Gordon Noble is Principal Adviser at the University of Sydney’s Better Infrastructure Initiative located at the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership. Gordon’s work focuses on the role that investors play building infrastructure markets and the importance of customers in infrastructure decision making.
In addition Gordon is the Director of GNBK Advisory Pty Ltd where he consults on a range of subjects including pension and superannuation policy, responsible investment and community investment. Gordon is the President of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets and co-chairs the Real Assets Working Group.
Gordon is based in Melbourne, Australia.
My principal interest is around how we can make capital work better for people. As a former trade unionist that organised workers in the finance sector in the 1990’s in Australia and the United Kingdom, I saw at first hand the demise of the mutual movement. One by one household names such as AMP and IOOF in Australia and Scottish Widows in the UK were demutualised. With the loss of mutuals we forgot the role that individuals had played in the finance sector. My ambition is to reignite the mutual movement by advocating for investment structures that deliver what communities need, whether that be the renewal of a local football club or microfinance for refugees. My previous background includes working as a trade union organiser, political adviser and superannuation manager. I had the privilege to work for the Secretariat of the Principles for Responsible Investment in the early days of the PRI in 2007 and established ACSI’s sustainability reporting benchmark report and assisted to found that Responsible Investment Academy which is now the PRI Academy. After a stint as Deputy CEO of the Committee for Melbourne I worked for the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia as director of investments and was responsible for advocacy with the Federal Government on a broad range of superannuation and pension issues.
Infrastructure, economics, history and reading.
Email: noble[at]gnbk.com.au, gordon.noble[at]sydney.edu.au