Our People

GARRY BOWDITCH

Co-Founder

MBA B.Com (Hons) GAICD

Garry is an infrastructure practitioner, economist and globally recognised thought leader on public policy, infrastructure and private capital investment in public assets.

He is Co-Founder of Customer Stewardship Alliance, a boutique advisory service to clients seeking to build trust and co-create ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) opportunities with customers and stakeholders in the area of infrastructure assets and services.

Garry holds several appointments, including at Oxford University as a Member of the ITRC (Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortia) Academic Board; the Infrastructure Steering Committee at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London. Garry has a unique balance of commercial, government and academic experience spanning Australia, Asia and the OECD.

He forges close and purposeful collaborations with industry and government, both nationally and abroad, to create world-class research-based initiatives that drive public sector reform, industry leadership and new investment opportunities. Garry was the Founding Executive Director of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and John Grill Institute, University of Sydney, and Inaugural CEO, SMART Infrastructure Facility. Garry was also a Senior Academic Fellow at Cornell University and Australian Federal Treasury official.

Garry has published widely concerning integrated infrastructure planning and management and is the author of BIG FIXES: Building Bridges to an Inclusive Future. In addition, he created a new body of research in customer stewardship for the infrastructure sector. An archive of Garry’s writings is at garrybowditch.com.

Garry advises governments, multilateral institutions and private investors around the world and regularly speaks at conferences about infrastructure reforms impacting public policy, procurement and commercial practices.

PATRICIA PASCUZZO

Co-Founder

M.Com (Fin) B.Ec (Hons) MAICD

Patricia has over 30 years experience working across the government, corporate, professional services and not for profit sectors.

 

As an entrepreneur and founder, Patricia has extensive experience and a strong track record in developing successful partnerships.  She established Mercer Sovereign Funds Consulting, Customer Stewardship Alliance and the Committee for Sustainable Retirement Incomes.

 

Patricia was an investment consultant for the Future Fund and Mercer and has applied her organisational strategy and public policy capabilities in senior strategic roles at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Australian Securities Exchange.

 

Previously, she was a senior economic adviser for government inquiries into national savings, review of financial services and to a former Australian Treasurer. She has held senior roles at the Commonwealth Treasury and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

 

She is now a consultant to governments and not for profit organisations on social policy issues with a focus on housing affordability and preventing homelessness.

 

Patricia has a BCom (Econ) First Class, MCom (Financial Management) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Economics Society of Australia and Councillor of the Women in Economics Network. A collection of Patricia’s writings over the past decade can be found at patriciapascuzzo.me

 

LES HOSKING

Special Adviser

Les Hosking has been an independent non-executive Director of AGL Energy since November 2008. His other Directorships include Chairman of Adelaide Brighton Limited (commenced as a Director in 2003) and Director of Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

Les has over 30 years of experience in trading, broking and management in metals, soft commodities, energy and financial instrument derivatives in the global futures industry.

He was previously a Director of Innovation Australia Pty Limited, Australian Energy Market Operator (Transition) Limited (AEMO), Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NEMMCo and a non-executive Director of NEMMCo. Les is an Adjunct Professor at University of Sydney.