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Rory Linehan

Global Fellow


    August 25, 2023 — August 31, 2025

    Professional affiliation

    Stakeholder and Partnerships Engagement Consultant, Executive Office, Inter-American Development Bank
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    • Economics and Globalization
    • Energy
    • Global Governance
    • International Development

    Full Biography

    Rory Linehan is a Stakeholder and Partnerships Engagement Consultant for the Executive Office of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

    He has over 15 years experience in international infrastructure and trade.

    Prior to his role at the IDB, Rory was Director of Engagement at the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub. In this role, he led a team to build partnerships to support the G20’s infrastructure agenda, with a focus on private capital mobilization for infrastructure.

    Rory brings over a decade’s international business experience. He has held senior government and private sector roles in Australia, Canada and the United States, including as Director for International Relations (APAC) at Jacobs. A former civil servant and diplomat at Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Rory managed Australia's Infrastructure Unit in the United States and has supported Australian Government priorities across the Indo-Pacific, including the advocacy for Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with China, Japan, Korea and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

    He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Macquarie University and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the Australian National University.