Team

Vantage Infrastructure is led by a senior team, with more than 22 years experience on average, who have worked together for more than 8 years at the firm

Vantage Infrastructure comprises a diverse and close-knit team of 32 professionals.

Our team brings deep in-house industry knowledge, critical to understanding the key market, value and risk drivers of infrastructure investments and supporting their sustainable growth in the long term.

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Executive Team

Tim Cable

Senior Partner

London

Tim joined the business in 2012 and has more than 20 years of relevant experience. Tim is the Head of the Global Infrastructure Debt business and the portfolio manager of a number of the firm’s debt mandates. He is the Chair of the Debt Investment Committee and a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim worked in senior banking roles at Westpac in Sydney and London. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business from the University of Otago and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School.

Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner

London

Valeria joined the business in 2006 and has more than 20 years of relevant experience. Valeria leads Equity asset management and is the portfolio manager of the NatWest Group Pension Fund’s unlisted infrastructure equity mandate. She is the Chair of the Equity Investment Committee, a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee, the firm’s ESG Champion and, within the Equity Investment Committee, she is also the ESG due diligence lead member.

Valeria is a director on the boards of Australian Registry Investments, Ventus Investments, Phoenix Natural Gas and, previously, of Porterbrook, AviAlliance Capital and South East Water. She has been involved in most of the acquisitions, disposals and mergers of the firm over the years.

Prior to joining the firm, Valeria executed and advised on a large number of transactions at Gleacher Shacklock, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from the University L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli.

Oliver Schubert

Senior Partner

London

Oliver joined the business in 2012 and has more than 20 years of relevant experience. Oliver leads Equity transactions origination and execution and the development of relationships with potential partners. He is a member of the Equity Investment Committee and a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Oliver is a director on the boards of Agronergy and South East Water and, previously, of Redexis Gas. He has been involved in most of the acquisitions, disposals and mergers of the firm over the years.

Prior to joining the firm, Oliver was Senior Vice President at Macquarie Capital and Head of Corporate Acquisition Finance at BNP Paribas in Germany. He holds a Master of Science in Management from ESSEC Business School and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

Nick Cleary

Partner

New York

Nick joined the business in 2012 and has more than 20 years of relevant experience. Nick leads the North American Infrastructure Debt business, including investments origination, execution and portfolio management. He is a member of the Debt Investment Committee and a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Nick spent over six years at Westpac in the Energy Resources team and the Project and Infrastructure Finance teams. Prior to Westpac, Nick held a number of roles in the international energy industry based out of Houston and working across Asia, the Middle East and Latin and North America. He holds a Bachelor of Surveying degree from the University of Tasmania, and a Master of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Cameron Price

Chief Operating Officer

London

Cameron joined the business in 2006 and has more than 20 years of relevant experience. Cameron is the Chief Operating Officer for the group, responsible for Corporate and Fund Finance, Client Reporting, Operations, Information Technology and Human Resources. He held a variety of finance and compliance roles within the firm across Australia, USA and the UK. Cameron is a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Cameron held various roles in the Equities division of UBS in London. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Global Team

Syed Alam

Syed Alam

Senior Associate

London

Syed joined the business in 2022 and has 10 years of relevant experience. Syed focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Syed was a Vice President at Société Générale in the Project & Infrastructure Finance Portfolio Management team, and prior to that, he worked across a range of teams at NatWest. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Banking and International Finance from the Cass Business School.

Jordan Albert

Investment Director

New York

Jordan joined the business in 2018 and has 12 years of relevant experience. Jordan focuses on the origination and execution of Debt investments in North America.

Prior to joining the firm, Jordan was a Vice President at Citigroup, covering infrastructure finance, and prior to that, structured products. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Alex Balikhin

Alex Balikhin

Vice President

London

Alexander joined the business in 2014 and has 13 years of relevant experience. Alexander focuses on Equity transactions origination and execution. He is a director on the board of Ventus Investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Alexander was an Associate at Rothschild in the Transport and Infrastructure M&A team. He holds a Master in Science in Mathematics from Imperial College London.

Aishah Begum

Associate

London

Aishah joined the business in 2020 and has 5 years of relevant experience. Aishah focuses on all areas of Fund Finance and the Corporate Finance functions for the business.

Prior to joining the firm, Aishah worked as an accountant at Kirk Rice, covering general practice and tax. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Queen Mary University of London and is ACA qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

Thanos Bikakis

Associate

London

Thanos joined the business in 2022 and has 3 years of relevant experience. Thanos focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Thanos worked as an Analyst across Infrastructure & Project Finance, Asset Management, Infrastructure, Energy & Industrial Relationship Management and the Asset Finance, Client Products teams at Lloyds. He holds a Master of Finance from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the West of England.

Katie Brown

Associate

London

Katie joined the business in 2021 and has 3 years of relevant experience. Katie focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Katie worked as an Analyst across Infrastructure & Project Finance, Syndicated Loan Transactions, Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives teams at NatWest. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Ivo Dimitrov

Senior Associate

London

Ivo joined the business in 2019 and has 8 years of relevant experience. Ivo focuses on Equity transactions and asset management.

Prior to joining the firm, Ivo was an Associate at DNB Markets covering Energy, Utilities and Shipping and prior to that he was an Analyst at Citigroup focusing on Private Placements. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Alex Geach

Director

London

Alex joined the business in 2018 and has 18 years of relevant experience. Alex is responsible for the Corporate Finance Function of the group, covering all aspects of financial management, including management accounting and reporting, budgeting, Treasury and Regulatory and Financial Reporting.

Prior to joining the firm, Alex was the Group Financial Controller at Armajaro Asset Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick and is ACA qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Domenico Giovannone

Associate

New York

Domenico joined the business in 2022 and has 5 years of relevant experience. Domenico focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Domenico worked as an Associate in the U.S. Utilities, Project Finance & Infrastructure team at Moody’s. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Actuarial Mathematics and Finance from Bryant University.

Lynn Hankins

Office Manager

London

Lynn joined the business in 2007 as office manager in the UK. Lynn’s responsibilities include administration, facilities and supporting the management team. She also assists the compliance, HR and finance functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Lynn held various personal assistant and office manager positions in investment banks in London after leaving the Police Force.

Akash Harnal

Akash Harnal

Associate

London

Akash joined the business in 2022 and has 3 years of relevant experience. Akash focuses on all areas of Corporate Finance and Fund Finance functions for the business.

Prior to joining the firm, Akash worked as an accountant at Saffery Champness covering the audit of private listed companies and charities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Economics from the University of Nottingham and is ACA qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

Jinny Hwang

Vice President

London

Jinny joined the business in 2011 and has 14 years of relevant experience. Jinny focuses on Global Fund Finance, Reporting, Operations and Middle Office functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Jinny worked in audit and business advisory services at Pitcher Partners. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Karan Kapoor

Senior Associate

London

Karan joined the business in 2018 and has 9 years of relevant experience. Karan focuses on Equity transactions and asset management.

Prior to joining the firm, Karan worked in the Power and Utilities team of KPMG’s Deal Advisory function, primarily covering clients in the renewable and flexible generation space. He previously worked as a credit and market risk analyst at Barclays. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick. He is a CFA charterholder and is ACA qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

Maggie Kirilova

Investment Director

London

Maggie joined the business in 2021 and has 17 years of relevant experience. Maggie focuses on Equity transactions origination and execution. She is an observer of the Equity Investment Committee.4

Prior to joining the firm, Maggie worked as an Investment Director at Infrared Capital Partners and as a Vice President at Cubico Sustainable Investments. She also worked at Santander UK, covering private equity investments in renewables and infrastructure sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

Anne-Noelle Le Gal

Anne-Noelle Le Gal

Investment Director

London

Anne-Noelle joined the business in 2014 and has 16 years of relevant experience. Anne-Noelle focuses on Equity asset management and transaction execution. She is an observer of the Equity Investment Committee4, part of Vantage Group’s ESG working group and represents Vantage Group as Deputy Chair of GRESB’s EMEA Infrastructure Benchmark Committee. She is a director on the boards of Agronergy, South East Water and Phoenix Natural Gas.

Prior to joining the firm, Anne-Noelle worked at Core Capital and Macquarie Capital.  She holds a Master 1 in Finance from Paris Dauphine University and a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

Julian Malakorn

Vice President

New York

Julian joined the business in 2019 and has 9 years of relevant experience. Julian focuses on the origination and execution of Debt investments in North America.

Prior to joining the firm, Julian was an Associate at ING Group, covering infrastructure and energy finance. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics from Skidmore College.

Niccolo Massa

Vice President

London

Niccolo joined the business in 2012 and has 11 years of relevant experience. Niccolo focuses on the origination and execution of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Niccolo worked as an Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Leveraged Finance team. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University and a Master of Science in Finance from ESADE Business School.

Pere Minguell

Senior Associate

London

Pere joined the business in 2019 and has 8 years of relevant experience. Pere focuses on Equity transactions and asset management.

Prior to joining the firm, Pere was an Analyst in the Power, Utilities & Infrastructure M&A team at Société Générale. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Administration and Management from ESADE Business School.

Aditya Pande

Aditya Pande

Associate

London

Aditya joined the business in 2022 and has 3 years of relevant experience. Aditya focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Aditya was an Associate in the Energy & Commodities team at Lloyds. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Bath and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick.

John Parker

Investment Director

London

John joined the business in 2013 and has 14 years of relevant experience. John focuses on the origination and execution of Debt investments. He has placed client capital into a broad range of infrastructure businesses, including airports, ports, utilities, PPPs, renewables and thermal energy, oil and gas and telecommunications.

Prior to joining the firm, John worked in the Infrastructure and Project Finance team at National Australia Bank. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies and Business from Sheffield University.

Omar Rahman

Investment Director

London

Omar joined the business in 2018 and has 18 years of relevant experience. Omar focuses on Equity transactions origination and execution. He is an observer of the Equity Investment Committee.4

Prior to joining the firm, Omar was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, working on “core plus” European transactions and, previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division at Morgan Stanley covering Benelux clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Master of Science in Economics and Business from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Steve Rankine

Senior Adviser

Sydney

Steve joined the business in 2008 and has more than 30 years of relevant experience. Whilst moving away from full-time executive duties in 2018, Steve continues as a Senior Adviser to Vantage and acts as a member of both the Debt and Equity Investment Committees.

Steve is an accomplished investment professional with experience in global specialised funds management, infrastructure and large financial institutions. He is also a seasoned non-executive director of private infrastructure corporations in Australia, Europe and North America. He held various roles within the firm, including heading the European business, re-establishing the Infrastructure Debt business and heading the global Equity asset management function.

Prior to joining the firm, Steve spent 20 years at Westpac Banking Corporation. His last role was Managing Director and Head of Debt Capital Markets, responsible for all Institutional Debt products. Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and has an Economics degree from Sydney University.

Lisa Shaw

Managing Director

London

Lisa joined the business in 2013 and has more than 20 years of relevant experience. Lisa leads global asset management for the Debt business. She is responsible for all of the Debt team’s analytical processes, credit risk assessment, ESG and valuation policies. She is a member of the Debt Investment Committee and part of Vantage Group’s ESG working group.

Prior to joining the firm, Lisa was Associate Director and Head of Portfolio Management, Infrastructure & Renewables, at NIBC Bank, where she ran a book of over 120 debt transactions across Europe. She also worked for IKB Deutsche Industriebank and for Abbey National (now Santander). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Manchester.

Eddette Steynberg

Office Manager

London

Eddette joined the business in 2018 as office manager in the UK. Eddette’s responsibilities include marketing, event coordination, office administration, facility management, human resources and supporting the London team.

Prior to joining the firm, Eddette worked as marketing and operations coordinator at a private equity placement agent, responsible for the IT, operations and business development functions as well as managing the firm’s advertising and marketing campaigns. Eddette holds certificates in digital content strategy, online marketing and information technology and a degree in Human Genetics.

Oceane Suchail

Associate

London

Oceane joined the business in 2021 and has 6 years of relevant experience. Oceane focuses on Equity transactions and asset management.

Prior to joining the firm, Oceane was an Investment Associate at Cubico Sustainable Investment and prior to that she was a Financial Analyst in the Infrastructure and Renewables practice at DWPF. She holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Infrastructure Investment and Finance, both from University College London.

Philippe Taillardat

Senior Adviser

London

Philippe joined the business in 2020 and has more than 25 years of relevant experience. He acts as a Senior Adviser to Vantage and a member of both the Debt and Equity Investment Committees.

Philippe is an accomplished investment professional with experience in infrastructure equity, debt investment management, project and asset finance, structured credit and tax. Philippe’s main activity is as Managing Partner at Oaksley Conseil, based in France, where he provides investment advisory services to institutional investors and asset managers, primarily in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Philippe was Co-head of European Infrastructure Investments at First Sentier Investors (formerly known as First State Investments), Managing Director of Amundi Private Equity Funds and Director at Credit Agricole CIB. Philippe holds a Master in Business Administration from EM Lyon and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Arts et Métiers ParisTech (École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers).

Alexandra Vantillard

Vice President

London

Alexandra joined the business in 2020 and has 12 years of relevant experience. Alexandra focuses on Equity transactions and asset management. She is part of Vantage Group’s ESG working group.

Prior to joining the firm, Alexandra worked at Hermes Infrastructure, ING Bank and BNP Paribas. She holds a Master 1 in Finance from Paris Dauphine University and a Master of Science in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School.

All figures as of 30 June 2022

1Figure includes prior years at Hastings Funds Management (‘Hastings’). Hastings was one of the first global infrastructure funds management businesses with activities dating back to 1994 in infrastructure equity and 1999 in infrastructure debt. Prior to rebranding to Vantage Infrastructure in April 2018, Vantage Infrastructure was formed from the international business of Hastings (outside of Australia)

2Figure includes years since the establishment of Hastings

3All references to “average years’ experience of Senior Team” refer to whether a reasonable person would consider a prior position to be relevant to the person’s current position at Vantage Infrastructure

4Each Equity Investment Director is an alternating Equity Investment Committee member on a 6-months rotation