10 April 2019

Appointment to the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

The Government is pleased to announce that Mr Philip Lindsay has been nominated for appointment as Australia’s Alternate Director to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He will serve in the role to 31 July 2021.

The EBRD is an international financial institution founded in 1991, which uses investment as a tool to build market economies. Australia has been a member of the EBRD since its inception. Australia and Korea rotate the roles of Director and Alternate Director for our constituency, which also includes Egypt and New Zealand.

Mr Lindsay brings extensive private sector and government experience to the role. Mr Lindsay was a National Tax Director at KPMG and Touche Ross for 12 years, and later a Director of Tax and Risk at Deloitte for three and a half years. He has served as a full time senior member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for more than three years, and was a Senior Advisor to former Treasurer Peter Costello and other senior ministers.

Mr Lindsay began his career as a commercial lawyer at law firm Church & Grace after completing Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law at University of Sydney. Mr Lindsay also holds a Master of Commerce from University of New South Wales.

The Government would also like to thank Mr Phil Barresi for his significant contribution as Director and then Alternate Director from 2016 to 2018.