Matteo Andreoletti leads the equity investment activities in Europe and the Americas for Whitehelm Capital, a specialised infrastructure investment manager with over EUR 3bn of assets under management.
With over 15 years’ experience, Andreoletti has executed multiple transactions across different market cycles, including offshore electricity transmission grids, intercity and urban rail schemes and social infrastructure, inter alia. Andreoletti currently focuses on decentralised, next generation sustainable infrastructure, having recently led the acquisition of SAE, a waste to energy business in Norway, and the development of strategic partnerships in digital infrastructure. Andreoletti is a board member of Saren Infrastructure AS, an energy focused infrastructure investment company promoting renewable and sustainable technologies, and Nest Coöperatief U.A., an investment platform for mid-stream oil storage assets.
Prior to joining Whitehelm, Andreoletti held senior positions within the infrastructure investment and advisory teams of CP2, Société Générale and Macquarie in London and the project finance team of Natixis in Paris.
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Ian Berry leads the Infrastructure equity business at Aviva Investors, the global asset management arm of Aviva plc.
Since joining Aviva Investors in 2009, Berry has led the growth of the infrastructure team investing across both debt and equity. Ian oversees the equity team providing a range of yield-driven investment solutions for clients through the acquisition and active managing of infrastructure assets. The team manages assets both in the UK and continental Europe, and has been particularly active in the low carbon infrastructure and social infrastructure sectors with specific experience in solar PV, wind, biomass, energy efficiency and PFI/PPP.
Berry also is the portfolio manager of a number of funds, including the Aviva Investors Infrastructure Income Fund and the Aviva Investors PiP Solar PV Fund, each providing investors with inflation-linked returns from unleveraged infrastructure assets in the UK.
Berry has over 20 years’ experience in infrastructure finance as a fund manager, investor, debt provider and financial adviser, with previous roles at BlueCrest Capital, Ambac Assurance and Deutsche Bank.
Alastair Lowe is Managing Director and Head of EMEA Energy and Infrastructure at Scotiabank. After joining Scotiabank in 2012, Lowe focused on EMEA-based companies across the sector, targeting opportunities where strategic overlap exists to build relationships in line with Scotiabank’s global footprint.
Managing a highly motivated team and portfolio of relationships across the EMEA region, Lowe has been involved with many landmark transactions across the sectors including direct banking support and acquisition financing for M&A opportunities. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Lowe worked at Lloyds Banking group, where he focused on the Energy sector after the merger with HBOS in 2009.
Boe Pahari, Global Head of Infrastructure Equity, Managing Partner, joined AMP Capital in March 2010 and is responsible for leading AMP Capital’s global infrastructure equity activities. Pahari has over 20 years of experience in the industry having started his career at Citigroup in Sydney and subsequently worked for more than 13 years with ABN AMRO based in Singapore, Amsterdam, New York and London.
During this period, Pahari worked in regional and global positions, including as Regional CFO for Asia Pacific, Global Head of Strategy and M&A, Global Head of Proprietary Structuring Group, Head of Emerging Growth Markets, Head of Infrastructure Capital, Americas, Global Head of Integrated Finance/Infrastructure Capital, Global Head of Special Situations and Distressed Capital and Global Head of Structured Capital. Subsequently, in Royal Bank of Scotland Pahari was appointed Global co-Head Principal Strategies.
Pahari has led principal, advisory and banking businesses, leading teams across Europe, Asia and North America, and personally led the creation and development of a number of businesses for ABN AMRO and RBS.
Nicola Palmer was part of the team that founded Arcus in 2009. Palmer is the Co-Head of Transport Origination, and leads the origination effort in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. She led the team that completed the takeover of Forth in 2011 and was Asset Manager for Forth from 2009 to 2012. Prior to joining Arcus, Palmer was with Babcock & Brown’s European Infrastructure Team in London and Sydney. Prior to Babcock & Brown, Palmer was with Australian Industry Development Corporation (AIDC) in Sydney. Palmer started her career with Baker & McKenzie and Clayton Utz in Sydney.
Nicolas Rubio is Director of Operations at Cintra, the infrastructure developer of the global leader Ferrovial. Cintra is worth over USD 10bn and operates 28 highway Public-Private Partnerships on four continents with managed assets in excess of USD 24bn.
Rubio has three decades of international leadership experience within the private infrastructure development and construction sectors. Rubio has been involved in the development of more than 150 private infrastructure projects spanning more than 30 countries.
From 2009 to 2016 acting as Cintra US President Rubio was in charge of the development of American toll roads representing and investment of more than USD 10bn, including state-of-the-art Managed Lanes projects, in Texas and North Carolina, Illinois and Indiana.
Basil Scarsella is the Chief Executive Officer of UK Power Networks, owned by the Cheung Kong Group, which is the largest Distribution Network Operator in the UK, distributing electricity to over eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and East of England. Immediately prior to taking up his appointment with UK Power Networks in 2010, Scarsella was the CEO of Northern Gas Networks for five years. Northern Gas distributes gas to 2.5 million homes in the north east of England and also falls under the ownership of the Cheung Kong Group.
Bronte Somes is Head of Infrastructure Equity Europe, a business which forms part of Real Estate & Private Markets within UBS Asset Management. Somes is responsible for managing the businesses that originate, execute and manage direct investments in infrastructure equity focused on Europe, is a member of the Investment Committee and a director of Greensands, Southern Water's holding company. Somes joined UBS Asset Management’s Infrastructure business in 2011. Prior to that, she worked for over a decade in UBS Investment Bank’s infrastructure group where she gained extensive experience as an advisor within the infrastructure sector. Somes has also worked as a finance lawyer at Clifford Chance in London.
Geoffrey Spence joined Lloyds Bank in March 2016. Spence has over 25 year experience in financing the Utilities, Power Generation, Transport and Infrastructure industries. From 2004 – 2007 he was Managing Director and Global Head of Infrastructure at HSBC Bank plc, building a team to advise and fund major infrastructure projects in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the Americans and from 1982 – 2004 Director at Morgan Grenfell & Co Limited and, after its acquisition, Deutsche Bank AG as Managing Director and Head of Project Finance EMEA.