ACEF Speaker

John Hopkins

Chief Risk Officer and General Counsel,
Export Finance Australia

John is Chief Risk Officer & General Counsel at Export Finance Australia where he has responsibility for the Risk, Legal and Operations function of the organisation. He also has responsibility for managing governance and regulatory compliance for the Export Finance Australia Board.

John has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive and lawyer, focussed primarily in the finance and corporate sectors. Prior to joining Export Finance Australia, John held various senior executive positions at Westpac, Goodman Group and National Australia Bank in Sydney, London and New York, where he advised on a broad range transactional and corporate matters, including major financings, capital raisings and domestic and cross broader governance, regulatory and compliance issues.


  • Spotlight Session: Regional Partnerships to Advance Energy Priorities (USAID, DFC, JICA, The Rockefeller Foundation, EFA)