People

The GI Hub team applies a unique mix of policy, finance, development bank, legal and industry expertise to highlight reforms that will streamline the lifecycle for infrastructure investment.

Chris Heathcote

Chris Heathcote

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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.

 

 

Richard Timbs

Richard Timbs

Senior Director

Richard has worked in the infrastructure sector for 20 years and developed detailed knowledge and experience across a variety of roles in the private sector investment and government. His experience in the infrastructure sector has been gained through working on both greenfield and brownfield projects in Australia, Asia, UK/Europe and North America and incorporates significant exposure to numerous infrastructure asset classes including tollroads, seaports, airports, and power.

Before joining the GI Hub, Richard worked in senior commercial roles for the New South Wales Treasury where he was involved in major transactions involving energy utilities, a desalination plant and led the AU$5billion 99 year lease of Port Botany and Port Kembla to the private sector in 2013.

Richard’s earlier private sector work was focused on infrastructure investment. From 1997-2008 he worked in Macquarie Group’s Global Infrastructure Investment Division, gaining broad transactional and major project and asset experience through leading acquisitions as well as running investment funds and directly managing investments. Richard also worked briefly at Leighton Holdings (now CIMIC) focusing on the PPP investment activity of Leighton group companies.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley

SENIOR DIRECTOR, LEGAL FRAMEWORKS AND PROCUREMENT POLICIES

Mark Moseley joined the GI Hub 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.

At the World Bank, Mark was 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 for twelve years. He 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

Brer Adams

Senior Director

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.

Samantha Tattersall

Samantha Tattersall

SENIOR DIRECTOR, GOVERNANCE

Samantha Tattersall is the Senior Director, Governance at the Global Infrastructure Hub, on secondment from the Government of Canada.

Immediately before joining the Global Infrastructure Hub in May 2016, Samantha was the Executive Director of the Resources Division within the Treasury Board Secretariat for the Government of Canada. There she led a team responsible for providing Cabinet advice on the implementation of government initiatives related to the agriculture, natural resources, fisheries, and environment sectors.

Samantha joined the Government of Canada in 1997 and has worked in various departments including (then) Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

Samantha spent a significant period of her career, over 10 years, at Infrastructure Canada where she held various positions, the last being the Director General, Policy and Planning.

During her time at Infrastructure Canada she gained valuable experience in leading policy development on sensitive horizontal issues; managing federal-provincial-territorial and stakeholder relations; overseeing Cabinet and Parliamentary Affairs; and, developing and implementing numerous infrastructure funding programs.

Samantha holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Carleton University.

Kristina Irish

Kristina Irish

Director, Operations

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.

Peter Vozzo

Peter Vozzo

Senior Manager

Peter is an experienced infrastructure adviser with expertise in strategic policy, economics, project funding and project implementation in the public and private sectors.

Most recently, he was the Senior Policy Adviser on Infrastructure in the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he advise on planning, policy and reform in the transport and communications sectors. Prior to that, Peter had roles in management consulting and Australian Government procurement.

David Allen

David Allen

SENIOR MANAGER

David Allen is an experienced infrastructure industry adviser who combines professional services expertise with a wealth of cross-cultural experience.

Prior to joining the GI Hub, David was Global Sector Executive for Infrastructure at KPMG International in London, where he was a single point of contact for infrastructure practitioners working across the entire lifecycle of infrastructure assets in over 100 countries.

Working for the Global Infrastructure Leadership Team, David drove initiatives across several countries and regions simultaneously to improve knowledge of greenfield projects and globalise knowledge gained in individual markets.

Steven Hong

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.

Gordon Bradford

Gordon Bradford

TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT MANAGER

Responsible for helping deliver the digital vision for the GI Hub Gordon has brought a range of both public and private sector experience to the role.

Gordon has a keen interest in user centred design, placing the end user at the heart of the process in order to ensure that any tools and services meet the needs of the people that they are designed for.

Before joining the GI Hub, Gordon worked for the Department of Planning and Environment, delivering award winning digital products as part of the ePlanning program. This involved working with a wide range of stakeholders in order to understand their requirements and to design services that met their needs.

Catherine Hockley

Catherine Hockley

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Catherine Hockley manages the GI Hub’s media and communications. Catherine has experience working in the media, in government, and in corporate communications.

She has previously worked in the Federal Parliament press gallery and in South Australian media for News Corp. She also worked as an adviser to government in health policy and media. Catherine has also worked in communications in the energy industry.

Cleyton Barros

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.

Hang Zhang

Hang Zhang

PRINCIPAL POLICY ADVISOR

Hang Zhang has been involved in the GI Hub since April 2016. He is an experienced infrastructure policy advisor with expertise in strategy development, financial analytics and project management in public and private sectors, developed across a variety of roles in public sectors.

Before joining the GI Hub, Hang was a deputy director at the Treasury Department, Ministry of Finance of China, engaging in negotiations on market opening up issues related to WTO and FTAs.

His additional recent responsibility was focused on regulation and administration in government procurement, including infrastructure and PPP projects. Prior to that, Hang also worked in budget execution roles for central entities and gained broad macroeconomic analytical and projects transactional experience.

Hyeyoung Kim

Hyeyoung Kim

PRINCIPAL POLICY ADVISOR

Hyeyoung Kim joined the GI Hub as a secondee from the Republic of Korea. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in legal, regulatory and contractual arrangements for public-private partnerships, developed through extensive experience in the Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Centre at the Korea Development Institute.

At the Korea Development Institute Hyeyoung served as head of project support team, where she was dedicated to supporting public sectors including the contracting authority, PPP policy division of Ministry of Strategy and Finance, as well as the PPP Review Committee and PPP Mediation Committee.

Hyeyoung, a Korean lawyer, also served as a member of the Review Committee on Statutory Interpretation in the Ministry of Government Legislation in Korea.

Prior to joining the Korea Development Institute, Hyeyoung was employed in private law firms, where she worked for private sector clients on public-private partnerships and other commercial transactions.

Morag Baird

Morag Baird

PRINCIPAL POLICY ADVISOR

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.

Rahadian Zulfadin

Rahadian Zulfadin

PRINCIPAL POLICY ADVISOR

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.

Stella Bakouris

Stella Bakouris

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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.