Benedicte brings over 25 years’ experience in leadership and investment roles in the infrastructure sector, with a particular focus in operations and asset management. She is passionate about delivering and operating projects that improve the life of communities and leaving a long lasting legacy.
Benedicte was previously the Senior Investment Director at global investment group Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). She was responsible for investment and asset management of a $5 billion infrastructure portfolio across Australia and New Zealand. She represented CDPQ on Boards including the Port of Brisbane, Plenary Group Holding, and a portfolio of PPP assets (greenfield and brownfield) in NSW, including the new automated Sydney Metro. She also sits on several board committees for risk, remuneration, health and safety, capital structure.
Prior to joining CDPQ, Benedicte was the CEO of Keolis Downer, a leading public transport operator in Australia (Yarra Trams, Gold Coast Light Rail) and General Counsel at Aquasure, the company responsible for the finance, design, construction and operation of Australia’s largest desalination plant in Victoria under a PPP model.
Benedicte made Australia her home in 2007 after leaving France where she was a co-founding partner of the law firm De Gaulle Fleurance since 2001.
She is the President of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Board member of the Sydney Community Foundation and Be Kind Sydney.