Director for Sustainable Finance, REEEP
Olivia is a lawyer with 15+ years energy sector experience. Her focus at REEEP is the effective deployment of climate finance for clean energy projects, leveraging her experience of financing renewable energy technologies through the innovation cycle from R&D through commercial deployment and of advising governments, DFIs and investors on energy policy and regulation. From 2009-2012 Olivia was Investment Director of the Australian Solar Institute, the Australian Government's lead solar energy agency. Previously she held legal and strategy roles with Australia's export credit agency, Efic, and as a finance lawyer worked with Baker & McKenzie in Sydney and Hong Kong and Latham & Watkins in New York. She is currently Australia's Alternate Representative on the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency's PV Power Systems Programme.
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.