Alastair Stone

Alastair Stone

MSc DEng Calif.
Chair, Board of Advice

The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Fax +61 2 9114 1863


Alastair has over thirty years experience in banking, economics and engineering. He has successfully initiated, implemented and participated in major projects and infrastructure deals. He has also advised various international and domestic agencies and governments; including the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Jakarta Municipal Government, Shanghai Municipal Government, and several Australian State Governments, on private sector participation policies and strategies.

His career has covered all facets of urban affairs including senior positions with the World Bank, Lend Lease and Merill Lynch.

Alastair teaches in the area of joint ventures in public infrastructure projects.

Newsroom articles

  • Infrastructure Banks: The solution to Australia’s infrastructure problems. 08 Mar 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    Australia’s infrastructure financing, policies and investment planning institutions at Federal, State and Local levels are a dog’s breakfast of institutional arrangements. This article addresses the problems in the institutional arrangements that an “Infrastructure Bank” model could solve. Read more

  • Market Rules: Rebalancing power to restore fairness 03 Mar 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    We all share the goal of a growing economy with wealth for all not just the few.  The Federal Government’s response to the Harper Report on Competition Policy Review is a recent example of activity on the economic policy front in pursuit of that goal.  Inherent in that report and other reviews such as into tax arrangements, is how the term “market” is used.  This discussion is about how the current use of this term has hidden many changes in the economic framework and what we need to do to restore fairness. Read more

  • Make superfunds invest in critical infrastructure, proposes Business School 26 May 2015

    Sky Business News and Professional Planner

    Sky Business News and Professional Planner report the Business School has proposed an investment strategy which may increase infrastructure spending while preserving superannuation tax concessions. Alastair Stone was interviewed for the report.

  • Infrastructure Financing: Following the Money 22 May 2015

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    It is generally agreed we need more public infrastructure.  So what if infrastructure financing was linked to investment by superannuation funds as a mandatory part of their portfolio in return for continuing the current generous superannuation tax concessions?  To do so would be a logical extension of current trends in institutional arrangements and simply following the money.  Let us explore why. Read more

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