Who we are
Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) is delivered by five organisations working as one team, united by a shared commitment to quality infrastructure development in Southeast Asia. Together we strive to ensure our engagement with the region is world-class.
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Australia is a global infrastructure leader

Australia has a highly qualified infrastructure network and talent pool with comprehensive capabilities and significant expertise as a global infrastructure leader. This includes a long history and knowledge base of planning, developing, procuring, delivering, operating and maintaining quality infrastructure projects at national and subnational levels.

Recent and ongoing infrastructure projects in Australia have ranged from regional highway upgrades and energy initiatives to nation-building telecommunications reforms and greenfield airport developments. These projects have incorporated a focus on gender equality and social inclusion. Select examples are shown below.

Through P4I, Australia shares value with our partner governments and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by leveraging Australia’s renowned reputation for high standards, refined assessment processes and accountability. 

Australia’s contribution to Southeast Asian infrastructure

P4I builds on Australia’s longstanding support for sustainable infrastructure development in Southeast Asia – examples of which are shown in the map below. 

As the region’s experience and needs have evolved, so too has Australia’s approach. We have transformed our partnerships from directly funding major infrastructure projects to becoming a trusted advisor that partners with regional governments to enhance infrastructure governance and outcomes.

Additionally, Australia’s flagship program for regional economic integration, the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II), has supported ASEAN to develop and implement key regional initiatives for connectivity, energy and infrastructure. These include:

Our team

P4I brings together five diverse and specialised organisations, with each contributing unique and valuable expertise to P4I.

P4I’s integrated, cohesive team is founded on trust, cooperation, collaboration and our shared commitment to quality infrastructure development. This reflects the relationships we foster across the region, including among Australian and Southeast Asian government agencies. 

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Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) leads Australia’s relationship with Southeast Asia. It brings the trust and reputation of the Australian Government and our deep history of working with Southeast Asia to support economic development. DFAT has overall responsibility for P4I, including through the DFAT-appointed Executive Director. Visit www.dfat.gov.au.

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EY

EY is a global leader in strategy and transactions, assurance, tax and consulting advisory services, helping entrepreneurs, companies and countries solve their most pressing challenges in its thrust towards building a better working world. EY will coordinate the delivery of P4I’s workstreams, support Southeast Asian governments in addressing complex infrastructure problems, share knowledge and work to strengthen government relationships. Visit www.ey.com.

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The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organisation that works with local leaders and communities to improve lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. It provides strong contextual understanding of Southeast Asia, leveraging experience in female empowerment and gender equality, inclusive economic development, environment and climate action, and regional cooperation.

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Adam Smith International

Adam Smith International (ASI) is a global advisory company specialising in delivering high-impact, inclusive development programs around the world. This is with the vision of making economies stronger, societies more stable and governments more effective. ASI applies its expertise in adaptive program management to support the performance and operation of P4I. 

Ninti One
Ninti One

Ninti One is an Australian Indigenous professional services company that builds opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through research, innovation and engagement. Building on its project management experience of creating economic opportunities and resilient communities, Ninti One brings its Indigenous participation expertise to P4I, including by exploring opportunities for Indigenous-to-Indigenous knowledge sharing.

Program leadership 

P4I is supported by the Australian Government through DFAT. P4I’s leadership team comprises a Program Executive, a Program Management Group and Lead Advisers, who are supported by a broader team of specialists. 

The leadership team guides P4I in striving towards our shared commitment to work with Southeast Asia to optimise the quality of infrastructure development and drive inclusive growth

Program Executive 
 

Elena Rose
Executive Director
Gary Ellem
Head of Regional Engagement
Sean Vincent
Head of Technical Advisory
Lily Hoo
Head of Performance and Knowledge

Program Management Group

The Program Management Group is comprised of the Program Executive and the individuals shown below.

Darrin Grimsey
Delivery Partner Lead
Partner, Infrastructure Advisory – EY
Lynn Tho
EY Lead
Partner, Infrastructure Advisory – EY
Rod Reeve
Ninti One Lead
Executive Managing Director – Ninti One
Sofia Shakil
The Asia Foundation Lead
Director, Economic Development – The Asia Foundation
Tony Canavan
Government Partnerships Lead
Partner, Infrastructure Advisory – EY
Warren Turner
ASI Lead
Director of Asia Pacific, ASI

Lead Advisers 

Jennifer Mudge
Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Lead
Becky-Jay Harrington
Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change (DRRCC) Lead
Le Nam
Energy Lead