AMBASSADOR IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Adam is a seasoned and dynamic C-suite senior executive and non-executive director with wealth of international and regional experience in strategic, technical and functional areas, having worked with multinational corporations, government, regional conglomerates, family offices, private investment offices and sovereign wealth funds.
Adam is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has been a non-executive director and chairman on several operational and advisory boards for over 20 years, in areas ranging from: trade and investment, financial services, funds management, family/private investment offices, property, education, healthcare and medical research and endowments.
He has also been a member of board sub-committees, including: executive committee, audit, finance, risk, strategic technology, projects, assets and liabilities (treasury), compliance, governance, operations, investments, remuneration and nominations.
Adam is also the Chair of the Middle East Advisory Committee for the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the world’s largest director and governance institute, with over 45,000 members across 85 countries.
Adam has been in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for 16 years in senior executive roles (CIO, COO, CFO) in private equity/investments, funds/asset management, institutional real estate and banking/finance. In terms of sector experience/exposure, this includes: education, real estate, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications and technology.
In his current role, which is with a government investment/sovereign wealth fund, Adam is Chief Investment Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of investments (across all asset classes and sector exposures), and was also responsible for devising and implementing the entire investment, governance and operational framework from scratch (including the enterprise-wide investment strategy, operational policies and procedures, board and committee charters, and authority delegation matrices).
He also contributes and provides guidance from a strategy, board and corporate governance perspective. Adam has worked in numerous industries through all stages of business and economic cycles, utilising a work ethic that includes being hands-on; managing people, problems and potential; and leading for growth and sustainability.
Adam also has significant experience in building and re-engineering multiple business and support functions through managing clients, customers and partners effectively and sensitively, prudent financial and capital management, managing risks, and managing and developing people so that they reach their full potential and therefore ensuring optimal productivity.