Meet our team

Meet our team

A stable and diverse team of passionate experts dedicated to infrastructure.

Alexey Akulov
Senior Operations Manager

Alexey is a Senior Operations Manager in the Infrastructure Investments team. Alexey is based in Sydney and joined First Sentier Investors in 2014.

Alexey is responsible for fund management and operations of the infrastructure business in Australia, New Zealand and the US, focusing on regulatory and licence compliance, risks and controls self-assessment and monitoring and coordinating with Line 2 risk and compliance functions.

Prior to joining the team, Alexey was a member of Risk and Compliance teams advising the Australian asset management business on the risk and compliance framework, processes and monitoring.

Alexey has a Master of Economics degree from All-Russian Distance Institute of Finance and Economics, a Master of Computer Systems and Networks degree from Penza State Technical University and he also holds a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) professional qualification.

Marcus Ayre
Partner, Head of Igneo Infrastructure Partners, Europe

Marcus Ayre is a Partner in the Infrastructure Investments team based in London, and is a member of the EDIF I, II & III and GDIF Investment Committees.

Prior to joining the team in 2007, Marcus spent 10 years in European investment banking at Merrill Lynch, HSBC and Barings.

Marcus holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University of Birmingham and is a qualified barrister.

Anya Bareika
Team Assistant

Anya is is Team Assistant in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. She is based in New York and joined the team in September 2022.

Prior to joining the team in 2022, Anya worked at Hertog Foundation for almost 4 years providing direct support to prominent American businessman and philanthropist Roger Hertog.

Anya has over 13 years of PA/EA experience supporting Founders/CEO’s in Biotech, Tech, Consulting industries. Anya takes pride in carrying over 10 years of Hospitality experience, and holds a Bachelor of Psychology with minor in Entrepreneurial Studies from the CUNY, Baruch College.

Khalil Benlemlih
Associate Director

Khalil is an Associate Director in the Infrastructure Investments team. He is based in New York and has been with the team since 2019.

Khalil is responsible for transaction execution in North America and related asset management activities.

Prior to joining FSI, Khalil worked at Antarctica Capital and Ancala Partners, two mid-market infrastructure funds focusing on transportation, utilities, renewables and midstream.

Khalil holds a MEng in Industrial Engineering from INSA Lyon in France, a Master’s Degree in Finance from EM Lyon Business School, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Marc Benscher
Director

Marc Benscher is a Fund Manager in the Infrastructure Investments team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2007. Marc is primarily responsible for the management of the Wholesale Infrastructure Income Fund (WIIF), including portfolio construction, client engagement and strategy. Marc is also involved in deal origination and asset management for our funds and mandates, sitting on the Boards for Integrated Waste Services.

Marc is a member of the infrastructure investments Senior Management Team, Chair of the Australian Infrastructure Pricing Review Committee and the WIIF Investment Committee.

Marc joined from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia where he spent three years performing roles in the treasury, investment due diligence and internal consulting functions of the Bank.

Marc has a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

Sarah Bibring
Associate Director

Sarah is an Associate Director in the Infrastructure Investments team. She is based in New York and has been with the team since September 2022.

Sarah is responsible for transaction origination and execution in North America, and the ongoing asset management of Igneo's portfolio assets.

Prior to joining the team, Sarah spent 9 years at Bank of America in the Power, Renewables and Infrastructure investment banking team in New York, where she focused primarily on M&A transactions in the Renewables sector.

Sarah holds an MSc in Engineering from Ecole Centrale Lyon in France.

Albert Borysiewicz
Senior Executive

Albert Borysiewicz is a Senior Executive of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Albert joined the team in 2015 as part of the summer internship program.

Albert holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours Class 1) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales.

Niall Browne
Associate Director

Niall Browne is an Associate Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2017, Niall worked at EY, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2015.

Niall holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Cambridge.

Joshua Capelli
Executive

Josh is an Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since May 2022.

Prior to joining the team, Josh worked at RBC Investment Banking for 3 years in the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure M&A team. Worked at Origin Energy for 8 months as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer before starting at RBC.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) and Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Finance) from the University of Queensland.

Abigail Chapman
Senior Team Assistant

Abigail Chapman is a Senior Team Assistant in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team, Europe.

Prior to joining the team in 2022, Abigail worked at FTI Consulting and prior to that at DF Capital.

Abigail is an experienced PA in the financial services industry. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Philosophy from Royal Holloway, Univeristy of London.

Kelvin Chan
Senior Fund Accountant

Kelvin is a Senior Fund Accountant in the Infrastructure Investments team. He is based in Sydney and has been in the business since 2021.

Kelvin is responsible for fund accounting activities and general administration of the investment funds.

Prior to joining the team, Kelvin worked at Colonial First State and BNP Paribas in similar roles.

Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Commerce/Economics from the University of New South Wales and is an associate member of CPA.

Patrick Chan
Treasury Manager

Patrick is a Treasury Manager in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2023.

Patrick is responsible for debt funding and FX hedging for the unlisted infrastructure funds in Australia and the US. Prior to joining the team, Patrick gained broad experience in FX trading, economics, risk management and treasury accounting at the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Patrick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons I, Accounting and Finance) from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Economics from Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Siu Chan
Senior Treasury Manager

Siu Chan is a Senior Treasury Manager in the Infrastructure Investments team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2018.

Siu is responsible for debt funding and FX hedging for the unlisted infrastructure funds in Australia and the US. Siu has broad experience in capital strategy, debt origination, risk management and M&A transactions across a diverse range of industry sectors including infrastructure, listed property and student accommodation.

Prior to joining the team, Siu held senior positions in treasury roles specialised in delivery of tailored solutions and risk mitigation strategies to optimise investment performance and returns to investors.

Siu holds a Master of Commerce (Funds Management) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree, both from the University of New South Wales. She is also a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Australia.

Xin Chen
Executive

Xin Chen is an Executive of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2022, Xin worked at UBS London and Sydney.

Xin holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from the University of New South Wales.

Shanni Chew
Senior Executive

Shanni is a Senior Executive in the Infrastructure Investments team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2020. Her responsibilities include conducting research and performing financial analysis on investment opportunities, and contributing to asset and investment management.

Shanni comes from J.P. Morgan where she held the role of Investment Banking Analyst covering the energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to her time at J.P. Morgan, Shanni worked at EAC Partners, a specialist M&A corporate advisory firm in Sydney. Shanni’s experience also includes intern roles with both Deloitte (restructuring division) and EY (assurance division).

Shanni completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Finance and Financial Mathematics and Statistics.

Jay Chong
Director

Jay is a Director in the Infrastructure Investments team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2010.

Jay is responsible for the team’s transactions origination and due diligence process, as well as asset management functions within the team. He currently represents Igneo on the Board of Tuatahi First Fibre in New Zealand.

Prior to joining the team, Jay worked for two years in the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). During this time, he gained experience in CBA’s strategic development and investment decision teams, where he was responsible for evaluating M&A opportunities. Jay completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts from the University of New South Wales, majoring in Finance and Accounting.

He is a CFA® charterholder and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

Sarah Cole
Managing Director, Investor Relations

Sarah Cole is a Managing Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners team based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2018, Sarah worked for Foresight Group LLP, Citigroup, and Barclays.

Sarah holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Nottingham.

Alexis Cotadze
Senior Executive

Alexis Cotadze is a Senior Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team, Europe.

Alexis is responsible for sourcing and executing investment opportunities for our European Funds and the active asset management of the businesses in our portfolios. Alexis currently works on the management of Evos Terminals.

Prior to joining FSI in 2021, Alexis worked at Deutsche Bank.

Alexis holds an MSc in Management from ESCP Europe.

Brianna Crawford
Executive

Brianna is an Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2020.

Her responsibilities include conducting research and performing financial analysis on investment opportunities, and contributing to asset and investment management.

Prior to joining the team, Brianna worked in Project Management on infrastructure assets.

Brianna holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Bachelor of International Studies (Environmental Sustainability).

Jake Crowther
Operations Analyst

Jake is an Operations Analyst in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since May 2022.

Jake has responsibility for fund management and operations of the infrastructure business in Australia, New Zealand and the US. Jake is responsible for a number of operations revolving around quarterly reporting and investor relations.

Prior to joining the team, Jake worked in unit pricing for listed and unlisted funds.

Jake holds a Bachelor of Business (Finance and Management).

Lucy Davies
Personal Assistant

Lucy joined Igneo in November 2023 with over 20 years’ experience providing executive support to banking professionals.

. Former employers include J. P. Morgan, Barclays Capital, Barclays Corporate, Citigroup, Credit Agricole, Canaccord Genuity and Houlihan Lokey.

Lucy has worked in various divisions including F&O, Cash Equities, Prime Brokerage and most recently Corporate Advisory.

John DiMarco
Managing Director

John is a Managing Director at Igneo Infrastructure Partners and member of the Investment Committee for Igneo’s North American infrastructure fund. John has 22 years of relevant industry experience and focuses primarily on investments in the energy transition sector. John currently sits on the boards of Igneo assets Terra-Gen and Soltage.

Before joining the team in 2020, John held roles at CCA Capital, Terra-Gen Power, General Electric, and Citigroup where John led or advised on project finance, structured equity, and M&A transactions in the power and energy sectors.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia Business School. John is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Lauren Dowdell
Team Assistant

Lauren Dowdell is the team assistant to the Infrastructure Investments team in Australia. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since October 2023.

Lauren was the Office Manager at Law Firm Mills Oakley for two and a half years prior to joining Igneo and has several years of experience in a variety of Administrative roles. She handles a variety of tasks including calendar management, expense reporting and travel bookings. Her tertiary studies covered Fashion Design, Marketing and advertising.

Ignacio Doval
Senior Executive

Ignacio Doval is a Senior Executive of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2022, Ignacio worked in Citi’s Telecommunications & Media and Latin America M&A teams. Prior to this, he worked in strategy consulting at Oliver Wyman and Parthenon-EY in Singapore.

Ignacio holds an MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London.

Sophie Durham
Managing Director, Head of Responsible Investment

Sophie Durham is a Managing Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London. She is the Head of Responsible Investment.

Prior to joining the team in 2021, she worked at listed oil and gas company Kosmos Energy, where she was responsible for climate change and global public policy, and previously social performance at several of the company’s assets in West Africa.

Prior to joining Kosmos, Sophie was a Senior Associate at Critical Resource, an advisory firm that supports mining and oil and gas companies to manage social and political risk.

Sophie holds a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge and an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Rowan Element
Director, Head of Responsible Investment Australia and New Zealand

Rowan is the Head of Responsible Investment, Australia & New Zealand for Igneo Infrastructure Partners. A Director in the team, he is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2008. As one of the regional Heads of Responsible Investment, Rowan is responsible for setting Igneo’s responsible investment strategy and overseeing its implementation. He is also involved in all aspects of our investment process, including new acquisitions and asset management, currently working with the asset team for coNEXA and on the board of Integrated Waste Services.

Prior to joining the team, Rowan was a Senior Analyst at TCorp where he provided advisory services for a variety of State government sponsored structured finance and infrastructure projects, ranging from structured leasing to PPPs.

Rowan completed a Bachelor of Business at UTS, majoring in Finance, and has also attained a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, as well as a Masters of Business in Finance (Corporate Finance Stream) at UTS.

Sameera Gadiyaram
Associate Director

Sameera is an Associate Director within the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team ("Igneo"). She is based in New York and has been with the team since 2022. Sameera is responsible for transaction origination, execution and related asset management activities.

Prior to joining Igneo, Sameera was a senior associate at JLC Infrastructure, where she focused on infrastructure investments, particularly within the transportation and energy sectors. During this time, Sameera worked on the John F. Kennedy Airport New Terminal One project well as other infrastructure investments.

Prior to JLC Infrastructure, Sameera worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC ("GS"), where she focused on M&A and project finance transactions in the transportation, public-private partnerships, and industrial sectors. Prior to GS, Sameera worked within the energy investment banking group at UBS Investment Bank.

Sameera holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Nikhil Gandhi
Executive

Nikhil is an Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in New York and joined the business in mid-2022. Nikhil's role encompasses both the due diligence of new investment opportunities and asset management responsibilities.

Prior to joining the team, Nikhil held a position as an Investment Banking Associate in the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure group at Jefferies LLC - working on M&A and project finance transactions across a broad range of infrastructure assets.

Nikhil holds a MBA from Georgetown University and a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.

Lingga Golam
Finance Manager

Lingga is a Finance Manager in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2016.

Lingga has responsibility for the day-to-day financial operations of the accounting activities of Australian infrastructure funds. Additionally, she supports business on regulatory and licence compliance risk, controls self-assessment and monitoring and liaising with Line 2 risk and compliance functions.

Prior to joining the team, Lingga held positions in finance team at Royal Bank of Canada and Bank of New York Mellon. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Finance and Management from University of Sydney and she is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Australia.

Nick Grant
Partner

Nick Grant is a Partner of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London. He is the Head of Asset Management, Europe and is a member of the EDIF I, II & III Investment Committees.

Nick currently sits on the board of directors of investee companies Coriance and Scandlines.

Prior to joining the team in 2018, Nick was the CEO Severn Trent Services in the UK, Ireland and Italy. Prior to this role, Nick held senior roles at Centrica PLC.

Nick holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from London Business School.

Natalie Hall
Executive

Natalie Hall is an Executive of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2022, Natalie worked at EY in Wealth & Asset Management Assurance.

Natalie holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Durham and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Jess Hitchcock
Senior Team Assistant

Jess Hitchcock is a Senior Team Assistant in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team, Europe.

Prior to joining the team in February, Jess was a Paralegal working on high-profile cases and specialising in regulatory law and commercial litigation.

Jess now brings her detail-orientated skills from the legal world to the financial services sector. She holds a Bachelor of Law and a Diploma in Legal Practice.

Shan Hiu
Associate Director

Shan Hiu is an Associate Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2019, Shan spent four years working in the Finance department at Coller Capital, a London based Private Equity firm.

Shan is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and trained as an auditor at PwC.

Shan holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Bath.

Robin Höpfl
Executive

Robin Höpfl is an Executive of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2023, Robin worked in the Diversified Industries team at J.P. Morgan in London.

Robin holds a MSc in Accounting, Financial Management and Control from Università Bocconi and a BSc in Management and Technology (Chemistry) from Technical University of Munich.

Mats Hope
Managing Director

Mats Hope is a Managing Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners team based in London.

Mats currently sits on the board of directors of investee company Nordion.

Prior to joining the team in 2012, Mats worked for UBS Investment Bank and Danske Bank.

Mats holds a Masters in Applied Economics & Finance from Copenhagen Business School, and a BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School/Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jessie Huang-Marach
Senior Executive

Jessie is a Senior Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team based in London.

Jessie is responsible for management and operation of the European investment funds and their underlying acquisition structure. Prior to joining FSI in 2022,Jessie worked at PwC for 6 years.

Jessie holds an MSc in Finance from Warwick Business School and is a Chartered Accountant in the UK.

Lena Huynh
Senior Operations Manager

Lena is a Senior Operations Manager in the Infrastructure Investments team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2010.

Lena has responsibility for fund management and operations of the infrastructure business in Australia, New Zealand and the US. Lena is responsible for a number of operations and is a key client contact facilitating client on boarding.

Lena has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Accounting from Macquarie University, Sydney and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), Australia.

Celine Kabashima
Managing Director, Investor Relations

Celine Kabashima is a Managing Director, Investor Relation of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in Sydney. She has been with the business since December 2020.

Prior to joining the team, she was at AMP Capital for eight years where she was the Senior Investment Specialist for the Infrastructure Debt strategies and a Portfolio Manager for the absolute return program.

Celine has a Masters of Science in Finance and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Villanova University, Pennsylvania (USA). She is also a CFA(Chartered Financial Analyst) and CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) charterholder.

Gavin Kerr
Managing Director, Head of Transactions Australia and New Zealand

Gavin Kerr is a Managing Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in the Sydney office and has been with the business since 2013. Gavin is a member of the GDIF Investment Committee.

Gavin represents GDIF on the boards of portfolio assets including Waste Management New Zealand, Tuatahi First Fibre and First Gas.

Prior to joining the team, Gavin held a number of senior roles at Macquarie Group over a 17 year period. During that time he focused on both infrastructure M&A and funds management in a variety of OECD and emerging markets. Gavin also spent five years with Arthur Andersen & Co (Sydney) in the Corporate Finance and Consulting group.

Gavin is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and has a Master of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Arras Korogluyan
Senior Executive

Arras is a Senior Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in New York and has been with the business since 2022.

Prior to joining the team, Arras worked as an Associate on the Project Structuring & Investment team at Plenary Group in Los Angeles supporting acquisition and asset management efforts across a broad range of infrastructure asset classes. Arras began his career in the Infrastructure & Project Finance team at Barclays in New York.

Arras holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C.

Martine Kruseman
Executive

Martine Kruseman is an Executive of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2020, Martine worked at Macquarie.

Martine holds a BSc (Hons) Economics degree and an MSc. in Financial Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam and an MSc in Energy, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School, London.

Gregor Kurth
Partner

Gregor Kurth is a Partner of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London. He is the Head of Transactions, Europe and is a member of the EDIF I, II & III Investment Committees.

Gregor currently sits on the board of directors of investee companies MVV Energie and Utilitas.

Prior to joining the team in 2010, Gregor worked for 3i and Deutsche Bank.

Gregor holds an MSc in International Finance and Accounting from City University of London and a BSc in International Economics from Maastricht University (Netherlands).

Youcef Lahceni
Associate Director

Youcef Lahceni is an Associate Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2018, Youcef worked at Deutsche Bank and KPMG.

Youcef holds an MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking and a Master in Management from EDHEC Business School, in addition to a Bachelor degree from Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.

Danny Latham
Partner, Head of Australia and New Zealand

Danny Latham is a Partner in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2007. Danny is primarily responsible for GDIF portfolio management and business development including fundraising and deal origination.

Danny is a member of the infrastructure investments Senior Management Team and the GDIF, EDIF I and II Investment Committees. Danny currently sits on the board of directors of coNEXA.

Prior to joining the team, Danny was director of RREEF Infrastructure based in London and Sydney, with responsibilities for portfolio management, asset acquisition and asset management and was Senior Partner and a foundation member of AMP’s infrastructure team in 1994.

Danny has a Masters of Applied Finance and a Bachelor of Economics from Macquarie University, Sydney.

Hamish Lea-Wilson
Partner

Hamish Lea-Wilson is a Partner of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London. He is the Head of Transactions, Europe and is a member of the EDIF I, II & III Investment Committees.

Hamish currently sits on the board of directors of investee companies enfinium and Finerge.

Prior to joining the team in 2008, Hamish worked for PwC.

Hamish holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Durham.

Moritz Lindhorst
Director

Moritz is a Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team, Europe.

Moritz is responsible for sourcing and executing investment opportunities for our European Funds as well as asset management. He currently works on the management of MVV.

Prior to joining in 2020, Moritz worked at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the Infrastructure and European Credit teams and at Morgan Stanley in the Transportation & Infrastructure M&A team.

Moritz holds an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford.

Maria Luisa Castro
Managing Director

Maria Luisa Castro is a Managing Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London. She is a member of the EDIF III Investment Committee.

Maria currently sits on the board of directors of investee company Parkia.

Prior to joining the team in 2020, Maria was the Head of the portfolio Highway Assets for Europe and the US at Globalvia where she also was part of the Steering Committee. Earlier in her career, Maria worked as an engineer at FCC in Spain.

Maria has an Executive MBA from IESE and a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica in Madrid.

John Ma
Partner, Co-Head of North America

John is a Partner and Co-Head of Igneo Infrastructure Partners team in North America, and is a member of the GDIF Investment Committee.

John is currently a board director at Patriot Rail, Terra-Gen, and Rialto Bioenergy. Prior to joining the team in 2018, John held a senior role at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which operates the bi-state region’s airports, ports, bridges and tunnels, and PATH commuter rail.

Prior to that, John was a Managing Director and head of US infrastructure advisory in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. John has a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. from Harvard College.

Francesca Mascagna
Associate Director

Francesca Mascagna is an Associate Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2022, Francesca worked at J.P. Morgan. She also has prior experience at Barclays Capital and CMC Capital.

Francesca holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Corporate Finance from Università Bocconi.

Nanduli Matarage
Investor Relations Executive

Nanduli is an Investor Relations Executive to the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team in Australia. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2010.

She is responsible for assisting in management and co-ordination of communications and relationships with existing clients and investors. In addition, co-ordinate and manage new fund investor prospects and mandate clients within. Prior to this, she was thee xecutive assistant to the Igneo Infrastructure Partners Australian team.

Nanduli holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce from the Western Sydney University.

Monika Mather
Investor Relations Executive

Monika is an Associate Director in the Infrastructure Investments team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 1998.

Monika’s investment operations role involves coordinating the relationship between the Infrastructure Investments team and the business’ broader legal, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and risk and compliance functions. This includes a key role in working with clients and investment partners to formulate the terms of our relationship, and the management of legal, investment and fund documentation. Monika is also engaged with the asset management team to assist on specific shareholder matters.

Monika has a Bachelor of Arts and Laws degree from Macquarie University and has undertaken postgraduate study in Applied Corporations Law at the University of New South Wales.

Kate McCawe
Associate Director

Kate is an Associate Director, Infrastructure Investments at Igneo Infrastructure Partners (Igneo).

Kate is responsible for transaction origination and execution, and the ongoing asset management of Igneo's portfolio assets.

Kate currently serves as a director on the board of International Parking Group and is an Alternate Director on the boards of Brisbane Airport and Adelaide Airport.

Kate has been with Igneo since 2015.

Prior to joining the business, Kate was an equities research associate at CLSA covering the infrastructure and transport sector. Prior to that, Kate worked in corporate finance at KPMG specialising in valuations. Kate holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons I) majoring in Finance from the University of Sydney and is also a CFA charter holder.

Alec McKenzie
Senior Executive

Alec is a Senior Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in New York, previously worked in the Sydney office and has been with the business since 2019.

Alec is responsible for origination, execution and asset management of Igneo's infrastructure investments. He is currently involved in the Patriot Rail asset management team. He was previously involved in Atmos Renewables, CPE Renewable Investments, Navigator Terminals and Quantem.

Prior to joining the team, Alec worked at HSBC in Sydney, spending time in the Infrastructure & Real Estate Group, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance and M&A Advisory teams.

Alec holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales where he was a Finance Co-op Program Scholar, which involved completing industry training experiences at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

Libby McKenzie
Executive Assistant

Libby is the Executive Assistant to the Infrastructure Investments team in Australia. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since May 2022.

Libby is responsible for providing full administrative support to the Infrastructure team in Sydney. Prior to joining Igneo, Libby worked at a Venture debt firm in Sydney and a Private equity firm in London. She has over 12 years experience working in administrative support roles and has also lived and worked in New Zealand, France & the UK.

Niall Mills
Managing Partner, Global Head

Niall Mills is the Managing Partner and the Global Head of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London. He is a member of the EDIF I, II & III and GDIF Investment Committees. Niall is also a member of the executive leadership team of First Sentier Investors, Igneo’s parent company.

Niall currently sits on the board of investee company Anglian Water Group.

Prior to joining the team in 2008, Niall worked in industry holding senior roles at Southern Water, Honeywell, Bechtel and United Utilities.

Niall holds a Master of Business Administration from London Business School, an Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Directorship and a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from Sheffield Hallam University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Krissy Modi
Senior Team Assistant

Krissy Modi is a Senior Team Assistant of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2015, Krissy worked at Wilton & Bain Ltd and prior to this, Fox Davies Capital.

Krissy has over ten years’ experience in the PA, secretary and administration fields as well as a degree in Criminology from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Isabel Murray
Executive

Isabel is an Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. She is based in Sydney and joined the business in 2021 as part of the First Sentier Investors graduate program.

Isabel is responsible for analysis and due diligence of investment opportunities, in addition to ongoing asset and portfolio management support. She is currently a member of the asset management team for Quantem.

Prior to joining the team, Isabel worked in both Australian Large and Small Cap equity research as an intern at MST Financial. She also completed a 9 month rotation in the Investment Business Management team as part of the First Sentier Investors graduate program.

Isabel completed a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, majoring in Finance, Economics and Government/International Relations.

Alex Nassuphis
Managing Director

Alex Nassuphis is a Managing Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London. He is a member of the EDIF III Investment Committee.

Alex currently sits on the board of directors of investee company Anglian Water Group.

Prior to joining the team in 2015, Alex spent over 15 years in European investment banking at HSBC, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and CSFB.

Alex holds a Dipl. Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Alastair Neill
Managing Director

Alastair Neill is a Managing Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team, Europe.

Alastair is responsible for sourcing and executing investment opportunities for our European Funds and the active asset management of the businesses in our portfolios. Alastair currently sits on the board of directors of investee company Coriance.

Prior to joining FSI in 2017, Alastair worked at Royal Bank of Canada.

Alastair holds an MA (Hons) in Economics from University of Edinburgh.

Carol Ng
Senior Executive

Carol is a Senior Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since August 2022.

In her role, Carol is responsible for analysis, due diligence and execution of investment opportunities, as well as supporting portfolio managers with ongoing asset management. Prior to joining the team, Carol was a Business Development Manager at SUEZ where she worked on business development initiatives as well as projects to optimise SUEZ's infrastructure portfolio. Prior to that, Carol worked as an Environmental Engineer at GHD.

Carol holds a Masters of Engineering Science (Water, Wastewater and Waste Engineering), as well as a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of New South Wales.

Andrew O'Neil
Executive

Andrew is an Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in New York and has been with the business since 2023. Andrew’s role includes both the due diligence of new investment opportunities and asset management responsibilities.

Prior to joining the team, Andrew worked as an Associate in HSBC’s Real Assets group – completing transactions across a broad range of infrastructure asset classes, including the redevelopment of New Terminal One at JFK.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the McGill University.

Stephen O'Shea
Head of Investor Relations and Consultant Engagement

Stephen O’Shea is the Head of Investor Relations and Consultant Engagement, Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Stephen currently sits on the board of directors of investee company Parkia.

Prior to joining the team in 2008, Stephen worked for ING.

Stephen holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College Dublin.

René Ogunbona
Director

René is a Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team.

He is based in Sydney and has been with the team since 2010. René is responsible for transaction execution and asset management of portfolio assets in the Global Diversified Infrastructure Fund (GDIF) and has been involved in over 10 successful acquisitions in both Europe and Australia.

He sits on the Board of Atmos Renewables. Rene spent 5 years with the London-based infrastructure team of Igneo focused on European infrastructure investments. René holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance (Honours) from the University of Wollongong.

Devina Parasuraman
Director

Devina Parasuraman is a Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Devina currently sits on the board of directors of investee companies OLT and Nordion.

Prior to joining the team in 2019, Devina worked at Macquarie Capital.

Devina holds a BSc. (Hons) in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics from the University of Warwick.

Meshali Patel
Director

Meshali Patel is a Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2014, Meshali worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Meshali holds a Bachelor in Psychology from the University College London and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Tomas Pedraza
Managing Director

Tomas Pedraza is a Managing Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners team based in London.

Tomas currently sits on the board of directors of investee companies Evos Terminals and Finerge.

Prior to joining the team in 2011, Tomas worked at Gas Natural Fenosa.

Tomas holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School, University of Navarra and graduated as an Industrial Engineer from ICAI – Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.

Jesslyn Pei
Senior Executive

Jesslyn Pei is a Senior Executive in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. She is based in New York and has been with the business since 2019.

Prior to joining the team Jesslyn worked at Macquarie.

Jesslyn holds a BSc (Hons) Economics degree from University College London.

Ignacio Perez
Director

Ignacio Perez is a Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team, Europe.

Ignacio is responsible for sourcing and executing investment opportunities for our European Funds and the active asset management of the businesses in our portfolios. Ignacio currently works on the management of Parkia.

Prior to joining FSI in 2019, Ignacio worked in Investment Banking at Barclays Capital for 5 years, within the Iberian and Telecoms Infrastructure team.

Ignacio holds a Degree in Law and a Degree in Business Administration from Comillas University / ICADE.

Nils Plaine
Associate Director

Nils Plaine is an Associate Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2020, Nils was a Vice President in the Power, Utilities and Infrastructure team at Barclays. He also has prior experience at Credit Agricole in New York, the French sovereign fund and HSBC in Paris.

Nils has a Master in Management from ESCP and a Master in Business Law from the Sorbonne University.

Rachel Priddis
Treasury Operations Manager

Rachel is Treasury Operations Manager in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2022.

Rachel is responsible for back office operations of the treasury team, also assisting with middle office functionalities.

Rachel has over 25 years banking and Finance experience in middle and back office function, areas of expertise include: Product knowledge, Settlements, Investigations, Cash Management, Audit Compliance, Management reporting, hedge accounting and Treasury and Accounting Systems.

Grant Rayner
Director

Grant is a Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in New York and has been with the business since 2005, having also spent time in the business' London and Sydney offices.

Grant's role focuses on both the origination and due diligence of new investment opportunities and asset management responsibilities. Grant currently represents Igneo on the Board of Navigator Terminals in the UK.

Prior to joining the team, Grant worked for five years at KPMG.

Grant holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ellen Richardson
Director

Ellen Richardson is a Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Ellen currently works on the board of Scandlines.

Prior to joining the team in 2014, Ellen worked at Macquarie.

Ellen holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Durham.

Michael Ryder
Partner, Co- Head of North America

Michael Ryder is a Partner and Co-Head of Igneo Infrastructure Partners team in North America. He is based in New York and has been with the business since 2022. Michael is a member of the GDIF Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Igneo, Michael was a Senior Managing Director and Head of Americas at OMERS Infrastructure and was a senior member of its executive management committee. Michael also previously held senior leadership and investment committee positions at Blackstone and Morgan Stanley Private Equity.

Michael holds a Masters of Business Administration with High Distinction from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar, a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. He serves as an Honor Role Trustee for Scholarship America.

Varun Sablok
Director

Varun is a Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He has been with the business in Sydney since 2014 before relocating to New York in 2019.

Varun was involved in the acquisition of Patriot Rail and Ports, Rialto Bioenergy Facility and Terra-gen. Varun plays an ongoing asset management role on the investments and is currently a board director at Patriot Rail. Prior to his relocation to NY, Varun was involved in transaction origination, execution and asset management in Sydney.

Prior to joining the team, Varun worked in the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s internal M&A team for four years. Varun has a double degree in Bachelor of Applied Finance with Bachelor of Accounting from Macquarie University in Sydney. He is also a charter holder with the CFA Institute and Chartered Accountants Australia.

Daniel Sawires
Senior Operations Manager

Daniel is a Senior Operations Manager in the Infrastructure Operations team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2019.

Daniel is responsible for fund modelling, Fund analysis, Investor analysis and Systems implementation.

Prior to joining the team, Daniel was a Senior Associate in the Fund accounting team at Macquarie Bank in Sydney.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce from the Western Sydney University where he has a major in Accounting and sub-major in Finance.

Zoe Seward
Executive

Zoe is an Executive in the Infrastructure Investments team. She is based in New York and joined the team at the beginning of 2022.

Zoe supports transaction execution in North America and related asset management activities.

Prior to joining the team, Zoe worked in the Real Assets group at HSBC focusing on renewable energy.

Alexandra Simion
Executive

Alexandra Simion is a Responsible Investment Executive of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2022, Alexandra worked at Bloomberg as an ESG Data Analyst.

Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance from Hult International Business School

Nicholas Sorenson
Senior Executive

Nicholas is a Senior Executive in the Infrastructure Investments team. He is based in New York and has been with the business since 2020.

Nicholas’s role encompasses both the due diligence of new investment opportunities and asset management responsibilities.

Prior to joining the team, Nicholas held a position as an Analyst in Macquarie Capital’s Infrastructure and Energy Advisory Group – completing transactions across a broad range of infrastructure asset classes and structures, including the privatization of Ridley Terminals, Inc.

Nicholas holds a Master of Science in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Florida, where he graduated with both degrees in four years.

Inderdip Syan
Head of Operations, Europe

Inderdip Syan is the Head of Operations, Europe, Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining FSI in 2010, Inderdip was a Partner with Rutley Capital Partners.

Inderdip holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Bristol, a diploma in law from College of Law and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Daniel Timms
Managing Director, Head of Asset Management Australia and New Zealand

Daniel Timms is a Managing Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2016.

In his role, Daniel oversees the management of the regional utility and transport infrastructure assets within the group. Daniel brings more than 19 years of energy utility sector experience, having previously worked at a major energy utility across asset management, energy trading, business development, project development and transactions in Australia and abroad. Given his background, Daniel’s role also includes originating, evaluating and securing investment opportunities in the energy sector. He is a current director of First Gas, Gas Services NZ, Atmos Renewables and Clean Peak Energy Renewable Investments.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) from the University of Adelaide, a Masters of Applied Finance from Kaplan and is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Alessandro Valenti
Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Finance

Alessandro Valenti is a Managing Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team, Europe.

Alessandro is responsible for overseeing thedebt financing of the businesses in our portfolios. Alessandro is involved inacquisition financing of new assets and refinancing of existing businesses across all Funds.

Prior to joining FSI in 2019, Alessandro worked at Evercore Partners, in the European Debt Advisory team.

Alessandro holds a Juris Doctor in Law and Economics from Luiss University, and a Master in Management from the ESCP Europe (Grand Ecole).

Ben Van Vlaenderen
Associate Director

Ben Van Vlaenderen is an Associate Director in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team, Europe.

Ben is responsible for sourcing and executing investment opportunities for our European Funds and the active asset management of the businesses in our portfolios. Ben currently works on the management of Evos Terminals.

Prior to joining FSI in 2019, Ben worked at BNP Paribas.

Ben holds Master Degrees from ESCP Europe in France and Ghent University in Belgium.

Emmanuel Vivant
Managing Director

Emmanuel Vivant is a Managing Director of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Emmanuel currently sits on the board of directors of investee companies enfinium and Evos Terminals.

Prior to joining the team in 2022, Emmanuel was the CEO of SAUR International. Prior to this role, Emmanuel held senior roles at RATP Dev Transdev Asia, Hong Kong Tramways and Veolia Transport.

Emmanuel holds a Master in Engineering from École Polytechnique (Paris) and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris).

Furkhan Wahab
Operations Manager

Furkhan is an Operations Manager in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2022. Furkhan is responsible for fund performance, fundraising, reporting and other fund related matters.

Prior to joining the team, Furkhan held a position as an Investor Relations Executive in Charter Hall’s unlisted direct property team. Prior to working at Charter Hall, Furkhan worked at Link Fund Solutions as a Senior Portfolio Analyst in the Investment Operations team.

Furkhan holds a Master of Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from Macquarie University.

Tom White
Associate Director

Tom is an Associate Director in the Infrastructure Investments team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2015.

Tom is responsible for the Infrastructure Fund’s operational management, performance and investment implementation. He specializes in fund and investment structuring.

Prior to joining the team, Tom was a Fund accountant within a fund administrator offering middle and back office administration, fund accounting services and custodial services.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and Accounting from the University of Notre Dame he is a Chartered Accountant and holds an AFMA accreditation.

Maggie Wong
Head of Finance, Australia and New Zealand

Maggie Wong is a Head of Finance in the Igneo Infrastructure Partners team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the Infrastructure business since 2012.

Maggie is primarily responsible for the fund accounting and financial reporting of a portfolio of unlisted Australian Infrastructure funds and mandates including monthly fund unit pricing, financial reporting and analysis and tax reporting.

Prior to joining the team, Maggie was a financial accountant of Commonwealth Bank of Australia. She was responsible for the financial accounting functions for CBAsubsidiaries.

Maggie holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from University of New South Wales and she is a member of Certified Practising Accountants.

Alan Wu
Director

Alan Wu is a Director in the Infrastructure Investments team. He is based in Sydney and has been with the business since 2000.

Alan is a member of the WIIF Investment Committee.

Alan currently sits on the boards of investee companies in Brisbane Airport, Adelaide Airport and Water Utilities Australia.

Alan holds a Master of Commerce (Funds Management) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) degree, both from the University of New South Wales. He is a CFA charter holder and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Yu Zhang
Finance Manager

Yu is a Finance Manager in the Infrastructure Finance team. She is based in Sydney and has been with the business since September 2021.

Yu is responsible for the statutory reporting, unit pricing, management as well as investor reporting of our investment funds. She is also involved in the settlement of asset acquisitions.

Prior to joining the team, Yu worked at AIA Australia as a Manager of Investment Operations. She also had experience working at CommInsure and BNP Paribas, covering areas of fund administration, accounting and investment operations.

Yu holds a Master of Accounting from Macquarie University and is a member of CPA Australia.

Zuzanna Ajchel
Senior Executive

Zuzanna Ajchel is a Senior Executive of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2021, Zuzanna worked at Macquarie’s Green Investment Group with focus on principal investments in renewable energy.

Zuzanna holds a BSc (Hons) Finance and Accounting degree from Warsaw School of Economics and Masters in Financial Analysis degree from London Business School.

Laura Agostini
Executive

Laura Agostini is an Executive of Igneo Infrastructure Partners based in London.

Prior to joining the team in 2022, Laura worked at DC Advisory.

Laura holds an MSc in Finance from Università Bocconi.