Board of Directors
John Stanhope – Independent chair
John’s experience has covered many areas including finance, treasury, taxation, risk management and assurance, investor relations, corporate security and investigations, directorships on various boards of Telstra Corporation’s national and international subsidiary companies, and membership of industry and government committees.
Leisel Moorhead – QIC
Leisel joined QIC Global Infrastructure in January 2008. Leisel leads the asset management function across the transport sector in QIC portfolio and has primary responsibility for environmental, social and governance matters for the QIC portfolio assets.
Christopher Curtain – OMERS Infrastructure
Christopher is a Managing Director for OMERS Infrastructure. As head of the Australian office, Christopher is responsible for leading the pursuit and management of large scale, long term infrastructure investments across Australia and Asia.
Kevork Sahagian – OMERS Infrastructure
Kevork is a Director for OMERS Infrastructure. Kevork plays a key role in the origination, execution and management of OMERS infrastructure investments, primarily in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining OMERS, Kevork was focused on advising a range of corporate, institutional and government clients on M&A transactions, privatisations, financing and capital markets activities in the transport, infrastructure, power and utilities sectors.
James White – Future Fund
James is a Director in Future Fund’s Infrastructure and Timberland team. James joined Future Fund in 2010 and has been involved in the investment and management of the infrastructure and timberland portfolio, including representing Future Fund on the boards of a number of portfolio companies.
Robert Nicholson – Future Fund
Robert’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, funds management, greenfield projects, risk and governance. He is a Senior Advisor with Herbert Smith Freehills, where he served as a partner for 28 years and as a director and chair. He is a director of Australia’s leading clinical trials company, Nucleus Network, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and Landcare Australia.
Russell Smith – Global Infrastructure Partners Australia Fund
Russell is a Partner of GIP Australia with over 25 years’ experience in the transport infrastructure sector. Prior to GIP, Russell was the CEO of the Port of Brisbane and before that he had responsibility for Prime and then Brookfield’s global portfolio of transport assets, including the Chairmanship of PD Ports in the UK, Euroports in Europe, Westnet Rail in Australia and DBCT in Australia, assets together encompassing 21 ports globally and over 5,000km of railway.
Veeral Kanji – Global Infrastructure Partners Australia Fund
Veeral joined GIP at its inception in 2006 at GIP’s London office and has worked on a number of GIP’s investments throughout his time in London and since transferring to GIP’s Sydney office in 2015. Prior to GIP, Veeral was an analyst in the investment banking team of First NZ Capital in Auckland, New Zealand.
Matina Papathanasiou – QIC Global Infrastructure Fund
Matina co founded and established the QIC Global Infrastructure business in 2006. She has managed the Global Infrastructure business and infrastructure investments with a focus in the transport sector for around 14 years. She chairs the Asset Investment Management Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee. She has been a director of various infrastructure companies and has over 30 years’ funds management and investment banking experience.
Robert Stewart – Global Infrastructure Partners Australia Fund
Robert is a GIP Partner and the Managing Partner of GIP Australia. Prior to GIP, Robert was the Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse in Australia and has over 25 years’ of investment banking experience on a broad range of financing and strategic advisory assignments including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and financings.