Ian Learmonth will join Clean Energy Finance Corp., an Australian government-owned green bank, as its new CEO, effective May 17. Learmonth replaces the corporation’s founding CEO, Oliver Yates, who announced his retirement in October 2016 and has stayed on in the interim.
Learmonth has more than 20 years of experience as a financier and investor, working across clean energy and major infrastructure projects, as well as social impact investments. He also has served as an independent member of the CEFC executive investment committee. Learmonth is currently executive director with Social Ventures Australia, which he joined in 2011 to establish its Impact Investing team.