Gary has spent more than thirty-five years working across infrastructure, project finance, management consultancy and accountancy.
Until recently Gary was Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of the manager of InfraMed Infrastructure fund ($500m) targeting transport, power and urban infrastructure projects in the MENA region plus Turkey. The fund became substantially invested in within 4 years of his joining and investments include a deep-water port, wind farm, CCGT, and oil & gas projects.
Gary was formerly CEO of the exclusive investment advisor to Infrastructure India plc (LSE Main List). Gary was responsible for the origination and execution of infrastructure investments in India. IIP became substantially invested within four months taking stakes in projects in the transport and power sectors and a substantial pipeline of future opportunities developed in the chosen sectors.
Gary was previously a Board Director of John Laing plc – one of the largest publicly quoted PPP/PFI infrastructure investors in the UK at the time –with the responsibility of managing and growing the John Laing infrastructure asset portfolio during the period the company was transformed from a construction company into an infrastructure investor. His responsibilities included asset acquisitions, disposals and refinancing, and project monitoring and he also sat on the company’s investment committee. Gary joined John Laing in 2001 and left in 2007 after overseeing its sale to Henderson for in excess of £1 billion. John Laing plc delivered an outstanding return for its investors from Oct 2001 to the date of its acquisition in Dec 2006. Gary was also the CEO of Laing’s FSA authorised fund management entity. At John Laing Gary represented the company on several PFI SPV entity boards.
Gary was a former management consultant with PWC and BDO Binder Hamlyn, Head of Project Finance at merchant bank Guinness Mahon and has held senior finance positions with Dow Chemical and Allied Lyons.
Gary studied at Durham University, is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.