Dr Fraser Thompson

A Rhodes scholar with a background in business and economics and a long commitment to sustainable development in the Asia–Pacific region, Dr Thompson’s career has been underscored by his commitment to pioneering sustainable solutions. 

As the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Sun Cable, Dr Thompson played a pivotal role in the development of the world’s largest solar energy infrastructure network. The ambitious project aims to electrify and decarbonise Australia’s Northern Territory and the broader Asia–Pacific region, demonstrating his dedication to scalable renewable energy solutions. Dr Thompson currently serves as the Managing Partner of Cyan Ventures, a company he co-founded in 2023. 

Cyan Ventures is a sustainability project development and advisory firm supporting initiatives that propel the shift towards a green economy. Dr Thompson also serves as an economic advisor to Access Partnership, the world’s leading public policy consultancy focused on technology.

He co-founded and led AlphaBeta, an economic strategy firm acquired by Access Partnership, which collaborated extensively with governments, multilateral institutions, investors, technology firms, and philanthropists to address pressing societal and business challenges. 

Dr Thompson’s career also includes nearly a decade with McKinsey & Company, including at the McKinsey Global Institute in London and Singapore. He also led the team developing Low carbon growth strategies for Indonesian provinces. 

He has also worked at the World Bank and held academic roles at the University of Oxford. Dr Thompson earned a Doctorate and a Masters in Economics from the University of Oxford, a Bachelor of Commerce/Arts with Honours in Finance from Melbourne University, and has studied in China and the United States.