Giles Gunesekera

Giles Gunesekera

Chief Executive Officer
Global Impact Initiative (GII)

Giles is the Founder and CEO of Global Impact Initiative (GII). GII works with a variety of organisations to create Impact Investments; seeking both a positive financial return and positive social or environmental impact. The business creates bespoke investment solutions that map the UN Sustainable Development goals. He has over 20 years’ experience of building and developing teams, businesses and distribution strategies for global enterprises and has held senior roles spanning recruiting, training, product, distribution and leadership.

Giles has received an Outstanding Alumnus award from Oxford for creating an innovative, sustainable business that generates positive social impact. Giles is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, Fellow of the School of Social Entrepreneurs, Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development.

Giles has a unique blend of leadership and business skills gained in the corporate environment married with financial and governance skills gained in the Not for Profit sector. Giles holds numerous Volunteer Not-for-Profit Directorships ranging from Human Rights, Disabilities, Arts and Sports.

Giles has formal academic qualifications from Melbourne University, Monash University, Financial Services Institute of Australia and Oxford University.