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The Executive Team includes:
Duncan Power is the Group CEO. Duncan is a banker who has developed Microfinance Projects and Social Businesses in Asia, Australia and Europe over a 20-year period.
Duncan joined British registered Bank Mercury Provident (now known as Triodos Bank) in 1989 as CEO following a career in Accountancy in New Zealand. The bank specialised in making loans to organisations that were for community benefit as well as being financially viable. During the 5 years he was at the helm of this bank, the balance sheet grew over 600%. After 5 years in the role and overseeing the successful merger with Triodos, he was appointed by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in London as Manager responsible for establishing a social investment loan fund for Charities.
Duncan returned to Australia to establish CAF Australia, which during his 10-year tenure facilitated over A$120m of grants in Australia and Asia. Annual donations facilitated in Australia amounting to nearly 1% of total Australian tax deductible donations by 2009.
Duncan was a co-founder of SEFA, a Social Enterprise Loan Fund in Australia established to provide tailored finance to social enterprises on commercial terms together with targeted business advice and support. Duncan established Dana Asia in 2011 as a specialist organisation supporting philanthropists to donate in the Asian region in a transparent and sustainable manner.
Katrina Dunn is the CEO Australia and Group Deputy CEO of Grameen Australia. Kat started her career as a lawyer at Clayton Utz, was on the senior leadership team and Diversity Council at Perpetual Limited and most recently served as COO of tech media company, Ideapod.
She is the creator of F-OFF: Fear of Failure Forum, and publically advocates the need to overcome our national fear of failure in order to innovate. She is on the expert panel of new media disruptor Cockatoo Co. Lab, which showcases innovation and entrepreneurship from rural Australia.
Kat is passionate about empowering humans rich or poor to grow their potential.
Prometheus Siddiqui is the Projects Director. He is a development professional who was academically trained in economics with a significant range of experiences including economic research studies, financial analysis, business plan formulation, project management, external relations and communications. As a member of the executive and management team Prometheus promotes the organization into the corporate and donor market and to the expanding Grameen network, formulates strategies and action plan for the Grameen Australia group and manages and provides support to social business, microfinance and other special projects in Australia and other regions (such as Bangladesh, the Philippines and Cambodia).