Giles Gunesekera


Giles is Founder and CEO of Global Impact Initiative and has over 25 years’ experience of building and developing teams and businesses for global enterprises. 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, Education, Arts and Sports. Giles is on Advisory Boards for the United Nations (Climate & Health and Sustainable Finance) and is an Advisory Board Member of the Securities and Investments Institute of Asia Pacific.

Giles is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, Fellow of the School of Social Entrepreneurs, Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, and Member of the Australian Institute of Training and Development.

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