The Advisory Board

stirling-infrastructure-partnersTHE ADVISORY BOARD

Stirling Infrastructure Partners Advisory Board consists of members who have demonstrated leadership and involvement in advising on infrastructure transactions, or have carried out innovative research to assist institutional investors to understand how to allocate capital into the infrastructure sector.  The advisory board’s role is to provide guidance on best practice and support the firm’s mission statement.

Advisory Board Members

Chris Lewin

Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.  He spent much of his career as chief executive of a number of large UK pension schemes, including British Rail, Guinness, Unilever and EDF.  He participated in the investment strategy of those schemes, and was also a member of the investment committee of The Pensions Trust.

He is now semi-retired.  He led the joint risk management initiative between the actuarial profession and the Institution of Civil Engineers, which published the third edition of the RAMP guide (Risk Analysis and Management for Projects).  RAMP is now well established and is one of the foundations for the risk management system used by London’s massive Crossrail project.  He also helped to roll out the RAMP methodology to UK Government departments.

He chairs a working party of actuaries who are considering risks and rewards in infrastructure projects, from the viewpoint of institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies.

Paul Audu

Paul is a professional with the pensions industry with over 25 years’ experience.  He is an expert at assisting pension funds to manage their investment programmes.  He has a proven track record of managing investments and in corporate governance for pension schemes.  Paul has developed investment strategies for Trustee Boards of pension funds and their investment committees.

Paul has worked for both the public and private sector including FTSE 100 companies.  Paul has also been a Senior Investment Consultant at a firm of Actuaries and Consultants where he was the Head of investment for the public sector pension funds.  Paul holds a BSc (Econ) in Financial Economics and Postgraduate Certificate in Accounting and Management from the University of London.

Kevin Rodrigues

Kevin is an investment specialist with eight years of investment banking and emerging markets private equity experience, spanning Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, and across all the key sectors driving growth in emerging and frontier economies.  He started his career in investment banking at Credit Suisse in New York where he covered the general industrials space and worked on leveraged buyouts, mergers & acquisitions and equity and debt financing transactions.  In 2008, Kevin joined International Finance Corporation in the Infrastructure and Natural Resources department where he worked on equity and debt transactions primarily in Latin America and Asia

In 2010 Kevin moved to the IFC Asset Management Company, IFC’s fund management business, as one of its earliest employees.  His focus was on fund raising, capital deployment and portfolio management for four of its funds – Global Infrastructure Fund, IFC African, Latin American and Caribbean (ALAC) Fund, IFC Global Capitalisation Fund and Africa Capitalisation Fund.

Landmark transactions in the infrastructure space include: IFC’s first sharia complaint energy investment in Kuwait Energy Company, the financing of the exploration and development of the prolific offshore Jubilee field in Ghana, Helios Towers Africa and Rift Valley Railways.

Jeffery Barratt

Jeffery is recognised internationally by all major directories as one of the leading practitioners in the fields of Infrastructure and Energy.  He is currently a Senior Consultant with Norton Rose Fulbright, having previously been a Partner where he held a number of senior management positions including Chairman of the firm’s Partnership Council (Board).  He set up and ran the firm’s Project Finance department for many years and was also Head of the Banking Departments for 6 years.

He is involved in promoting the City of London’s interests.  He chairs the Infrastructure and Energy Executive Board of TheCityUK and sat on the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) Working Group which prepared the report on Long-Term Finance for Infrastructure and Growth Companies in Europe.  He also sat on the Supervisory Board of UKTI’s High Value Opportunities Programme, chaired by Sir Michael Bear.  He co-chairs the MENA Committee of the International Project Finance Association and is a non-executive Board Member.  In addition, he sits on the London Council of the Confederation of British Industry and on its International Advisory Board and he also sits on the board of the Association of Lloyds members.

He is Chairman of the Cook Society which promotes British – Australian relationships at a senior level and is a visiting professor at London and Metropolitan University.

Jovan Atkinson

Jovan is currently the Head of Legal & Compliance at Danske Bank A/S, London Branch.  He has worked in finance in the City of London for 17 years both as a private practice solicitor and as a lawyer and manager in the banking sector.  His experience covers, amongst other areas, asset and project finance, derivatives, dispute resolution and restructuring.  During and following the financial crisis Jovan also worked extensively on the stabilisation and disposal of US real estate projects.  Part of Jovan’s role has involved the implementation of corporate governance structures and systems and controls for ensuring effective management.

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