Kim Bredhauer, Chair

Executive Chairman

Kim is the Executive Chairman of Palladium and has been with the company for over 35 years, including as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 2000-2018.

In his career with Palladium, Kim has worked in more than 45 countries across numerous commercial and development projects. He has held roles at all levels from Economist and Project Manager to Regional Manager, CEO, and now Executive Chairman, all the while working to foster and facilitate the active participation of private sector businesses, government agencies, NGOs and community stakeholders in international development projects.

Kim has driven Palladium to expand its services, refocusing and rebranding the company as a leader in Positive Impact. Overseeing numerous acquisitions, he’s managed Palladium’s significant growth as an implementer of large-scale programs, while adding strategic management consulting services and substantial humanitarian assistance response and logistics capabilities.

He has lead Palladium to invest significantly in developing a variegated approach to impact investing in emerging economies, and is a recognised first mover in building the development impact bond marketplace.

Ultimately, Palladium’s success in bringing together private and public actors and expanding the base of financing avenues to achieve sustainable positive impact is a direct result of Kim’s strategic vision.

Throughout his career, Kim’s leadership has earned him the opportunity to serve on numerous high-level government advisory groups and boards, including the Australian Aid Advisory Council, where he guided the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs on the direction of Australia’s aid programme.

Kim Bredhauer, Chair

Executive Chairman

Kim is the Executive Chairman of Palladium and has been with the company for over 35 years, including as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 2000-2018.

In his career with Palladium, Kim has worked in more than 45 countries across numerous commercial and development projects. He has held roles at all levels from Economist and Project Manager to Regional Manager, CEO, and now Executive Chairman, all the while working to foster and facilitate the active participation of private sector businesses, government agencies, NGOs and community stakeholders in international development projects.

Kim has driven Palladium to expand its services, refocusing and rebranding the company as a leader in Positive Impact. Overseeing numerous acquisitions, he’s managed Palladium’s significant growth as an implementer of large-scale programs, while adding strategic management consulting services and substantial humanitarian assistance response and logistics capabilities.

He has lead Palladium to invest significantly in developing a variegated approach to impact investing in emerging economies, and is a recognised first mover in building the development impact bond marketplace.

Ultimately, Palladium’s success in bringing together private and public actors and expanding the base of financing avenues to achieve sustainable positive impact is a direct result of Kim’s strategic vision.

Throughout his career, Kim’s leadership has earned him the opportunity to serve on numerous high-level government advisory groups and boards, including the Australian Aid Advisory Council, where he guided the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs on the direction of Australia’s aid programme.