Olivia is Director, Sustainable Finance at REEEP where her principal focus is effectively deploying climate finance for new energy projects through the development of innovative, market-specific financing mechanisms.
Previously, as an independent consultant, she advised Australian and international governments, DFIs and investors (including ADB, ARENA, CEFC and UNDP) on energy policy, regulation and project finance, with a focus on investment in clean energy and efficiency projects and climate finance readiness. From 2009-2012 Olivia was Investment Director of the Australian Solar Institute, the Australian Government’s lead solar energy agency. Prior to this she held legal and strategy roles with Australia’s export credit agency, Efic, where she advised on structured trade and project finance transactions and led development of the clean energy finance strategy. As a finance lawyer in private practice she has worked with Baker & McKenzie in Sydney and Hong Kong and Latham & Watkins in New York.
Currently, Olivia is Australia’s Alternate Representative on the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme and undertakes several board and advisory roles.
Olivia holds Bachelor degrees in economics (Australian National University) and law (University of New South Wales) and a Master’s degree in law (London School of Economics). From 2005-06 she was a Fulbright Scholar and Global Emile Noel Fellow from Government at New York University School of Law. She is a U.S. Department of State Climate Change Fellow.