Infrastructure investment can transform prospects for regions and cities. It can reduce digital divides, connect people, firms and places, and put us on track for a carbon-neutral future.
Courtenay Wheeler is a Policy Analyst working on Regional Development and Multi-Level Governance at the OECD's Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. At the OECD, Courtenay is leading projects on subnational government infrastructure investment and the regional recovery. He coordinated the development of the OECD Regional Recovery Platform and prepared a report for the G20 on Unlocking Infrastructure Investment: Innovative funding and financing in regions and cities.
Prior to joining the OECD, Courtenay worked in the infrastructure sector in Australia for eight years, including as a senior adviser in a state government, an infrastructure consultant and an environmental engineer. His infrastructure experience covers diverse elements of the sector, including international policy, governance, major project planning and project management. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering, an MBA and an MPA.