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Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam constituency

Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam form a constituency that collectively represents their interests at the Board of Directors at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

The constituency is currently led by Director Mr Chris Legg of Australia and Alternate Director Ms Dao Thuy Hang of Vietnam.

As the main representative of the constituency, the Director is the primary contact for AIIB Management and consults proactively with all other members of the constituency in seeking to understand their views and shape a shared constituency position on issues considered by the Board of Directors. Similarly, the Alternate Director takes a leading role in assisting the Director to represent the interests of the constituency.

Under the constituency’s agreed arrangements, the Director role is a two-year term and the Alternate Director role is a one-year term. Over the first 20 years, it is agreed that Australia will take the Director role six terms out of 10, Vietnam twice, and New Zealand and Singapore one each. Australia will fill the Alternate Director role whenever another country fills the Director role.

Year Director Alternate
1 Australia Singapore
2 Vietnam
3 Australia New Zealand
4 Vietnam
5 Vietnam Australia
6 Australia
7 Australia Singapore
8 New Zealand
9 New Zealand Australia
10 Australia
11 Australia New Zealand
12 Singapore
13 Singapore Australia
14 Australia
15 Australia New Zealand
16 Vietnam
17 Vietnam Australia
18 Australia
19 Australia Singapore
20 Vietnam

In its interactions, the constituency is guided by a shared commitment to transparency, inclusiveness and open engagement among its members.

Information on the operation of the constituency may be found at Guiding Principles for the Operation of the Constituency.

Chris Legg – Director

Chris Legg is Treasury’s Chief Adviser responsible for monitoring developments in China and their implications for Australia. He represents Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam on the Board of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 

He has had extensive experience in the Treasury and at Australia’s Office of National Assessments, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on international economics, foreign investment, the financial system, national security and infrastructure.

In 2014, the DC based Woodrow Wilson Center for Public Scholars published his book, International Cooperation in a Time of Transition: The IMF, G20 and the Global Financial Crisis.  

Chris Legg

Dao Thuy Hang – Alternate Director

As Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department at the State Bank of Vietnam, Ms. Hang currently oversees matters relating to international financial institutions (AIIB, IIB, IBEC) and bilateral relationship between AIIB and central banks of other jurisdictions.

Prior to her current position, she has been deeply engaged in international economic affairs for two decades, working with a number of bilateral and multilateral economic and financial forums, including ASEAN, ASEAN+3, WTO, APEC, and has also worked extensively with FTA negotiations in banking and financial sector such as TPP, EVFTA.

Ms. Hang holds an M.A. degree in Public policy from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan. She was graduated from the Foreign Trade University in Vietnam.

Dao Thuy Hang