Raphael Arndt was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer of the Future Fund in 2014. He leads a multi-disciplinary investment team, managing A$180 billion, making investments across all asset classes and geographies. In particular he focusses on the Fund’s ‘joined up’ investment process, bringing together top down macro views and bottom up sector opportunities to construct the best overall portfolio. Raphael was previously the Fund's Head of Infrastructure and Timberland where he was responsible for establishing both the Timberland and Infrastructure investment programs. Raphael is also Chairman of the Investment Committee and a Board Member of the Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Australia’s largest community foundation. Raphael started his career as an Engineer working with Ove Arup & Partners in Melbourne and London. He holds Engineering and Commerce degrees and a PhD from the University of Melbourne which focused on risk allocation in Public Private Partnerships.