Secretary, Development, at Australia’s Embassy in Jakarta.
Prior to joining the Australian Public Service, Elena worked and studied abroad with the World Bank, the United Nations and non-government organisations in Singapore, Cambodia and the United States.
Elena is admitted to practice law in the Australian Capital Territory, and holds a dual Masters in Law from New York University and the National University of Singapore.
Gary Ellem is the Head of P4I’s Regional Engagement. Gary has 20 years’ experience in managing Australian development assistance programs in Southeast Asia, most recently in Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia. This has involved working in complex reform environments, including in infrastructure governance.
Gary began his career at AusAID and has subsequently worked in public sector reform, advised on the design of development assistance programs, and led program implementation.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts/Asian Studies from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Commerce (majoring in Government) from Sydney University.
Sean Vincent is the Head of Technical Advisory of P4I. He is also an Associate Director, Infrastructure Advisory, within EY’s Strategy and Transactions team.
Based in Bangkok, he is an experienced advisory professional, leading teams in a diverse range of activities and engagements in the infrastructure and resources sectors across Australia and New Zealand.
Sean has over 10 years’ experience working in the infrastructure sector. He has been involved in a number of projects and transactions in both the public and private sectors in Australia and internationally, with a great emphasis on the transport, power and utilities, defence, social infrastructure, real estate, resource, and oil and gas sectors.
In addition to working at EY, Sean worked in both Copenhagen and London for the world’s largest shipping company, A.P Møller Mærsk. He has also worked in Sydney for an infrastructure developer, assisting in large scale public private partnership bids across a number of infrastructure sectors in Australia and New Zealand.
Lily Hoo is the Head of Performance and Knowledge of P4I. Lily has 20 years of experience in development programs in Indonesia, focusing on monitoring, evaluation, research and learning with extensive experience in managing large and complex development programs, including in governance and community empowerment.
She began her career in development with UNAFTA and subsequently worked for the World Bank and the DFAT program, KOMPAK, bringing her deep understanding and expertise in development to this role.
Lily Hoo is a Fulbright Scholar holding a Master of Arts degree in Southeast Asia Studies from School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.
Darrin Grimsey is the Delivery Partner Lead of P4I. He is also a partner in EY’s Infrastructure Advisory practice based in Melbourne, where he works closely with governments delivering complex infrastructure projects.
Darrin has 33 years’ experience working in infrastructure as an engineer, project manager and financial adviser. He specialises in the delivery of infrastructure projects, including commercial, strategic and financial advice, project structuring, risk identification and contract negotiations. He has extensive experience in developing infrastructure policy and guidelines for Australian governments. He also has a wealth of infrastructure delivery experience that encompasses projects in Australia, Southeast Asia, and the United Kingdom.
Darrin regularly conducts workshops and training for infrastructure practitioners and speaks at conferences. He has also published several papers in leading academic journals and books dealing with various issues relating to public-private partnership implementation.
Darrin is an Affiliate member of the Australian Association of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Master of Science in Project Management and the Implementation of Development Projects from the University of Manchester, UK.
Lynn Tho is the P4I’s EY Lead and is a partner at EY Singapore and also EY’s ASEAN Infrastructure Advisory Leader.
Lynn has worked in Asia over the last 15 years in the infrastructure space. She advises private and public sector clients to develop and finance projects across a range of sectors, including transport, power, and the social sector.
Prior to joining EY, Lynn worked in the banking industry for nearly 20 years, structuring and financing large and complex infrastructure projects for public and private sector clients in Australia, UK, Europe and Asia. Lynn also spent some time in government as policy advisor developing policy under the Private Financing Initiatives.
Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, majoring in Accountancy and Economics.
Rod Reeve is the focal point for Indigenous engagement for P4I, as well as being a member of the P4I Management Group.
Rod is the Managing Director of Ninti One Limited, one of Australia’s biggest and most active Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consulting companies. Ninti aims to build opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research, innovation, and engagement.
He was formerly the CEO of Australia’s $120 million Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation. The centre researched infrastructure in remote Australia across areas including transport, energy, housing, communications and water management, and provided policy advice to governments and industry.
Rod has provided consultancy services to the governments of all countries where P4I operates. He was previously the General Manager of an ASX-listed firm responsible for implementing major aid programs for the governments of Australia, UK, USA and the World Bank, working out of Adelaide and London.
He is qualified in agriculture (University of Adelaide), business (MBA, UniSA), and finance (Harvard Business School).
Sofia Shakil serves as The Asia Foundation’s Director for Economic Programs and brings to this role her extensive knowledge of and passion for Asia’s economic and social development.
An experienced policy economist, Sofia has 25 years’ experience in the development sector, with a focus on human development, innovation in project finance, public sector policy, and governance reform. She has held several positions with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and international NGOs, including as the country representative in Pakistan for The Asia Foundation.
Sofia holds a master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Politics from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.
Tony Canavan is an Infrastructure Partner for EY and is EY’s Global Transport Leader for the Government and Public Sector.
Based in Singapore, Tony works closely with the P4I Program Executive to identify opportunities for P4I support across all Partner Countries with an emphasis on those that will foster Government-to-Government collaboration and relationships.
Tony has over 30 years’ experience in the transport and infrastructure sectors. He has worked in a series of leadership roles during his career in the Victorian public sector, including Chief Executive of the Southern Cross Station Authority, Head of Partnerships Victoria, Victorian Coordinator-General, General Manager of the East West Link Needs Assessment (the Eddington Report) and Board Director for the Regional Rail Link Authority.
Tony joined EY in 2010 as National Transport Leader and has been Global Transport Leader since 2016. From his base in Singapore, Tony works as an infrastructure advisor across the Indo-Pacific, focusing primarily on rail, road, ports, aviation and the future of mobility.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, majoring in economics.
Henry Severs is Principal Manager for Adam Smith International (ASI), a global advisory company that works locally to transform lives by making economies stronger, societies more stable, and governments more effective.
Henry has over 12 years’ experience designing, implementing, and evaluating large and complex development programs for a range of bilateral and multilateral donors. Based in Bangkok, he brings deep regional knowledge, with a decade in Southeast Asia building partnerships and overseeing the delivery and performance of programs.
Prior to ASI, he worked variously for the United Nations, the UK’s then Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and not-for-profits contending with a range of exigent challenges faced by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, including climate resilient infrastructure, inclusive urban development, and energy transitions.
Henry holds a Master’s degree with Distinction from King’s College London; postgraduate qualifications form the London School of Economics; and a First-Class bachelor’s degree from the University of Sheffield. He is currently a PhD Candidate and UKRI Future Leaders Scholarship recipient at the University of Bath.
Jennifer Anne Mudge is P4I’s GEDSI Lead. She has over 15 years’ experience combining operational and leadership roles with technical advisory services to multi- and bilateral development partner-supported programs and UN agencies.
She has specialist expertise in developing gender strategies and action plans, designing GEDSI elements in programming and operationalising and leading GEDSI integration across programs.
Jennifer has worked in a range of sectors, including infrastructure, education and women’s economic empowerment in Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa.
She holds a Master of Science in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries with a concentration in Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Becky-Jay Harrington is P4I’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change (DRRCC) Lead.
Becky-Jay brings extensive knowledge and expertise in disaster and climate change from over 16 years’ experience working in and alongside developed and developing governments, the Red Cross Movement and consulting in over a dozen countries including Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Pacific, and Australia. She specialises in disaster and climate change adaptation governance, urban resilience, localisation, institutional capacity development and community engagement.
As P4I’s DRRCC Adviser, Becky-Jay leads the program’s cross-cutting theme of disaster risk reduction and climate change across Southeast Asia. She integrates disaster risk reduction and climate change throughout the infrastructure investment cycle with partners and the P4I team.
Becky-Jay holds a Bachelor of Business Management and a Masters in Community Development (Disaster Management).
Nam Le is P4I's Energy Lead and is currently a Director in EY’s Power & Utilities team.
Nam brings deep sector expertise gained from over 15 years’ experience working in consulting, government and industry roles in energy and utilities. He specialises in advising governments and industry on policy, regulatory and commercial issues related to market and industry reform, economic regulation and transactions.
As P4I’s Energy Adviser, Nam leads the program’s energy activities and initiatives across Southeast Asia, and is excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the energy sector in the region.
Nam has previously worked in a range of roles in energy and natural resources, including at the Australian Energy Regulator. Nam brings particular expertise in tariff pricing, funding and cost recovery, cost efficiency and the design of regulatory frameworks. Nam holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney.