Rod Holden - Founder, MD & CEO
Rod has a background in business and project turnarounds at a national level (especially resources, logistics and construction) and a passion for sustainability and environmental management.
Rod has an entrepreneurial approach with a high level of governance, ethics, accountability and respect. He also has a natural ability to understand complex issues, identify problems and quickly flesh out solutions. This initially led to a career in large construction project turnarounds and mineral exploration. A growing passion for business models and risk management then led him to business and project turnarounds across a wide variety of industries and sectors.
He has a wide ranging experience in all aspects of management, including strong research, strategic planning and implementation, statutory compliance, legal & finance agreements, capital restructure and stakeholder engagement with an emphasis on business/project development and turnarounds. He is a high achiever in project management and achieving stated outcomes. Decades of achievement in these areas have contributed to him developing a level of excellence in Creative Problem Solving.
He has had a long standing passion for solving environmental problems and was the catalyst for the establishment of the Australian Minerals Industry's New Code for Environmental Management in 2000. This Code was developed to address the substantial environmental issues facing the industry and was based on implementing and reporting good science. It has since become the Enduring Values Framework, which simply provides a PR platform for the national minerals industry.
Early in 2011 Rod's focus changed full time to developing a new construct for environmental impact investing and bootstrapping new solutions to provide the initial deal flow for Natural Impact Group. Rod incorporated Natural Impact Group in April 2017 to deliver the next stage in development of Environmental Impact Investing in Australia.
"As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying." Arthur C. Clarke