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 35 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

Tim Cable

Senior Partner

London

Tim joined the business in 2012 and has over two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, 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 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 for 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 over two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Valeria leads Equity asset management and is the portfolio manager of the Royal Bank of Scotland 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 and Vantage Infrastructure’s ESG champion.

Valeria is a director on the boards of Porterbrook, Phoenix Natural Gas, Australian Registry Investments and Ventus Investments and, previously, also South East Water and AviAlliance Capital and 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 Degree in Business and Economics (Honours) from the University L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli in Rome.

Oliver Schubert

Oliver Schubert

Senior Partner

London

Oliver joined the business in 2012 and has over two decades of relevant experience. Based in London, Oliver leads Equity transaction origination and execution and the development of relationships with potential partners. He is a member of the Equity Investment Committee and the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Oliver led the successful acquisitions of Redexis Gas, Porterbrook, Ventus Investments, a 50% stake in South East Water, the disposals of interests in Sydney Airport (Australia) and South West Generation (USA). Oliver is also a director on the boards of South East Water and Redexis Gas.

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

Nick Cleary

Partner

New York

Nick joined the business in 2012 and has over two decades of relevant experience. Based in New York, 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 the firm’s global Executive Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Nick spent over six years at Westpac in the Energy Resources team and in the Project and Infrastructure Finance teams. Prior to Westpac Nick held a number of roles in the international energy industry based out of Houston, USA 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 Masters of Business Administration from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

Cameron Price

Cameron Price

Chief Operating Officer

London

Cameron joined the business in 2006 and has 19 years of relevant experience. Based in London, 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 roles within in the firm across Australia, US and the UK.  Cameron is a member of the firm’s global Executive Committee and an observer on the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, 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

Jordan Albert

Vice President

New York

Jordan joined the business in 2018 and has over 9 years of relevant experience. Based in New York, 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 graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Alex Balikhin

Alex Balikhin

Vice President

London

Alexander joined the business in 2014 and has 11 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Alexander focuses on originating and executing Equity transactions, as well as the management of select portfolio companies. He worked on the acquisitions of Redexis Gas, Porterbrook and Ventus Investments and several bids for UK and Continental European targets. Alexander is an observer on the Equity Investment Committee.

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

Pietro Battistini

Associate

London

Pietro joined the business in 2019 and has 2 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Pietro primarily focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Pietro worked as an associate analyst for the Project and Infrastructure Finance team at Moody’s Investors Service, where he covered a portfolio of regulated networks, utilities, transport and project finance transactions. Pietro holds a BSc and MSc in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University.

Aishah Begum

Associate

London

Laurent Bernhard

Associate

London

Laurent joined the business in 2018 and has 6 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Laurent primarily focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Laurent worked as a rating analyst at Fitch Ratings, covering structured finance and, prior to that, as an analyst at Société Générale covering project bonds. He holds a Masters in Corporate Finance and Strategy from Sciences Po Strasbourg and a Bachelors in Management and Economics from Strasbourg University.

Ivo Dimitrov

Associate

London

Ivo joined the business in 2019 and has over 6 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Ivo focuses on originating and executing Equity transactions, as well as the management of portfolio companies.

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 Citi focusing on Private Placements. He holds an MBA (Honors) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a BSc in Economics.

Alex Geach

Financial Controller

London

Alex joined the business in 2018 and is responsible for the finance operations of the Vantage Infrastructure group, covering all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting.

Prior to joining the firm, Alex was the Group Financial Controller at Armajaro Asset Management. He holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Economics from The University of Warwick and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Lynn Hankins

Lynn Hankins

Office Manager

London

Lynn joined the business in 2007 as office manager in the UK team. Based in London, 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.

Jinny Hwang

Vice President

London

Jinny joined the business in 2011 and has over ten years of relevant experience in Australia and the UK. Based in London, 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 Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Caroline Joo

Caroline Joo

Investment Director

Sydney

Caroline joined the business in 2015 and has 12 years of relevant experience. Based in Sydney, Caroline is responsible for the Australian Debt business, including investment origination, execution and asset management.

Prior to joining the firm, Caroline held positions in the Project and Acquisition Finance team of Westpac Institutional Bank and the Debt Capital Markets team of Barclays Capital. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and is a CFA Charterholder.

Karan Kapoor

Senior Associate

London

Karan joined the business in 2018 and has 7 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Karan focuses on the management of Equity portfolio companies, as well as the origination and execution of new Equity investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Karan worked in the Power & Utilities team of KPMG’s Deal Advisory function, primarily covering clients in the renewable and flexible generation space. He also worked for two years as credit and market risk analyst at Barclays. He holds a BSc (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, the CFA designation and the ICAEW ACA qualification.

Cynthia Kitt

Office Manager

New York

Cynthia joined the business in 2007 as office manager in the US team. Based in New York, Cynthia’s responsibilities include administrative support for the US team and for visiting staff. She also assists the compliance, HR and finance functions.

Prior to joining the firm, Cynthia held various positions as gatekeeper for officer and senior level personnel at major corporations including, latterly, as a Senior Executive Assistant at Barclays in the Investment Banking division.

Kevin Law

Director

Singapore

Kevin joined the business in 2008 and has 17 years of relevant experience. Based in Singapore, Kevin leads business development and capital raising initiatives in Asia, having covered the Japanese institutional investor market since 2012. Kevin has previously been part of the firm’s listed and unlisted infrastructure equity portfolio management and asset management teams, latterly on Melbourne Airport, ElectraNet and Envirogen.

Prior to joining the firm, Kevin was an Executive in KPMG Corporate Finance’s valuation advisory practice and an Assistant Manager in ANZ Banking Group’s Corporate Banking division. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, is a Member of CPA Australia and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Anne-Noelle Le Gal

Anne-Noelle Le Gal

Investment Director

London

Anne-Noëlle joined the business in 2014 and has 14 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Anne-Noëlle focuses on Equity asset management and transaction execution. She is a director on the boards of Phoenix Natural Gas and, previously, also South East Water and Ventus Investments and is part of the asset management team of Redexis Gas. She is a member of the Equity Investment Committee.

Anne-Noëlle is part of Vantage’s ESG working group and represents Vantage as Deputy Chair of GRESB’s EMEA Infrastructure Benchmark Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Anne-Noëlle spent 2 years working with private equity firm Core Capital and one of its turnaround investments and 3 years at Macquarie Capital in London. She holds a Master 1 in Finance from Paris Dauphine University and a Masters in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics.

Ava Lee

Ava Lee

Senior Associate

Singapore

Ava joined the business in 2019 as a Senior Associate in the Business Development team, based in Singapore.

Prior to joining the firm, Ava worked in Goldman Sachs and Citibank gaining extensive experience in credit risk management. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in New York University.

Julian Malakorn

Senior Associate

New York

Julian joined the business in 2019 and has 6 years of relevant experience. Based in New York, Julian focuses on the origination and execution of debt investments in North America.

Prior to joining the firm, Julian was an Associate at ING Groep, covering infrastructure and energy finance. Julian graduated Summa Cum Laude from Skidmore College where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics.

Eleanor Masinter

Associate

New York

Eleanor joined the business in 2020 and has 2 years of relevant experience. Based in New York, Eleanor primarily focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Eleanor worked as an associate analyst for the Project and Infrastructure Finance team at Moody’s Investors Service, where she covered a wide range of municipal and corporate credits across the infrastructure and energy space. Eleanor has a Bachelor in Economics from Barnard College.

Niccolo Massa

Niccolo Massa

Vice President

London

Niccolò joined the business in 2012 and has 9 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Niccolò focuses on origination and execution of Debt transactions.

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

Pere Minguell

Associate

London

Pere joined the business in 2019 and has 5 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Pere is involved in the origination and execution of new Equity investments, as well as the management of portfolio companies. He is currently part of the asset management team of Redexis Gas and South East Water.

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 from ESADE.

Jennie Park

Vice President

New York

Jennie joined the business in 2017 and has 9 years of relevant experience. Based in New York, Jennie leads the North American business development activities.

Prior to joining the firm, Jennie held business development and investor relations roles at Apollo Global Management and Anchorage Capital. She also previously worked at Goldman Sachs in the Private Equity Fund of Funds team and the Leveraged Finance Capital Markets and Syndicate team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Swarthmore College.

John Parker

John Parker

Investment Director

London

John joined the business in 2013 and has 12 years of relevant experience. Based in London, John focuses on the origination and execution of Debt investment opportunities throughout Continental Europe and the UK. 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. John is a member of the Debt Investment Committee and the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, John worked for five years in the Infrastructure and Project Finance team of National Australia Bank in London. He holds a BA (Hispanic Studies and Business) from Sheffield University.

Omar Rahman

Investment Director

London

Omar joined the business in 2018 and has 16 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Omar focuses on originating and executing Equity investments and on developing relationships with partners. He is a member of the Equity Investment Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, Omar worked for Morgan Stanley in London, initially in the Investment Banking Division covering Benelux clients before spending a decade with Morgan Stanley Infrastructure working on European transactions. He holds a MSc in Economics and Business from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Steve Rankine

Senior Adviser

Sydney

Steve joined the business in 2008 and has over 39 years of relevant experience. Whilst moving away from full-time executive duties in 2018, Steve continues as  Senior Adviser to Vantage and acts a member of both the Debt and Equity Investment Committees and a director on the board of Australian Registry Investments.

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 with Westpac Banking Corporation, one of Australia’s major banks. 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

Lisa Shaw

Investment Director

London

Lisa joined the business in 2013 and has 18 years of relevant experience. Based in London, 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.

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 Architecture (Honours) from the University of Manchester.

Eddette Steynberg

Office Manager

London

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

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

Marissa Szczepaniak

Investment Director

London

Marissa joined the business in 2014 and has 17 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Marissa focuses on Equity asset management and transaction execution. She is a member of the Equity Investment Committee and the Debt Investment Committee.

Marissa is a director on the boards of South East Water, Porterbrook and Ventus Investments. Recent transactions in which Marissa has been actively involved include the acquisition of Ventus Investments, Porterbrook and a 50% stake in South East Water.

Prior to joining the firm, Marissa was a Vice President at Alinda Capital Partners focused on asset management, transaction origination and execution. She holds a Bachelor of Science of Business Administration from Georgetown University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Charilaos Tsarpalis

Senior Associate

London

Charilaos joined the business in 2017 and has 5 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Charliaos primarily focuses on the asset management of Debt investments.

Prior to joining the firm, Charilaos worked as a rating analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, covering infrastructure and project finance issuers. He holds an MSc in Finance from LSE and an MSc in Infrastructure Investment and Finance from UCL and has completed all levels of the CFA qualification.

Alexandra Vantillard

Vice President

London

Alexandra joined the business in 2020 and has about 10 years of relevant experience. Based in London, Alexandra focuses on Equity asset management and transaction execution.

Prior to joining the firm, Alexandra was part of the origination and execution team at Hermes Infrastructure, after having worked in the M&A departments of ING Bank and BNP Paribas in London. She holds a Master 1 in Finance from Paris Dauphine University and a MSc in Corporate Finance from EM Lyon Business School.

1 Figure 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);
2 Figure 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.