Robert DunnCEO Opportunity International Australia
Robert Dunn (BA Hons) joined Opportunity International Australia in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer, before taking up the position of Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2008. Robert is driven by a desire to see families and communities transformed with dignity, empowerment and hope.
Applying his business skills to the problem of poverty, he leads a committed team that is passionate about significant, sustainable and far-reaching change. For Robert, the success of microfinance is most powerfully expressed in the faces of the clients he has been privileged to meet – in particular, those of the mothers who have had their self-esteem restored and social positions radically changed as they were empowered to contribute to their families and societies.
Robert is also the Chairman of Opportunity's Indian subsidiary, Dia Vikas Capital, which has invested and lent significant funds to Indian microfinance institutions since 2008. Robert has significant experience in corporate governance and also serves on the Boards of the Port Authority of New South Wales, BaptistCare NSW & ACT and is Vice President NSW of the Australian Philippines Business Council. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Prior to joining Opportunity, Robert was the Finance Director with Patrick Corporation for 14 years. He has also worked for Dart Corporation and Price Waterhouse with postings in London and New York respectively.