Chris Heathcote was appointed CEO of the Global Infrastructure Hub in June 2015. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge in infrastructure, developed through extensive experience in both the public and private sector. Previously, Chris was a Director of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the United Kingdom. His additional, recent, private sector experience includes positions held with WestLB AG and Lloyds Banking Group. During his time with these companies, Chris was involved in infrastructure projects in the United States, Europe, Turkey, China, the Ivory Coast and Australia. Chris also served as head of project finance at Partnerships UK (a joint UK Treasury and privately-owned company, which promoted the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP)), with a focus on major infrastructure projects including the Wembley National Stadium and London Underground. He has also advised the Brazilian Government on preparing and executing a PPP program, and co-authored of the UK Government White Paper “Meeting the Investment Challenge” while working in the UK Treasury. Chris also structured major road projects in Israel and South Africa. Chris was also a founding partner of Hyder Infrastructure Investors in the mid-1990s, one of the early infrastructure equity funds. The fund was involved in financing of projects including Melbourne City Link, the Asian Infrastructure Fund and many United Kingdom public infrastructure projects funded with private capital.
Mark Moseley was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary of the GIHub on 1 April 2017 having initially 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 GI Hub.
During his time with the GIHub, Mark has led the work on the Hub’s ‘Leading Practices’ mandate, under which the GIHub develops tools and guidance materials for governments in both developed and emerging markets, including the PPP Risk Allocation tool. Mark also represents the GI Hub at the meetings of the G20 Infrastructure Working Group.
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 Infrastructure Resource Center (PPPIRC) 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 an occasional lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and at the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.
Brer Adams is a specialist in energy and infrastructure with considerable experience designing and managing private sector investments, combined with government policy development experience. Before joining the GI Hub, Brer was an associate director with Macquarie Bank, having worked in corporate advisory, alternative energy investments and corporate strategy. His work for Macquarie included leading principal investments in clean technology and environmental service sectors and undertaking project finance advisory in renewable energies and electricity transmission. Prior to this, Brer also served as an adviser to the South Australian government on energy, environment and health policy.
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 has extensive operations management and project management experience in the public and private sectors. She has worked for Deutsche Bank in Economics Advisory covering research and database management, as well as working for Carrington Forsyth in Corporate Advisory as an Operations Manager more recently. Kristina has also worked for the UK Diplomatic Service upgrading IT systems in UK Embassies worldwide, and organising IT training programs for diplomatic staff both at home and overseas. Kristina has a wealth of experience in management and holds a Diploma of Management. Kristina has also studied at the Securities Institute of Australia (FINSIA) in Financial Markets.
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 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 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 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 joined the team in 2017 to head up Digital Product Management and Innovation for Global Infrastructure Hub. 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, User Experience, Experience Design, Search Engine Optimisation, 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, Channel 9, Canon, and Turkcell to name a few.
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.
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 is an experienced infrastructure and PPP practitioner working on the GI Hub’s leading practices mandate, under which the GI Hub develops tools and guidance materials for governments in both developed and emerging markets, including its PPP Risk Allocation Tool. Jack is an Australian qualified solicitor and brings several years of experience from a variety of perspectives across the public and private sectors.
Jack joined the GI Hub in 2017. Prior to joining the GI Hub, Jack worked as a project finance lawyer at a leading international law firm for equity sponsors and lenders, and, prior to that, for a globally recognised construction contractor on PPPs and infrastructure transactions, including onsite on Queensland’s Airport Link, Northern Busway and Airport Roundabout Upgrade PPP Project during its construction.
Rahadian Zulfadin joined the GI Hub in April 2016. Before joining the GI Hub, Rahadian worked for the Indonesian Ministry of Finance in the areas of international cooperation, infrastructure and fiscal policy. Most recently he was part of the Indonesian G20 team where he advised Finance and Deputy Finance Ministers in several G20 meetings, particularly during the G20 Turkish Presidency. From 2007 to 2010 he worked in the Risk Management Unit within the Ministry and was responsible for measuring economic and government supports for infrastructure risks and assessing their impacts on the sustainability of the Indonesian budget. In the early 2000s he was a researcher and made notable contributions to quantitatively measuring domestic investor potential to absorb government bonds in the early development stage of Indonesia’s retail government bonds. He holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Monash University, Melbourne and a PhD in Monetary Economics from La Trobe University, Melbourne.
Ping Fu joined the GI Hub in January 2018 as a secondee from the China PPP Centre which is affiliated to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) of China. Ping has been working on PPPs for around four years from early 2014, when the Government of China again attached great importance to the model of PPPs.
During his time with the China PPP Centre under MOF, Ping worked closely with colleagues on drafting PPP policies and guidelines, operating and improving the National PPP Comprehensive Information Platform, international cooperation, and knowledge dissemination and sharing in such ways as translating and publishing books, training, and workshops, etc.
Before 2014, Ping had worked mainly in the area of climate change for ten years, being involved in both domestic affairs and international cooperation in MOF and the China CDM Fund Management Centre, and earlier the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.
Seungbeum Rho joined the GI Hub in February 2018 as a secondee from the Korea Development Institute (KDI). Before joining the GI Hub, Seungbeum had worked as a specialist of public-private partnerships (PPP) at the KDI for 11 years. At KDI, he led various research and consulting projects for the Korean government, such as the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Ministry of National Defense. He contributed to the development of new policy and institutions, such as the new PPP risk sharing system, the standards and procedure for PPP project restructuring.
Prior to working for KDI, he served as a public officer at the Public Procurement Service, where he dealt with national procurement policy and government contracts, and worked as a lawyer at the Minju law group, where he conducted litigations for financial institutions.
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.
David joined the GI Hub in October 2017 and brings a wealth of experience in media and communications from a primarily public sector background.
Prior to joining the Hub, David began his career in public affairs with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection where he worked within the fast-paced media unit. During this time, he was seconded to the Joint Agency Task Force—Operation Sovereign Borders and worked in a number of remote locations, including Nauru and PNG.
After moving to Sydney in 2015, David took up a position with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission working to promote financial literacy. He then moved to the Reserve Bank of Australia as a Senior Communications Officer.
Most recently, David was Media and Communications Manager at AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence agency. He was responsible for managing relationships with media, developing and executing proactive media strategies, creating web content, and managing its social media channels.
David holds a Bachelor of Communications obtained from the University of Canberra.
Jordana joined GI Hub in Spring 2017 as the Social Media and Communications Officer. Jordana works with the communications team to implement and develop the marketing strategy with a focus on digital communications.
Jordana comes from an events background with over seven years’ experience in the sector. From budget management to creating design concepts, through to on the day strategy and operations, Jordana has managed a wide spectrum of events from corporate and private events to 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 Hons in Business Studies and Marketing.
Stella is a seasoned executive assistant with more than 25 years of experience working across a range of sectors, and a particular focus on supporting Executive C Level management and Board.
She has worked in international telecommunications, with 17 years’ service at Australian telco Telstra and Telstra International, as well as in legal and health sectors.
Stella is able to tailor her skills to meet the demanding needs and requirements in supporting boards and C Level executive staff. She has studied management and executive development.
Vicki has over 16 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 fulfil various secondment, 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.
Natasha joined the GI Hub in March 2018. Natasha has over 17 years’ office management and administrative experience across sectors in both the Investment Management and the Financial Services industries.
Prior to joining the GI Hub, Natasha worked within Lendlease’s head office in Sydney where her focus was primarily in the Retail Expansion and Construction space. Prior to working for Lendlease, Natasha held various positions within Corporate Advisory and Private Equity firms where she provided executive support to the Board of Directors, C Suite and wider team of senior management.
Jodine Gilberd 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.