Our People

Marie Lam-Frendo

CEO

Marie Lam-Frendo

CEO

Marie Lam-Frendo was appointed CEO by the Board of the Global Infrastructure Hub, effective January 28th 2019.

Prior to joining the GI Hub, she was the Head of Asia-Pacific for Acuity, the advisory services business of the SNCL group, helping clients in regard to infrastructure project strategy and finance.

From 2011 to 2014, Marie headed the Infrastructure Initiatives department of the World Economic Forum, where she led their thought leadership activities, publishing thought leadership reports on best practices in the infrastructure sector. She led the dissemination effort of these best practices to governments and advocated to coalitions such as the B20 and the G20.

Before that, Marie worked for European utilities Essent then RWE where she drove their business development activities in the Africa and Central Asia region for various commodities, including their equity investment in LNG and hydro power plants. She started her career in 2001, and worked for various engineering consulting firms holding several technical and commercial positions for energy and transport projects in Africa, Middle East and Europe.

Marie holds an MSc of Civil Engineering from EPF, an MSc of Marketing and Strategy from ESCP-EAP (Paris), and an MSc of Management and Leadership from WEF - in partnership with LBS and INSEAD. She is a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum.

Mark Moseley

Special Advisor

Mark Moseley

Special Advisor

Mark Moseley is currently a Special Advisor at the Global Infrastructure Hub, having served as the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary of the Global Infrastructure Hub from April 2017 to April 2019. He joined the GI Hub as a Senior Director in November 2015, pursuant to a secondment agreement with the World Bank. He brings extensive global legal and multilateral development bank experience to his role with the Hub.

During his time with the GI Hub, Mark initially led the work on the Hub’s ‘Leading Practices’ mandate, under which the GI Hub develops tools and guidance materials for governments in both developed and emerging markets, including the PPP Risk Allocation tool. While acting as the COO, Mark oversaw the development of the GI Hub’s PPP Contract Management tool and the Guidance Note on Governmental Processes Facilitating Infrastructure Project Preparation, along with updates to the GI Hub's InfraCompass report and the Global Infrastructure Outlook report.

At the World Bank, Mark held the position of Lead Lawyer in the PPP Group, where his work was focused on legal, regulatory, and contractual arrangements for public-private partnership transactions. He was the Task Team Leader for the World Bank Public-Private Partnerships Legal Resource Center (PPPLRC) Website Project, and for the Recommended PPP Contractual Provisions Initiative. In addition, he coordinated the World Bank Group’s interactions with the G20 in regard to infrastructure.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Mark was Practice Group Manager of the Energy, Projects and Construction Group of a major international law firm in London, having previously practised as an energy lawyer in Canada for over twenty years. Mark is also an occasional lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School course on Infrastructure in a Market Economy.

Daniel Fedson

Director

Daniel Fedson

Director

Daniel Fedson is an experienced senior global executive well versed in transaction negotiation, execution, the delivery, and operation of large scale infrastructure projects.

He has over 20 years direct infrastructure experience and is considered a specialist in driving the inputs required to plan, negotiate, execute, mobilise, and deliver large infrastructure projects from inception to operation. Prior to joining the Global Infrastructure Hub, Daniel held senior investment management roles for a number of unlisted infrastructure funds as well as having a range of related project management and investment evaluation responsibilities.

Daniel has served on a variety of project company boards gaining considerable experience in what it takes to successfully deliver projects through development, construction, and into operations. Daniel has worked across multiple jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, France, US, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Daniel’s infrastructure equity experience includes: transaction origination, negotiation, execution, project management, and construction delivery of complex infrastructure projects within AMP Capital Investors, Hastings Funds Management, Westpac Institutional Bank - Specialised Capital Group (equity funds management) and Bilfinger Berger Project Concessions.

Kristina Irish

Executive Director, Finance & Administration

Kristina Irish

Executive Director, Finance & Administration

Kristina has extensive operations, finance and project management experience in the public and private sectors, both in Australia and overseas.

Kristina has worked in Corporate Services at a senior level for over 15 years, including working as Director of Operations, Finance Manager and as a Senior Project Lead for the United Kingdom Diplomatic Service. She has also worked for Deutsche Bank in Economics Advisory.

Kristina has a wealth of experience in management and holds a Diploma of Management. She has completed the Company Director’s Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds the Certificate of Foundations of Directorship covering Finance, Strategy and Risk, and Governance (AAICD).

Kristina is a Justice of the Peace (JP) and is a professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (MAHRI). Kristina has also studied at the Securities Institute of Australia (FINSIA) in Financial Markets, and was recently certified with the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Foundation.

Morag Baird

Director, Leading Practices

Morag Baird

Director, Leading Practices

Morag joined the Global Infrastructure Hub on secondment from the UK Department of International Development (DFID). Morag is a senior infrastructure adviser with over 25 years of experience working on infrastructure issues particularly in developing countries. She brings extensive international experience at both policy and project level including worked based in DFID Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh and Central Asia.

During her overseas postings she has led on the development of infrastructure programmes and the relationship with partner government Ministries, private sector and NGOs.

Prior to joining the GI Hub she worked at the European Investment Bank (EIB) focusing on Africa strategy, blended finance and infrastructure project preparation facilities, impact finance and results measurement. Prior to joining DFID, Morag worked with a UK engineering consultancy and her expertise as a chartered civil engineer spans all main infrastructure sectors especially energy, water and transport.

She holds a Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.

Mujde Zeynel

Senior Manager

Mujde Zeynel

Senior Manager

Mujde Zeynel joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in 2017 after over 8 years in the financial industry and energy sector.                                                                                                                                                                                  

Mujde has held various roles at AMP Capital and more broadly with its parent company AMP Limited. Her experience includes institutional fundraising for listed infrastructure funds, project management and commercial management.  Prior to AMP Mujde worked at the Australian Financial Review (a leading financial newspaper) and a boutique oil and gas trading company in Turkey.  Her roles covered end-to-end energy investment support, financial valuations, industry and market research. Mujde has worked in a number of jurisdictions including Australia, Turkey, Russia and China.

Mujde holds an M.A. Degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in the U.S, which she achieved as a Fulbright scholar and a Bachelor Degree of International Relations from TU-Dresden in Germany. Mujde is fluent in English, Russian, German, Bulgarian, Turkish and Mandarin Chinese.

Katharina Surikow

Senior Manager, Corporate & External Affairs

Katharina Surikow

Senior Manager, Corporate & External Affairs

Katharina brings extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, policy development, political engagement and advocacy to her role at the GI Hub, where she is responsible for corporate governance, strategy and external engagement.

Before joining the GI Hub, Katharina held a number of roles with the leading advocacy body, the Property Council of Australia, most recently as National Policy Manager, Housing and Planning. There she worked with senior industry leaders on thought leadership initiatives, formulating proactive policy and advocating on behalf of the industry to government.

She has also worked in State Government in South Australia, focused on economic development and sustainability policy. During her time with the Property Council, Katharina gained valuable experience in leading negotiations on complex and politically sensitive policy areas. Katharina brings to GI Hub a strong track record and core strength in building and maintaining lasting and productive relationships with a range of diverse public and private sector stakeholders to deliver results.

Katharina holds an Honours Degree in Business and a Bachelor of International Business from the University of South Australia, and a Bachelor of European Business from the Normandy Business School in France.

Marco Dounis

Senior Manager, Digital Product Manager

Marco Dounis

Senior Manager, Digital Product Manager

Marco joined the team in 2017 to head up Digital Product Management and Innovation for Global Infrastructure Hub. Responsible for the digital transformation of the Global Infrastructure hub, Marco has worked to create a strategy that encompasses a seamless online experience across all products, reports and platforms, while also ensuring the development of world class websites that are extendable, flexible and reusable. 

Marco has over 11 years’ experience in the IT Industry specialising in both Project and Product Management across the areas of Product Design, Digital Transformation, Digital Strategy, User Experience, Experience Design, Search Engine Optimisation, Ecommerce, Blockchain, IT Infrastructure and Web Development.

Prior to joining GI Hub Marco has worked in both Australia and the UK, managing and designing digital projects for Coca Cola, nine.com.au, Canon, and Turkcell to name a few.

Steven Hong

Senior Manager

Steven Hong

Senior Manager

Steven has extensive experience as a corporate advisor, policy/regulatory analyst and regulator, and has worked in almost all infrastructure industries in the Asia Pacific region. He brings insight into the practical application of economics and finance to strategy, policy development, pricing, valuation and commercial due diligence.

Before joining the GI Hub, Steven was a management consultant at PwC, where he worked on various problems relating to cost efficiency, optimal pricing, investment decision making, valuation, policy development and review, and commercial due diligence. Examples of projects he has worked on include the privatisation of the Port of Newcastle and Port of Darwin, reform of Australia’s communications legislative/regulatory framework, and structuring a commercially feasible model for an education city. Prior to PwC, Steven worked at an Australian Government competition and economic regulator, working on a variety of transport infrastructure projects.

Maud de Vautibault

Principal Advisor

Maud de Vautibault

Principal Advisor

Maud de Vautibault is a senior infrastructure policy and legal advisor with over 18 years of experience in France both in the public and private sectors, in governmental frameworks and the procurement, execution and implementation of quality infrastructure projects. 

She joined the Global Infrastructure Hub in January 2019 under a cooperation agreement with the French Treasury where she had worked for the previous four years as a Project Manager and Head of Legal Affairs at the Infrastructure Finance and PPPs Unit. During her time in the Ministry of Finance, she developed advanced expertise in procurement policy and prior assessment analysis, focusing on advising the public procurement authorities on the best contractual options between concession, traditional public procurement and PPP contractual structures.

Maud worked on various concessions projects under a civil law system, including most recently on the €2,3bn refinancing of the Paris-Bordeaux High Speed Rail (with a French State Guarantee) and a major light rail project in SubSaharan Africa. Prior to that, Maud worked as an in-house legal advisor at Bouygues, a worldwide infrastructure contractor, where she was in charge of leading the contractual documentation for a large panel of infrastructure projects from the inception to the closing, with a focus on social infrastructure buildings under partnerships contracts (including public buildings, universities, court of justice…).

Maud has also served on various boards of directors representing the Ministry of Finance in State owned Public Infrastructure establishments. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Economic Law from University of Paris Pantheon Assas.

Cleyton Barros

Principal Policy Advisor

Cleyton Barros

Principal Policy Advisor

Cleyton Barros joined the GI Hub in 2016 as a secondee from the Ministry of Finance in Brazil where he had worked for the previous five years. His role as Chief General Coordinator of Logistics provided Cleyton with a wealth of knowledge and experience in various infrastructure sectors including rail, ports, roads and airports. During his time with the Ministry of Finance, Cleyton monitored both the implementation of regulation and management models as well as formulating the public policy for infrastructure projects.

Prior to working for the Ministry of Finance, Cleyton served as an advisor in the Ministry of Transport in Brazil on various transportation logistics programs. In this capacity, Cleyton was involved in the planning, monitoring and valuation of these programs.

Jack Handford

Manager, Leading Practices Development

Jack Handford

Manager, Leading Practices Development

Jack Handford is an experienced infrastructure and PPP practitioner working as a manager in the GI Hub’s leading practices team. Under the leading practices mandate, the GI Hub develops tools and guidance materials for governments in both developed and emerging markets aimed at supporting the delivery of high quality infrastructure. Jack is an Australian qualified solicitor and brings several years of experience from a variety of perspectives across the public and private sectors.

Jack has been with the GI Hub since 2017 and, prior to joining the GI Hub, worked as a project finance lawyer at international law firm King & Wood Mallesons and, prior to that, for international contractor CIMIC Group on PPPs and infrastructure transactions.

Jordana Beattie

Manager, Events & Digital Communications

Jordana Beattie

Manager, Events & Digital Communications

Jordana joined the GI Hub in April 2017 after relocating from the UK to Australia. She works as part of the communications team to implement and develop the overall communications and marketing strategy with a focus on digital communications as well as managing the Hub's busy event schedule. 

Jordana has an events background with over seven years’ experience in the sector. The role included budget management, creating design concepts as well as on the day management and strategy and operations. Jordana has managed a wide spectrum of events from corporate and private events, charity fundraisers and brand launches. Throughout these roles, Jordana held responsibility for internal and external communications with a focus on brand management and social media marketing.

Jordana graduated from the University of Stirling with a BA degree in Business Studies and Marketing.

Amir Hatami

IT Manager, Contracts & Procurement

Amir Hatami

IT Manager, Contracts & Procurement

Amir Joined Global Infrastructure Hub in October 2018 as IT Manager to work on ICT contracts, procurements and projects. He brings 18 years of experience across IT Infrastructure, Operations, Project management and Cloud computing.

In addition to Industry certificates in IT, Amir also holds a master’s degree in Technology and Innovation Management from UNSW, where he developed an advanced understanding of business and technology alignment and applications of digital technologies.

Amir manages multiple service providers to ensure IT services and technologies are delivered to meet the objectives of the GI Hub.

Stephanie Barker

Analyst

Stephanie Barker

Analyst

Stephanie joined the Hub in May 2017 as an Analyst. She recently graduated from the University of Sydney after completing a double Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Arts.

During her studies, she undertook two international exchanges; one at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and the second at Sciences Po Institute of Political Studies in Paris, France. She has also completed an internship with consulting firm ALTIOS International in Paris, France.

Lucas Happe

Analyst

Lucas Happe

Analyst

Lucas Happe joined the GI Hub in August 2017 after graduating in International Business Administration from the BSP Business School in Berlin. During his studies he undertook an international exchange at the International College of Management in Sydney, completing two internships, one of them with the Hub in 2016.

Lucas is part of the GI Hub Project Pipeline team, he is responsible for growing the scale of both the number of infrastructure projects and the countries participating on the Project Pipeline platform. He also liaises with project sponsors and other interested private parties to promote the initiative globally. 

Pam Jeffery

Executive Assistant

Pam Jeffery

Executive Assistant

Pamela is the Executive Assistant to the CEO, COO and Leading Practices team at GI Hub. Pamela joined the Hub in Oct 2017 and is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 15 years’ of providing support to top level executives.

Pamela brings a variety of experience to her role at GI Hub and is responsible for managing diaries, organising meetings, co-ordinating complicated travel arrangements, and various other duties as required, while continuing to support ongoing daily office functions.

Prior to joining GI Hub Pamela had a year off to sail ½ way around the world and previous to that provided high-level support to top executives at NTGPE and Challenger Financial Services.

Vicki Reed

Executive Assistant

Vicki Reed

Executive Assistant

Vicki has over 18 years experience supporting Senior Partners and Executives across sectors in both the Legal and Financial Services industries.

Previously Vicki has been working with KPMG where her focus has been primarily in the Real Estate and Construction space both nationally and globally.

She has an Associate Diploma in Business and Marketing. Much of Vicki’s time over the years has been spent partnering with various corporate citizenship programs, charitable organisations and corporate boards, allowing her to fulfill various secondments, mentoring and board advisory roles and enabling her to pursue her passion of involvement in the social welfare and economic future needs of the broader community.

Jodine Campbell

Accounts Manager

Jodine Campbell

Accounts Manager

Jodine Campbell joined GI Hub in April 2018. She comes to us with extensive experience having worked in the finance space for 24 years across both the private and public sectors.

She has worked for both BP and Mobil Oil, managing customer credit services. Following on from the Oil Industry, Jodine stepped into Financial Management Roles for two prominent Melbourne based building companies. Jodine has rounded her experience further with roles across the Agriculture, Insolvency, Recruitment and PR industries. She brings to GI Hub an understanding of the Infrastructure industry, having been involved with both the Federation Square & Citilink projects during her time with the City of Melbourne.

Jodine currently holds a Diploma of Accounting from Melbourne’s Swinburne and is currently studying a Bachelor of Business with the University of New England.

George Powell

Special Projects Advisor

George Powell

Special Projects Advisor

George has 12 years’ experience in the Australian Government and infrastructure sector. He has previously held senior positions with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, as Policy Director for Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and as a Management Consultant. George has worked with a diverse range of clients, including the Australian Government Department of Defence and Education, NSW Transport, Property and Roads Department and Qantas.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics and International Relations from the Australian National University and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW and the London Business School, both with Distinction.

Katrina Yu

Data Analyst

Katrina Yu

Data Analyst

Katrina is an economist with over 7 years' experience working in Australia and the UK.

She started her career with The Commonwealth Treasury of Australia, producing macroeconomic forecasts and analysis for a range of sectors in the Australian economy. She was most recently an Economic Advisor at the UK Office for National Statistics, leading the production of analysis and commentary relating to UK GDP and National Accounts statistics. She also has experience conducting economic evaluations in the education sector, having worked at the NSW Department of Education’s Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE), where her focus was on Aboriginal education policy.

Katrina holds a Masters in Development Theory and Policy from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, as well as a Masters of International Economics and Finance from Université Paris 13.

Angelique Dingle

Senior Manager, Communications and Events

Angelique Dingle

Senior Manager, Communications and Events

Angelique is a creative communications leader with 13 years' global experience in media relations, issues and crisis management, strategy, storytelling and digital and social content creation.

She has extensive experience developing and executing communications strategy for various Government sectors and business events, hospitality and arts and tourism brands, having specialised in these industries since 2006, across private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Prior to joining the Global Infrastructure Hub in February 2019 she headed up corporate and brand communications at Sydney Opera House.