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Grant Dooley

Executive Director – Head of Asia
Hastings Funds Management Limited

Grant joined Hastings in 2012 as Head of Asia. Grant is responsible for leading Hastings' operations in Asia, with a specific focus on business development, institutional relationship building and fundraising activities in the Asian market. He also has oversight of Hastings' growing network of overseas offices in Singapore, Seoul and Mumbai. In this role, Grant has also been instrumental in forging Hastings' investment partnership with the China Merchants Group, leading to the successful joint acquisition of the Port of Newcastle. Prior to joining Hastings, Grant was Australia's Consul-General in Guangzhou, China. As Consul-General, Grant led a 120-strong team responsible for all aspects of Australia's relationship with south China including trade development, investment attraction, and political relations. In addition to his time in Guangzhou, Grant has significant additional Asia-related experience having served as a senior Australian government representative overseas in Jakarta, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong. Grant has a Masters of International Affairs from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Asian Studies with majors in Mandarin Chinese and Asian History, also from the Australian National University.

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