A world-leading infrastructure team
IFM’s global team of infrastructure professionals is deeply experienced in private sector investment in infrastructure. Team members bring experience as senior industry managers, finance professionals and policy makers. They have investment, operational, financial, regulatory and portfolio management expertise – with a track record of managing assets through business cycles, management transitions and regulatory reviews. They are supported by in-house legal and tax experts. The team is culturally diverse and speaks over sixteen languages, illustrating the significant internal diversity needed to manage a global investment program.
Global Head of Infrastructure
Joined IFM in May 2007
Kyle is responsible for IFM’s global infrastructure programme including the firm’s Australian and international infrastructure funds. Prior to joining IFM, Kyle had over 20 years of investment banking experience focused primarily in the infrastructure sector. Past roles include senior positions with Credit Suisse First Boston and SBC Warburg in the United States, Asia and Australia. Kyle represents IFM as a director on the boards of Melbourne Airport and Pacific Hydro. Previously he was a director of Essential Power, NT Airports, Brisbane Airport and Ecogen.
Head of Infrastructure – Australia
Joined IFM in July 2006
Michael is responsible for evaluating, implementing and managing infrastructure investments in the Australian market and for managing the Melbourne Infrastructure team. Prior to joining IFM, Michael worked for the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, responsible for managing the State’s risk exposure in the public transport, roads, urban development, and ports and logistics sectors. His transaction experience includes negotiating the sale of almost $1 billion of the State’s interests in City Link Concession Notes with Transurban to finance two major road network upgrades, and the refranchising of the Melbourne metropolitan train and tram contracts in 2004. Previously, Michael was an Associate with global engineers Arup in both the UK and Australia, and was involved in managing planning, funding and implementation issues for major rail and inland waterways infrastructure, tourism and leisure investments, major industrial land banks and telecommunications infrastructure. Michael represents IFM on the boards of Interlink Roads, Ecogen Energy and Airport Motorway Group.
Head of Infrastructure – North America
Joined IFM in October 2008
Alec is responsible for IFM’s infrastructure investment business in North America and managing the New York team. He joined IFM after 15 years of banking experience focused on project and infrastructure finance. Most recently he was the head of the infrastructure finance business at the Royal Bank of Scotland in New York. Prior to RBS, he served in senior positions with Credit Agricole Indosuez (New York), Deutsche Bank (New York), and the Union Bank of Switzerland (in New York and Zurich). Before he was a banker, Alec worked in real estate development and provided econometric consulting services to electric utilities. He represents IFM on the board of Essential Power.
Head of Infrastructure – Europe
Joined IFM in March 2004
Responsible for the business expansion in Europe and oversight of IFM’s existing European asset portfolio, Christian has been with IFM for over seven years and for the past four years has been based in London. He represents IFM on the boards of Anglian Water and Arqiva Limited. Christian has a background in the acquisition, marketing, project development and operations management of energy and related infrastructure developments. Spanning a period of 20 years, he has worked for companies such as Duke Energy, Santos, BHP Billiton, Bechtel and Woodside on medium to large-scale projects, successfully leading multi-disciplinary project teams.
Joined IFM in January 2008
Julio is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing new domestic and international investments and managing existing investments within the Australian infrastructure portfolio. Julio’s experience spans roles in asset management, investment banking and strategy consulting. Prior to joining IFM, Julio held positions with Viant Capital, Bank of America, Robertson Stephens and Gemini Consulting. Julio is a Director of the Port of Brisbane, Ecogen Energy and Wyuna Water.
Joined IFM in June 2012
Quentin has over 20 years investment banking and corporate advisory experience and has advised on transactions across a range of industries. He has experience in all forms of infrastructure, utility and transport assets, including electricity and gas transmission and distribution, electricity generation, airports, seaports, toll roads, telecommunications and PPPs. Prior to joining IFM, Quentin was Managing Director at Orrong Advisory, a corporate advisory practice focused on infrastructure with a clientele that included leading institutions and corporations in Australia and offshore. His previous roles included Director at Citigroup Investment Banking, Associate Director at NM Rothschild & Sons and Director at Ernst & Young M&A and Arthur Andersen Corporate Finance.
Joined IFM in September 2007
Manoj is responsible for evaluating, implementing and managing European investments. Prior to joining IFM, Manoj held the position of Principal, Corporate Finance with Transport for London, and was responsible for leading the financial and commercial structuring of major transport projects, including the Thames Gateway Bridge and the East London Line Extension. Previously, Manoj was a Vice President in the Infrastructure Advisory Group at Citigroup and advised on large infrastructure transactions including the restructuring and sale of Railtrack, advising industrial sponsors on the structuring and financing of large PPP projects and power plants. Prior to joining Citigroup, Manoj spent three years with the Boston Consulting Group in Paris, where he was involved in various strategy consulting assignments within the Telecoms, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, Consumer Products and Power industries. Manoj represents IFM as a Director of Eurogrid (the holding company of 50Hertz Transmission) and an alternate director of Anglian Water.
Joined IFM in April 2008
Frederic’s responsibilities include relationship development, evaluation, implementation and management of infrastructure investments for IFM. Prior to joining IFM, Frederic worked as a Director of Corporate Finance at ING Barings in London for seven years, SG Investment Banking for four years, and Ernst and Young for three years. Since joining IFM, Frederic has been involved in the acquisition from Vattenfall of 50Hertz, and led the investment in Dalkia Polska. Frederic represents IFM as a director on the board of Dalkia Polska.
Joined IFM in February 2008
Michael is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing new domestic and international infrastructure investments as well as managing existing investments within the Australian infrastructure portfolio. Michael accepted a secondment to IFM’s New York office in August 2008 and returned to Melbourne in December 2011. Prior to joining IFM, Michael was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as Director and Head of Energy Mergers & Acquisitions in the corporate advisory arm. Previous to PwC, Michael was a Director in the Specialised Capital Group (equity underwriting and funds management arm) at Westpac Banking Corporation in Melbourne, focusing on originating and executing equity investments in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Michael has also held senior energy and infrastructure investment banking roles at Citigroup and Merrill Lynch. He previously represented IFM on the boards of Essential Power and Colonial Pipeline Company.
Joined IFM in January 2013
Tom is responsible for the origination, analysis, structuring and execution of IFM's global infrastructure investments. Prior to joining IFM, Tom was Head of Americas - Infrastructure in the Investment Banking Division of UBS. In this role, Tom was the founding group head of the Americas Infrastructure advisory practice and had responsibility for strategic advisory, M&A, lending and capital markets financing for major investors. At UBS, he also held the roles of Co-Head of US Infrastructure and Managing Director - Power and Utilities. Previously, Tom worked as Director in the Power and Utilities Group at Credit Suisse First Boston and as a First Vice President - Utilities Group at PaineWebber Incorporated.